Duke (17/3/80-30/6/80)

   

      
      
      

 

 

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

Paignton '80, 17/3/80 (Festival Hall, Paignton)

Exeter '80, 19/3/80 (University, Exeter, UK)

Live at the Friars Club, 22/3/80 (Friars Club Aylesbury)

Back in Aylesbury (CF), 22/3/80 (Friars Club Aylesbury)

Hammersmith '80 (first night), 27/3/80 (London)

Turning It on ... Tony's Birthday - Remastered, 27/3/80

Happy Birthday, Tony, 27/3/80 (London)

Hammersmith '80 (second night), 28/3/80 (London)

Peterborough '80, 3/4/80 (ABC Theatre, Peterborough)

Brighton '80, 12/4/80 (Conference Centre, Brighton)

The Hallam Tapes, 17/4/80 (Sheffield City Hall, UK)

Live in Sheffield (TM), 17/4/80 (Sheffield City Hall, UK)

Glasgow '80 (complete), 28/4/80 (Apollo Theatre, Scotland)

Glasgow '80 (alternate), 28/4/80 (Apollo Theatre, Scotland)

Newcastle '80, 30/4/80 (City Hall, Newcastle)

Liverpool '80 (first night), 2/5/80 (Empire Theatre, Liverpool)

Drury Lane '80, 5/5/80 (Drury Lane Theatre Royal, London)

Musica, 7/5/80 (Lyceum Ballroom, London)

Lyceum From the Source, 7/5/80 (Lyceum Ballroom, London)

Another Musica, 7/5/80 (Lyceum Ballroom, London)

BURP 15, 7/5/80 (Lyceum Ballroom, London)

As Good as Gold (POT01), 7/5/80 (Lyceum Ballroom, London)

Long Beach '80, 24/5/80 (Arena, Long Beach CA)

One Ticket Limit, 25/5/80 (Roxy Club, Los Angeles)

Roxy '80, 25/5/80 (Roxy Club, Los Angeles)

Greek Theater '80 (Master), 27/5/80 (Greek Theater, LA)

Atlanta '80, 1/6/80 (Fox Theater, Atlanta Georgia)

Chicago '80, 6/6/80 (Rosemont Horizon, Chicago IL)

Pine Knob '80, 9/6/80 (Pine Knob, Clarkston, MI)

Cleveland '80, 11/6/80 (Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland OH)

Pittsburgh '80, 13/6/80 (Stanley Theatre, OH)

Columbia '80, 14/6/80 (Merriweather Post Pavillion, MD)

Philly '80 (first night), 16/6/80 (Spectrum, Philadelphia)

Boston '80, 18/6/80 (Orpheum Theatre, Boston)

Montreal '80 (first night), 19/6/80 (Montreal Forum, Canada)

Albert A La Carte (PRRP SAE 01), 19/6/80 (Montreal)

Montreal '80, 20/6/80 (Montreal Forum, Canada)

Toronto '80 (first night), 23/6/80 (Maple Leaf Gardens, Canada)

The Lamb Lies Down on Albert, 28/6/80 (Capitol Theater NJ)

MSG '80, 29/6/80 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)

In-A-Gadda-Da-V'Albert (CF), 29/6/80 (MSG, NYC)


Paignton '80

17/3/80

1-01 Back in NYC (6:49)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(2:00)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:27)
1-04 Squonk (6:56)
1-05 One For the Vine (12:16)
1-06 Behind the Lines/Duchess (12:46)
1-07 Guide Vocal (1:23)
1-08 Turn It on Again (4:21)
1-09 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (9:12)

2-1 Say It's Alright Joe (8:39)
2-2
The Lady Lies (8:08)
2-3 Ripples (11:59)
2-4 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)/Afterglow (15:16)
2-5 Follow You Follow Me (4:30)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet/Los Endos (11:54)
2-7 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:07)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Festival Hall in Paignton, this is the first gig of the tour. This would be I think Phil's first singing of "Back in NYC" before an audience--and he does a darn good job of it. Something about its being the first time I think makes Phil's singing more interesting. However, this is the first gig and as such there are some dodgy bits, as it were. For instance, Phil flubs the lyrics to "Carpet Crawlers" pretty badly; he also messes up the words in the middle of "Dance on a Volcano." The drum machine beat seems to come in late to begin "Duchess"--another example of an opening night dodgy bit. There is no Story of Albert before the Duke songs, but this could be due to a cut in the recording rather than to Phil's not having done it. He does tell the smoke machine intro before "Ripples," and generally seems to make a nice connection with the audience, who are very excited (though not to the extent that they really interfere with the music).

As for the quality, it could be better, but it could be worse. There's major hiss running through the whole thing, and the sound is dull. As usual on an audience boot, it's hard to make out Phil's between-song talks, but when I cranked the volume I could hear most of it, including his comment that it was the first night of their British tour (during their world tour of two years before, the only date they played in the UK was the Knebworth Festival--this tour was, at least at its opening, much more of a homecoming for the band). There is a break near the end of "Vine," but the recording seems to pick up right where it left off, albeit with the hiss at a slightly higher pitch. There is a small cut near the end of "Duke's Travels," but that's it. Not too bad a show, and a special gig.

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Exeter '80

19/3/80

1-01 Back in NYC (6:56)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:47)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:51)
1-04 Squonk (7:32)
1-05 One For the Vine (incomplete)(4:41)
1-06 The Story of Albert (2:48)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:32)
1-08 Duchess (6:37)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:23)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:08)
1-11 Duke's Travels (7:23)
1-12 Duke's End (cut, incomplete)(1:00)

2-1 Intro: Joe (1:54)
2-2
Say It's Alright Joe (8:39)
2-3 The Lady Lies (9:35)
2-4 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)/Afterglow (beginning)(9:11)
2-5 Afterglow (ending)(2:22)
2-6 Follow You Follow Me (4:33)
2-7 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:42)
2-8 Los Endos (6:25)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:02)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the University in Exeter, this is a very early show from the Duke tour--in fact only the second venue they played. Interestingly enough, much of the intro material and skits used throughout the tour are already present here, though the set would alter quite a bit as the weeks went by. One of the nice rarities from the tour, "Back in NYC," is featured here--this song was dropped fairly quickly and only came back a few times much later in the tour as an encore. It's quite hard to make out the intros unfortunately--the volume of this recording is quite low, and you have to crank it, and even then it's hard to hear Phil unless you pretty much know what he's going to say (which, in my case, was mostly true :). Phil is very subdued here, and tells the Albert story and the Smoke Machine story without any of the obnoxiousness and exaggeration that he would use later in the tour. (As an aside, it's interesting to note that both the band intros and the smoke machine skit are done before "Cage"--they were usually not told together like that.) The audience are in turn fairly respectful, though there is one raucous shout of "Harold the Barrel!" (which Phil corrects: "Albert!").

An unfortunate characteristic of this bootleg is that it has multiple cuts. "One For the Vine" fades out soon after the line: "...and then with the vine." The recording comes back in at the applause after the song has ended. "Duke's End" has a cut and soon after fades out--both of these things happen near the end of the song. "Afterglow" begins, but soon fades out, and then fades back in near the end of the song. Still, I like the atmosphere of this gig, and it's nice to have a show from so early in this tour, and of course another copy of "Back in NYC" is always welcome. The quality could be worse--nothing in the way of pops or clicks, or audience talking, no hiccups, no stutters--there's some hiss, but it's negligible.

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Live at the Friars Club

22/3/80

1-01 Back in NYC (6:11)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:48)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:21)
1-04 The Lady Lies (8:15)
1-05 One For the Vine (10:46)
1-06 The Story of Albert (2:23)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:49)
1-08 Duchess (6:08)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:16)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:06)
1-11 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (8:24)

2-1 Say It's Alright Joe (12:00)
2-2 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)(8:18)
2-3 Afterglow (4:05)
2-4 Follow You Follow Me (4:30)
2-5 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:38)
2-6 Los Endos (6:17)
2-7 Presentation of Friars Talent Winners Cup (2:54)
2-8 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (7:27)
2-9 The Knife (4:50)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: (I have a remastered version of this show next.) This was a very special gig played at the famous Friars Club in Aylesbury, a place Genesis had not played in since 1972. Typically, Phil says (as he would later joke during their gig at the Marquee Club in 1982) that "They liked us so much then that we've been asked to come back!" The audience is very appreciative and a little on the heckling side (during the story of Albert, for instance, Phil has to basically tell them to shut up: "It took me ages to learn this, and I want to fucking say it"). The quality is OK--on the first disc there are some small hitches between tracks, possibly split-second pauses. The second disc does not have this problem, but it does have a lot of pops, especially at the beginning. In "Duke's Travels," I think part of the song during the reprise of the "Turn It on Again" riff is taken out. In the band introductions that come before "Cage," Phil introduces the smoke machine in addition to the drum machine. It's interesting that "Lady Lies" was played so early in the set, as it was usually coupled with "Say It's Alright Joe" after the Duke Suite. Here it is played seemingly in place of "Squonk." Another tour regular that's missing from this performance is "Ripples." This seems like a pretty complete recording, so I can only assume the band chose to drop those songs on this night. This performance is also special for the playing of "Back in NYC," a Pete-era song that was only sung by Phil on this tour, and only a few times. Also there is a rare Phil-era playing of "The Knife." After the main set is finished someone from the club hands Phil an award (the Talent Winners Cup) in return for an award Genesis presented them in 1973 (the Talent Spotters Cup)--presumably Genesis gave them the cup for letting the band play there and helping to build their reputation (this was also the place where Pete accidentally broke his leg by imprudently jumping into the audience--not the kind of thing one forgets).

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Back in Aylesbury (CF)

22/3/80

 

1-01 Back in NYC (6:12)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:44)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:40)
1-04 Intro: Lady (0:59)
1-05 The Lady Lies (7:09)
1-06 One For the Vine (10:42)
1-07 The Story of Albert (2:03)
1-08 Behind the Lines (5:31)
1-09 Duchess (6:34)
1-10 Guide Vocal (1:15)
1-11 Turn It on Again (4:08)
1-12 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (8:23)

2-01 Intro: Joe (1:55)
2-02 Say It's Alright Joe (6:51)
2-03 Intro: Cage (3:13)
2-04 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:17)
2-05 Afterglow (4:19)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:31)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:23)
2-08 Los Endos (7:13)
2-09 Presentation of Friar's Talent Winners Cup (1:57)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:35)
2-11 The Knife (3:45)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Friar's Club in Aylesbury, this is a Coaster Factory remaster of the famous gig. Great for me to have, since my original version of this show (directly above) had problems on both discs. This version is errorless and sounds much better. Nothing could be done about the one small cut in the recording (during the "Turn It on Again" riff reprise in the closing minute of "Duke's End"), but aside from that this is really a great show. I love these intimate little audience recordings.

