The Way We Walk

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The Way We Walk refers to the three works by the rock band Genesis:

The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts[edit]

The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts
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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. To reflect the live nature of the album, the cover not only features the three main members of the group (Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford), but also Chester Thompson and Daryl Stuermer, who played on every Genesis tour from 1977 until 1992.

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 §
  2. "No Son of Mine" – 7:06
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  3. "Jesus He Knows Me" – 5:24
    • 11 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  4. "Throwing It All Away" – 6:02 §
  5. "I Can't Dance" – 6:54 §
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  6. "Mama" – 6:50
  7. "Hold on My Heart" – 5:41
    • 10 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  8. "That's All" – 4:59
    • 4 July 1987 Wembley Stadium, London, England
  9. "In Too Deep" – 5:36
  10. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" – 3:36 §
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  11. "Invisible Touch" – 5:41 §
    • 13 July 1992 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

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

The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs[edit]

The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs
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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[5]
Entertainment Weekly D[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[7]

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.

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 "In 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 U.S. It remains the band's last No. 1 album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford, except where noted.[8]

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

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

The Way We Walk - Live In Concert[edit]

The Way We Walk – Live in Concert
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Video by Genesis
Released 2002
Recorded November 1992
Genre Rock, progressive rock
Label Virgin
Producer Various
Genesis chronology
The Way We Walk – Live in Concert
(2002)
Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[9]

Genesis – The Way We Walk – Live in Concert is a 2002 double DVD featuring live performances from the We Can't Dance tour by Genesis. The footage was videotaped on 8 November 1992 at Earls Court in London, and first released on VHS in March 1993 as Genesis Live – The Way We Walk – In Concert. It was also available on PAL format LaserDisc.

The songs on both releases are identical, although the concert on the DVD is split in half to accommodate the extra features. These include interviews, a feature length commentary by the three band members (Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford), multi-angle viewing options, and photo galleries.

The set list features eight hit singles, from "Turn It On Again" to "Jesus He Knows Me", next to longer album tracks such as "Fading Lights" and "Domino". Seven songs from We Can't Dance are performed. The "Old Medley" comprises excerpts from "Dance on a Volcano", "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", "The Musical Box", "Firth of Fifth" and "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)", and snippets of "That's All", "Illegal Alien", "Misunderstanding" and "Follow You Follow Me."

While the two live albums issued prior to this video separated the shorter songs from the longer ones, The Way We Walk – In Concert offered a chance to see them in their original context. The only songs included on The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts but absent from the video are "Throwing It All Away", "Mama", "That's All" and "In Too Deep" (the final three having been recorded on the Invisible Touch tour); conversely, the tracks on The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs all appear on the DVD. The only songs that appear on the video but not on either of the two live albums are "Turn It On Again" (though it was included as a B-side of one of the "Tell Me Why" CD singles in early 1993) and "Dreaming While You Sleep", which appears on Genesis Archive 2: 1976-1992.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One

  1. "Land of Confusion" §
  2. "No Son of Mine"
  3. "Driving the Last Spike" § (second half only)
  4. "Old Medley: Dance on a Volcano/The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/The Musical Box/Firth of Fifth/I Know What I Like/That's All/Illegal Alien/Follow You Follow Me"
  5. "Fading Lights" §
  6. "Jesus He Knows Me"

Disc Two

  1. "Dreaming While You Sleep"
  2. "Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea"
  3. "Hold on My Heart"
  4. "Domino: In the Glow of the Night/The Last Domino"
  5. "The Drum Thing (Drum Duet)"
  6. "I Can't Dance" §
  7. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" §
  8. "Invisible Touch" §
  9. "Turn It On Again"

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

DVD extras:

  • Interviews – Interviews with Collins, Rutherford and Banks.
  • Camera Angles – Sixteen camera angles are used throughout the disc.
  • Slide Show – Still images captured from the tour and set to music.
  • Original Tour Programme.
  • Commentary with Collins, Banks and Rutherford

LaserDisc extras:

  • "No Son of Mine" (video)
  • "I Can't Dance" (video)
  • "Hold on My Heart" (video)
  • "Jesus He Knows Me" (video)

The DVD was reissued in November 2009 with new 2009 5.1 remix by Nick Davis as part of the Genesis Movie Box 1981–2007 DVD set. The remix version reduced to a single DVD and did not include had the multi-angle feature and the extras.

Notes[edit]

  • The versions of "Old Medley" on The Longs and on the video can be distinguished by the song titles Phil Collins intones during "I Know What I Like"; "Your Own Special Way" on the former and "Misunderstanding" on the latter.
  • Unlike the previous two tours, "Turn It On Again" was performed in its original form, except for a brief crowd appreciation for the musicians on stage.
  • During "Turn It On Again" Collins humorously references "All I Need Is a Miracle" and "Silent Running" during his introduction of Mike Rutherford. This was a substantial hit for his band Mike + the Mechanics in 1985.
  • An instrumental version of "Way of the World" is used over the end credits.
  • The remixed version of "I Can't Dance" used at the beginning of the DVD made by Howard and Trevor Gray, also appeared on the "I Can't Dance" single in 1991 and later on the 2000 compilation Genesis Archive No.2 1976–1992.
  • Despite Phil Collins singing the word "fuck" in "Invisible Touch", the video release was rated E ("Exempt from classification") in the UK and is not rated in the US.

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

References[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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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
  5. ^ Orens, Geoff (2011 [last update]). "Genesis Live: The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) – Genesis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Wyman, Bill (12 February 1993). "Genesis Live: The Way We Walk Volume Two: The Longs Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Recording dates from official Genesis site http://www.genesis-music.com/members/community/mboard/index.php?topic=27317.msg716952#msg716952
  9. ^ Thompson, D. (2011). "The Way We Walk [DVD] – Genesis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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