Whatcha Readin’ and Listenin’ To Wednesday: November 19, 2008
Usually I split my time among many visual and audio inputs. In addition to two or three books going at any given time, I flip between CDs rather frequently.
Not this week.
My attention since last Wednesday has been solely on one box set: the just released Genesis set covering the Peter Gabriel years. Five albums are here—Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, and the two-disc concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway—as is a bonus disk of non-album tracks, including four previously unreleased bits from 1970.
Being a huge fan of the classical Genesis lineup (before Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett left the band), I’ve loved hearing the remixed albums. Making my way through them chronologically has been a voyage of rediscovery.
And it has accomplished something nearly impossible: It has focused my attention on only one group for an entire week.
Genesis, 1970-1975 Box Set