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Hammersmith '80 (first night)

27/3/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:07)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:54)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:34)
1-04 Back in NYC (7:01)
1-05 One For the Vine (12:11)
1-06 Behind the Lines (9:31)
1-07 Duchess (6:52)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:21)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:13)
1-10 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (9:32)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (9:50)
2-02 The Lady Lies (8:32)
2-03 Ripples (12:27)
2-04 In the Cage (9:50)
2-05 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)(1:13)
2-06 Afterglow (4:27)
2-07 Follow You Follow Me (4:28)
2-08 Dance on a Volcano (5:07)
2-09 Drum Duet/Los Endos (7:07)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:19)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Poor

Comments: (I have better-sounding--though still problematic--versions of this gig below.) At the Hammersmith Odeon in London--the first of many gigs at that venue early in the Duke tour--this is a pretty bad quality show better known as Electric Dreams. The sound is hissy, crackly, and muffled. The crackles almost sound like they are produced by the microphone rubbing against something, as if it is hidden in the recorder's coat. This is a unique show, because it marks the first recorded appearance of "Motherlode" as the first number in the set, and the only time this tour that "Back in NYC" was played in this position in the set (in place of "Squonk"). Like many of the early gigs in this tour, this is a somewhat small club with some rather loud and raucous audience members; Phil complains about them a lot during his intro for "Say It's Alright Joe." During the smoke machine story before "Ripples," an audience member points out: "smoking is bad for your health!" The crowd may be a bit rowdy, but they really love the end of the show, and there's lots of singing along on IKWIL.

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Turning It on ... Tony's Birthday - Remastered

27/3/80

1-01 Audience Noise (1:54)
1-02 Deep in the Motherlode (5:50)
1-03 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:51)
1-04 The Carpet Crawlers (5:41)
1-05 Back in NYC (7:22)
1-06 One For the Vine (10:18)
1-07 The Story of Albert (3:30)
1-08 Behind the Lines (5:26)
1-09 Duchess (1:52)
1-10 Duchess (continued)(5:12)
1-11 Guide Vocal (1:22)
1-12 Turn It on Again (4:12)
1-13 Duke's Travels (partial)(2:42)
1-14 Duke's End (4:34)

2-01 Intro: Joe (2:44)
2-02
Say It's Alright Joe (7:00)
2-03 Intro: Lady (2:13)
2-04 The Lady Lies (8:29)
2-05 Ripples (6:25)
2-06 Ripples (continued)(3:10)
2-07 Band Introductions (1:52)
2-08 In the Cage/The Raven (8:33)
2-09 Afterglow (4:19)
2-10 Follow You Follow Me (4:34)
2-11 Dance on a Volcano (4:32)
2-12 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:34)
2-13 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:14)
2-14 I Know What I Like (continued)(3:27)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Good

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon. This is a slightly better-sounding version of the gig from the above entry, recorded by a different person. This was taped by Barry Follett and remastered (mostly speed correction I believe) by Raf Porter. Below is a more in-depth remaster of the same recording. This version is more overtracked and has un-patched cuts, but also includes audience noise and discussion before and after the show which was cut from the next entry.

This is a more raw version than the next, with perhaps a less subtle approach to the remastering (though it is louder at least), and it has a problem that the next version does not. In most of the Duke Suite, some of "Follow You Follow Me," a good bit of "Los Endos," and the last chunk of IKWIL, there are a lot of what I will call dropouts. These are gaps in the recording which are not cuts, only a split second in duration, but very irritating. It's just as if, while you were listening to the CD, a small child came along and started hitting pause at random intervals.

There is a quick drop in volume right near the end of "Back in NYC." There is a lot of empty space on the end of disc one. There is a cut near the end of "Vine," a big cut which removed the second half of "Duke's Travels," and a cut in the bridge of "Ripples." All of these cuts are patched with material from other shows in the following version--this version is just the original recording. There are a couple of other more minor issues: the opening notes of FYFM are cut, and there is a hiccup in IKWIL (right at the track edit).

See next entry (and/or the previous one) for a better description of the show itself, and what is probably the ideal version of this recording.

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Happy Birthday, Tony

27/3/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:55)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:51)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:59)
1-04 Back in NYC (7:28)
1-05 One For the Vine (14:51)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:54)
1-07 Duchess (6:57)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:24)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:19)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:12)
1-11 Duke's End (2:07)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (11:25)
2-02 The Lady Lies (8:44)
2-03 Ripples (12:09)
2-04 In the Cage/The Raven (8:44)
2-05 Afterglow (4:18)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:41)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:41)
2-08 Drum Duet (1:03)
2-09 Los Endos (6:27)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:47)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Good

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon. I got this upgraded version of the recording from the person who actually taped the show (Barry Follett), remastered by Rolf Holmstrom. However, it seems this venue and this show were not well-suited to a good audience recording, because the quality could still be better, especially during the last few songs of the set, where it gets quite noisy. Still, the quality is markedly better than the first version from this date: as I say this is low-gen.

It is a complete representation of a show, but (unlike my first version, which is from a different audience source) the recording has multiple patches scattered through the show (mainly in the first half). The patches cover cuts due to tape flips, and they come from other boots (one of them the nearby Coaster Factory show), but rhythm-wise they are seamlessly inserted. They occur near the end of "One For the Vine," for a long stretch of "Duke's Travels," a bit of the beginning of "Dukes' End," and in the bridge of "Ripples."

The fan I mention in the first version who shouts "Smoking is bad for your health!" before "Ripples" sounds much farther off in this recording, whereas it sounded like he could have been the taper in the other one (emphasizing the fact that these are different audience recordings of the same gig).

One thing I did not spot the first time around with this show is that it was Tony's birthday (for those interested, he was thirty years old the night of this concert). The title of this version makes that obvious, but you can also tell because the audience sings "Happy Birthday" to him near the beginning of the show. (In the first recording two entries above, we appear to be in a part of the audience that doesn't know it's Tony's birthday, because we don't hear any of the singing at all.) You also get to hear the hall's "outro" music at the end of the recording.

This show is memorable for a few reasons--first of all very interesting that the band did these very small venues in the UK to start this tour, which only the most rabid fans (or cleverest ticket-buyers) were able to get into, so that the audience is very into the show. As mentioned in the first entry for this date, this is also a unique set with the rare "Back in NYC," and (as it turns out) was a special day for Tony Banks. It's just too bad the quality is not a bit better, even on this low-gen version.

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Hammersmith '80 (second night)

28/3/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:02)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:55)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:40)
1-04 Squonk (7:46)
1-05 One For the Vine (11:03)
1-06 The Story of Albert (2:54)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:33)
1-08 Duchess (6:35)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:24)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:30)
1-11 Duke's Travels (7:23)
1-12 Duke's End (4:29)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (8:56)
2-02
The Lady Lies (8:34)
2-03 Ripples (11:44)
2-04 In the Cage/The Raven (9:11)
2-05 Afterglow (4:49)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:29)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:50)
2-08 Drum Duet (1:03)
2-09 Los Endos (6:26)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:21)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Hammersmith Odeon. Phil very carefully explains to the audience that this is the band's second night at the venue, and tomorrow will be their third. This is a copy of the first generation recording from the taper (Barry Follett), who also taped the first night's gig (see previous entries). The quality is probably better than the first night's recording, and there are fewer cuts, though the set here is not as unique. There is a small cut near the end of "Vine," another in the last verse of "Duchess," and a third near the end of "Ripples." "Afterglow" fades out but fades in again at the same spot. The intro for "Say It's Alright Joe" is on the end of disc one.

There are some odd noises on the recording, especially audible on headphones: little ticks, pops, hiss, etc. Some of it sounds like it may have been added in the process of transferring the recording to digital media, but I don't really know. This one is probably more enjoyable to listen to without headphones--not a bad show at all really, it's nice to hear these early UK gigs because the audiences are always very pumped (unlike in 1981--what a difference a year makes!). One note about the show: the drum machine's name was Frank that night.

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Peterborough '80

3/4/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:48)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:50)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:44)
1-04 Squonk (7:53)
1-05 One For the Vine (10:27)
1-06 Behind the Lines (6:07)
1-07 Duchess (6:33)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:35)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:26)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:23)
1-11 Duke's End (1:59)
1-12 The Lady Lies (6:21)

2-1 Ripples (11:08)
2-2 Band Introductions (2:00)
2-3 In the Cage/The Raven (9:03)
2-4 Follow You Follow Me (4:18)
2-5 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:43)
2-6 Los Endos (6:14)
2-7 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:05)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the ABC Theatre (which appears to be the name of every other small club in England) in Peterborough. The quality is not so hot, and there are multiple cuts in this recording. The first is a small one near the end of "Vine." But then Phil's entire Story of Albert is missing. "Turn It on Again," as usual on recordings from this tour, fades in. "The Lady Lies" starts a few notes in, and Phil's Hero/Villain intro is totally cut. The usual smoke machine bit before "Ripples" is missing, unless for some reason Phil didn't do it that night; and "Say It's Alright Joe," which was usually played at this point in the tour, is totally missing. Even poor Daryl's introduction is cut, and "Afterglow" is entirely gone. There is a cut or hiccup near the end of FYFM. As the show nears its conclusion, lots of whistling can be heard.

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Brighton '80

12/4/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:31)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(1:46)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:49)
1-04 Squonk (7:53)
1-05 One For the Vine (15:05)
1-06 Behind the Lines (6:01)
1-07 Duchess (6:02)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:29)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:51)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:26)
1-11 Duke's End (4:25)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (9:51)
2-02 The Lady Lies (8:08)
2-03 Ripples (10:21)
2-04 Band Introductions (2:19)
2-05 In the Cage/The Raven (8:50)
2-06 Afterglow (4:20)
2-07 Follow You Follow Me (4:10)
2-08 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:37)
2-09 Los Endos (5:15)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:23)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Conference Centre in Brighton. The first song starts a bit in. Phil tells a good Story of Albert for the crowd, who are very into the show and create a nice audience atmosphere. There is a small cut in the BTL/Duchess segue. The intro for "Say It's Alright Joe" is stuck on the end of disc one--not a mortal sin, but I found it somewhat pointless. There is a cut in the first verse of "Lady Lies." FYFM and "Volcano" fade in at their beginnings. "Endos" is missing a bit just before the "Squonk" theme kicks in. The end of the encore is slightly clipped.

The quality is just okay for most of the show, but starting from "Cage" to the end of the show it seems slightly worse. Originally on disc two there was repeated material in the intro to "Lady Lies," but I have repaired this seamlessly on my version.

