82452-2 The Way We Walk
Volume One: The Shorts
Produced by Nick Davis, Robert Colby & Genesis
Released on November 17, 1992
UK CHART POSITION #3 . . . US CHART POSITION #35 . . . GOLD RECORD
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K ronomyth 18.0: WELL, I FOR ONE FELT SHORTED. Honestly, Genesis has never released an excellent live album, and they weren’t going to get lucky on the fourth try with a catalog that included 1983’s Genesis, Invisible Touch and We Can’t Dance. If you enjoyed those albums, well, welcome to Heaven (and pay no mind to the men with the pitchforks shoveling piles of money into the Genesis tour bus). Two years earlier, Phil Collins released Serious Hits… Live, and in my opinion that’s the one to own. Genesis simply seems to be going through the motions on this tour, perhaps because so much of the music now depended on Bank’s preprogrammed keyboards, which gives the music a rigid and mechanical feel (“Mama,” “Land of Confusion”). It’s nice that Daryl Steurmer and Chester Thompson, part of the Genesis touring troupe since the 70s, are finally given full recognition, though the band might not have waited until the final curtain call to do it. The Way We Walk is at least a clean concert document, so latter-day Genesis fans might find this a nice walk down short-term memory lane. The rest of us, sweetly smoke-stained graybeards and whitehairs who would trade our iPods for a good cup of tea, remember things differently. Starry-eyed, we’ve seen the souls collected on “Supper’s Ready,” and can’t reconcile that image with the trite treatment of a televangelist on “Jesus He Knows Me,” let alone applaud its nth retelling. By the time “Invisible Touch” and its F word arrives, we’ve already disappeared into the past to battle giant hogweeds and dance with moonlit knights, invisible and untouchable.

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TRACK LISTING

  1. LAND OF CONFUSION
  2. NO SON OF MINE
  3. JESUS HE KNOWS ME
  4. THROWING IT ALL AWAY
  5. I CAN'T DANCE
  6. MAMA
  7. HOLD ON MY HEART
  8. THAT'S ALL
  9. IN TOO DEEP
  10. TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT
  11. INVISIBLE TOUCH

    All songs written by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford

CREDITS

TONY BANKS -- keyboards & vocals
PHIL COLLINS -- vocals & drums
MIKE RUTHERFORD -- guitar, bass & vocals
DARYL STEURMER -- guitar, bass & vocals
CHESTER THOMPSON -- drums
Nick Davis -- engineer
Geoff Callingham -- engineer
Genesis and Icon -- design
Lewis Lee and Cesar Vera -- photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 17, 1992 Virgin LP/CD/CS GENLP/CD/MC4 picture sleeve, insert
US November 17, 1992 Atlantic 2LP/CD/CS 82452 picture sleeve
BRA 1992 EMI 2LP 427197 picture sleeve
COL 1992 EMI LP 11001514  
JPN 1992 Virgin CDPRO VJCP-28137 promo version
JPN 1992 Virgin CD VJCP-68110  

 

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