Genesis - Montreal Forum, June 19, 1980

Genesis - Montreal Forum, June 19, 1980
GENESIS - LIVE IN MONTREAL
Forum de MontrÈal, 19th June 1980
Soundboard A recording.

CD1 (66:15):
01. DEEP IN THE MOTHERLODE 5:22
02. DANCING WITH THE MOONLIT KNIGHT (opening section) 1:49
03. SQUONK 6:47
04. ONE FOR THE VINE 10:46
05. BEHIND THE LINES 5:22
06. DUCHESS 7:10
07. GUIDE VOCAL 1:29
08. TURN IT ON AGAIN 5:07
09. DUKEíS TRAVELS 7:21
10. DUKEíS END 2:09
11. THE LADY LIES 6:23
         
CD2 (61:54):
01. Introduction 1:53
02. RIPPLES 10:03
03. MISUNDERSTANDING 3:52
04. IN THE CAGE 7:32
05. THE COLONY OF SLIPPERMEN (instrumental excerpt) 1:05
06. AFTERGLOW 4:48
07. FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME 4:25
08. DANCE ON A VOLCANO 4:41
09. DRUM DUET 1:16
10. LOS ENDOS 6:11
11. I KNOW WHAT I LIKE (IN YOUR WARDROBE) 13:28


(Times show the actual music without intros*)


THE SHOW:
"As the much loved Duke tour moved from the UK and progressed through North America and
Canada, Genesis continued to grow in popularity.  Indeed armed with their latest hit
"Misunderstanding" rising to 14 in the US charts the band were poised on the brink of
global superstardom.  Outside Europe, there were three main strongholds where a manic
reception was guaranteed: Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal.  Presented here is an
essential document from the closing stages of the Duke tour, a performance recorded on 19th
June 1980 at the Montreal Forum.

Phil's voice is somewhat hoarse giving the show a rather intimate, urgent quality which
seems well suited to the excitement of the occasion.  The crowd are low in the mix yet
still manage to make their presence known during Mr Collinsí amusing and oolourful
interpretation of the French language, especially when forced at one point to plead
"do you speak English?".
Overall the performance is excellent aside from the odd slip (eg Tony struggling during
One For The Vine) and it is refreshing to hear the variations from the UK shows: the
abrupt transition between Moonlit Knight and Squonk; Phil proudly belting out Misunderstanding.

Based on the purest raw soundboard source
It features reverb authentically modeled on a carefully chosen section of this same show,
breathing life into the dryness of the original soundboard recording.  The first few
seconds of the concert, missed by the sound engineer, are also reconstructed from
alternative sections of the raw source.