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The Hallam Tapes

17/4/80

 

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:57)
1-02 Dancing with the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:55)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:47)
1-04 Squonk (7:36)
1-05 One for the Vine (11:32)
1-06 The Story of Albert (3:58)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:36)
1-08 Duchess (6:57)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:32)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:38)
1-11 Duke's Travels (7:01)
1-12 Duke's End (2:37)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (11:56)
2-02 The Lady Lies (6:26)
2-03 Ripples (10:19)
2-04 Band Intro (2:13)
2-05 In the Cage/the Colony of Slippermen (8:44)
2-06 Afterglow (4:21)
2-07 Follow You Follow Me (4:28)
2-08 Dance on a Volcano (4:49)
2-09 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:33)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:38)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: (See next entry for what is probably the best version of this material.) As with many gigs broadcast on the radio, there are several different versions of this performance--from the Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England. This one, the old Highland release, has a few small audio problems, such as short static for a few seconds in one or two tracks, and some hiss. All of the tracks run smoothly into one another with no gaps of silence--except for a small but slightly annoying gap between "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End," which I could have fixed, but didn't think it was worth the trouble of reburning the CD. Also if you listen very closely, in the background you can hear the ghost of a totally different recording! Possibly this is due to the original recorder's radio not being totally tuned in, or it could be that the tape that it was transferred from at some point had not recorded totally over the last thing that was on it (this has happened to me in the past). But this strange ghost is very faint, and all in all it's a very good recording, and features some particularly amusing bits. There is of course the Story of Albert, which Phil uses to introduce the tracks from the "new" Duke album; and the band intro, featuring Frank the Drum Machine. Also a fan's slurred cry of "Supper's Ready!!" prompts Phil to quip, "I remember my first beer, too..." There seem to be one or two particular people in the audience giving Phil and the band in general a hard time, but they carry on bravely, and do a ripping great version of "Dance on a Volcano." If you're wondering why this version of "Say It's Alright Joe" is listed as 11:56 long, it's because it includes both Phil's "seedy bar" introduction to that song plus (at the end of the track) the "audience participation" bit introducing "The Lady Lies." In the case of this performance, the fans' oft-repeated cries for "Supper's Ready" go unheeded--the full song would not be played again until 1982's 3SL tour.

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Live in Sheffield (TM Productions)

17/4/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:56)
1-02 Dancing with the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:53)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:50)
1-04 Squonk (7:41)
1-05 One for the Vine (15:28)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:21)
1-07 Duchess (6:56)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:46)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:38)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:14)
1-11 Duke's End (2:18)

2-01 Intro: Joe (1:04)
2-02
Say It's Alright Joe (10:25)
2-03 The Lady Lies (6:24)
2-04 Ripples (12:31)
2-05 In the Cage (7:27)
2-06 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:12)
2-07 Afterglow (4:25)
2-08 Follow You Follow Me (4:28)
2-09 Dance on a Volcano (4:46)
2-10 Drum Duet (0:53)
2-11 Los Endos (7:44)
2-12 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:16)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good-Excellent

Comments: At the City Hall in Sheffield, this TM remaster is probably the definitive version of the radio broadcast. It has absolutely ecstatic reviews on The Movement. (Strangely my track times do not match Simon's entry, but the discs are definitely recognized as the TM version and the tracking matches it.) Having compared against my original version (Hallam Tapes), I can say that this one is certainly louder, with a more dynamic sound. It is the whole performance except for the intro for "Ripples." All Phil says before that song is "This is called 'Ripples.'" He probably would have told the smoke machine story.

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Glasgow '80 (complete)

28/4/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:11)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:57)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:54)
1-04 Squonk (8:01)
1-05 One For the Vine (14:12)
1-06 Say It's Alright Joe (11:02)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:50)
1-08 Duchess (7:13)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:29)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:55)
1-11 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (10:22)

2-1 The Lady Lies (12:02)
2-2 Ripples (13:47)
2-3 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (9:20)
2-4 Afterglow (4:57)
2-5 Follow You Follow Me (4:39)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:58)
2-7 Los Endos (6:23)
2-8 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:11)
2-9 The Knife (3:44)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland (note I have another version of this show, detailed in the next entry). This is the second of two gigs played at this venue, in the middle of the opening leg of the Duke tour, when Genesis hit a bunch of smaller clubs in the UK after having almost totally ignored their home nation on their previous tour. It comes between the two big radio shows from this tour. Some versions of this show do not have the encores on them--this one does. It is probably just the typical version of this show with the recording of the encores tacked on the end. The encores come from a different source--one that is several magnitudes louder, though I tried to adjust the volume--but are still definitely from the same gig, since you can hear Phil mention Glasgow during IKWIL. It's very likely that these songs come directly from the person I traded with; he's a Glaswegian himself and probably recorded them, which makes my versions very low generation. It's very nice to have them, as the band happen to have played the somewhat rare "Knife" that night.

This is a good gig. The audience is somewhat rowdy but to my mind this sort of adds to the atmosphere. The sound is low and far away, but overall it could be much worse (just be careful to adjust your volume when it gets to the encores, or you'll be blasted out of your shoes!). The volume seems to get slightly louder right at "Ripples," but the hiss that is present through the whole recording also gets louder. All of Phil's intros can be made out fine as long as you turn up the volume--which is nice, because he was pretty funny that night. Unfortunately this boot is out of order, a fact I did not realize until after I reburned it (I was fixing some pause problems, as I mention later). Even Simon's version of this show, which is I think what mine originally came from, has "Say It's Alright Joe" placed after "One For the Vine," but I'm almost sure that's not correct. For one thing, the song was almost always played right after the Duke songs and right before "Lady Lies." For another, before "Joe" he says that the character Sydney is "a cousin of Albert's"--yet, if the band had actually played this song after "One For the Vine," they wouldn't have talked about Albert yet! There's a break after "Joe" and just a bit of the beginning of the Story of Albert is cut. This is the only discernible cut in the whole show. In the story, Phil says that Albert is from Glasgow (then he toys with the audience about this fact). He uses the smoke machine story before "Ripples" and later introduces the drum machine to the audience--on this occasion it is named "Basil."

Originally this boot had 2 second pauses between all tracks and "Duke's End" was inexplicably placed at the beginning of the second disc, splitting it from "Duke's Travels." I have fixed these problems, so that now the track times almost exactly match those on Simon's version. Unfortunately some leftovers from the pauses are some pops, which come right before every track transition. On some transitions, you can't even hear them. I also did a fade-out at the end of disc one which unfortunately added in some pops. But still the quality of this boot overall is such that I'm almost tempted to up it to a flat "Good."

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Glasgow '80 (alternate)

28/4/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:49)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:46)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:29)
1-04 Squonk (7:19)
1-05 One For the Vine (10:18)
1-06 The Story of Albert (3:20)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:28)
1-08 Duchess (6:35)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:24)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:28)
1-11 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (10:03)
1-12 Intro: Joe (1:13)
1-13 Say It's Alright Joe (6:40)

2-01 Intro: Lady (2:22)
2-02
The Lady Lies (6:13)
2-03 The Smoke Machine Story (2:29)
2-04 Ripples (10:04)
2-05 Band Introductions (2:43)
2-06 In the Cage (7:21)
2-07 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (0:49)
2-08 Afterglow (4:30)
2-09 Applause (0:20)
2-10 Follow You Follow Me (4:09)
2-11 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:21)
2-12 Los Endos (5:48)
2-13 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (8:46)
2-14 The Knife (3:52)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: At the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. This is probably an upgrade to the previous version of this show. It was transferred from a tape of a lower generation recording than that from which the last version comes, and its play order is correct (placing "Say It's Alright Joe" after the Duke Suite, where it belongs). It features both the encores, and the sound is consistent in them and in the rest of the show. Also it definitely does not have the problem the other version had of being too low and hissy--this one is definitely not too low. If you've read my other review, above, you'll see that I complained that the encores which had been tacked onto the end of that show were much, much louder than the rest of it. Well, this whole show is that loud. It's as if whoever recorded and/or transferred it did so at the highest possible volume level--the waveform of the audio has all the spikes shooting up as high as they will go, like the heart monitor of a patient in the midst of a cardiac incident. I guarantee you that you'll have to turn down the volume on your stereo to listen to this one. It's so overloud that the sound has a tendency to be a bit crackly, and you should probably be careful not to blast your speakers out.

Now being loud isn't such a crime. There is also a speed difference between this version and the last, in that this show is consistently faster than the other. But it's not so fast that Phil sounds like a chipmunk, and I think the tempo may even be more accurate on this one (when comparing them, the speed of the first seemed to kind of drag--it's possible that it's too slow, not that this one's too fast). However, there are unfortunately a few things about this one which almost make it worse than my other version. For instance, speaking of speed: whatever source this one came from, while being lower generation, was corrupted somewhere along the line and has some pitch drops and wavery sound. I've heard worse, and it mostly seems confined to parts of the first half of the show, but it's definitely there and it lends a sickly quality to the sound which is lacking in the other version. It's the worst problem in the show, and is what keeps me from saying flat out that this is an upgrade to the first version. There is also a short break in "Crawlers" which I did not seem to note in my previous version (this version does feature exactly the same cut off the beginning of the Albert story as the last one).

Unfortunately, this is not all. In the original set of discs I was sent for this, there was a large hiccup in the transition between "Behind the Lines" and "Duchess," due to a tape flip, which was not repaired by the person transferring it. This hardly counts as a problem, since I repaired the hiccup seamlessly. (I also re-tracked the first disc, which had some very strange tracking errors--note also the second disc, which I did not re-burn, and which suffers from a small case of over-tracking, especially at track 9, where a chunk of applause between numbers has been given its own track!) However there do seem to be some burning errors in the instrumental introduction for BTL--misplaced crowd noise seems to pop in at split second intervals. This happens a few times. After hearing of my problems with this set of discs, the trader I got it from realized his mistake and reburned the discs, trying to fix the BTL/"Duchess" tracking problem and get rid of the skipping in BTL. Well, upon receiving this new copy, I decided that my retracking was better than his--but the new BTL was less damaged, although there are still two small hitches in it. I replaced my more erroneous patch of the song with the better patch.

So, not a perfect master by any means. Still, it's nice to have a full-throated, low-gen version of this that plays in the correct order and without shifting sources. This was a great performance.

