Three Sides Live (1/8/82-30/9/82)

   

      
      
      

 

 

As always, see anything you like, email me. All boots are listed in chronological order, and all are on Audio CD-R unless I say otherwise. All dates are written in the European style, as in day/month/year. Click on the text links below to scroll directly to the entry you're interested in.
 

Tour Summary and Menu

Peoria '82, 1/8/82 (Civic Center, Peoria IL)

Chicago '82 (second night), 3/8/82 (Poplar Creek, IL)

Berkeley '82 (second night), 7/8/82 (Greek Theater, CA)

LA Forum '82, 9/8/82 (Forum, LA)

Pine Knob '82, 18/8/82 (Pine Knob, Clarkston MI)

Columbia '82, 19/8/82 (Merriweather Post Pavilion, MD)

A Very Old Song, 21/8/82 (JFK Stadium, PA)

Forest Hills, 22/8/82 (Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, NY)

Forest Hills (second night), 23/8/82 (Forest Hills, NY)

Saratoga Springs '82, 26/8/82 (Performing Arts Centre, NY)

BURP 2, 26/8/82 (Performing Arts Centre, Saratoga Springs)

Toronto '82, 28/8/82 (CNE Grandstand, Toronto Ontario)

Montreal '82, 29/8/82 (Jarry Park, Montreal Canada)

Roman's Ruins, 4/9/82 (Amphitheatre, Frejus France)

Pisa '82 (ITAWeed07), 6/9/82 (Tirennia Film Studios)

Return to Roma, 7/9/82 (Palasport, Rome Italy)

Apocalypse, 7/9/82 (Palasport, Rome Italy)

Stockholm '82, 12/9/82 (Johanneshovs Isstadion, Sweden)

Copenhagen '82, 13/9/82 (Broendbyhallen, Denmark)

When They Show It, 14/9/82 (Scandinavium, Gothenburg)

Bath '82, 19/9/82 (Showering Pavillion, Shepton Mallet)

Sleeping Paranoia, 20/9/82 (N.E.C., Birmingham)

Deeside '82, 22/9/82 (Leisure Centre, Deeside, Chester UK)

Scotland '82 (first night), 24/9/82 (Ingliston, Scotland)

Small Club at the Marquee, 27/9/82 (Marquee Club, UK)

Marquee Club '82, 27/9/82 (London, UK)

Hammersmith '82 (second night), 29/9/82 (London)

Man on the Corner, 30/9/82 (Hammersmith Odeon, London)


Peoria '82

1/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:50)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:16)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:34)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (8:24)
1-5 Abacab (9:05)
1-6 Supper's Ready (26:25)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:23)
2-2 Man on the Corner/Who Dunnit? (8:14)
2-3 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (13:29)
2-4 Afterglow (3:50)
2-5 Turn It on Again (4:37)
2-6 Drum Duet/Los Endos (9:21)
2-7 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (9:01)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois, this is the first show of the short and unique Three Sides Live tour, Genesis' meta-tour in support of a live album. Their next tour of North America would also begin in Illinois--which, being an East Coast man, tempts me to ask the simple question Why? But the only answer that presents itself is Phil's self-professed "bullshit" about every venue being the center of the universe. Best to ignore such fundamental queries and move onto mere analysis of this recording.

First of all, let me assure you of this recording's authenticity. Phil's first intro mentions that this is indeed the first gig of the tour; also, there is a fluttery, "furry" type of distortion running through most of the first disc (till about halfway through "Supper") that is mentioned on Simon's comments for this show (even though his track times do not match mine). So technically, the two discs of this show should get separate quality ratings. The first, with the distortion and also a constant sort of buzz in the background (the whole recording speed may also be a bit fast), is at best a Good-Fair, possibly a Fair-Good or even (shudder!) a Fair. The second disc, distortion free, is a fairly OK audience recording that I'd probably rate at a flat Good, though the audience can nearly drown out the music at times.

As he did quite often, Phil messes up the lyrics in the first "Where does he go" bit in "Dodo." In fact, he gets so lost that he has to restart the line. He still gets the words of the different verses reversed, asking if the sun thinks he's too small, too poor a haul, while suggesting that the fishy with the hook in its throat meets with the mole, the tree, the sky (as I say, he did this fairly often with this part of the song, ignoring the illogicality of the new lyrics, and doing it so often that I'm fairly surprised they were able to get him singing the right lyrics on the live album--perhaps they did some overdubs...). There is a small cut in the guitar section of the "Ikhnaton" part of "Supper."

Note that the second disc has "Man on the Corner" and "Who Dunnit?" on one track--a sort of "error" that I have chosen not to correct. The band (maybe specifically Tony) seems to kind of screw up the transition from "Raven" into "Afterglow"--at least, it happens quicker than it normally did. There is some annoying chatter during Phil's band intros, which are surprisingly dry compared to his later quite humorous "night club" style band intros. Still, Phil does additionally introduce one of the crew--it was his birthday. He's introduced this guy before on other gigs, I think once in 1980, but I find it impossible to figure out what he's saying. It sounds something like "Doh-ull Marr." That doesn't make any sense.

There is a tape flip after the "Cage" medley, which may possibly cut off one or two guitar strums from the beginning of "Turn It on Again." The volume seems to come back in a tad lower. Actually, usually on a tour's first night one expects the band to be a tad rustier than they are for this performance--this gig is a fairly good one. Probably this is because it hadn't been all that long since their last tour, which had ended with the previous year. Note however that it had been quite a long time since the band had played the full "Supper's Ready"--their last time playing any part of the song was probably in June of 1978, when they played the final sections of the song as an encore. The Peoria gig was the first time Daryl played on the whole song on stage (though it probably wasn't too much of a risk for him, since he seems to be known among the band as the best one at learning his parts), and it was the first time the core band members had played the whole song live since the last gig of the '77 tour--when Hackett was still a member of the band. Remarkably, it seems to go off without a hitch.

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Chicago '82 (second night)

3/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:47)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:53)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (5:43)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:25)
1-5 Abacab (12:54)
1-6 Supper's Ready (24:55)
1-7 Misunderstanding (3:54)

2-1 Who Dunnit? (partial)(4:27)
2-2
In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (11:46)
2-3 Afterglow (4:05)
2-4 Turn It on Again (4:54)
2-5 Drum Duet (2:12)
2-6 Los Endos (6:27)
2-7 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(6:27)
2-8 Watcher of the Skies (intro and ending, instrumental)(3:05)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:05)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates (?), Chicago. This was only the second venue Genesis played on their '82 tour, and this is the second of two consecutive performances here (Phil says good evening "again" right at his first intro). Phil comments that he wishes they had weather like this in England--apparently it is a hot night and Phil suggests that if anyone would like to remove articles of clothing, they can put them on the stage to be "examined" later. He also mentions their live record "which just came out"--this of course would be Three Sides Live, the main reason for the tour.

