Genesis – Three Sides Live UK 2 LP set with four live sides


Free U.S. shipping!  An original UK pressing of the double live album Three Sides Live by Genesis.  This pressing actually has four live sides.

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Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of the double live album Three Sides Live by Genesis.

Note: The U.S. pressings had studio tracks on side four; the UK pressing has additional live material.

About this copy: This copy of Three Sides Live is a 1982 UK pressing on the Charisma label.

The cover is VG+. with slight general wear.

The two discs are M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a scarce Genesis LP.

Background: Released in 1982, Three Sides Live was the third live album by Genesis, featuring material from their 1981 world tour.

The album reached #2 on the UK charts and #10 in the U.S.

The U.S. version of the album contained studio material on side four:

  • Paperlate
  • You Might Recall
  • Me and Virgil
  • Evidence of Autumn
  • Open Door

The UK version had three live tracks on side four instead:

  • One for the Vine (Live 1980)
  • Fountain of Salmacis (Live 1978)
  • It/Watcher of the Skies (Live 1976) gave Three Sides Live a 3 1/2 star review:

Genesis’ second double live LP set in less than four years was originally a kind of a hybrid work, and has appeared in several different editions. There was confusion from the start because, despite its title, Three Sides Live in its British version, as Charisma GE 2002, had four concert sides. The U.S. version, which determined the title, was made up of ten live cuts recorded on-stage in Germany in 1981, with Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson in the group’s lineup, doing the leaner, more pop-oriented repertory that constituted the group’s sound by the early ’80s, off of the albums Abacab and Duke. The resulting album offered lean, crisp, and generally bracing accounts of the group’s then-current sound — a mix of pop/rock highlighted by some prodigious musicianship — and a four-minute glimpse of its progressive rock past in the guise of the “In the Cage Medley,” containing “Cinema Show” from Selling England by the Pound. Phil Collins is in good voice throughout and the playing is often impressive, achieving some excitement and intimacy despite the arena-sized audiences to which the group was now playing.


Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Charmisma
Catalog Number:
GE 2002
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in