Excellent Live Studio Footage of Peter Gabriel-Era Genesis Has Been Remastered

From their 1973 performance at BBC's studios

As Louder Sound reports, in October 1973 Genesis made their way to the BBC’s studios in Shepperton, west of London, to film a five-song set for broadcast on Italian television. Filmed at the climax of the UK leg of the Selling England By The Pound tour, it found Peter Gabriel and the band performing “Dancing With The Moonlit Knight” and “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” from that album, plus “Watcher of the Skies” and “Supper’s Ready” from the previous year’s Foxtrot, and “The Musical Box” from 1971’s Nursery Cryme.

This footage is considered by many Genesis and prog rock fans to be the single best live representation of the Peter Gabriel-era of this band. It gathered dust for years, until a group of fans pooled their resources to buy it, sight unseen, at a New York estate sale in 2003. This damaged 16mm footage was transferred to digital the same year, and five years later was included in the band’s 1970 – 1975 box set. A high-definition version was produced in 2013, and now it’s been remastered again.

The latest upgrade is from the same team that worked on the footage of Genesis playing at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, which emerged in 2021 and uses the latest software to enhance both the audio and the video.

The Genesis Museum has also produced a video that shows a side-by-side, before-and-after representation of the increase in quality of the Shepperton footage.

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