Being as early in the tour as this show is, it's not a big surprise that the band almost fall apart in "Dodo". Phil does his loud/quiet bits gag before "Supper," without much success--then he tells the dusty old Romeo and Juliet story. There is a weird noise right before the "Sanctuary Man" section of "Supper," and a small cut in the "Ikhnaton" section.

Disc two starts well into "Who Dunnit?"--it's also possible that its usual partner, "Man on the Corner," was played that night and is entirely missing from this recording. There is a small cut in the beginning of "Turn It," so that we lose the two introductory chords. As the encore begins, the volume is very very low but slowly climbs up to the usual level.

There were originally some repeated sections on this show, before "Misunderstanding" and before "Cage." I have repaired the discs so that the show runs more smoothly with no hiccups. The sound is a bit hissy, but quite good, and Phil's intros are very clear.

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Berkeley '82 (second night)

7/8/82

1-01 Announcer (1:39)
1-02
Dance on a Volcano (4:26)
1-03 Behind the Lines (5:20)
1-04 Follow You Follow Me (4:41)
1-05 Intro: Dodo (1:18)
1-06 Dodo/Lurker (7:14)
1-07 Abacab (8:25)
1-08 Intro: Supper (3:56)
1-09 Supper's Ready (24:41)
1-10 Misunderstanding (3:51)
1-11 Man on the Corner (4:14)

2-1 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (11:42)
2-2 Afterglow (4:32)
2-3 Turn It on Again (5:04)
2-4 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:05)
2-5 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (9:06)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:44)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Greek Theatre in Berkeley California, this is the second night of a three-night engagement. The announcer who comes on at the beginning of the recording tells the audience that they have hit the record attendance level for a three-night stay. He also talks about the band's lighting rig, and disappoints the audience by saying the band won't be coming on for another 25 minutes (probably because this is an outside venue and they are waiting for the sun to set so the lights will look good). Fortunately, through the miracle of editing, the CD skips right to the beginning of the show, which is not bad at all. The main problem with this show is a rather large cut which happens right after "Man on the Corner" ends. That song usually segued into "Who Dunnit?" Here we can hear the very beginning of "Who Dunnit?" at the end of disc one, but disc two begins with "Cage." The band introduction is also missing. Other than that, though, there don't seem to be any real problems with this show--it's a good one.

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LA Forum '82

9/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:19)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:13)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:22)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (8:25)
1-5 Abacab (8:06)
1-6 Paperlate (4:08)
1-7 Supper's Ready (28:00)
1-8 No Reply At All (5:50)
1-9 Misunderstanding (3:54)

2-1 Man on the Corner (4:04)
2-2 Who Dunnit? (3:16)
2-3 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (14:12)
2-4 Afterglow (4:08)
2-5 Turn It on Again (5:00)
2-6 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:16)
2-7 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:20)
2-8 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:41)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Good

Comments: At the Forum in LA. This show comes from quite early in the 3SL tour, and is a very special show. It is the first of only four shows when the Phenix Horns joined Genesis to play "Paperlate" and "No Reply At All"--the former song was only played live when the horns were present (which was I believe on this night, the next one (which was also at the Forum), and 22-23 August at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York--below you'll see that I also have both of the Forest Hills shows). Even rarer than the horns is the guest appearance on the last two numbers by Bill Bruford (which Phil mentions during the course of that part of the show). This is a full show, which is nice, but the quality could be better. You'd think someone coming to record a show would at least get good seats, but the recorder here sounds as though they're way back in the crowd. The audience, when excited, can get much louder than the music. There are also some breaks in the music, coming I believe always between songs--they sound like pauses, but they're not between every song, so they could be just breaks in the recording. The show is listenable, and an interesting landmark in Genesis live history.

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Pine Knob '82

18/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (patial)(3:07)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:39)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:06)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:25)
1-5 Abacab (9:23)
1-6 Intro: Supper (5:44)
1-7 Supper's Ready (24:01)
1-8 Misunderstanding (4:04)

2-01 Man on the Corner (4:19)
2-02 Who Dunnit? (3:50)
2-03 Band Introduction (3:18)
2-04 In the Cage (medley)(8:07)
2-05 The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (3:52)
2-06 Afterglow (4:19)
2-07 Turn It on Again (5:17)
2-08 Drum Duet (2:19)
2-09 Los Endos (6:13)
2-10 Audience noise (0:53)
2-11 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(7:14)
2-12 Watcher of the Skies (intro and ending)(2:37)
2-13 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:42)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At Pine Knob (Music Center?) in Clarkston (or Clarkeston; or Detroit, depending on who you ask) Michigan. This is not a bad audience recording; generally the quality is quite nice, though it has some problems. For instance, almost the whole first two verses are missing from "Volcano;" the recording comes in late. There is a major echo on Phil's voice during a good deal of "Volcano," which sounds kind of strange. There is also some talking done by the audience at random points throughout the show. The end of the "Ikhnaton" section of "Supper" cuts into the middle of the "How Dare I be so Beautiful?" section. Phil gives a good band introduction, making fun of what Daryl and Chester are wearing. He also, as he did at other gigs, teases the audience by saying that Los Angeles (home of Chester) has the best sports teams in the world. There is a break after the "Cage" medley and the volume comes back in lower. I noticed this volume problem the most on "Turn it on Again" and the drum duet, but the remainder of the show is also fairly low. During IKWIL, Phil kisses serious butt with his audience, singing incessantly about Detroit.

Someone here has chosen to do something that never fails to annoy me, small as it may seem to others: as you can see, the second disc has been tracked to all hell. Each medley has been broken up into its component parts, and even one minute of cheering between the end of the show and the encores has been placed on its own track. Silly, if you ask me. I also disagree with where they chose to break off some of the medley tracks. However, all the music is here, aside from the missing beginning of "Volcano" and the chunk of "Supper." The recorder is turned off and on rather frequently between songs, but none of the intros seem to have been missed. Up until track 2-06 the quality is very nice, and it's still good after that, just a bit low and a bit hissy.

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Columbia '82

19/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:27)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:35)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:35)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:21)
1-5 Abacab (9:31)
1-6 Intro: Supper (4:19)
1-7 Supper's Ready (Lover's Leap to How Dare I be so Beautiful?) (12:09)
1-8 Supper's Ready (Willow Farm to As Sure As Eggs is Eggs) (13:31)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:01)
2-2 Man on the Corner (4:29)
2-3 Who Dunnit? (3:21)
2-4 Turn It on Again (5:39)
2-5 Band Introductions (2:26)
2-6 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (12:03)
2-7 Afterglow (4:31)
2-8 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:42)
2-9 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:14)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland, this show is interesting mainly because of the detective work I did in dating it. When I received this show, I was told it was from 6 August 1982 at the Greek Theater in LA. As usual when I receive a new show, I compared its track times to the corresponding show on Simon Funnell's list (and on other lists). The track times did not match; nor did they match those of any other '82 show that I could find. In listening to the show, I did not hear Phil say "Good evening, Los Angeles!" as I was hoping, but: "Good evening, Washington D.C. and Baltimore Maryland!" Phil proceeded to make multiple references to the Maryland area (which, for those of you who don't live in the US and are unfamiliar with our geography, is on the opposite coast from Los Angeles, California!). I looked back on Simon's site and found the correct date and venue for this show, as listed above. Though the track times do not perfectly match either of Simon's two versions of Columbia '82, they are close, and the final nail in the coffin (besides the fact that no other Maryland shows from '82 exist) is the positioning of "Turn It on Again." It is in the wrong place--"Turn It on Again" on the '82 tour was always played after "Afterglow" and the whole "Cage" medley, not before it. However, thank God some foolish bootlegger chose to mistrack the Columbia show--it is the only show from '82 mistracked in this way, and it is always mistracked this way, which is how I know that what I have is Columbia '82.

