The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts

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The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts
Live album by Genesis
Released 9 November 1992
Recorded 1992, except "Mama" and "That's All": 1987, and "In Too Deep": 1986
Genre Rock
Length 63:05
Label Virgin, Atlantic
Producer Nick Davis, Robert Colby and Genesis
Genesis chronology
We Can't Dance
(1991)
The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts
(1992)
The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts is the fourth live album by British band Genesis. Eight songs were recorded live on the 1992 We Can't Dance tour, with the remaining three recorded on the 1986–87 Invisible Touch tour.

While the album centres on Genesis' shorter and commercial songs, a companion piece, The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs focuses on their lengthier material. The shared title of the two releases refers to the phrase "the way I walk," which appears in the lyrics to two different songs, "I Can't Dance" on Volume One, and "I Know What I Like" on Volume Two.

The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts reached No.3 in the UK where it remained in the charts for 18 weeks, and No.35 in the US, going gold.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford and recorded in 1992 except where noted.[4]

  1. "Land of Confusion" – 5:16 §
    • 11 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  2. "No Son of Mine" – 7:06
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  3. "Jesus He Knows Me" – 5:24
    • 11 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  4. "Throwing It All Away" – 6:02 §
    • 2 August 1992 Knebworth Park, Stevenage, GBR, 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  5. "I Can't Dance" – 6:54 §
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  6. "Mama" – 6:50
    • 4 July 1987 Wembley Stadium, London, GBR
  7. "Hold on My Heart" – 5:41
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  8. "That's All" – 4:59
    • 4 July 1987 Wembley Stadium, London, GBR
  9. "In Too Deep" – 5:36
    • October 1986 L.A. Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA
  10. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" – 3:36 §
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU
  11. "Invisible Touch" – 5:41 §
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, DEU

§ – performed in a lower key to compensate for the deepening of Phil Collins's voice.

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2011 [last update]). "Genesis Live: The Way We Walk, Vol. 1 (The Shorts) – Genesis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Altman, Billy (4 December 1992). "Live: The Way We Walk Volume One: The Shorts Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard (2004). The new Rolling Stone album guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 327–328. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ Recording dates from official Genesis site at http://www.genesis-music.com/members/community/mboard/index.php?topic=27317.msg716952#msg716952