|Full FM broadcast from A Midsummer Night’s Dream festival at Knebworth on 26 June 1978.
Format: CD / Cat No: FMGZ176CD / Released: 10/11/2023
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Radio Intro / 2. Squonk / 3. Burning Rope / 4. Ripples / 5. The Fountain Of Salmacis / 6. One For The Vine / 7. Radio Outro
CD 2: 1. Radio Intro / 2. Deep In The Motherlode / 3. The Lady Lies / 4. Afterglow / 5. Follow You Follow Me / 6. Dance On A Volcano / 7. Drum Duet / 8. Los Endos / 9. I Know What I Like / 10. Radio Outro
More information: With the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett in 1977, Genesis were reduced to a trio. Yet with their ninth studio album, … And Then There Were Three…, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford continued to expand the scope of what the group could achieve. Released as the album’s lead single, the classic Follow You Follow Me proved that Genesis could be chart hitmakers, while their performance at Knebworth on 26 June 1978 – headlining the day-long A Midsummer Night’s Dream festival, on a bill with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Jefferson Starship and Devo – continued their ascent to arena-filling mega-stardom.
Broadcast on UK TV, the Knebworth show took a trip through Genesis’ shape-shifting history to date, including highlights from the Nursery Cryme and Selling England By The Pound albums (The Fountain Of Salmacis, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)), along with standout moments from the post-Peter Gabriel era (Ripples, A Trick Of The Tail; One For The Vine, Wind & Wuthering) and a healthy serving of songs from their new three-man incarnation, Burning Rope and Follow You Follow Me among them. In just two years, the group would reinvent themselves again, making Knebworth 1978 a fascinating document of a crucial period in Genesis’ development.
Note: Recording quality can vary on FM broadcast releases.