We Can't Dance [CD/DVD]

We Can't Dance [CD/DVD]

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by Genesis
     
 

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After spending the 1980s moving in an increasingly pop-friendly direction, 1991's We Can't Dance marked a return to earlier aesthetics for Genesis. Edgier with more prominent guitars and live drums than on Invisible Touch, the record was the band's strongest musical statement in over a decade.

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After spending the 1980s moving in an increasingly pop-friendly direction, 1991's We Can't Dance marked a return to earlier aesthetics for Genesis. Edgier with more prominent guitars and live drums than on Invisible Touch, the record was the band's strongest musical statement in over a decade. With "Driving the Last Spike" and the dark "Dreaming While You Sleep" the group revisited one of their forgotten strengths, telling extended stories. That's not to say the album is a return to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway or Trick of the Tail. Indeed, while there are several extended pieces on the record, there is none of the eccentricities, odd meters, or extended virtuoso solos of the band's progressive heyday. The album's closer, "Fading Lights," comes the closest, featuring an outstanding instrumental mid-section. Unfortunately, the record also contains some gutless ballads and peons for world understanding that sound miles away from any immediacy. However, the surprisingly gritty singles "No Son of Mine," "Jesus He Knows Me," and "I Can't Dance" help make up for the album's weaker moments. [Rhino issued a CD/DVD edition in 2007.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227996437
catalogNumber:
301820

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. No Son of Mine
  2. Jesus He Knows Me
  3. Driving the Last Spike
  4. I Can't Dance
  5. Never a Time
  6. Dreaming While You Sleep
  7. Tell Me Why
  8. Living Forever
  9. Hold on My Heart
  10. Way of the World
  11. Since I Lost You
  12. Fading Lights

Disc 2

  1. No Son of Mine [Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  2. Jesus He Knows Me [Dolby Digital Surround So
  3. Driving the Last Spike [Dolby Digital Surrou
  4. I Can't Dance
  5. Never a Time
  6. Dreaming While You Sleep [Dolby Digital Surr
  7. Tell Me Why
  8. Living Forever [Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  9. Hold on My Heart [Dolby Digital Surround Sou
  10. Way of the World [Dolby Digital Surround Sou
  11. Since I Lost You [Dolby Digital Surround Sou
  12. Fading Lights
  13. No Son of Mine [Dolby Digital Surround S
  14. Jesus He Knows Me [Dolby Digital Surroun
  15. I Can't Dance [Dolby Digital Surround So
  16. Tell Me Why [Dolby Digital Surround Soun
  17. Hold on My Heart
  18. [Bonus Material]

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We Can't Dance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard I Can't Dance on a car radio and thought it was a cool tune. So did my dad. I purchased the CD one day when I was 10 years old and I fell in love with every single track. It thought it was extravagant and very, very emotional. I think all the tracks are standouts and it's a pity that it's not so popular any more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'We Can't Dance' was the best Genesis album since 1980's 'Duke'. It incorporates all the traditional Genesis elements short, simple and precise songs like 'No Son Of Mine' as well as longer, more complex pieces like 'Driving The Last Spike'. Commercial pop as well as non-commercial, prog oriented material. Gritty, driving songs like 'I Can't Dance' as well as ballads like 'Hold On My Heart'. There is plenty of very good and high quality music being played by the trio throughout the album- modern and up-to-date yet still very much Genesis. There is some very notable guitar playing by Mike Rutherford, who stands out more on this album than either of the previous three studio albums. Another good thing is there is plenty of live drum action from Phil Collins, drum action that was somewhat missing from the more pop-oriented Genesis albums of the 80s. Collins' voice is better than ever. 'We Can't Dance' is definately a Genesis album worth purchasing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can't say enough about Genesis' last real album. The first two songs rock you into the mood about what is to come. 'Driving the Last Spike' is really one of the only dark spots on the album. 'Dreaming While You Sleep,' 'Tell Me Why,' 'Living Forever,' and 'Way of the World' are great to listen to, but aren;t exactly Genesis 'hits.' 'Never A Time' and 'Since I Lost You' tug at your heart, and Phil sings at his best on these two songs: from the heart. 'I Can't Dance' speaks for itself. This is THE highlight of Genesis in the 90's. 'Fading Lights' is a nice, extended goodbye from Genesis; telling you that this is the last great moment of success, before Phil leaves, and Genesis is left in obscurity.