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Newcastle '80

30/4/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:03)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:53)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:39)
1-04 Squonk (7:56)
1-05 One For the Vine (15:17)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:18)
1-07 Duchess (6:58)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:25)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:34)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:10)
1-11 Duke's End (2:16)

2-1 Say It's Alright Joe (13:34)
2-2 The Lady Lies (9:02)
2-3 Ripples (13:01)
2-4 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:48)
2-5 Afterglow (incomplete)(3:20)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:10)
2-7 The Knife/Interview (5:54)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the City Hall in Newcastle, this is a fairly good recording with an unfortunate number of cuts, but a powerful atmosphere and a very involved audience. The speed does not seem to be entirely stable, but it's not a terrible problem. There is one line missing from near the end of "Vine." The audience is very responsive during the Albert story--like many of the small UK club gigs on this tour, they yell at Phil a lot. The sound fades out and then returns during the BTL/"Duchess" transition--there may be a small cut in there. There is a slight edit before "Duke's Travels," but no music is cut. On this night's gig, the drum machine was named Roland (just so you know). It's near the end of the gig where the big cut comes in: "Afterglow"'s ending is missing, and then the ending numbers of "Follow You Follow Me" and "Volcano/Drums/Endos" are all gone. We are left with only the encores, including a fairly rare second encore of "Knife," which is nice. The venue's canned music can be heard after the last song has ended.

Also tacked on the end is a strange and interesting partial radio interview with Phil and Mike Rutherford which probably comes from near the same time as this gig. It comes in with Phil apparently describing the studio in which the band recorded Duke (this was the last album before they acquired their own recording studio, The Farm). There is also some talk about Mike's first solo album, Smallcreep's Day (which I recommend to all who have not heard it), and the DJ is about to spin "Alone Tonight" (one of Mike's more unfortunate compositions for the group) when the recording cuts out. All in all, a memorable gig with some interesting additions; a shame about the big cut near the end, though.

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Liverpool '80 (first night)

2/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:50)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:52)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:46)
1-04 Squonk (7:31)
1-05 One For the Vine (11:10)
1-06 The Story of Albert (4:38)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:31)
1-08 Duchess (5:58)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:20)
1-10 Turn It on Again (5:09)
1-11 Duke's Travels/Duke's End/Intro: Joe (12:39)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (8:13)
2-02
The Lady Lies (9:19)
2-03 The Smoke Machine Story/Ripples/Band Introduction (16:35)
2-04 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:56)
2-05 Afterglow (5:16)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (3:54)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:49)
2-08 Drum Duet/Los Endos (8:21)
2-09 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:25)
2-10 The Knife (4:06)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Good

Comments: At the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, this is the first night of a two-night engagement at this venue (I have the TV documentary with footage from these gigs on DVD). This show is pretty complete, but the overall sound is really quite muddy. Phil's opening intro seems to be cut a bit short, though it is somewhat hard to tell due to the sound quality. There is a cut in the opening of "Duchess," and "Guide Vocal" cuts off abruptly at the end. Like a lot of these Duke gigs in the UK, the audience is very loud and they have a tendency to heckle Phil, but he takes it well and it's really a measure of how energized the crowd is. Like several gigs on this tour, this one features a somewhat rare second encore of "The Knife," which is a nice bonus. Note that these track times do not seem to match Simon's versions of Liverpool, but Phil definitely addresses the audience with references to Liverpool, and content-wise it seems to match the first night better than the second, so I believe this date is correct.

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Drury Lane '80

5/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:49)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (2:00)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:54)
1-04 Squonk (8:10)
1-05 One For the Vine (15:35)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:52)
1-07 Duchess (6:47)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:30)
1-09 Turn It on Again (5:09)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:46)
1-11 Duke's End (5:25)
1-12 Say It's Alright Joe (8:41)

2-01 The Lady Lies (11:48)
2-02 Ripples (13:44)
2-03 In the Cage (7:56)
2-04 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:03)
2-05 Afterglow (5:15)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:45)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:57)
2-08 Drum Duet (0:51)
2-09 Los Endos (6:30)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (10:02)
2-11 The Knife (4:16)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Dury Lane Theatre Royal in London. This is one of many boots I have where the date was hard to determine. This is because while every bootleg I've seen puts this show at 5 May, as does the second box set ("Deep in the Motherlode," on the second disc of the set, comes from Drury Lane), both the official site's archive pages and Alan Hewitt's gigography place it on the 4th of the month. However, this problem seems to have been cleared up for me by the inimitable David Dunnington, who states with some confidence that Genesis played the Drury Lane Theatre on BOTH 4 and 5 May. These two dates, plus the two dates at Lyceum directly afterwards, were probably all professionally recorded (this, unfortunately, is NOT a professional recording). Video exists of both 6 and 7 May, and there is supposedly video in the BBC archives of one of the Drury Lane performances (the official site says 4 May). The "Deep in the Motherlode" on here matches the one on the box set, and so I have settled on the common bootleg date of 5/5 for this one.

Simon calls this show one of the longest he has, and it is possible, as both discs are over 70 minutes long. There is a lot of fan noise between songs, much of it heckling in nature. Phil provides the audience with both the drum machine skit and the smoke machine skit, and the band also plays a rare encore of "The Knife." That song was played most often by the Phil-era band during this tour, but even during this tour it was only played at a handful of dates. The sound quality is just OK here--audible and understandable, but not fantastic. There are some errors: one during the story of Albert. Most of the first verse is cut from "Duchess," and there's another cut some way into "Follow You Follow Me"--the song fades back in afterwards. There's definitely a lot of audience atmosphere in this boot, and it's an exciting show to listen to.

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Musica

7/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:45)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:53)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:37)
1-04 Squonk (6:47)
1-05 One For the Vine (11:17)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:42)
1-07 Duchess (7:03)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:29)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:49)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:22)
1-11 Duke's End (2:08)

2-1 Ripples (10:14)
2-2 The Lady Lies (6:22)
2-3 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (8:46)
2-4 Afterglow (4:34)
2-5 Follow You, Follow Me (4:43)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:40)
2-7 Los Endos (6:58)
2-8 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:30)
2-9 The Knife (3:57)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: (I have many other versions of this show below--the last one is the best.) I'm very glad I was able to get my hands on this bootleg, really a must have for all Genesis fans. There's no static, no wavery sound, no mushiness, no muffled quality, no crackles, no hiss. The sound is very clean, and the show is huge. It's very smooth and the music is great. This was transferred from a tape, so that might have detracted from its original quality a tad, but the tape was in great condition and I didn't notice any real problems at all. I have to compare this one to The Hallam Tapes, a very similar boot from the same tour. Both are very good radio recordings, though Hallam is not quite as good in quality. Their track lists are almost identical. Musica has the rare "Knife" encore, a shorter version than the old original which they played from time to time. But Hallam has "Say It's Alright Joe," which this recording is missing. However, in my Studs and Stetsons collection I have a track that was originally an mp3 from The Path website, which claims to be the "Say It's Alright Joe" from this show (and I included it on my upgrade version of Musica, below). One other thing Hallam has that Musica doesn't is the in between stuff; Phil's comments to the audience, the band intros, and the Story of Albert have all been slickly edited out of this one, so it's just the music. Now some might like it like that better, but I'd rather have the whole performance. If you're going by which boot has the better-performed versions of the songs, right now I'd lean towards this one. But in my book these two bootlegs are almost even in quality. Musica gets a lot of hype from fans, and with good reason (I'd probably put it among the top 7 or 8 bootlegs I've heard), but it doesn't absolutely blow the doors off of all other boots.

 


Lyceum From the Source

7/5/80

01 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (2:15)
02 The Carpet Crawlers (5:38)
03 Squonk (6:55)
04 Behind the Lines (5:47)
05 Duchess (6:56)
06 Guide Vocal (1:28)
07 Turn It on Again (4:57)
08 Ripples (10:24)
09 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (8:20)
10 Afterglow (4:40)
11 Follow You, Follow Me (4:51)
12 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:32)
13 The Knife (3:58)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: This is another copy of the Musica show. This one is (very) incomplete, but comes from a 1st generation tape made off of the radio, from "The Source." At the end of this you can even hear the radio announcer, who gives the performance the wrong date and the wrong venue (he says it was at Drury Lane on May 4--this is patently untrue, as it is clearly the 7 May show and as there was no radio show for the Drury Lane performance). It sounds better in quality than my actual Musica--the volume level is more powerful and there is more depth and clarity to the sound. This is understandable, since my Musica comes from what is at best a second generation tape (and is probably much higher gen than that). One problem though is that there is about a 10 second chunk missing from the middle of "In the Cage," where the tape was flipped. Another problem is that I think I hear some pops on some of these tracks that I don't think are present on Musica. However, Musica had its own break-up problems and I still consider this a substantial upgrade. Interestingly even though "Motherlode" is missing, you can hear the audience clapping in time to what would be its opening beat right before "Moonlit Knight." As in Musica, and indeed all versions of the radio broadcast from this gig, the song intros are gone.

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Another Musica

7/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:01)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:52)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:38)
1-04 Squonk (6:55)
1-05 One For the Vine (11:12)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:47)
1-07 Duchess (6:56)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:28)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:57)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:19)
1-11 Duke's End (2:08)

2-01 Say It's Alright Joe (7:56)
2-02 The Lady Lies (6:22)
2-03 Ripples (10:24)
2-04 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (8:41)
2-05 Afterglow (4:40)
2-06 Follow You, Follow Me (4:51)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:40)
2-08 Los Endos (6:58)
2-09 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:32)
2-10 The Knife (3:48)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good

Comments: (I did a lot of work on this, but see two entries down for the ideal Lyceum.) This is normally the type of boot that I wouldn't bother making a separate entry for, as it is merely a re-organization of a bunch of tracks that I already have. But as it involves some rather extensive re-organization, I thought I'd make an exception. This is the full show on which Musica is based; Musica itself is only missing the song "Say It's Alright Joe," which I have included here (taken from an mp3 of the song as placed on the website The Path, which is also on one of my compilation discs). I also felt that the boot I called Lyceum From the Source, an incomplete version of the show taken from a first generation tape, sounded better than the stuff from my version of Musica. So this boot takes all the existing tracks from the former boot and completes the show with tracks from the latter. There has also been some volume-hiking on the part of the Musica tracks, and some patching--"In the Cage," for instance, which in its better form was actually missing a chunk out of its middle due to a tape flip. In this version the missing chunk has been spliced in from my Musica source. Also the good version of "The Knife" was missing the first few seconds, which I have patched in here (in case you're wondering, in this version I removed the radio announcer who comes in at the end of the Lyceum source). Synching these missing chunks gave me the opportunity to very closely compare the two source boots, and I noticed that Musica seems to be a bit heavier on the bass, but lacks crispness and may possibly run just the slightest touch slower in the speed department. I think however in all modesty that the transition between the two sources is barely noticeable. Still, this is not really the ultimate version of this show--see further entries below.

