on to the old stuff
- Sigurd Huckle reviews the satellite show -
The 8 x
10 (21 x 28 cm)
"poster" at the entrance
Genesis' Düsseldorf concert in a cinema through a satellite
simulcast was a new experience to me. This took place in selected cinemas
in Sweden, Spain and Great Britain on June 27.
sure wasn't the same thing as being at a concert, but it was more than
just watching a concert film. For instance, it felt like a natural thing
to clap our hands between songs.
up ... for the pre-show meal!
concert started with some "newer" stuff (that is what I use
to call the post 70's material). Promising, but most people seemed to
wait for old goodies. And after circa 20 minutes things started to get
really interesting when we got to hear In The Cage from The
Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.
on stage in Lövånger ... sort of
first highlight in the show came next when the band segwayed into The
Cinema Show...really beautiful and the guys seem to still enjoy playing
it. To me this particular piece of music turned out to be the peak of
the entire show.
Then came some newer stuff again but by the second half of the concert
we got to hear old favourites again: Firth of Fifth, I Know What I
Like and Los Endos. Majestic prog classics!
I have to say that I found at least one of the newer songs quite enjoyable:
Invisible Touch, where Mike Rutherford's repetitive guitar
lick grew in my mind.
via satellite - how was it?
was it? Taking the car to Lövånger - one of 20 places in Sweden
that showed Genesis Düsseldorf, Germany gig live in cinemas.
we arrived and the cinema could take 200 people. Around 70 came and paid
165 Swedish kronor for the ticket.You
could buy food before the show, got coffee and a biscuit after and beer
was on sale during the show. Still a far way from a rock concert.
the sound blinked out for tenths of a second around ten times during the
show it was a great evening with a mainly middle aged audience. The picture
was great and Phil Collins even aknowledged the audience in cinemas
in three countries watching the thing live. It was the next best thing
to being there in person.
the show - which was also satellite fed to Spain and England - we agreed
that we'd do it again. Let's see what pops up on the screen the next time!