Genesis: In Concert

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Genesis: In Concert
Genesis Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byTony Maylam
Produced byTony Maylam
StarringTony Banks
Mike Rutherford
Steve Hackett
Phil Collins
Bill Bruford
Music byGenesis
Distributed byEMI Film Distributors
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
45 minutes

Genesis: In Concert is a concert film directed and produced by Tony Maylam for the English progressive rock band Genesis. The recording of the film took place during concerts in Glasgow, Scotland and Stafford, England in 1976. The film was released in 1977.


Genesis: In Concert documents the concert tour that Genesis embarked on in 1976, after their album A Trick of the Tail. This was the first album on which Phil Collins assumed the duties of lead vocalist (following the departure of Peter Gabriel). On the album, Collins sings lead vocals and plays drums. But since Collins wanted to focus on his singing duties during live shows, Genesis brought in former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford to play drums and percussion during this tour.


The movie combines film of two shows: one at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland on 9 July 1976, and one at Bingley Hall in Staffordshire, England on 10 July 1976. During the songs "The Cinema Show," "Entangled," and "Supper's Ready," the footage of the concert cuts to other sequences, often in an abstract manner. These portions of the movie could be considered partway between a concert film and a music video.

The footage used during "The Cinema Show" is taken from an Italian silent comedy film entitled The Runaway Globe.

Song list[edit]

  1. "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" (includes a snippet of "Stagnation")
  2. "Fly on a Windshield" (Part 2)
  3. "The Carpet Crawlers"
  4. "The Cinema Show" (Part 2)
  5. "Entangled"
  6. "Supper's Ready" (Part 2)
  7. "Los Endos"



Home video[edit]

The film was released on laserdisc in Japan in 1992.

The 2007 reissue of A Trick of the Tail includes Genesis: In Concert as a feature on a bonus DVD. The film was taken from the videotape master used for the laserdisc, rather a fresh transfer from film elements. Possibly as a result of reusing the laserdisc release's master, the DVD's audio and video are sped up to the PAL framerate (25 fps, when the original film elements may have been shot at 24 fps) and the pitch of the soundtrack is not corrected for the 4.167% increase in playback speed.

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