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I am posting, because I seem to be the first one posting on the Brussels event. Indeed, after a show of more than two and a half hours, return home might have been a bit late.

It was the first Genesis show I witnessed in typical Belgian summer weather, i.e., clouds and regular showers. Scheduled at 8:30, they kicked off at 9:00, which was another unusual thing for me: they usually start quite precisely on the scheduled hour. There was rain now and then before and during the first half hour, but after that, the rain gods kept it quite dry.

One advantage of the cloudy sky is that the light show was fully effective right from the start. Very nice sound, and Phil in very good vocal shape, not avoiding the high notes, even at the end of the show. He has learned to spare his voice indeed.

"Mama" was rendered in a particularly strong version. Truly classical Genesis moments were revived with a carefully performed Ripples with mesmerizing light projections that *beep* the mood of the song. This was for me the highlight of the concert. It was in fact the first time I heard it being performed live. It is a pity that Firth of Fifth was not performed in full as well. It was very nice to see "Follow you Follow me" performed, with Phil drumming and singing and Chester doing percussion. The Medley after "In the cage" was a bit messy, I think, with fragments of Cinema Show, Slipperman, Duke's Travels, that did not always quite fluently segued into each other.

All by all, it was a great show with a band having (again) fun in it. They should have done at least one number of the Ray Wilson diversion, though. It would have been an experience hearing Phil do something like 'Calling All Stations'. Yet, Ray Wilson seemed to have been wiped from memory: in the photography archive that was projected during 'I know what I like', Ray didn't feature.

After thirty years of faithful playing with the band, it was about time to treat Daryl and Chester as full members of the band. Yet they were not mentioned during the introduction of the Genesis members early in the show, and during the final greeting, the three full genesis members stood apart from our two American friends which whom we became so familiar after all these years. I am longing for the next Genesis album "And then there were five...".

Anyway, it was good to see Genesis in full shape again, with a good mix of older an newer material, vividly and powerfully performed, with an otherwise typically "cool" Belgian audience quite in the mood.

Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:00 am

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The Brussels set was the same + in the interview with the German Genesis Fanclub Tony and Mike said no changes are planned for the European dates. :cry: :cry: :cry:

for some reviews go to (French) (French)

for a bunch of photos go to ... p?album=64

Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:38 pm
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