Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Genesis Live by Genesis, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Genesis Live is a 1983 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1973.
The cover is VG++, with trace edge and corner wear. The obi is VG+, with no wear but a bit of fading on the left edge.
The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in October 1973, Genesis Live was the only live album released by the band while Peter Gabriel was a member.
The album reached #9 on the UK album charts and #105 on the U.S. charts, making it the first Genesis album to chart at all in the U.S.
In early 1973, Genesis allowed the taping of a couple of live shows for broadcast in America as part of the King Biscuit Flower Hour syndicated radio show — most of their current set, drawn from their albums up through 1972’s Foxtrot, was represented. A few months later, Tony Stratton-Smith, the head of Charisma, to which the group was signed, approached them about allowing him to fill the extended gap between Foxtrot and their next album, Selling England by the Pound, by releasing a live album from this same taped performance. The bandmembers, who now say they were somewhat distracted at the time by their work on the new album, agreed to it. And the result was Live, which was originally the only official document of the group in performance with Peter Gabriel in the lineup. And it’s not just the singer, but everyone who shines here — it’s doubtful that anyone ever got a richer sound out of a Mellotron on-stage than Tony Banks does on this album, and Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, and Phil Collins’ playing is all quite amazing as a whole unit, holding together some very complex music in a live setting. …this is about the best single-LP representation of what this band could do on-stage, and to the surprise of a lot of people, it actually won them lots of new fans ahead of the release of Selling England by the Pound.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1983|