Genesis Knebworth 1990

Genesis Knebworth 1990
genesisknebwoeth1990 The next time I saw Genesis was on a multi-act bill at Knebworth in 1990. This was the Silver Clef Award Winners Concert and had an amazing line-up including Pink Floyd, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tears for Fears, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ray Cooper, Robert Plant (with guest Jimmy Page), and Status Quo. Pretty strong bill! I won a pair of free tickets in a competition; I think is was with KitKat, and Marie and I went down for the weekend. This was a great concert, which deverses a blog post of its own. I’ll save that for another day, and limit my reflections today to Genesis’ part of the day. Some of the acts such as Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd got to play pretty full sets, but most of the other bands were limited to a few songs. In Genesis’ case their set was four songs which were: Mama; That’s All; Throwing It All Away; and Turn It On Again. Phil Collins also did a four song set which was: In the Air Tonight; Sussudio; Colours; and Another Day in Paradise. By now Genesis and Phil Collins was blending and merging together in the public consciousness and even I was sometimes confused as to which songs were Phil and which were Genesis. It was good to see Genesis again, but their short set, and Phil’s set, just served to underline how different this band were from the Genesis of the early 70s. It was 17 years until I saw Genesis again.

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