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BURP 15

7/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:40)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:47)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:25)
1-04 Squonk (6:42)
1-05 One For the Vine (10:46)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:26)
1-07 Duchess (6:41)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:25)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:38)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:05)
1-11 Duke's End (1:54)
1-12 Say It's Alright Joe (7:43)

2-01 The Lady Lies (6:12)
2-02 Ripples (9:52)
2-03 In the Cage (medley)(7:27)
2-04 The Colony of Slippermen (medley)(1:11)
2-05 Afterglow (4:23)
2-06 Follow You, Follow Me (4:33)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:37)
2-08 Drum Duet (0:51)
2-09 Los Endos (6:35)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:14)
2-11 The Knife (3:54)

Type/Quality: Radio/Very Good-Excellent

Comments: (Next entry is the best version of this.) I've never been fully satisfied with my other versions of the very famous Lyceum Ballroom show of 7 May. This is such a famous Genesis bootleg, a good contender for the "best" one out there, and I always felt rather ashamed at not having a more consistent-source, clean version. This was intended to be my final, "perfect" version of the show. However, I was unpleasantly surprised by this remaster. The problem is, when you're hoping for a perfect show, any error ends up seeming twice as glaring. There were two main problems with this show, one which seems endemic to the original and one a burner error.

Very surprisingly, I noticed some speed problems. The sound is sickly and wavery during I believe the second half of the Duke material. I don't recall this being a problem at all with my other versions, so I'm confused as to why Bataitis would use a flawed source like this. The other problem is a burner error at the end of the first disc which puts some repeated scratch noises into the second half of SIAJ.

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As Good as Gold (POT01)

7/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:17)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:50)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:37)
1-04 Squonk (7:38)
1-05 One For the Vine (15:06)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:22)
1-07 Duchess (6:48)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:39)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:43)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:15)
1-11 Duke's End (4:32)
1-12 Say It's Alright Joe (7:52)

2-01 The Lady Lies (9:21)
2-02 Ripples (13:06)
2-03 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (8:36)
2-04 Afterglow (4:40)
2-05 Follow You, Follow Me (4:42)
2-06 Dance on a Volcano (4:41)
2-07 Drum Duet (0:51)
2-08 Los Endos (7:22)
2-09 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (10:16)
2-10 The Knife (3:59)

Type/Quality: pre-FM/Excellent

Comments: Finally we have the definitive, ideal Lyceum recording. Most of this is from what I believe is a pre-FM source. The in between stuff and Phil's intros, always missing on previous versions since they were not on the broadcast, have been spliced in here from a video recording of the gig (see my DVDs of the video!). The quality is absolutely excellent on the songs--the splices are obviously not quite as good in quality and the sound shift is fairly evident, but it is so awesome to have the stories in here, because you get the full show (minus the smoke machine story before "Ripples," as that seems to have been the part of the show where the video tapes got switched out) and because Phil was really on that night with his stories. I think the audience vibe was much better on this night than on the night before. Phil adds some extra flourishes to the usual humor, including a brief but torrid affair that Albert has with his wheelchair (the spokes get stuck in his teeth).

Throw away your ancient Musica LP transfer and go for this one--a must-have.

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Long Beach '80

24/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:20)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:49)
1-03 Squonk (6:15)
1-04 One For the Vine (11:14)
1-05 The Story of Albert (3:55)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:25)
1-07 Duchess (6:23)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:35)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:06)
1-10 Duke's Travels (6:27)
1-11 Duke's End (2:28)
1-12 Say It's Alright Joe (9:45)

2-01 The Lady Lies (8:08)
2-02 Ripples (12:02)
2-03 Misunderstanding (5:25)
2-04 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:12)
2-05 Afterglow (4:15)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:15)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:38)
2-08 Drum Duet (0:45)
2-09 Los Endos (partial)(1:49)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:46)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Arena in Long Beach, California. This show is interesting as it is one of the first times the band played "Moonlit Knight" segued into "Squonk" instead of "Carpet Crawlers"--also curious is that they went back to the original segue for the next show before totally dropping "Crawlers" from the set.

Also unique in my experience is being able to hear an audience member come up to the person recording the show during "Moonlit Knight" and ask, "This is section 18A, right?" Ha! There seem to be even more discussions of what section people are sitting in at the beginning of "One For the Vine."

For the Albert story, Phil has pictures of the lady and the television set. One of Albert's albums is called "And Then There Was Albert." It seems quite common for people recording the shows on this tour to flip the tape right after "Guide Vocal," and that is what happens here--nothing is really missing, there's just a break. There is, however, a cut in the second verse of "Turn It on Again."

The drum machine's name was Bertie that night. After the band introductions, a chunk near the beginning of "Misunderstanding" is cut. As sometimes happened on this tour, "Misunderstanding" goes right into "Cage." There is a cut near the beginning of "Endos," then a bit more of the song, and then it cuts out entirely and goes right to the encore.

It was somewhere around the second disc that I noticed the recording sounded fast. The weird bit was in IKWIL, near the end, where the recording actually seemed to speed up, and got worse. However before that point I was rather happy with the overall sound quality, and there are some interesting bits in the recording that made it fun to listen to. The most annoying bit is the multiple cuts.

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One Ticket Limit

25/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:29)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:54)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:22)
1-04 Squonk (8:14)
1-05 One For the Vine (10:52)
1-06 The Story of Albert (4:05)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:44)
1-08 Duchess (7:02)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:28)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:43)
1-11 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (11:18)
1-12 Say It's Alright Joe (7:43)

2-01 The Lady Lies (9:07)
2-02
The Smoke Machine Story (2:34)
2-03 Ripples (11:42)
2-04 Misunderstanding (4:09)
2-05 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:45)
2-06 Afterglow (4:32)
2-07 Follow You Follow Me (4:29)
2-08 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:40)
2-09 Los Endos (5:58)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (5:57)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: (See below for an alternate version of this show, with more music.) A surprise gig at a small venue--the Roxy Club in LA. This was a venue so small that the smoke machines did not fit in the club, so for the story Phil suggests that the audience blow smoke from their cigarettes on the stage. When they do not seem willing to comply Phil seems to obtain a cigarette from an audience member and do it himself. This is an interesting show for several reasons. First of all, I have re-tracked it, because it had very horrible and strange pauses. It had hiccup pauses, double pauses, and pauses of varying lengths, all of which I had to carefully remove. I also fixed a plain old hiccup which occurred in "Volcano." The original One Ticket Limit had big tracks which combined the full medleys from the show--for instance, BTL, "Duchess" and "Guide Vocal" were all on one track. I've changed this to something more normal. One Ticket Limit does not seem to be the usual boot of this gig, as most have a version which has "The Knife" as an encore before IKWIL. This version is missing that, and IKWIL fades off. This is strange, and somewhat disappointing, but the show is not bad.

The audio quality is fairly interesting, as when the show begins you might be tempted to think it's just plain awful--it sounds very dull and far away, and the audience drowns it out. However as the show goes on it improves a lot, so that you can hear all the tiny things in the songs. The audience remains loud and enthusiastic, but in a good way. There are several cuts: there's one late in "Vine," the bridge is almost entirely cut from "Ripples," and there is a tiny cut in the introductory section of "Cage." This is a nice, full set however, from a time in the tour just before they dumped a lot of songs.

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Roxy '80

25/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:22)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:54)
1-03 The Carpet Crawlers (5:26)
1-04 Squonk (6:42)
1-05 One For the Vine (12:11)
1-06 The Story of Albert (4:27)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:24)
1-08 Duchess (6:47)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:33)
1-10 Turn It on Again (4:34)
1-11 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (10:31)
1-12 Say It's Alright Joe (8:23)

2-01 Supper's Ready in 5 Seconds/The Lady Lies (9:01)
2-02
The (No) Smoke Machine Story/Ripples (12:34)
2-03 Band Introduction/Misunderstanding (7:18)
2-04 In the Cage (7:26)
2-05 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:01)
2-06 Afterglow (4:36)
2-07 Follow You Follow Me (4:27)
2-08 Dance on a Volcano (4:35)
2-09 Drum Duet/Los Endos (6:47)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:30)
2-11 The Knife (4:05)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: Yes, at the Roxy. I liked my previous version of this show, One Ticket Limit (which, for convenience, I will hereafter refer to as OTL), but was disappointed that it was missing the somewhat rare encore number "The Knife." So when the opportunity came to get a full version of the show, which the trader I got it from called "One Ticket Limit Complete," I took it. However I soon discovered a bunch of strange differences between the two shows. Though the quality of both is pretty much at the same level, and though I can hear the same fans scream the same remarks in several parts, I still have the feeling that these two recordings came from two different audience members. For one thing, as I would eventually discover, they are at slightly different speeds: OTL is slightly slower. For another, though both recordings have cuts, they are always in different places: while OTL has a cut in "Vine" and "Ripples" and "Cage," this new show was missing the very beginning of "Motherlode," had a cut in "Duchess" and at a different spot in "Ripples." It also had hiccups, which I knew I had to remove, in "Duchess," after "Lady Lies," and near the beginning of "Los Endos." Also the recording devices of these two different versions seem to have been switched on and off at different times, so that more audience cheering is present at different points of the recording, depending on which version you listen to.

Anyway, all of these differences made me realize that I could not rest until I had taken both versions and smashed them together so that I had one, fully complete version of this gig, with no cuts. Thus we have the new show I received which has had its hiccups repaired, some of its track delineations changed, and all of its cuts patched with the corresponding sections from OTL. Unfortunately these patches are not as seamless as I would have liked, due to the speed difference between the two recordings--but the cuts in this newer show were fairly small, so none of the patches were that long. I patched the cuts enumerated above, plus the very first couple of drum beats for "Misunderstanding," plus Phil saying "Thank you very much" to the audience before "Volcano," which again was on OTL but not on the other version. In the process of fixing all of these little things (I had to reburn the second disc about 4 or 5 times before I got all of them), I picked up on something which I had somehow missed when listening to OTL: Phil sings his extra-short version of "Supper's Ready" before "Lady Lies." He does it so quickly and so low that it's hard to catch. Also interesting to note that in addition to his normal introductions of "Rowland" the bisexual drum machine and Daryl and Chester, Phil introduces someone whom he dubs the "weird professor at the back of the stage." I don't know who he's talking about and I can't make out the name he says; apparently it was someone who provided technical assistance and any tape loops that the band needed (Phil humorously claims that this man has actually been providing all of the evening's music, with the aid of two tape decks).

This is definitely a memorable show; the difficulty of getting tickets to this surprise gig at such a tiny club (as evinced by the title of the previous boot) made certain that only the most hardcore fans packed the sweaty venue. The noise that they provide to the soundtrack is amazing and untiring in its devotion. The fans are so familiar with the set that they cry "tell a story!" directly before the story of Albert, and are so versed in the audience participation before "Lady Lies" that Phil teases them that the band will not bother playing the number at all, since they already seem to know it so well. Unfortunately there are small pops between all the tracks, and from time to time some interesting tinking sounds are heard; but what I have created here is something that no other trader seems to have--a complete version of this show. It is a real treat to hear "The Knife," not so much for the song itself as for the male fan near the microphone (possibly the recorder himself) who screams like a little girl through almost the entire number. "THE KNIFE!!" he cries, in an utter ecstasy; it's so great to listen to someone this excited. It's also very funny to think that Phil can turn grown men into screaming little girls.