Another interesting part of this story: it is possible that this is the first instance I've come across of a show being misdated because of Simon Funnell's helpful "Fake Bootleg" page. You see, Simon lists the 19 August 1982 show as being a fake show--the correct date is none other than 6 August at the Greek Theater! Now keep in mind, both actual shows do exist in recorded form; what Simon is saying is that a fake version of the Columbia show also exists, in addition to the real one. It is a fairly clever fake, as described on the page, because the person who created it even went so far as to replace Phil's opening talk with the same opening talk from Columbia '82--the way you can tell it's fake is because Phil says "Good evening, Los--" right before the Columbia intro cuts in.

Now some of you smart people out there reading this (for some reason, people do actually read these sometimes) may at this point be saying to yourselves, "Wait a minute! This guy is talking out of his ass! He has the fake show and doesn't want to admit it!" But you would be wrong, Mr. Smarty Pants, because I've listened closely and there is no way that there is a splice at the beginning of Phil's intro. Also, as I said before, Phil makes numerous mentions to the venue throughout the gig--and, no matter how clever and insidious a bootlegger you are, there's NO WAY you could possibly splice in every intro from another show onto the one you have without there being a noticeable shift in the sound quality. This is definitely Columbia. (Note also the positioning of "Turn It on Again.") What I think may have happened is that someone got this show which was dated as Columbia, read Simon's fake bootleg entry, freaked out, and re-dated it as Greek Theater. In this case, though, they were wrong, and ended up with a reverse fake boot.

Maybe I should say a few words about the way the show actually sounds? All right. It sounds pretty great. It can get a little bit scratchy on the louder bits, but the recording is very clear and there are no real cuts or errors. If you listen carefully, you can hear the two guys who were recording the show discuss the problem of trying to fit the complete "Supper's Ready" on their tape. "It's going to be close," one guy says, "but I'm going to try to fit it on this side." He may have just meant the rest of Phil's Romeo and Juliet intro for the song, however, because the recording clearly was cut off right after that. "Supper" itself fades in just a little tiny bit into the beginning of the song; it sounds like "-alking across the sitting room..." Meanwhile, the guys go on talking, saying they have 38 minutes remaining, and that this is really the best Genesis song there is. Usually this kind of chatter is not very noticeable on the recording. There is no good reason for the fact that "Supper" has been split onto two tracks; it just is.

The recording fades off again right after "Who Dunnit?" then fades in to "Turn It on Again" (nothing of that song is missing, except maybe a few strums of Daryl's guitar at the very beginning). After that song, it fades off again, then fades into the band introductions. Phil has just told the audience something, but it's unclear what--it has been cut. Phil claims facetiously that Chester Thompson's mother is in the audience. After the big medley and "Afterglow," the recording fades off once again, then fades back in for the "Drums/Endos" medley. All of these fades show how the recording was edited in order to place "Turn It" in the wrong place. I don't understand why this was done, but clearly the play order has been rearranged. I have chosen not to put it back to the correct order, if only to prove that what I have is the Columbia show. There is yet another crossfade to cut out the applause between the end of that number and the beginning of the "Lamb/Watcher" encore. This is quite a good show, and I'll be glad to trade it to you; or, if you'd rather, I'd be glad to fight with you about what its correct date is.

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A Very Old Song

21/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:18)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:56)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:40)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (9:17)
1-5 Abacab (9:16)
1-6 Supper's Ready (28:16)
1-7 Misunderstanding (4:43)

2-1 In the Cage (medley)(13:28)
2-2 The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (4:33)
2-3 Afterglow (4:39)
2-4 Turn It on Again (5:37)
2-5 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:39)
2-6 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (11:45)
2-7 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:33)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are hitches in the sound between tracks on here, but it's not that bad. The overall sound quality is nice, and the show is virtually complete. (It's possible that both "Man on the Corner" and "Who Dunnit?" are cut, but I think the more likely explanation is that the band did not play those songs that night.) There are multiple shouts of "Sit down!" as the first section of "Supper" turns into the second. There is a small cut right before the "666" line.

Phil thanks the road crew--and gets the audience to do it, too--before he does the band intro. Phil does a lot of jerking around with the audience about sports teams during the band introduction. Phil says that Chester is from LA, home of the best sports teams in America, which of course riles up the crowd (he did this a lot on this tour), and then he takes it back, and then he says it again, and so on. Phil also seems to be making a reference to something weird that certain members of the audience are doing or have done.

As "In the Cage" ends, the recording fades out, but when it fades back in it appears to be at exactly the same point with no cut! Perhaps this is where the first disc originally ended? Phil gets the audience to sing "on Broadway!" a lot during the "Lamb/Watcher" encore, to great effect. He also does a lot of kissing up to Philadelphia during IKWIL, singing about how much he loves the city (again, a typical thing for this tour).

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Forest Hills

22/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:38)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:43)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:50)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (8:16)
1-5 Abacab (8:56)
1-6 No Reply At All (5:41)
1-7 Paperlate (4:05)
1-8 Supper's Ready (29:06)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:12)
2-2 Man on the Corner (4:19)
2-3 Who Dunnit? (3:29)
2-4 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (15:04)
2-5 Afterglow (4:19)
2-6 Turn It on Again (5:20)
2-7 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:21)
2-8 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:04)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:19)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: From the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills, New York. This boot is special because it features a very rare performance of "Paperlate." This song was I believe only played four times in front of an audience, because the band didn't play it without the accompaniment of the Phenix Horns. When the horns were in residence they played the song "No Reply At All" with them as well. This boot also features a long, comfortable intro for "Supper's Ready," which is nice and which Alan Hewitt quotes in his book. There are some pops on this one. There was a hiccup in "In the Cage" which for some reason I did not notice until many weeks after I first listened to it--it is now repaired on my version. The show also features a performance of "Who Dunnit?" which I used to consider rare, but it really isn't. An interesting feature of this tour was the "Lamb/Watcher" medley, which is featured here in its entirety, and which I think could have stood a few more playings (it was only played during the two months that this tour lasted). Below I also have the next night's gig, also at Forest Hills and also featuring the Phenix Horns. This show here is probably the more popular and better quality show of the two.

