Three Sides Live [Atlantic Remaster]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The American version of Genesis' second double live LP set was originally a mix of three live sides with about 60 minutes of music and a fourth side containing 24 minutes of studio material, most notably the hit "Paperlate" -- the British version, however, had four live sides with 92 minutes of music, and that's been the version on CD since 1994, with the release of this remastered edition. There's a little over an hour recorded on-stage in Germany in 1981, with Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson in the group's lineup, doing the leaner, more pop-oriented repertory that constituted the group's sound by the early '80s, with a fleeting glance at the band's progressive rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The American version of Genesis' second double live LP set was originally a mix of three live sides with about 60 minutes of music and a fourth side containing 24 minutes of studio material, most notably the hit "Paperlate" -- the British version, however, had four live sides with 92 minutes of music, and that's been the version on CD since 1994, with the release of this remastered edition. There's a little over an hour recorded on-stage in Germany in 1981, with Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson in the group's lineup, doing the leaner, more pop-oriented repertory that constituted the group's sound by the early '80s, with a fleeting glance at the band's progressive rock origins in the medley containing "Cinema Show"; added to that are three songs recorded on the group's 1979 tour, with the lineup featuring Steve Hackett and Bill Bruford on guitar and drums, respectively. The presence of those tracks, totalling 27 minutes of music, spins the song lineup backward a bit in the group's history, to Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot, with versions of "Fountain of Salmacis" and "It/Watcher of the Skies." The late-'70s/early-'80s pop
ock sides still dominate but not nearly so overwhelmingly. The musicianship is still quite prodigious -- perhaps even more so with Bruford present on those four songs -- and this release in its remastered version is now an essential companion to the earlier Seconds Out live set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/1997
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724383989324
  • Catalog Number: 839893
  • Sales rank: 39,539

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Genesis Primary Artist
Bill Bruford Drums
Phil Collins Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Steve Hackett Guitar
Steve Jones Drums
Daryl Stuermer Bass, Guitar
Chester Thompson Percussion, Drums
Tony Banks Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mike Rutherford Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil Collins Composer
Peter Gabriel Composer
Genesis Producer
Steve Hackett Composer
Tony Banks Composer
Barry Diament Mastering
David Hentschel Producer
Hugh Padgham Engineer
Mike Rutherford Composer
Bill Smith Artwork
Craig Schertz Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best live CD's to date.

    If you like Genesis and you really appreciate great musical talent, then this CD is a must! What a great performance. Today's music and artists do not compare to this masterpiece of musical talent. The Cage is by far the best track, especially if you love double drumming. Phil Collins and Chester Thompson play with incredible energy. A superb Live performance by one of the best rock bands of our time. A must for those who appreciate musical talent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brings me back to the 80s

    If your a true Genesis fan you will love this album, the unique sounds of this music is always classic and fresh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    decent live record

    Nice balance of old/new Genesis, especially with the 4th side, which is NOT from the Abacab tour. ''Cage'' is strong, and medleys a lot of stuff nicely. This version is arguably tougher and stronger than the original PG version - Daryl's guitar is killer. It would be nice if they would put this out on CD with the 'import' 4th live side (see above) as well as the original US 4th LP side -- which was a collection of tracks left off Duke and Abacab. The most notable of them is of course, ''Paperlate'' which perfectly tied the 2 eras Genesis together (vox PG/PC). This is because it is a poppy Phil-type song that uses the EWF horns, like ''no reply'', but the words paperlate are from the old Genesis song, ''Dancing with the Moonlit Knight''. The song came out of a sound check during the 1980 tour. more trivia: the other notable thing about this album is that it's their 3rd Live album. the first was called ''Live''. the 2nd, ''SEconds Out'', the third called ''Three Sides Live''. So there's a little numeracy game going on in number of words in title, and obvlique references to the live album number. ''The Way We Walk'' from the 90s is then 4 words, but makes no reference to it's 4thness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Live!

    Great live choice of music, and a great atmosphere. Unlike 'Seconds Out,' this album has some feeling, and is enjoyable to listen to. The first CD is packed full of great stuff, and the first three songs on CD 2 are worth listening to, even though the long keyboard solo during 'Cinema Show' and 'Slippermen' can put you to sleep after a while. 'One for the Vine' begins to drag the album, and when the band hits 'Fountain of Salmacis,' the album loses all meaning and it becomes boring. A version of 'It' doesn;t help the process, but the ending version of an old classic, 'Watcher of the Skies,' helps save Side 4 of a great album. It should have been All Sides Live.

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