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Greek Theater '80 (Master)

27/5/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:40)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:52)
1-03 Squonk (6:35)
1-04 Intro: Vine (1:14)
1-05 One For the Vine (11:09)
1-06 The Story of Albert (4:19)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:29)
1-08 Duchess (7:03)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:24)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:23)
1-11 Duke's End (2:13)

2-01 Intro: Lady (2:35)
2-02
The Lady Lies (6:05)
2-03 The Smoke Machine Story (2:50)
2-04 Ripples (10:04)
2-05 Band Introduction (1:04)
2-06 Misunderstanding (3:57)
2-07 In the Cage (7:35)
2-08 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:12)
2-09 Afterglow (4:38)
2-10 Follow You Follow Me (4:19)
2-11 Dance on a VolcanoThe Knife (4:44)
2-12 Drum Duet (0:53)
2-13 Los Endos (5:53)
2-14 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:45)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, this is a very clear audience recording which is supposed to come right from the master tapes. It's a bit hissy, but otherwise is quite nice and makes for a memorable show from this tour. Phil tells his Albert story particularly well (with a picture of a nude lady to represent the Duchess, and with plenty of examples of the books, movies and albums that Albert wrote). Unfortunately "Turn It on Again" is entirely missing from the Duke Suite of songs--on Simon's site this is explained (the "boys" chose this song to go to the toilet). "Say It's Alright Joe" is also missing, but this is probably because the band did not play the song that night. This is one of the first gigs without "Carpet Crawlers" in it, so that the "Moonlit Knight" intro goes straight into "Squonk." The recorder or his friend has an annoying habit of calling for "Cinema Show" all the time--before IKWIL he even has the temerity to call for "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" (yeah right!). Still, a very clear show with generally positive audience energy and a laid back Phil.

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Atlanta '80

1/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:56)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:48)
1-03 Squonk (7:41)
1-04 One For the Vine (11:11)
1-05 The Story of Albert (4:40)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:30)
1-07 Duchess (6:42)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:22)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:43)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:12)
1-11 Duke's End (2:38)
1-12 The Lady Lies (9:01)

2-01 Supper's Ready in 10 Seconds/Smoke Machine Story/Ripples (13:48)
2-02 Band Introductions (3:18)
2-03 Misunderstanding (3:41)
2-04 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:28)
2-05 Afterglow (4:44)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:24)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:42)
2-08 Drum Duet (1:01)
2-09 Los Endos (6:35)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (11:59)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, this is a memorable audience gig which I strongly considered rating at "Good-Very Good" before settling with just "Good." The sound is a bit far away, and there is very heavy bass on the recording. There is also some annoying chatter from the audience from time to time. However Phil's intros are surprisingly clear and easy to make out. It's possible that around this time in the tour Phil had been working pretty hard; on this night, his voice sounds a bit strained sometimes, and some of his intros seem tentative, as though he's not sure what comes next.

At the opening of disc two, Phil responds to repeated cries for "Supper's Ready" by performing vocal bits from it in a sped-up run-through that takes about 5-10 seconds. Collectors generally dub this skit "Supper's Ready in 10 Seconds," or however many seconds it takes. Phil did this several times on this tour (see the Roxy gig for another instance). During the band introductions, Phil tells the audience about Bertram the Drum Machine.

And now for the cuts. There are two cuts in this show, and they both remove bits from songs, but they are not very long cuts. The first cut comes right at the beginning of "Guide Vocal," and takes out one or two lines of the song. The second cut chops off the end of "Misunderstanding" and cuts into the beginning of "In the Cage." Not too bad, and overall this is a pretty successful audience recording.

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Chicago '80

6/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:59)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:46)
1-03 Squonk (7:58)
1-04 One For the Vine (15:27)
1-05 Behind the Lines (6:04)
1-06 Duchess (6:28)
1-07 Guide Vocal (1:31)
1-08 Turn It on Again (5:08)
1-09 Duke's Travels (7:27)
1-10 Duke's End (6:04)
1-11 The Lady Lies (6:15)

2-01 Smoke Machine Story (3:08)
2-02 Ripples (10:01)
2-03 Band Introductions (3:29)
2-04 Misunderstanding (4:06)
2-05 In the Cage (medley)(7:45)
2-06 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:07)
2-07 Afterglow (4:47)
2-08 Follow You Follow Me (5:07)
2-09 Dance on a Volcano (4:49)
2-10 Drum Duet (0:55)
2-11 Los Endos (6:06)
2-12 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (11:11)
2-13 The Knife (3:59)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair

Comments: At the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago. It was very easy for me to check the authenticity of this show, because my original version, like Simon's, had "Squonk" and "One For the Vine" incorrectly swapped with each other. I did the obvious fix for my version and swapped them back so that the show is in the correct order.

This is a quite complete show featuring the rather rare extra encore of "The Knife." The only bit missing from the whole show is the first couple of words of "In the Cage"--and the end of the drum duet is slightly clipped. However, though complete, the recording's overall quality leaves much to be desired. The sound is very muffled and Phil's intros are indistinct. My track times match those of Simon's version which he rates as a "B," but I was tempted to rate this even lower than I did.

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Pine Knob '80

9/6/80

1-1 Deep in the Motherlode (5:47)
1-2 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:40)
1-3 Squonk (10:23)
1-4 Behind the Lines (5:12)
1-5 Duchess (6:30)
1-6 Guide Vocal (1:22)
1-7 Turn It on Again (4:44)
1-8 Duke's Travels (7:07)
1-9 Duke's End (1:42)

2-1 The Lady Lies (12:46)
2-2 Misunderstanding (3:43)
2-3 In the Cage (7:15)
2-4 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (0:57)
2-5 Afterglow (4:48)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano (4:25)
2-7 Drum Duet (1:03)
2-8 Los Endos (5:19)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (9:49)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Good

Comments: Played at the Pine Knob in Clarkston, Michigan (which a lot of people spell "Clarkeston," but I think the right spelling is without the "e"). This gig is a landmark because it was played without Daryl Stuermer. He had to rush to the hospital that night to have his wisdom teeth removed, as Phil explains to the audience. Thus, the set is somewhat shortened (there is no "One For the Vine" and no "Ripples;" "Say It's Alright Joe" and "Follow You Follow Me" are also missing, but these songs had probably been permanently dropped from the tour set at this point), and the playing isn't as layered as it normally would be--there are a few bits of songs where guitar parts are clearly missing. The performance is a little rough, but it is interesting to hear what a good go they make of playing without a member.

The quality is a bit unfortunate--at the beginning of the first song, it sounds as though the person recording the show is standing in the parking lot of the theatre. However, it does get better after a couple of minutes. There is a tiny cut in "Moonlit Knight," after which the recording comes back in low and dull again, but it improves once again rather quickly. After "Lady Lies" Phil does the old drum machine skit--its name is "Bertie" this time. There is a cut in "Los Endos," but otherwise the recording seems fairly complete. The crowd is OK here, not too intrusive and not very heckling, just excited to be there. An interesting historical document.

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Cleveland '80

11/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:37)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:53)
1-03 Squonk (6:27)
1-04 Intro: Vine (1:28)
1-05 One For the Vine (10:44)
1-06 The Story of Albert (4:12)
1-07 Behind the Lines (5:38)
1-08 Duchess (6:46)
1-09 Guide Vocal (1:26)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:18)
1-11 Duke's End (2:17)
1-12 Supper's Ready in 5 Seconds/Intro: Lady (5:17)
1-13 The Lady Lies (6:10)

2-1 The Smoke Machine Story/Ripples/Band Introductions (18:42)
2-2 Misunderstanding (3:39)
2-3 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:56)
2-4 Afterglow (4:29)
2-5 Follow You Follow Me (5:07)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano (4:54)
2-7 Drum Duet (1:11)
2-8 Los Endos (5:51)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (11:58)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio. This one has a very loud and constantly cheering audience, but still manages to document an audible and pretty clear recording of the gig. Phil is pretty funny with his intros and such. There are very small split second pauses or hitches between tracks and the sound is a tad tinny.

Right after "One For the Vine," a definite explosion is heard; apparently a cherry bomb was set off in the audience! Phil says "that had nothing to do with us!" and threatens that the "jerk" responsible should meet him after the concert, presumably for a beating. He then moves undaunted into the story of Albert. When he gets to Albert's albums, he mentions "And Then There Were Three Alberts," which is pretty funny and which I hadn't heard him say before. Unfortunately the song "Turn It on Again" has been totally cut out. After the Duke Suite Phil decides to provide the excited audience with his strange sped-up a capella version of "Supper's Ready"--some people in the crowd actually find this amusing...

"Ripples" becomes a very long track because it begins with the whole smoke machine story and ends with Phil's extended band introductions. He takes a long time discussing "Bertie" the drum machine, who he gets a good drum beat out of and keeps on for a long time. He says that Bertie is Japanese but asks that the crowd not hold that against Bertie. Phil sends the machine to sleep, but then brings it back again for more drumming action. "I could play with Bertie all night..." There is a long break or silence after the band intros, but the recording comes back on before missing any music. There is also a break between "Misunderstanding" and the "Cage" medley, but once again nothing really seems to be missing. The band seem to screw up "In the Cage" at the spot right before the bridge section; they have to sort of regroup and reset themselves before moving into Tony's keyboard solo.

There is a small cut near the end of "Endos," but besides that and the one missing song, this is a fairly complete show with some good intros from Phil and some interesting incidents. Not bad.

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Pittsburgh '80

13/6/80

1-1 Deep in the Motherlode (5:45)
1-2 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (2:04)
1-3 Squonk (7:05)
1-4 One For the Vine (13:05)
1-5 Behind the Lines (11:22)
1-6 Duchess (7:00)
1-7 Guide Vocal/Turn It on Again (6:44)
1-8 Duke's Travels (8:02)
1-9 Duke's End (2:41)

2-1 Say It's Alright Joe (10:28)
2-2 The Lady Lies (11:00)
2-3
The Smoke Machine Story (3:29)
2-4 Band Introductions/Misunderstanding (5:57)
2-5 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)/Afterglow (13:25)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet/Los Endos (12:21)
2-7 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (11:28)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Ohio (not the more famous Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania!). This is a fairly complete recording with nice clear sound, but unfortunately I think the whole thing runs a bit slow--Phil sounds froggy and the playing seems too deliberate. Still, I didn't notice it really until a second listen.

During the Story of Albert, Phil uses the movie title "The Empire Strikes Albert" and the somewhat rare album titles "And Then There Were Three Alberts" and "Nursery Albert." The audience, unfortunately, does not get his "S & M" joke! This is also a rare occurrence. The end of "Duchess" and the beginning of "Guide Vocal" are cut. The entire song "Ripples" is missing, though they definitely played it that night. "Follow You Follow Me" is also missing, but this was at a point in the tour where the band was in the process of dropping that song from the set, so it's likely that it just wasn't played that night.

