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Review by Gary Hill
So, let’s be clear right at the start. I’m not saying this album is progressive rock. Clearly, it’s not.

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DVD Reviews
Phil Collins - A Life Less Ordinary DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This video is not perfect, and is not quite what I was expecting, but is pretty darn interesting. Indeed, I was thinking that I would find a lot of musical snippets and clips, and while there are some (from all phases of Phil's career, I might add), they are short and far and few between, but that is not the true purpose or beauty of this video.

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Phil Collins - Going Back – Live at Roseland Ballroom, NYC DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Understanding the event is important when coming into this DVD.

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Phil Collins - Live at Montreux 2004 BluRay
Review by Gary Hill
Let’s get one thing out of the way right from the start, taken by itself, this would not be a progressive rock review.

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If you like rock and roll, this is a DVD to have. It’s a 1998 performance for Bill Wyman’s A.I.M.S. (Ambitions, Ideas, Motivation, Success) project.


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Genesis - Abacab
Review by Gary Hill
For fans of Genesis the sounds they put out in the eighties could be considered anti-Genesis.
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Genesis - And Then There Were Three
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There are those out there who basically think that any Genesis album once they were a three piece is just plain pop tripe. Well, I have to tell you that I think you are wrong.
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Eric Clapton - Behind the Sun (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

This CD is one of the latest in a series of audiophile discs coming out.


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Genesis - Duke (SACD and DVD set)
Review by Greg Olma
A lot of people were crying “sell out” when Genesis released …And Then There Were Three. Although they basically shifted their sound away from progressive and moved it more in a commercial pop sound, they still kept some of the elements to keep a few prog fans happy (but not many).
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Genesis - Foxtrot
Review by Gary Hill

Foxtrot might not get the attention that is afforded to Genesis works like The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but it is really an incredible piece of work that should be in the collection of any Genesis fan or progressive rock fan in general.


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Genesis - Genesis
Review by Greg Olma
Say what you will, Genesis would not have grown to the heights they achieved if Peter Gabriel was fronting them.  
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Genesis - Invisible Touch
Review by Gary Hill
Certainly this is one of the most pure pop discs Genesis ever produced. That makes it a real thorn in the side to the prog head Genesis fans.

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Brand X - Is There Anything About?
Review by G. W. Hill

I like this album a lot. It seems to be more diverse than some of the rest of Brand X’s catalog.


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Eric Clapton - Journeyman (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a new audiophile release of a classic Eric Clapton solo album.


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Various Artists - Legends: Crank It Up (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

Originally released as a Time Life Series installment, this album features a lot of songs most people will know.


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Genesis - Live
Review by Steve Alspach
An import for a number of years, Genesis Live is a rather good document of the band during its heyday in the early 1970s. Recorded in some small town halls, the sound may not be all that great, but there's no denying the talent displayed by Messrs. Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, and Rutherford in their early days.
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Various Artists - Live at Knebworth
Review by Gary Hill
This live set from 1990 sure has a lot of great performances from a lot of great stars.

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Brand X - Live at the Roxy LA
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a newly reissued live album from Brand X.


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Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium DVD
Review by Gary Hill

While I prefer the proggier side of Genesis, listening to (and watching) this concert, you just can’t deny the charm and power of this music.


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Brand X - Missing Period
Review by Gary Hill
Associated with the prog musical style both because of their imaginative and virtuosic fusion approach to music and the sometime presence of Genesis man Phil Collins, Brand X have always been a great largely unknown musical treasure.
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Brand X - Missing Period (Reissue)
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a new edition of this Brand X album. Since I already reviewed an earlier release of this, and this in terms of the content, the same thing, I’m going to just use that review here for the sake of consistency. Let’s just say, thing sounds great and is well worth having.

Associated with the prog musical style both because of their imaginative and virtuosic fusion approach to music and the sometime presence of Genesis man Phil Collins, Brand X have always been a great largely unknown musical treasure. This CD is the first official release of material predating their debut disc. This lost disc of instrumental wonderment is definitely a treasured find for fans of the band. The musicians on this CD are Phil Collins, John Goodsall, Preston Heyman, Percy Jones and Robin Lumley.


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Genesis - Nursery Cryme
Review by Gary Hill

This disc is one of my favorites from Genesis.


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The Beatles - Rare and Unseen DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This is definitely a treasure trove for Beatles fans. What we have here is a whole collection of all kinds of never before seen rarities.
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Genesis - Remember Knewwoth 1978
Review by Gary Hill
I like this video. I just wish there had been more of it.
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Various Artists - Rockin' the City of Angels written by Douglas Harr
Review by G. W. Hill
This book is something very special. A good tag-line for this would be "come for the pictures, stay for the stories."

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Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Review by Greg Olma
This record from 1973 is the predecessor to the behemoth The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.  
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Genesis - Sum of the Parts DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I guess how you feel about this documentary will have a lot to do with which period of Genesis’ career you like the best.


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Dave Greenslade - The Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony
Review by John Pierpoint

This is a recent CD reissue of a spectacularly ambitious full-colour book and double-album project from 1979.


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Genesis - The Platinum Collection
Review by G. W. Hill

This year Genesis released a career spanning box set. I don’t have that one yet, but I figured that this would be a good time to take a look at this one that came out several years ago.


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Genesis - The Video Show DVD
Review by Larry Toering

I am not the most dedicated Genesis fan on the planet, but not the least either, and I do have quite a few of their live videos, but this is a set containing 32 clips.


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Genesis - The Way We Walk – Volume 2 – The Longs
Review by Gary Hill

Those who think that the Phil Collins era of Genesis was nothing but pop drivel are wrong.


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Genesis - Three Sides Live
Review by Gary Hill
There are actually two versions of this double disc set out there. Unfortunately, this is the harder one to find.
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Genesis - Three Sides Live BluRay
Review by G. W. Hill

I like this period of Genesis a lot. They were touring for the Abacab album.


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Genesis - Turn It On Again – The Hits
Review by Gary Hill

This Genesis compilation, as the second part of the title says, focuses on the band’s hits.


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Peter Banks - Two Sides of Peter Banks
Review by Steve Alspach
The initial string-slinger in Yes, Peter Banks appears to have been overlooked in progressive rock annals in favor of his successor, but his work in Flash has stood up quite well to the years. On this album, Peter assembles an extremely strong group of progressive rock musicians, and the CD explores a wide range of musical styles.
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Peter Banks - Two Sides of Peter Banks
Review by G. W. Hill

So, this solo album from Peter Banks was released on CD in 2009.


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Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour
Review by Steve Alspach
Those fans of progressive music who stick their fingers down their throat at the mention of the name "Phil Collins" may not be familiar with this piece of work. If they were, they may think that Phil may deserve a bit of redemption before being cast to purgatory.
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Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte
Review by Steve Alspach
After the sprawl of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, the subsequent 102-date tour, and Peter Gabriel's departure from Genesis, one could understand the band's willingness to go on a prolonged vacation and take stock of their future. Fortunately, they didn't exactly sit still all that time.
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Genesis - We Can’t Dance
Review by G. W. Hill

There are certain albums by Genesis that I just think of as pop music, rather than prog.


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Genesis - When in Rome 2007 DVD
Review by Greg Olma
If you are a Genesis fan, these last few years have been very exciting.  
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Genesis - Wind and Wuthering
Review by Gary Hill
The second album from Genesis after Peter Gabriel left the fold, this one is rather maligned by a lot of prog fans. That's a shame because this one is really very good.
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