|Broadcast recording from Hammersmith Odeon, London on the A Trick Of The Tail tour on 10th June 1976
Format: CD / Cat No: GFR2CD086 / Released: 11/08/2023
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Dance On A Volcano / 2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway / 3. Fly On A Windshield / 4. The Carpet Crawlers / 5. The Cinema Show / 6. Robbery, Assault And Battery / 7. White Mountain / 8. Firth Of Fifth
CD 2: 1. Entangled / 2. Squonk / 3. Supper’s Ready Intro / 4. Supper’s Ready / 5. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / 6. Los Endos / 7. It / Watcher Of The Skies
More information: Recordings for Genesis’ first post-Peter Gabriel album, A Trick Of The Tail, began in October 1975 at Trident Studios with David Hentschel as producer. As a replacement singer had not been found, the band decided to record the album without vocals and audition singers as they went. They placed an anonymous advertisement in Melody Maker for "a singer for a Genesis-type group". But, having failed to find a suitable singer by the time vocals were required, Phil Collins went into the studio and attempted to sing ‘Squonk’. His performance was well received by the band, and they decided that he should be their new lead vocalist. Collins then sang on the remaining tracks.
A Trick Of The Tail was released in February 1976 and was a commercial and critical success for the band. The album reached No. 3 in the UK and No. 31 in the US. Before the upcoming tour, Collins sought a drummer he felt comfortable with while singing; he chose Bill Bruford who offered to do the job. From March to July 1976, Genesis performed across North America and Europe with the A Trick Of The Tail tour, to enthusiastic crowds. Collins adopted a more humorous rapport with the audience, unlike Gabriel's theatrical approach, which was successful. The tour began on 26 March 1976 in London, Ontario, Canada, and ended on 11 July 1976 in Luton, England. Shows in Glasgow and Stafford were filmed for Genesis: In Concert (1976).
Genesis’ European leg of the tour commenced on 9th June, with the first of six dates at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Their second night at Hammersmith, 10th June ’76, was recorded for live broadcast, and has remained unreleased until now. This new 2 CD set features this remarkable event in its entirety.
Note: Recording quality can vary on FM broadcast releases.