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Columbia '80

14/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:22)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:47)
1-03 Squonk (6:38)
1-04 The Story of Albert (2:23)
1-05 Behind the Lines (5:34)
1-06 Duchess (6:53)
1-07 Guide Vocal (1:30)
1-08 Turn It on Again (4:57)
1-09 Duke's Travels (7:00)
1-10 Duke's End (6:08)
1-11 The Lady Lies (6:13)

2-1 The Smoke Machine Story (2:58)
2-2 Ripples (10:15)
2-3 Band Introductions (1:29)
2-4 Misunderstanding (3:48)
2-5 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:47)
2-6 Afterglow (4:48)
2-7 Dance on a Volcano (4:38)
2-8 Drum Duet/Los Endos (7:27)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (12:36)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia Maryland. I was a little confused on the venue for this one, as Hewitt puts it in Washington DC, but everyone else has Maryland (actually the official site puts this gig at Columbia "Ohio," but this is definitely a typo), so I'm going with that. This is a pretty good show with a great, enthusiastic audience. They aren't heckling or overly rude--they just absolutely love everything that happens. When Phil starts singing "Moonlit Knight," someone near the mic who was apparently unfamiliar with the set list says, "Oh my god!" The sound is a little far away, but otherwise rather good--there don't seem to be any pops or waveriness or speed problems. Phil, as he would during the Boston performance below, suggests that the audience has their own exotic style of smoke during the smoke machine sketch. He then goes on to admit that he has smoked marijuana. This quite good performance is marred by the fact that "One For the Vine," a regular from this tour's set, is missing. It does not sound as if the recording has been edited in any way, so it's possible that the band chose to simply not play the song that night, for whatever reason. Phil seems to keep the story of Albert much shorter than usual, as well, so maybe they were trying to keep the show time down a little. One last note: this bootleg has an unfortunate problem related to pauses: there's a slight hitch in between every track, a bit of a click and then a split second hiccup--no doubt a result of a less than satisfactory burning job. The hitches could be worse, and I don't find them as annoying as full-blooded pauses, but you should know that they're there.

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Philly '80 (first night)

16/6/80

1-1 Deep in the Motherlode (5:32)
1-2 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:59)
1-3 Squonk (6:34)
1-4 One For the Vine (12:15)
1-5 The Story of Albert/Behind the Lines/Duchess/Guide Vocal (17:17)
1-6 Turn It on Again (4:35)
1-7 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (9:20)
1-8 The Lady Lies (10:07)

2-1 Ripples (13:26)
2-2 Misunderstanding (5:15)
2-3 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)/Afterglow (13:28)
2-4 Follow You Follow Me (4:47)
2-5 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet/Los Endos (12:26)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (12:06)
2-7 The Musical Box (closing section)(3:08)

Type/Quality: Audience/Fair-Good

Comments: As the title suggests, this boot represents the first of a two-gig stint at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. The audience here is very loud--not in the sense that you can hear individuals talking, though. They are instead present as an almost constant cheering, screaming creature. Sometimes they cover over the music. The recording cuts off after the first huge chunk of the Duke Suite and starts a bit into "Turn It on Again." After the cut the sound is a little worse, up until somewhere in "Duke's Travels," when it improves again. Phil tells the standard smoke machine story before "Ripples," but does not introduce the drum machine as he would sometimes do at other gigs. The band intro comes before "Misunderstanding," which song segues into "Cage." Note that almost all of the medleys have been grouped onto individual tracks here--it seems that someone wanted to keep the number of tracks to a minimum. This policy also helps to avoid the inevitable disruptions in the musical flow which are always caused by inferior track transitions--which, unfortunately, this boot suffers from. The second disc seems to have occasional split second pauses, punctuated by small pops. The first has even subtler small pops or hitches, or sometimes nothing at all. Not drastic enough a problem for me to bother going to the trouble of messing with the discs.

The rarity and interesting bit of this boot, which is in most other ways somewhat average, is that it includes a very unique encore of "Musical Box." To my knowledge, this is the only recorded instance of the song being played outside of a medley in the Phil era. For some reason they just decided to play the closing section of the song by itself. At other gigs the second encore would be "Knife" or "Back in NYC."

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Boston '80

18/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:58)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:52)
1-03 Squonk (8:20)
1-04 One For the Vine (11:19)
1-05 The Story of Albert (4:37)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:41)
1-07 Duchess (7:07)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:26)
1-09 Turn It on Again (5:03)
1-10 Duke's Travels (7:27)
1-11 Duke's End (2:38)
1-12 Intro: Lady (4:14)

2-01 The Lady Lies (6:33)
2-02 The Smoke Machine Story (3:53)
2-03 Ripples (10:01)
2-04 Supper's Ready in 16 Seconds/Band Introductions (2:09)
2-05 Misunderstanding (4:04)
2-06 In the Cage (7:46)
2-07 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:07)
2-08 Afterglow (5:02)
2-09 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet/Los Endos (12:57)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (12:06)
2-11 It's Yourself (b-side)(5:49)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Fair

Comments: Played at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Mass. This is very much an audience boot, as they are an ever-present force on the recording. They're enthusiastic--too enthusiastic. They cheer over the beginnings of songs and in the middle of songs. During "Lady Lies," you can hear them boo the villain every time. Phil makes several pointed suggestions about the audience's choice of smoking weed. He also goes into some rather lengthy intros throughout, at least some of them due to technical problems. After "Duke's Travels/Duke's End" Phil introduces Dale Newman to the audience, as he had been running around on stage during the song trying to fix whatever was going wrong. Phil does a long story about the roadies playing with the smoke machine, making allusions to how much he is boring the audience as he does so. The audience are somewhat hard to please, and a few obnoxious fans shout out song requests while the band is still in the middle of playing "Ripples." They also cry for "Supper's Ready" so much that Phil obliges them with "Supper's Ready in 16 Seconds," a piece of vocal acrobatics in which he runs through the whole song very quickly by rapidly singing snatches from the lyrics. It's rather funny, but when the audience realizes they won't get the whole song, there's some loud booing. Phil does the band introductions before "Misunderstanding," instead of before "In the Cage," their position earlier in the Duke tour. This is later in the tour, and several things had changed since the playing of Musica's show at the Lyceum. "Follow You Follow Me" and "Say It's Alright Joe" are both gone from the set, and "Carpet Crawlers" is gone as well, so that the "Moonlit Knight" intro segues into "Squonk" instead.

The sound on this show is rather scratchy and tinny in a way, and not as good as it could be. There's no noise or pops or speed problems, but the overall sound could certainly be better. The beginning of "Guide Vocal" is missing. For some reason the intro for "Lady Lies" is on the end of disc one, and the song is on the beginning of the next disc. If I had more energy I would put the intro on the same disc with the song, but...This show gives a good indication of what their gigs had gotten like by the latter half of the tour. Also it has the very rare "Supper's Ready" skit--they only did this I imagine when fans were getting very rowdy about the song, and I've only seen about 4 or 5 bootlegs that have this thing in their track lists. As an added bonus, "It's Yourself" in very good quality has been tacked onto the end of the show.

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Montreal '80 (first night)

19/6/80

1-1 Deep in the Motherlode (5:16)
1-2 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:47)
1-3 Squonk (8:11)
1-4 One For the Vine (12:26)
1-5 Behind the Lines (5:12)
1-6 Duchess/Guide Vocal (8:21)
1-7 Turn It on Again (4:56)
1-8 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (9:03)

2-1 The Lady Lies (9:52)
2-2 Ripples (10:52)
2-3 Misunderstanding (3:47)
2-4 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:12)
2-5 Afterglow (4:25)
2-6 Follow You Follow Me (4:06)
2-7 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (5:44)
2-8 Los Endos (6:03)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (12:32)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Very Good

Comments: (See below for a better, more remastered version of this show.) At the Montreal Forum, it's probably safe to say that this is one of the best shows from this tour, though until 2004 the great majority of collectors have been unable to listen to it. This used to be one of those mysterious "hidden" shows, which are often talked about and cause a lot of anger among the general community; but now there's no need for anyone to be angry about this show, because it sounds great and it's up for grabs, having been leaked to the "public."

That having been said, it's important to note that there are several versions of this show, at least two of which have been remastered by respected Genesis weeding groups. This version is neither of those, though according to what I've read it has been to a certain extent "remastered." Apparently on the original recording the beginning of "Motherlode" was missing; in this version, you can hear Phil counting in and then the song bursts forth. This seems quite odd to me, as all the Duke tour shows I have do not feature a count-in on "Motherlode," but a lengthy opening featuring an unaccompanied pounding drum beat. I don't know where the count-in came from, and I find it hard to believe that the band ever started a Duke show with just a count-in. I find the sound to be very good but somewhat tinny--Phil's voice seems high, suggesting that the speed may be running just a tad fast, and his voice also seems to have a rough edge to it, suggesting I don't know what (perhaps that Phil's throat was a tad raw that night, but I think it's more a result of the remastering).

Phil attempts to tell the Albert story in French, but doesn't seem well prepared for it. He only seems to get to the bit where Albert falls in love with his television set--pausing to ask at one point, out of desperation, whether the audience speaks English. Someone misses their cue to come in at the beginning of "Duke's Travels"--I suspect Tony. Phil tries, with some success, to make the crowd understand about booing the villain before "Lady Lies"--due to the language barrier, it's harder than it usually was. Phil even attempts to tell the smoke machine story in French. The audience gets a very long version of IKWIL.

Unfortunately, there are some problems with my particular version of this show which hopefully are not characteristic of this recording. Most likely my copy came from a thoroughly weeded copy, one which had passed through the burners of many careless individuals--this resulted in multiple skips being added to the second disc. There's one error toward the end of "Lady Lies," a scratch toward the beginning of "Turn It," a skip toward the end of "Volcano," and probably a few other skips in "Endos" and IKWIL. See below for a better copy.

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Albert A La Carte (PRRP SAE 01)

19/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:28)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:52)
1-03 Squonk (8:30)
1-04 One For the Vine (13:05)
1-05 Behind the Lines (5:39)
1-06 Duchess (6:57)
1-07 Guide Vocal (1:30)
1-08 Turn It on Again (5:08)
1-09 Duke's Travels (7:23)
1-10 Duke's End (1:55)
1-11 Intro: Lady (2:41)
1-12 The Lady Lies (6:21)
1-13 The Smoke Machine Story (1:41)

2-01 Ripples (11:48)
2-02 Misunderstanding (3:52)
2-03 In the Cage (medley)(7:38)
2-04 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (medley)(1:06)
2-05 Afterglow (4:42)
2-06 Follow You Follow Me (4:15)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano (4:41)
2-08 Drum Duet (1:16)
2-09 Los Endos (7:32)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (12:59)
2-11 Interview with Tony Banks, CHOM-FM (12:00)

Type/Quality: Soundboard/Very Good-Excellent

Comments: At the Montreal Forum, this is probably as perfect a version of this show as you will find. Not only do we have the whole complete soundboard-quality gig, along with the correct version of "Motherlode" without a fake count-in; we also have a radio interview with Tony Banks from the same day. I have very little to say about the show itself--for details of the gig, you can read my review of the above entry. This is just a really good quality Duke tour show, about as good as it gets.

