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(47:42; 7D Media)
Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Peter Gabriel’s original band return with yet another collection of Peter Gabriel and early Genesis numbers. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs, and then added to that are the wonderful vocals of Happy Rhodes. As with the other live albums they have released, this is designed to be a taster for their shows and there are only seven songs with a total length of less than 40 minutes. But with musicians who know these songs as well as they do, who are all masters of their craft, plus of course they have Trey providing touch guitar instead of “normal” bass, then when added to the four-octave vocals of Happy then any fan of Gabriel is in for a treat. They do stay fairly close to original arrangements, but as they know the material so well, they often play close to it, as opposed to actually trying to recreate it. It’s hard to pick a favourite, but “The Family and the Fishing Net” is particularly effective, as the band create loads of space within the overall sound and capture the fractured elements so very well indeed. Security Project continue to be the top band around for providing new interpretations of Gabriel’s earlier works, and any fan will want to get this release while those lucky enough to live close enough to one of their many gigs should definitely attend.
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