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Forest Hills (second night)

23/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:05)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:43)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:48)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (9:20)
1-5 Abacab (9:36)
1-6 No Reply At All (6:00)
1-7 Paperlate (4:04)
1-8 Supper's Ready (31:44)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:12)
2-2 Man on the Corner (4:27)
2-3 Who Dunnit? (3:46)
2-4 Band Introdutions (3:27)
2-5 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (12:39)
2-6 Afterglow (4:52)
2-7 Turn It on Again (6:06)
2-8 Drum Duet/Los Endos (9:05)
2-9 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:15)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: From the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills, New York. This I can finally say is the correct full show from 23/8, but I still want to warn people right off that fake versions of this show exist!!! Well, half-fake, anyway. I received two versions of this show from two different traders with the correct 23/8 disc one, but a disc two that was identical to my 22/8 show, right down to the track times and the original hiccup in "In the Cage." Beware! When you get this show, make sure to check the track times on disc two against Simon's version.

Anyway. The sound on here is a bit distant, and the louder cheers from the audience can drown out the music (admittedly, the 22/8 show is overall better in quality than this one). After FYFM, Phil has the audience do a practice chant of "No rain! No rain!" With typical Phil charm, he claims that tonight they will be "singing all the right words and playing in tune." He then proceeds to mess up the words for three subsequent songs.

The real rarity of this show is on the first disc, because it was at this point in the concert that Phil introduced the Phenix Horns from Earth, Wind and Fire (they play on "No Reply" and "Paperlate"). Phil claims that they've only done this "once before," no doubt referring to the LA Forum gigs of 9-10 August rather than the previous day's show (I suppose the Forest Hills engagements in total counted as only one instance of the Phenix Horns playing with them, even though there were two gigs). The Horns are also present on the previous show, but as this only seems to have happened about four times in the live history of the band (marking the only four live performances of "Paperlate"), it's nice to now have three of those occasions on CD.

As for the second disc, it's fairly by the numbers, but I'll mention a few things. Phil intentionally says Chester's name wrong just to bust his balls during the band introductions. He mentions that it is still not raining before they go into "In the Cage." The band seems a bit rusty on "Los Endos." Though they probably played IKWIL as a second encore, it is not present here, and the very end of the "Lamb/Watcher" medley fades off and is slightly cut.

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Saratoga Springs '82

26/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:55)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:46)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:37)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:45)
1-5 Abacab (9:35)
1-6 Supper's Ready (31:54)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:27)
2-2 Man on the Corner (4:47)
2-3 Who Dunnit?/Band Introduction (6:46)
2-4 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (12:54)
2-5 Afterglow (4:46)
2-6 Turn It on Again (5:49)
2-7 Drum Duet/Los Endos (9:08)
2-8 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:38)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:20)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, this is one of those rare things: a soundboard show. I would like to begin these comments right away by saying that this show has its problems, and that remastered, better-sounding versions do exist (and I have what is probably the best one, below). This one has skips at the beginning of the first track, some clicks at the end of the first disc, a splice in the middle of the "Cinema Show" section of the "Cage" medley, a very small cut near the beginning of "Afterglow," and an overall speed problem: specifically, that the entire show is just a bit slower than it should be. It's not really bad, but just noticeable--as though the band were being very deliberate in all of their playing that night.

Now, these are, when listed in a row, not really fantastic qualities for a boot to have. But it's still a soundboard boot--the sound is clear and good. If you are capable of ignoring the speed problem (which you just might be able to, because it's subtle), this could be a great show for you. Some things about the nature of the soundboard show seep in to add to the quirks--for one, the drums are very low in the mix (which makes for an interesting listen during the drum duet). Also, since the audience is totally gone, it doesn't really work when Phil tries to get the audience to sing along during the chorus of "The Lamb" and during bits of IKWIL. Instead of actually hearing the audience sing along, you hear...nothing.

Again, a good show, but not particularly tradeable.

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BURP 2

26/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:42)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:31)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:38)
1-4 Intro: Dodo (1:34)
1-5 Dodo/Lurker (7:23)
1-6 Abacab (9:13)
1-7 Intro: Supper (5:35)
1-8 Supper's Ready (24:33)

2-01 Misunderstanding (4:30)
2-02 Man on the Corner (4:35)
2-03 Who Dunnit? (3:42)
2-04 Band Introduction (3:38)
2-05 In the Cage (medley)(7:46)
2-06 The Cinema Show (medley)(partial)(0:41)
2-07 Afterglow (incomplete)(3:45)
2-08 Turn It on Again (5:32)
2-09 Drum Duet (2:04)
2-10 Los Endos (6:13)
2-11 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(7:16)
2-12 Watcher of the Skies (intro and ending, medley)(3:14)
2-13 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:54)
Bonus Tracks: 17/1/73, Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, AFN radio
2-14 German Introduction (0:45)
2-15 Watcher of the Skies (8:11)
2-16 The Musical Box (10:27)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Very Good-Good

Comments: At the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, this is a remaster of the soundboard show from this tour. This is the second BURP release. This show was not in good shape to start with, but I guess Mark has done what he could. This version, unlike my previous one, is at the correct speed. It also makes no attempt to splice music into the one gaping hole in the recording--all of the "Cage" medley after the very beginning of the "Cinema Show" section is cut, including the beginning of "Afterglow." This was probably the better way to go, as there are no shows from this tour of comparable quality to use as material for the splice. An attempt seems to have been made to bring up the almost non-existent audience during some of the intros--the main result is a lot of hiss, which fortunately isn't audible during the songs. The recording has its rough edges, but really it's great--soundboard stuff after all, and certainly worth a listen. I'd put it among the top couple of boots from this tour. I do wish the boot were not so "track-happy"--why not at least put the "Lamb/Watcher" medley on one track, for God's sake!?--but that's just nit-picking.

Also tacked onto the end of this show is a short radio broadcast from the Foxtrot period (of questionable date and venue). However they have already been included at what I consider an identical quality level on Hogweed release 9--which is a good thing for me, as the end of "Musical Box" on this original version had skips on it. I have replaced out the skipping "Box" with the version from Hogweed 9. There is a somewhat noticeable shift as the Hogweed version has less hiss.

As a final note, interesting to point out that Phil makes a very clear reference to a Monty Python skit when he uses the phrase "down by the dum-dum tree where the sailors sold contraceptives" during his story for "Supper's Ready." It's hard to tell on here, but I think Phil had some trouble with the audience, as he asks them not to scream later in the show, and seems quite pissed at certain members of the audience.

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Toronto '82

28/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:38)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:29)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:21)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (9:05)
1-5 Abacab (8:38)
1-6 Supper's Ready (26:20)

2-1 Misunderstanding (7:19)
2-2 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven/Afterglow (16:19)
2-3 Turn It on Again (5:31)
2-4 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:41)
2-5 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:05)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the CNE Grandstand in Toronto, Ontario. Phil tries to speak some French to the Canadian audience, but they boo him, so he stops. He apologizes for the cold weather. The phrase "'cause you've taken" has been cut from "Abacab" somehow or other. Before "Supper," someone in the audience (the taper?) calls for "Horizons," of all things--he should have gone to see Steve Hackett for that! Perhaps the same person calls for "Lamb Casserole" after the band have finished playing "Misunderstanding."