The very interesting addition to this show is the contemporary Tony Banks interview. This was an interesting time in the life of Genesis, just after the release of Tony and Mike's first solo albums, and before the release of Phil's groundbreaking freshman solo effort--which would forever change the lives of all the band members. At this point, the best Tony can say for Phil's song writing is that he is "good at writing simple little songs." The DJ actually is excited enough about Tony's new album to actually ask him a few questions about it and play a cut from the record. Tony discusses how his fear of flying leads him to make very long car rides across the United States. He talks about the band's (at the time) focus on albums rather than singles--though they were just breaking through with one of their first big hit singles with "Misunderstanding." This was just when Genesis was shaking off the final vestiges of their progressive heritage and moving into the bright lights of pop stardom. So it's just very interesting to hear the state of mind Tony was in at this point, and his comments on pop music of the time.

I highly recommend this show--a must have for any fan of the band.

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Montreal '80

20/6/80

01 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)(cut)(1:27)
02 Squonk (incomplete)(0:57)
03 Behind the Lines (5:40)
04 Duchess (7:06)
05 Turn It on Again (5:02)
06 Duke's Travels (7:38)
07 Duke's End (1:52)
Soundcheck: Dodgers Stadium, LA, 22/5/87
08 Throwing It All Away (4:16)
09 Guitar and drum machine (1:31)
10 Land of Confusion (4:07)
11 Drums, guitar and vocals (0:59)
12 Mama (4:58)

Type/Quality: Soundboard (Audience)/Good-Fair

Comments: This is an interesting one: the first half of this is from the Forum in Montreal Canada. The track times match Simon's version, for which he comments: "Seems like a soundboard to me, but the recording is pretty bad." I agree, and this opinion has been bolstered by the fact that a full soundboard recording of the previous night's gig at the Forum has leaked (see above entry). That show is certainly in better shape than this one; I don't know what happened to this thing between the actual reels and the version that dribbled down to collectors, but whatever it was, it was severe. Less than one half of the gig is represented here, and almost every song has cuts in it. Even the tiny "Moonlit Knight" song has a line or two missing out of the middle (and some dead air filling the gap). Note that the usual opening number "Deep in the Motherlode" is missing. Only the beginning minute of "Squonk" is here; that song abruptly cuts into some weird noise, followed by the very end of Phil's intro for the Duke material. BTL and "Duchess" seem to be complete, but after "Duchess" the recording cuts out and "Guide Vocal" is missing. "Turn It" is complete, but there may be a small cut in "Duke's Travels"--there's some music missing, but the song doesn't seem to miss a beat, so it's possible the band just messed up. "Duke's End" cuts off just a bit before the end. The sound quality for all of this does indeed sound like it's from the board: there's a sterility to it and the audience is not very noticeable. However, the speed is also too slow and there is a rather rough hiss in the background. Again, though, soundboard is soundboard; if nothing else, it's nice to say that I have this show, and it's interesting to wonder how it ended up like this.

The rest of the disc is filled out with some bonus material that I already have in a couple of other places: a soundcheck from the IT tour. This one should probably be rated quite a bit lower than the soundboard stuff: it's an audience recording, for one thing, plus the volume is much lower. The speed is fast rather than slow, and it sounds tinny and hissy. The band plays around a bit and gets through some whole songs. For more details on this bit, you can consult my comments for the two other shows I have on which it appears: Weston Springs '86 and Madrid '87.

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Toronto '80 (first night)

23/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (7:26)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:46)
1-03 Squonk (8:20)
1-04 One For the Vine (11:00)
1-05 The Story of Albert (3:33)
1-06 Behind the Lines (incomplete)(4:14)
1-07 Turn It on Again (5:12)
1-08 Duke's Travels (7:19)
1-09 Duke's End (2:12)
1-10 Intro: Lady (3:55)
1-11 The Lady Lies (6:32)

2-1 The Smoke Machine Story (3:21)
2-2 Ripples (11:12)
2-3 Misunderstanding (3:58)
2-4 In the Cage (7:40)
2-5 The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (1:07)
2-6 Afterglow (4:53)
2-7 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (6:11)
2-8 Los Endos (8:25)
2-9 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (11:50)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good

Comments: At the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the first of two consecutive gigs at that venue (both recorded). This is a fairly typical show from late in the tour, with fairly good sound. The recording begins quite a bit before the gig starts, so that you hear when the band come on. Unfortunately there is a gaping cut in the Duke Suite which removes a good chunk of BTL, all of "Duchess" and all of "Guide Vocal;" even "Turn It on Again" fades in at the beginning. Apart from this big cut the recording is complete. In an interesting omission, Phil does not do his humorous introduction of the drum machine before introducing Daryl and Chester.

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The Lamb Lies Down on Albert

28/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (6:24)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:52)
1-03 Squonk (7:54)
1-04 One For the Vine (11:41)
1-05 The Story of Albert/Behind the Lines (9:22)
1-06 Duchess (7:08)
1-07 Guide Vocal (1:38)
1-08 Turn It on Again (4:52)
1-09 Duke's Travels (7:34)
1-10 Duke's End (2:33)

2-1 The Lady Lies/The Smoke Machine Story (13:25)
2-2 Ripples (10:39)
2-3 Band Introductions/Misunderstanding (5:16)
2-4 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:47)
2-5 Afterglow (5:12)
2-6 Dance on a Volcano (4:49)
2-7 Drum Duet/Los Endos (7:53)
2-8 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (12:16)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: At the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, this boot has been graced with the peculiar title above, taken from Phil's story of Albert and having no particular reference to the show recorded (especially since Phil used this fake title of an album by Albert at almost every single Duke show). This show I obtained mainly because it happens to have taken place in my home state of New Jersey--but it also happens to be quite a good quality boot, coming right before the penultimate and more famous tour gig at the MSG and reaching an even level of quality with that recording--it may have been recorded by the same person. It sounds as though it may have been remastered at some point--the sound is very clear. True, there is some chatter and some mic fumbling to be heard, but mainly towards the first half of the show. The crowd can be a bit hectoring; though they're very excited, they don't all like having to wait through Phil's stories, and their frequent cries of "Supper's Ready" go unheard by Phil. Still, Phil gives them a particularly extended version of the smoke machine story (in which he describes all the different sexual depravities that the road crew engage in), and they participate very well during the "Lady Lies" story (i.e., they imitate dogs and cats quite well, and boo very strongly and in chorus). The crowd is also treated to a particularly long and comfortable version of IKWIL--though they don't get "The Knife" or "Back in NYC." A nice show.

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MSG '80

29/6/80

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:42)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro)/Squonk (8:26)
1-03 One For the Vine (12:15)
1-04 The Story of Albert (4:29)
1-05 Behind the Lines (6:45)
1-06 Duchess (5:48)
1-07 Guide Vocal (1:26)
1-08 Turn It on Again (4:40)
1-09 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (10:10)
1-10 The Lady Lies (10:00)

2-1 The Smoke Machine Story/Ripples (13:32)
2-2 Band Introductions/Misunderstanding (5:25)
2-3 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)/Afterglow (13:20)
2-4 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet/Los Endos (12:37)
2-5 Back in NYC (4:53)
2-6 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (10:27)

Type/Quality: Audience/Good-Very Good

Comments: (See the next entry for an even better version of this show.) At the Madison Square Garden in NYC, this is the second to last gig of the Duke tour. It's a rather special gig, with a very rare encore of "Back in NYC" (the only recorded instance of its being played as an encore, though I've heard this was also done in Philly on this tour). It's really a great show, in rather high quality for an audience boot. An earlier version I received had two digital stuttering errors in two different songs on the first disc. However, after many months, the trader I got it from was able to get an errorless disc one and very graciously passed it on to me. So this is basically an errorless boot (although I believe there may be a repeated, low added noise during the second half of the first disc--this is not present on the Coaster Factory version, below).

An odd feature of this boot is that the song intros are actually on the same track with the songs they introduce--normally the intros are placed at the end of the previous track, so that if you skip to the track you hear the song right away, not its intro. During the smoke machine skit, as usual Phil makes a reference to pot-smoking in the audience. During "I Know What I Like" it was sometimes Phil's wont to sing snatches of songs having something to do with the venue--for instance on the Seconds Out album during IKWIL he sings "I love Paris in the springtime," because the Seconds Out gigs were in Paris (mainly). There are plenty of songs about New York to choose from and place in this rendition of IKWIL. The most obvious is "New York, New York." Of all of them, though, Phil chooses one of the least likely: "NYC," a number from the musical Annie. He sings a quick line from it here. So now I can say that Genesis has covered Annie. This is a great gig.

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In-A-Gadda-Da-V'Albert (CF)

29/6/80

 

1-01 Deep in the Motherlode (5:42)
1-02 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (intro) (1:48)
1-03 Squonk (7:38)
1-04 One For the Vine (11:42)
1-05 The Story of Albert (4:03)
1-06 Behind the Lines (5:20)
1-07 Duchess (7:09)
1-08 Guide Vocal (1:27)
1-09 Turn It on Again (4:48)
1-10 Duke's Travels/Duke's End (9:48)

2-01 The Lady Lies (10:56)
2-02 The Smoke Machine Story (2:38)
2-03 Ripples (11:34)
2-04 Misunderstanding (4:00)
2-05 In the Cage/The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven) (8:47)
2-06 Afterglow (4:54)
2-07 Dance on a Volcano/Drum Duet (6:00)
2-08 Los Endos (6:21)
2-09 Back in NYC (4:26)
2-10 I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe) (10:50)

Type/Quality: Audience/Very Good-Good

Comments: At Madison Square Garden in NYC, this is the Coaster Factory remaster of this great show. A great show has become even better. My previous version of this show had some pops and sounded a bit far away; this version is clean and sounds very nice. I don't have much else to say--it just sounds great. An excellent example of a Duke tour show, with great audience atmosphere. One only wishes that the band hadn't dropped so many songs from their set at this point (such as "Say It's Alright Joe," "Follow You Follow Me," and "The Carpet Crawlers")--though this does have "Misunderstanding," which was not played earlier in the tour, and the rare "Back in NYC."

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