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|Genesis - The Video Show|
Actors: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This Video Show DVD traces the band's history during the height of their popularity with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks as the main force behind their success. Peter Gabriel appears in a 1999 version of "The... more »
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The Ultimate Genesis Video Collection!!!
Louie Bourland | Garden Grove CA | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you were an avid watcher of MTV back in the '80s when it was still 'music television', there was no way to escape watching at least one, two or more Genesis videos during the day. The band was riding high during their second wave of success (post-Peter Gabriel) and they embraced making music videos wholeheartedly.
With MTV and VH1 now seeming to show less music and more 'trash' (reviewers opinion), the "Genesis Video Show" DVD is a huge welcome treat and is a must for the avid Genesis fan.
The collection spans the years 1976 to 1997 and includes every music video the band ever made during their career. It also shows the many sides to the band's personalities displaying humor (as with "Illegal Alien", "Invisible Touch", "Jesus He Knows Me", "I Can't Dance", "Anything She Does" and "Land Of Confusion"), intimacy ("Hold On My Heart", "Follow You Follow Me"), seriousness ("Mama", "No Son Of Mine", "Tonight Tonight Tonight") and pure musicianship ("Abacab", "Ripples", "Home By The Sea").
The sound and picture quality of the DVD is amazing bringing out the music in a stunning new mix (courtesy of long-time producer Nick Davis) with crystal clear images. There are also individual credits for each video that can be displayed by hitting the start button on your DVD remote before the actual video begins.
While the "Genesis Video Show" is a near perfect display of all the Genesis videos, there are a few downsides to the collection. First of all, the band's early days with Peter Gabriel are sadly underrepresented on this DVD - the 1999 version of "Carpet Crawlers" being the only Gabriel track here. While the band did not make any commercial promo clips or videos during the Gabriel-era, it would have been nice to have seen a vintage concert clip or two from this period. This also would've given a more complete picture of the band in this collection.
The second flaw (which is a big one in this reviewers opinion) is in the video for "Man On The Corner" which was taken from the 1981 Abacab tour. The true version of the video is a live performance with the band actually playing the song on stage in real time. For the version on this DVD, the original picture is maintained but the studio album version is heard in place of the actual performance. This creates an awkward experience while watching this video because Phil's lyrics in the live version don't always match that of the studio version. Why this was done this way is a mystery and the video should have been left as is with its original live track in tact.
Apart from these flaws, the "Genesis Video Show" is a fantastic journey down memory lane and is a great collection of videos from this most-loved band. Buy this DVD, sit back and enjoy the ride. It'll be like living in the '80s all over again."
What a great DVD!!
Brian | USA | 11/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone who is a fan of the group Genesis. I just got their DVD called "The Video Show" and all I can say is WOW! 32 of their videos!!! Everything from 1976 to 1999! I never realized how many of these videos I had either not seen or have only seen once or twice in my life. Back when MTV played videos I remember seeing the videos for "I Can't Dance", "Invisible Touch", "Land Of Confusion" and "That's All" a lot! Then years ago I had VH1 Classics and they played the videos like "No Son Of Mine", "Hold On My Heart", "Jesus He Knows Me", "Throwing It All Away", "In Too Deep", "Illegal Alien", "Abacab", and "Mama" a good bit. They would throw in "live" version of "Turn It On Again" from the "3 Sides Live" album. But I had never seen the real video for "Turn It On Again"!
This is an A+ set for anyone who likes Genesis. The sound quality is out of this world! The picture is clear and crisp.
* = my star rating system for each video. 1 to 5 stars
1. "No Son Of Mine" ***
2. "I Can't Dance" ****
3. "Hold On My Heart" **
4. "Jesus He Knows Me" *****
5. "Tell Me Why" **
6. "Invisible Touch" ****
7. "Throwing It All Away" ***
8. "Land Of Confusion" *****
9. "Tonight Tonight Tonight" ***
10. "Anything She Does" *****
11. "In Too Deep" **
12. "That's All" ****
13. "Mama" *****
14. "Illegal Alien" *****
15. "Home By The Sea/ Second Home By The Sea" ****
16. "Paperlate" ***
17. "Abacab * (Don't like the edit version of the song!!)
18. "Keep It Dark" **
19. "No Reply At All" ***
20. "Man On The Corner" *
21. "Turn It On Again" ****
22. "Duchess" ***
23. "Misunderstanding" ****
24. "Follow You Follow Me" ***
25. "Many Too Many" **
26. "A Trick Of The Tail" ***
27. "Ripples" **
28. "Robbery, Assault And Battery" ***
29. "Congo" **
30. "Shipwrecked" ***
31. "Not About Us" **
32. "The Carpet Crawlers 1999" ****"
Stunning surround sound re-mixes of the original audio track
Michael C. Eckhardt | Seattle, WA USA | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What the Editorial Reviewer fails to mention is that the audio on each song has been re-mixed from the original multi-track recordings and is in DTS 5.1 for those that have DTS equiptment. The surround mixes are outstanding. The video's are as they were when they first came out, no issues there. What blew my mind the most was Home By The Sea & 2nd HBTS. WOW! Since the original 'Genesis' self titled album has always sounded so dull to me, this was a amazing change in sound.
Now, if they could just get the SACD's out they've been re-mixing, and promissing!"
Great Music, Some Flaws in DVD
B. Lovian | United States | 10/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
These great Genesis songs have never sounded better than on the surround sound setting of this DVD. They did a fantastic job of remastering these songs and making them sound great. This treatment makes other music video DVDs I own sound tinny by comparison. So 5 stars for the most important aspect of a music video collection -- the sound quality.
While this DVD is absolutely worth owning for any Genesis fan, there are some flaws:
-The video quality does not match the sound quality. Many of the videos appear fuzzy and grainy. They could have done a better job of cleaning up and restoring them.
-I couldn't pause, move forward, or rewind. I've never owned a DVD where these functions were disabled. Strange.
-There are no Peter Gabriel-era tunes except a 1999 cover of "Carpet Crawlers" which wasn't very good. Surely they could have found some vintage concert footage or something to include, because Genesis had some of its most creative, if less well-known and more offbeat, work before Collins took over singing duties. The post-Collins videos appeared high-budget, but somehow the grungy and lyrically lame "Congo" doesn't sound like Genesis to me. I would have gladly traded that for something from their 70s work.
-The non-chronological video sequence seemed arbitrary."