For the band introductions, Phil leans heavily on his oft-used gag that the talented, handsome guest musicians they usually have playing for them couldn't make it tonight, so they have these other two guys. The guitarist is only "pretending to be Daryl Stuermer." The rest of the band, as it turns out, are also only pretending to be who they say they are.

The "Lamb/Watcher" encore is low in volume. There are multiple versions of this show, and some of the lower gen copies also include the second encore of IKWIL. This one obviously does not, but it's not a bad show. Originally there was some repeated material on here--the same audience cheering could be heard twice before "Supper," and "Misunderstanding" started on the end of disc one before fading out, then beginning again at the opening of disc two. There was also a small hiccup as "Afterglow" started in. I have fixed all of these problems and the show now runs smooth, with only that one tiny cut in "Abacab."

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Montreal '82

29/8/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:51)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:33)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (5:49)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:17)
1-5 Abacab (9:06)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:59)
1-7 Misunderstanding (4:42)

2-1 Band Introductions (2:02)
2-2 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (11:50)
2-3 Afterglow (4:37)
2-4 Turn It on Again (5:42)
2-5 Drum Duet (2:28)
2-6 Los Endos (6:32)
2-7 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (7:28)
2-8 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental) (3:38)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At Jarry Park in Montreal, this is a very nice little audience show. The sound is really quite nice. The only problem is some pops and crackles that I thought I heard from time to time in the background, and some possible light ticking noises, notably during "Dodo." Phil speaks some French, though he says his French is not very good and he will be "bi" tonight (bilingual, that is). Phil deliberately mispronounces Chester's name during the band introduction, but afterwards they do a quick little trumpet/drum duet thing that is cute. Phil says they are going to do a song from the Lamb, then jokes: "Don't all leave at once." It seems to take a while for the band to start in on "Turn It on Again:" there's a lot of guitar strumming, and it sounds as though Chester is fiddling with his drums for some reason.

"Man on the Corner" and "Who Dunnit?" are not here, but this is probably because the band did not play them. Really this is one of the better audience recordings from this tour.

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Roman's Ruins

4/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:30)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:39)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:11)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:20)
1-5 Abacab (10:57)
1-6 Supper's Ready (24:25)
1-7 Misunderstanding (4:12)
1-8 Man on the Corner (4:30)
1-9 Who Dunnit? (3:39)

2-1 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (12:12)
2-2 Afterglow (4:42)
2-3 Turn It on Again (5:31)
2-4 Drum Duet (2:24)
2-5 Los Endos (8:15)
2-6 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:56)
2-7 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:15)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Amphitheatre in Frejus, France, this is a good show with a misleading title (perhaps at some point somebody thought it was from Italy?--or maybe it is an obscure reference to the Rome gigs of 7-8 September). The quality is nice, quite clear and full, and there are very few cuts. There is some hiss which strangely seems to vary in amount, so that in some places (near the beginning of "Supper," for instance) it almost sounds like there are splices in the recording--but I don't think there are, really, since there are still cuts in it anyway, and what's a splice for if not to cover a cut?

The volume takes a major hit at the first loud part of "Volcano," but it recovers quickly and doesn't seem to do that again. Phil messes up the lyrics for "Behind the Lines" so that he has to sing the same bunch of lines twice. The entire second verse of "Lover's Leap" is cut, unfortunately--this is the biggest cut, though there is also one near the end of the "Apocalypse" section. "Supper" is the only song that is missing bits, though the band introductions that usually came before the "Cage" medley are also missing. Apart from these cuts, this is a very complete and good quality show.

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Pisa '82 (ITAWeed07)

6/9/82

1-01 Ambience/Drums (0:45)
1-02
Dance on a Volcano (4:48)
1-03 Behind the Lines (5:34)
1-04 Follow You Follow Me (4:29)
1-05 Intro: Dodo (1:24)
1-06 Dodo/Lurker (7:15)
1-07 Abacab (8:39)
1-08 Intro: Supper (1:13)
1-09 Supper's Ready (24:57)
1-10 Misunderstanding (4:01)
1-11 Man on the Corner (4:16)
1-12 Who Dunnit? (4:02)
1-13 Band Introductions (2:25)

2-1 In the Cage (medley)(8:01)
2-2 The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree (2:48)
2-3 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:06)
2-4 Afterglow (4:32)
2-5 Turn It on Again (5:46)
2-6 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:12)
2-7 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(7:20)
2-8 Watcher of the Skies (intro and ending, instrumental)(3:03)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At Tirennia Film Studios in Pisa, Italy, the alternate version of this show is titled "Tirrenia, Festa Dell'unita" on Simon's site. The last phrase sounds like a celebration of unity. I don't know. It's interesting to note (also from Simon's site) that an Italian fan remembers the audience booing the new songs, and suggests this may explain why the band did not play the normal second encore of IKWIL that night.

Perhaps the people recording this show were not near the booing sections of the audience, because this recording sounds great and the audience sound appreciative. The sound is really quite clear. You can hear the band (especially Chester) doing a quick test of the instruments at the very beginning of disc one, and a nice clear count-in before "Dodo." Phil does intros in Italian. One optimistic audience member calls for (of all things) "Many Too Many" right before the band introductions. As Phil begins the band introductions, the audience does not seem excited enough, so he starts over, shouting his Italian phrases. He ends up shouting the entire band introductions--it's quite funny.

So this one was complete and a very good quality audience recording from this tour.

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Return to Roma

7/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:01)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:40)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (7:17)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:32)
1-5 Abacab (10:24)
1-6 Supper's Ready (to Apocalypse solo)(19:59)
1-7 Supper's Ready (from Apocalypse to end)(5:57)
1-8 Misunderstanding (4:11)

2-1 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (14:13)
2-2 Afterglow (4:44)
2-3 Turn It on Again (6:15)
2-4 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:49)
2-5 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (11:00)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:40)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: (I have a better version of this recording directly below.) At the Palasport in Rome. As you see, there's a problem with the tracking of "Supper." There were also originally pauses on this show, so the trader I was trading with nicely re-burned the show for me without the pauses. Now there's a small pop between each song, but it's very short and in some places not noticeable at all. One other problem with this show (really its only big problem) is that it's missing "Man on the Corner," which most other versions of this boot have. The crowd can get a little intrusive on this one, but sometimes their loud roaring and clapping along can get the blood pumping--you can tell just how much Italy was into this band. Phil does a lot of talking in Italian, so much that you'd almost believe he knows what he's saying. Lots of pauses for crowd appreciation as well. I really love the "Lamb/Watcher" medley; I can't understand why they didn't play that in another tour.

