The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs

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The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs
Live album by Genesis
Released 11 January 1993
Recorded 1992
Genre Progressive rock
Length 1:10:25
Label Virgin, Atlantic
Producer Nick Davis, Robert Colby and Genesis
Genesis chronology
The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts
(1992)
The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs
(1993)
Calling All Stations
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[3]

The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs is the fifth live album by British band Genesis and was released in 1993, having been recorded during their 1992 tour for We Can't Dance. The album's title refers to a lyric in two songs, "I Can't Dance" on the previous volume and "I Know What I Like" on this one. It is also the final full-length Genesis release to feature Phil Collins before his amicable 1996 split from the group.

While its companion piece, the preceding The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts contained the band's recent pop hits, The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs focused on the longer songs performed during this period. For the 1992 tour, Genesis performed a "new" medley of their old songs—"Dance on a Volcano"/"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"/"The Musical Box"/"Firth of Fifth"/"I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)"—which replaced the "Cage" medley. "The Old Medley" appeared on both this album and the DVD of the Earls Court concert.

The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs reached No.1 in the UK where it remained in the charts for 9 weeks, and No.20 in the US. It remains the band's last No.1 album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford, except where noted.[4]

  1. "Old Medley" – 19:32
  2. "Driving The Last Spike" – 10:18 § (second half only)
    • July 13, 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover
  3. "Domino" – 11:21
    • Part I – In the Glow of the Night
    • Part II – The Last Domino
    • July 10, 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover
  4. "Fading Lights" – 10:55 §
    • July 13, 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover
  5. "Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea" – 12:14
    • July 10, 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover
  6. "Drum Duet" (Collins/Chester Thompson) – 6:06
    • July 10, 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover

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

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians


References[edit]

  1. ^ Orens, Geoff (2011 [last update]). "Genesis Live: The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) – Genesis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Wyman, Bill (12 February 1993). "Genesis Live: The Way We Walk Volume Two: The Longs 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 http://www.genesis-music.com/members/community/mboard/index.php?topic=27317.msg716952#msg716952
Preceded by
Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 by Cher
UK number one album
23 January 1993 – 5 February 1993
Succeeded by
Jam by Little Angels