180 Gram Vinyl Record
|No. of Discs:||2|
Double LP reissue in gatefold jacket
Half-speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios
Prior to recording the first of their two 1976 albums, A Trick Of The Tale, Genesis decided that their drummer, Phil Collins, was the ideal candidate to take over for Peter Gabriel as lead singer — something that must have surprised Collins as much as it did the rock press and Genesis fans. Drummers do what they do behind racks of tom-toms and stands of cymbals; bringing the bearded, rather nondescript Collins out front to lead the band must have seemed initially, as the British put it, daft. Crazy. Nuts.
Collins, of course, wound up being just fine, showing versatility and range through A Trick Of The Tale and the gorgeous Wind And Wuthering later that year. The tours behind those records were high-quality affairs, if 1977's live album Seconds Out is any indication. The album shows Collins wholly graduated into his new role, and the remainder of the band — guitarist Steve Hackett, keyboardist Tony Banks and bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford — perfectly acclimated to the change.
By the time Seconds Out was released, Steve Hackett had left Genesis, leaving the Banks/Collins/Rutherford trio that would constitute the band for nearly two decades, until Collins' departure in 1996 (he subsequently returned for a reunion tour in 2006). Seconds Out is the last expression of early Genesis, and the first indication of the success that would follow.
|The Carpet Crawl|
|Robbery Assault & Battery|
|Firth Of Fifth|
|I Know What I Like|
|The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway|
|The Musical Box (Closing Section)|
|Dance On A Volcano|