Live: The Way We Walk, Volume Two - The Longs

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AllMusic Review by Geoff Orens

The second CD culled from the We Can't Dance tour, The Way We Walk Volume Two: The Longs was designed to draw interest from Genesis' older fans, featuring the more progressive material from their shows. However, no music here outside of the "Old Medley" predates 1983, and while the band continued to write decent longer material through 1991's We Can't Dance, those songs were nowhere near as eclectic and experimental as the group's earlier work. That said, both "Domino" and "Home by the Sea" sound tighter and more powerful than on their already solid studio versions. And while the unfortunate "Old Medley" leaves the heart out of the band's earlier material, "Driving the Last Spike" and "Fading Lights" sound great live and are less polished than the studio versions on We Can't Dance. In the end, the album is fine way to catch up on the group's post-progressive days for those who do not want to deal with the pop songs that dominate their later records.

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