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Monday, March 04, 2024

The Musical Box @ Eventim Apollo…

Great music 
Great visuals 
Silly outfits 
Last night Colin, Paul and I went to see French-Canadian Genesis tribute band The Musical Box perform prog classic Selling England by the Pound on a 50th Anniversary Tour at the Eventim Apollo in London's glitzy Hammersmith.  
Selling England by the Pound is one of my favourite Genesis albums so it great to hear it performed live. Let’s prog!
The Musical Box formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1993 and they recreate exactly performances by the English rock band Genesis during the 1970s. They sure know their stuff; their history; the visuals were spot on and the music note perfect.  
The band take a lot of time and effort on staging Genesis shows as accurately as possible, including lights, costume, and recreating Gabriel's on stage persona and dialogue.  The show we saw was an all-out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities. Their unique perspective comes from not only their skill as performers but as the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel.
The set-list:

- Watcher of the Skies
- Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
- The Cinema Show
- I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
- Firth of Fifth
- The Musical Box
- Horizons
- The Battle of Epping Forest
- Supper's Ready
a. Lover's Leap
b. The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
c. Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men
d. How Dare I Be So Beautiful?
e. Willow Farm
f. Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-Starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)
g. As Sure as Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)
The Knife

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