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Apocalypse

7/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:01)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:40)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (7:17)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:32)
1-5 Abacab (10:24)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:57)
1-7 Misunderstanding (4:11)
1-8 Man on the Corner (4:36)

2-1 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (14:13)
2-2 Afterglow (4:44)
2-3 Turn It on Again (6:16)
2-4 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:49)
2-5 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (11:00)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:42)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Palasport in Rome. This is almost exactly identical to the above entry, Return to Roma, in every way, except that "Supper" is tracked correctly and "Man on the Corner" is included. (There are also no pops between tracks, as there are on the other one.) It may sound slightly better, as well, but probably it's exactly the same recording except for the extra song. The track times are all basically identical as well. So, not much to say about this one--just read the comments for the above entry.

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Stockholm '82

12/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (6:11)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:47)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:38)
1-4 Intro: Dodo (1:23)
1-5 Dodo/Lurker (7:37)
1-6 Abacab (9:24)
1-7 Intro: Supper (2:15)
1-8 Supper's Ready (25:30)
1-9 Misunderstanding (4:24)

2-01 Man on the Corner (5:03)
2-02 Who Dunnit? (3:53)
2-03 Band Introductions (2:26)
2-04 In the Cage (8:12)
2-05 The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree (3:08)
2-06 The Raven (1:00)
2-07 Afterglow (beginning)(2:21)
2-08 Afterglow (ending)(1:06)
2-09 Turn It on Again (5:59)
2-10 Drum Duet (2:19)
2-11 Los Endos (8:49)
2-12 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (7:29)
2-13 Watcher of the Skies (instrumental)(3:04)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm, Sweden, this is a pretty good show that is hurt by a couple of cuts. Phil admits to the audience at the beginning that he does not really know Swedish, it being a very hard language to learn "in a day." He does seem to know how to say "thanks a lot" in Swedish, though. Phil messes up the lyrics to "Dodo," as usual (mixing up the "meet with the mole the stream the cloud" line with the "does he think he's too small too poor a haul" line). "Supper" fades out in the middle of the guitar bit for the "Ikhnaton" section and comes back in as the "How Dare I Be So Beautiful" section is beginning. The other big cut comes in "Afterglow," causing a track break on disc 2. The song gets partway through and then cuts to the end. Disc 2 suffers from the "overtracking" disease. Not a bad show at all, though.

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Copenhagen '82

13/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:59)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:40)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:59)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (9:41)
1-5 Abacab (9:26)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:53)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:23)
2-2 Man on the Corner (4:47)
2-3 Who Dunnit?/Band Introductions (4:51)
2-4 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven/Afterglow (17:52)
2-5 Turn It on Again (5:52)
2-6 Drum Duet/Los Endos (9:30)
2-7 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:34)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Broendbyhallen in Copenhagen, Denmark, this is a pretty good audience show with a nice full set and not too many problems. There is only one cut, but it's a bit of a doozy: the whole first verse of "Supper's Ready" up to the line "--you know our love is true" has been cut. The intro for that song is also cut, except for the very beginning. The overall sound quality is not bad at all--just a tad far away, and I could wish for less reverb on Phil's vocals. There's the nice, humorous night club-type band intro from Phil, who would use this to such good effect on the later 27 September show at the Marquee Club (see below entries).

Unfortunately, this version of the show has some errors added to it by some crappy burning jobs. For one, there are split-second pauses between the tracks. They can't be that bad, since I didn't even notice them on the first listen. Also, fortunately the way this show has been tracked puts most of the medleys on single tracks, so the pauses don't interfere with their flow. The other problem added by a burner is a series of loud scratches in the middle of the "Lamb/Watcher" medley. There are three or four in all.

This is really not a bad show, though, and a nice addition to my 3SL tour gigs.

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When They Show It

14/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:30)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:36)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:25)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:17)
1-5 Abacab (11:04)
1-6 Supper's Ready (24:41)
1-7 Misunderstanding (4:24)
1-8 Man on the Corner/Who Dunnit? (7:39)

2-1 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (15:17)
2-2 Afterglow (4:21)
2-3 Turn It on Again (5:28)
2-4 Drum Duet/Los Endos (10:32)
2-5 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(6:59)
2-6 Watcher of the Skies (3:30)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the good old Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden (the site of a much earlier and well-remembered audience recording from 1978, in which Phil probably promised they would come back "next year"), this is a pretty good audience recording. The name I have assigned it was given me by the trader I got the show from and featured on the artwork he sent with it; though I have not seen the name used on other sites, I have retained it here. Phil tells the audience that his Swedish is not very good (thus helping to pin down the venue) and repeats his Swedish greeting to them in order to get the most amount of applause. He proceeds with his typical description of the show as containing some "old shit" and some "not so old shit." Also rather typically, Phil reverses some lyrics in "Dodo," claiming that the sun thinks it is "too poor a haul" while the fish might "meet with the mole, the stream, the cloud."

In his intro for "Supper," Phil works hard to make the audience understand that he wants them to cheer when he says "LOUD bits!" and to get quieter when he says "quiet bits." Eventually they figure it out. After this, the taper makes the typical mistake of not changing his tape quickly enough, and the opening lines of "Supper" are cut. The recording comes back in in time to document another lyric screw-up from Phil: he ends up using the line about the "six saintly shrouded men" twice. There is another cut later in "Supper" which takes out the middle few lines of the "How Dare I Be So Beautiful?" section. Unfortunately, there is a burner error on the ending of the first disc that puts some scratches and/or skips into "Who Dunnit?" On the bright side, the rest of the show is unmarred by such errors.

At this gig, Phil tries out his lounge club style band introductions--it may be one of the first times on the tour he did the intros this way (the previous night's gig, which I also have, includes the lounge club intro). All in all, this is a nice show, maybe a little low in volume. There are periodic microphone bumps, but the only place where this gets severe is in the beginning of "Turn It on Again": there is also probably a small cut in the beginning of that song. Not a bad show--if I ever get really bored, I may do something about the inconsistent tracking, which puts the "drums/Endos" medley on one track while splitting up the "Lamb/Watcher" one (not to mention that MOTC and "Who Dunnit?" are grouped on one track, which is certainly not usual); I ask you, why do such a thing?

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Bath '82

19/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:55)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:24)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (5:42)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:07)
1-5 Abacab (10:38)
1-6 Supper's Ready (24:02)

2-01 Misunderstanding (4:10)
2-02 Man on the Corner (7:18)
2-03 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (11:36)
2-04 Afterglow (4:13)
2-05 Turn It on Again (4:49)
2-06 Drum Duet (2:06)
2-07 Los Endos (6:26)
2-08 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(6:21)
2-09 Watcher of the Skies (intro and ending, instrumental)(3:10)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:55)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Showering Pavilion in Shepton Mallet (which is apparently in Bath--I've been to Bath, as a tourist, and I didn't see anything called Shepton Mallet, which is a weird name anyway, but that's England for you!). When Phil does his first intro he welcomes all the different parts of England--he does his "shit" intro in which he says they will be playing some old shit and some new shit--plenty of shit tonight! In his intro for "Supper," he says that it's a trip down memory lane, back to a time when "the drugs were easy." There is one cut in "Supper," removing the end of the "How Dare I Be So Beautiful" section.

