82461-2 The Way We Walk Volume Two: The Longs
Produced by Nick Davis, Robert Colby & Genesis
Released on February 9, 1993
UK CHART POSITION #1
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A limited edition companion to the first volume, featuring the longer works from their live show. Vintage material is an afterthought at this stage, relegated to an opening catch-all medley that spins through their catalog so quickly it may give some listeners aural indigestion. Clearly the band still has the chops to play the old tunes, regurgitating familiar chunks of “Dance on a Volcano” and “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” but for some reason they put things on spin cycle at the end, which only whets the appetite for a meal that never arrives. (A snippet of “Follow You, Follow Me” is tasty enough to make me wonder why Genesis didn’t draw anything from that album.) The bulk of the music here is drawn from their last few releases, long in execution but not the sort of songs you’d light a candle for. “Driving The Last Spike” and “Fading Lights” are featured from We Can’t Dance, both sides of “Domino” from Invisible Touch (woo-huh?), and the band fuses the halves of the “Home By The Sea” series from their eponymous 1986 effort. As with the first volume, the live versions of the recent material are right on target. But the limited edition release reveals what Atlantic already knew: there’s a limited audience for live versions of what to many originally constituted album filler. You can convince yourself that there’s something of merit in this, even strain tiny pieces of gold from the atmospheric arrangements of their long-winded latter-day songs, but it’ll soon find itself slipped back into the rack, its temporal power having waned to a faint glow after a few listens. There are fans who will enjoy this -- presumably the same people whose delighted squeals usher in “Home By The Sea” -- but even they should be careful about spending too much for this now out-of-print disc. It is the least essential of the Genesis live albums (including Volume One from this series), and they were a weak crop to begin with.

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TRACK LISTING

  1. OLD MEDLEY    19:32
      Dance on a Volcano    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford/Steve Hackett)
      Lamb Lies Down on Broadway    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford/Steve Hackett/Peter Gabriel)
      The Musical Box    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford/Steve Hackett/Peter Gabriel)
      Firth of Fifth    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford/Steve Hackett/Peter Gabriel)
      I Know What I Like    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford/Steve Hackett/Peter Gabriel)
  2. DRIVING THE LAST SPIKE    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)    10:17
  3. DOMINO    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)    11:21
    Part I- In the Glow of the Night
    Part II- The Last Domino
  4. *FADING LIGHTS    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)    10:55
  5. HOME BY THE SEA/SECOND HOME BY THE SEA    (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)    12:14
  6. DRUM DUET    (Phil Collins/Chester Thompson)    6:06

CREDITS

TONY BANKS --
PHIL COLLINS --
MIKE RUTHERFORD --
DARYL STEURMER --
CHESTER THOMPSON --
Robert Colby -- engineer
Nick Davis -- engineer
Geoff Callingham -- engineer
Genesis and Icon -- design
Louis Lee, Cesar Vera & Max Kohr -- photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1993 Virgin LP/CD/CS   CD incl. bonus track (*)
US February 9, 1993 Atlantic LP/CDLE/CS 82461 ltd. ed. CD w. bonus track (*)
JPN   Virgin CD VJCP-68111 CD incl. bonus track (*)

 

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