Peter Gabriel and Genesis Live on Belgian TV in 1972: The Full Show

Here’s a rare treat for fans of early 70s progressive rock: Peter Gabriel and Genesis together at the beginning of the band’s classic period, performing live on the Belgian TV show Pop Shop in March of 1972. The half-hour film captures the group a little more than a year after Phil Collins and Steve Hackett joined, and before Gabriel started dressing up in outlandish costumes. The lineup includes Gabriel on flute, tambourine and lead vocals, Collins on drums and backing vocals, Hackett on lead guitar, Tony Banks on keyboards and rhythm guitar, and Michael Rutherford on bass and rhythm guitar. Here’s the setlist:

  1. “The Fountain of Salmacis”
  2. “Twilight Alehouse”
  3. “The Musical Box”
  4. “The Return of the Giant Hogweed”

The songs are all from the 1971 album Nursery Cryme, except “Twilight Alehouse,” which the group had been performing live since 1970 but wouldn’t release on an album until 1998, when the song was included in the boxed set Genesis Archive 1967-75. Gabriel co-founded Genesis in 1967 and left the band in 1975. Collins then took over on lead vocals.

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  • Justin says:

    For me this is as good as it gets, real Genesis, superb. Got this on VHS somewhere….must put it onto DVD!

  • tim deegan says:

    Wow, nursery cryme was my first record, given to me by my older sister. Watching this clip was really, really cool. Thanks to whoever uploaded this.

  • Bob Johnson says:

    Twilight Alehouse was actually released as the ‘B’ side of the UK single ‘I know what I like (in your wardrobe)’, released 3rd August 1972 on Charisma Records.

  • Mike Springer says:

    You’re right, Bob, it was released earlier as a B-side. But other sources give the year as 1973. Anyway I had originally meant to say “album,” and I’ve changed it to that. Thanks for pointing out the mistake.

  • Dave says:

    Check out “tommygun video” for old-school Genesis (and other) DVDs.

  • David says:

    I could be wrong, but I thought Twilight Alehouse was also released on Atlantic Records’ sampler ` “The Age of Atlantic”. That same album featured Yes’ rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s America.

  • bradley says:

    cool the sound with hackett on guitar is hypnotic love the old stuff think ill find some foxtrot vid thanx

  • Paul says:

    Love watching the original Genesis line up

    Not sure if anybody noticed but during this performance of Music Box.
    Peter Gabriel has am uncanny resemblance to a certain Young One named Rick

  • raelx2013 says:

    Very nice to see this, very very very…….

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