Originally Posted by pepar
Wind And Wuthering will be my next Genesis album to revisit. I would put it in the same thematic category as TTOT. I never bought the first two albums; I came to the SACD party at Foxtrot. Now that I think of it, I should "revisit" them chronologically.
Jeff: The first thing I did when I got my 70-75 box set was put the discs in order and start from the beginning. The evolution of this band (one of my absolute favorites) is very obvious over time. Interesting thing is their evolution is as much a by-product of the skill levels of the individual musicians as it is of the capabilities of the equipment of the day. So much of their core sound was based on Tony Banks' keyboards, and over time not only did he get better, but he was also able to move from Hammond style organs with Leslie cabinets and such to the new synthesizers coming out.
I have no idea how many times I've seen Genesis, but I do know that I only saw the Peter Gabriel led band one time (Winterland-San Francisco). TOTT came out when I was a junior in high school and I still remember how excited I was the first time I listened to "Squonk". I knew then that Genesis would survive without PG. I also saw most of PG's solo tours and believe he aged like a fine wine.
Back to the releases, for those of us that have SACD players with MCH setups, I imagine there really is no reason to bother listening to the included DVD's. They are great for the historical content and interviews, but Dolby 5.1 and DTS mixes just don't cut it. Really wish it was true DVD-A or blu-ray audio. Overall, I'm really enjoying the first box set and my journey down memory lane.
I really wasn't interested in "And Then There Were Three", but the seller had sold me the box set, and then TOTT. He had those three titles above left and when I bought Genesis S/T and Wind and Wuthering he made a nice gesture and threw in the last disc for free. Good people on that other forum!