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Seconds Out

Seconds Out released on the 21st October 1977 recorded in Paris, Palais des Sports, 11–14 June 1977

This album’s version of “I Know What I Like” includes excerpts from “Stagnation” and “Visions Of Angels” (Trespass), “Dancing With the Moonlit Knight” (Selling England by the Pound) and “Blood On The Rooftops” (Wind & Wuthering).

A digitally remastered version was released on CD in 1994 on Virgin in Europe and on Atlantic in the US and Canada. Both this and the earlier UK CD edition mistrack the transition from ‘Dance On A Volcano’ to ‘Los Endos’ a few minutes late.

(The original LP banded them together as one track) The version included in the “Genesis Live 1973–2007” box set corrects this error. Longtime Genesis producer Nick Davis completed a 5.1 remix of this and other Genesis live albums which were released as a box set in September 2009.

All songs by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett/Mike Rutherford, except where noted.

Side one
“Squonk” (Banks/Rutherford) – 6:39
“The Carpet Crawlers” – 5:27
“Robbery, Assault and Battery” (Banks/Collins) – 6:02
“Afterglow” (Banks) – 4:29

Side two
“Firth of Fifth” – 8:56
“I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” – 8:45
“The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” – 4:59
“The Musical Box (Closing Section)” – 3:18

Side three
“Supper’s Ready” – 24:33
I. “Lover’s Leap”
II. “The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man”
III. “Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men”
IV. “How Dare I Be So Beautiful?”
V. “Willow Farm”
VI. “Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-Starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)”
VII. “As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men’s Feet)

Side four
“The Cinema Show” – 10:58 (Pavilion de Paris – 23 June 1976)
“Dance on a Volcano” (Banks/Collins/Hackett/Rutherford) – 5:09
“Los Endos” (Banks/Collins/Hackett/Rutherford) – 6:20


Tony Banks – RMI Electra Piano, Hammmond T. organ, Mellotron 400, ARP Pro Soloist synthesizer, Epiphone 12-string guitar, backing vocals

Mike Rutherford – Shergold Modulator doubleneck 12-string electric guitar/4-string bass guitar, 8-string bass guitar, Moog Taurus bass pedals, backing vocals

Steve Hackett – Gibson Les Paul lead guitar, Hokada 12-string guitar (Steve Hackett left the band shortly after this was mixed for release).

Phil Collins – lead vocals, percussion, drums on “Robbery, Assault and Battery” (during keyboard solo), “Firth of Fifth”, “The Musical Box”, “Supper’s Ready” (during “Apocalypse in 9/8” section), “Cinema Show” (during keyboard solo) & “Los Endos”

Additional musicians

Chester Thompson – drums & percussion on all tracks except “Cinema Show” (Chester remained the Genesis live drummer except on the Calling All Stations tour of 97/98 where Genesis were looking for a new sound and feel, lucky for Chester Genesis recruited Chester for the Turn It On Again tour of 2007).

Bill Bruford – drums & percussion on “Cinema Show”


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