Interestingly, the band do not play "Who Dunnit," but they do play "Man on the Corner," which is somewhat unusual in my experience. For the band intros, Phil does what I think of as the "night club" version. He says that Chester sends his family Christmas and birthday cards every year, but then pretends that he can't remember Chester's name when he finally introduces the guy. There is a very small cut near the end of "Afterglow," the last of the cuts for this recording.

One last interesting thing about this show: Phil gets the audience to sing the ending theme from "Stagnation" near the end of IKWIL! Tony does not even accompany him on it. Phil also does this at the Scotland show on 24/9.

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Sleeping Paranoia

20/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:47)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:32)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:29)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (8:12)
1-5 Abacab (8:15)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:30)

2-1 Misunderstanding (4:24)
2-2 Man on the Corner (4:16)
2-3 Who Dunnit? (3:27)
2-4 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (14:30)
2-5 Afterglow (4:34)
2-6 Turn It on Again (4:22)
2-7 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:22)
2-8 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (10:01)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:27)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the N.E.C. in Birmingham (the first of two nights the band spent there), this is a pretty good audience show with a funny name. The overall sound is a tad muddy, but not terrible, though Phil is a bit hard to discern on the song intros (though he clearly does his night club style intro for the band before "Cage"). "Abacab" fades out at the end and is slightly cut; the same thing happens to "Turn It on Again." A pretty complete show, fairly typical of this tour.

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Deeside '82

22/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:49)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:41)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (4:45)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (9:15)
1-5 Abacab (7:59)
1-6 Supper's Ready (27:50)

2-01 Misunderstanding (partial)(2:47)
2-02 Man on the Corner (4:32)
2-03 Who Dunnit?/Band Introductions (6:57)
2-04 In the Cage (medley)(8:15)
2-05 The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree (medley)(2:53)
2-06 The Raven (medley)(1:13)
2-07 Afterglow (4:40)
2-08 Turn It on Again (5:22)
2-09 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:10)
2-10 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(6:36)
2-11 Watcher of the Skies (medley)(3:09)
2-12 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:12)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Leisure Centre in Deeside (which may be in Chester, and may be in Wales--I remain an ignorant American), this gig comes from late in the tour and is thus an accomplished and polished performance. Indeed, this gig was well-remembered by Alan Hewitt, who has some interesting memories of it submitted to Simon's entry for this show on The Movement (which, coincidentally, also help to confirm my show's authenticity). Curious to note that the audience members were actually standing on a converted ice rink. Also that according to Alan the venue was later "torched" by what he called a "public spirited soul." It must not have been too fun to watch a show there; indeed, Phil's first intro to the crowd was a warning against pushing in the crowd and spoke of (as quoted by Alan) people's "nipples" being "crushed...I know it's highly erotic, but..." On the actual intro, present on my recording, Phil says that "breasts" are being "squashed." Still, the spirit is the same. And even if the venue was no fun, this was a great gig as remembered by Alan (and as heard here). The crowd on the recording are very excited to be there and are so familiar with the set list that they are often able to name the song coming next before it starts.

Nevertheless, the recording itself suffers from audience noise (in the form of annoying singing along--which at the gig itself would have been an admirable example of the positive energy of the audience, but severely interferes with enjoyment of the recording) and multiple cuts. There is a fade out in "Abacab" which cuts out a fairly large chunk of the instrumental ending section (note that the track time for that song is much shorter than usual, perhaps by a whole minute). After "Abacab" Phil must make yet another announcement about pushing in the audience. He toys with the audience's cheering abilities by talking about the "loud bits!" and "quiet bits" in "Supper's Ready;" there's a lot of singing along in that song.

Disc two begins a good verse or so into "Misunderstanding." Phil does his humorous lounge club singer style band introductions, with instrumental accompaniment. There is some particularly annoying singing along during "Afterglow," and quite a bit on "Turn It on Again." "Endos" fades out at the very very end. IKWIL features a jangly guitar interlude that sounds kind of bluesy. This rendition of the old standby is surprisingly short and does not even feature the typical "Stagnation" theme.

Interesting to note that a radio broadcast of an interview with the band after this gig is available, which has comments on the then-upcoming reunion gig.

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Scotland '82 (first night)

24/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:04)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:45)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:42)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:35)
1-5 Abacab (11:21)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:44)
1-7 Misunderstanding (4:26)

2-01 Man on the Corner (4:53)
2-02 Who Dunnit?/Band Introductions (7:51)
2-03 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/The Raven (12:08)
2-04 Afterglow (4:44)
2-05 Turn It on Again (5:34)
2-06 Drum Duet (2:20)
2-07 Los Endos (6:51)
2-08 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(6:55)
2-09 Watcher of the Skies (medley)(3:43)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:25)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Royal Highland Exhibition Hall in Ingliston. I am going with Simon's date on this one, even though it conflicts with other guides that claim Genesis played this venue from 25-26/9 (he says 24-25, and has them taking a break on the 26th). My track times match those of Simon's version which is listed as being first gen. The sound is okay, not bad--I think it may run just a bit slow.

There is one cut in "Supper," just after the "prayer capsule" line, which removes some of Daryl's guitar acrobatics. Usually when the taper does not flip before the song, this seems to be where they run out. Phil does his "night club" band intros, mentioning that Chester is a really fabulous guy because he sends Christmas cards to Phil's children.

Phil sings the "Stagnation" theme in IKWIL and gets the crowd into it. That song fades out near its end, just as Phil is about to sing "Me? I'm just a lawnmower." This is a fairly typical but fairly complete show from this tour.

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Small Club at the Marquee

27/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:42)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:40)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (5:55)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:19)
1-5 Abacab (8:46)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:28)

2-1 Man on the Corner (4:28)
2-2 Misunderstanding/Band Intro (8:25)
2-3 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven (11:59)
2-4 Afterglow (4:22)
2-5 Turn It on Again (5:13)
2-6 Drum Duet (2:03)
2-7 Los Endos (6:47)
2-8 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (incomplete) (6:48)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:25)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: (I have a fantastic upgrade to this show; see next entry.) This was a sort of surprise appearance that Genesis made at the small Marquee Club during their 3SL tour. Phil says: "The last time we were here was '72 or '73...they liked us so much that now we're back!" He also tries to develop his image as a cool guy by using pointless profanity: "We're going to play a little old shit, and a little new shit..." A loud audience member convinces Phil to get comfortable and take his jacket off. It's a fairly complete show, very energetic and with a pleasantly pumped-up crowd. Sometimes I feel that an audible audience can really interfere with the music, but in this case I think they add to the overall experience. The band intros are the typical ones from this point in the tour, and are hilarious; Phil catches the small club atmosphere and does a sort of lounge singer impersonation, backed by the appropriate music from the band. He manages to use the word "fabulous" about one million times. He says that Chester is really a great chap because Chester sends his children Christmas cards every year. The drum duet is totally vicious; one of my favorite drum duets. Some of the bits between songs have been edited out of this. One of the normal numbers from the set list, "Who Dunnit?" is not here, but I think that this is because it wasn't played that night, not because it was cut from the recording. The "Lamb/Watcher" medley fades out just as it gets into the "Watcher" section; frustrating, but what can you do? This show was near enough to the Six of the Best show that those in attendance thought the band might be practicing the set for that upcoming reunion show, but this is really the typical set for the 3SL tour. It's really a fantastic show, with some really fantastic songs, and everyone should have a copy. After all, they were playing this show just for you. Actually, everyone should have a copy of the show directly below this one, which is a crazy good upgrade to this version.

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Marquee Club '82

27/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (5:20)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:40)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:05)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:29)
1-5 Abacab (11:13)
1-6 Supper's Ready (25:44)

2-1 Man on the Corner (4:50)
2-2 Misunderstanding/Band Intro (8:52)
2-3 In the Cage/The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree/Raven/Afterglow (16:38)
2-4 Turn It on Again (5:24)
2-5 Drum Duet/Los Endos (9:36)
2-6 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/Watcher of the Skies (9:09)
2-7 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:14)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good

Comments: This show is easily among the best audience recordings I have ever heard. Also, though I don't have many shows from this tour, I'm willing to state right now that this is without a doubt the best show from this tour. The other version I have of this show is great, but the quality on this one is astounding--it really sounds as if you're standing right there in the audience during this historic performance. The only problem with the sound that I have is that Phil's vocals seem a bit far away. In the original version the "Lamb/Watcher" medley was incomplete, but this one is here in its entirety. I'm not sure how such a thing could happen--it could be there's a splice in here from a different gig or something, but it sounds so smooth that maybe there was actually a full tape of this show around. If that was the case, I don't understand why the original Highland version had an incomplete version. Regardless, this is a must-have bootleg if you're a Genesis fan--it's a great show from a great tour.

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Hammersmith '82 (second night)

29/9/82

1-01 Dance on a Volcano (4:58)
1-02 Behind the Lines (5:41)
1-03 Follow You Follow Me (4:33)
1-04 Intro: Dodo (1:11)
1-05 Dodo/Lurker (7:14)
1-06 Abacab (8:26)
1-07 Intro: Supper (1:10)
1-08 Supper's Ready (24:49)
1-09 Misunderstanding (4:09)
1-10 Man on the Corner (4:16)
1-11 Who Dunnit? (3:18)

2-01 Band Introduction (3:55)
2-02 In the Cage (medley)(7:53)
2-03 The Cinema Show/Riding the Scree (medley)(2:50)
2-04 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (medley)(1:11)
2-05 Afterglow (4:32)
2-06 Turn It on Again (5:15)
2-07 Drum Duet (partial)(1:59)
2-08 Los Endos (6:27)
2-09 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (medley)(6:56)
2-10 Watcher of the Skies (intro and ending, medley)(3:03)
2-11 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:49)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: Played at the Odeon Hammersmith in London, this was the second of three gigs in a row at that venue which rounded out the 3SL tour. I have the third night at the Hammersmith and the very last night of the tour below--it is probably better quality than this show, but is much more incomplete. I always like to say that the Marquee Club gig of 27 September is by far the best show from this tour, but I'd say this one is not far behind that one. This is a nice full show with more songs than the Marquee show ("Who Dunnit?"), and it has quite good sound. The intros are (as usual) low in volume and hard to hear. I also found that the guitars seemed rather low in the mix--this is fairly noticeable at the beginning of "Turn It on Again," for instance. Like the Marquee Club gig above, Phil has a humorous, night club singer type of band intro before "In the Cage," with accompanying music. IKWIL gets a unique treatment towards the end. Phil gets different parts of the audience to cheer in turn, and suddenly the guitar starts getting twangy and bluesy--it nearly turns into some other song entirely. An interesting moment.

Though this is a very complete show, there are a few cuts. Right after "Abacab" ends, the recording cuts off and the story for "Supper" fades in, probably missing just a bit of its beginning. The very ending note of "Turn It on Again" is slightly clipped, and the recording comes back in a bit into the drum duet. I don't think much of it is missing. I used to think it was severely cut, but after comparing other drum duets from this tour, I discovered the full thing usually hovered around two minutes in length anyway. I think I've become too used to the drum duet employed during the IT and WCD tours, which stretched to as long as six minutes!

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Man on the Corner

30/9/82

1-1 Dance on a Volcano (4:40)
1-2 Behind the Lines (5:34)
1-3 Follow You Follow Me (6:15)
1-4 Dodo/Lurker (7:13)
1-5 Abacab (6:04)
1-6 Misunderstanding (4:22)
1-7 Man on the Corner (4:17)
1-8 Who Dunnit? (3:33)

2-1 Supper's Ready (26:39)
2-2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (6:25)
2-3 Watcher of the Skies (3:03)
2-4 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (6:49)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, where the band played three nights in a row. I have the second night above (it's probably the superior of these two shows). This is from the last night, which also happened to be the last night of the tour. It would be only a few days later that Genesis would take the stage again with Peter Gabriel at Milton Keynes. More than one version of this show exists on bootleg--this one is probably the better sounding of them all, but it's rather incomplete and the set order is not realistic. (Actually I have learned that a soundboard recording seems to exist from this night, but it's one of those soundboards that's not going to see the light of day for all intents and purposes, so let's just not think about it, shall we?) Missing are "Cage," "Afterglow," "Turn It on Again," and "Drums/Endos"--a series of songs which all came in a row near the end of the show (before the "Lamb/Watcher" medley and IKWIL). This is quite a good recording, even with all the missing songs. The only thing that's weird about the set order is that "Supper" has been moved--it was normally played after "Abacab."

Now for all the problems. One main one is that some guy, possibly the recorder and possibly not, keeps talking through the whole show. It's quite annoying and rather intrusive. There is also a hiss that sort of goes in and out in waves, rather low in the background. There is a small break in "Lurker," a small hitch in "Abacab," and that song fades out before it really gets into the instrumental jam. "Who Dunnit?" also has a small break and soon after that the recording stops and starts. "Supper" has a few mic bumps and at least one break. During the transition from "Willow Farm" to "Apocalypse" in "Supper," the recorder actually makes an attempt at shushing people, with little effect. There is a whole lot of talking during IKWIL. The recording also stops and starts at the end of "The Lamb." This is once again a ripping great version of the "Lamb/Watcher" medley--I just can't seem to escape from mentioning my admiration for this medley. That may sound like a heck of a lot of errors, but it's mostly little stuff--the only real problem with this show aside from its incompleteness is the talking.

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