"I saw Genesis live in the summer of 1992 on what would turn out to be their final tour with Phil Collins, and it still remains THE greatest concert I have ever attended in my life. The band's performance, power, and live presentation were SO magnificent, it was the closest I ever got to Heaven in my years on this earth so far. As my friend Mike so eloquently said when it was over, "I could've stayed and watched them play 'til Christmas!" Amen, brother. "Live: The Way We Walk Vol. 1 (The Shorts)" is the first half of the live document of this Genesis tour, featuring some of the band's biggest hit songs: "Land Of Confusion," "I Can't Dance," "Mama," "That's All," "In Too Deep," and "Invisible Touch," among other hits (the band's longer, more progressive-sounding material is found on "Volume 2 (The Longs)"). "The Shorts" is proof positive of what a powerhouse in concert Phil & the boys are. The performances are stunning, and Phil's singing voice is also in top form. And this live CD also makes a great case for the band regarding the slickness of their "Invisible Touch" material---although *I* like the album just fine, the "Invisible Touch" songs, including the poppy hit title track, really do sound better & stronger live in concert.The only disappointments on "Volume 1: The Shorts" is that the live rendition of "Mama" is missing a verse towards the end, and the live version of "Tonight Tonight Tonight" is much too short. Then again, this live set IS called "The Shorts," so I guess these two songs had to be pared down to hit-single length. Other than that, "Live: The Way We Walk Volume One (The Shorts)" is a terrific live Genesis set, and things only get better with it's companion release, "Volume Two (The Longs)," but that's another review...."
What a live performance should be
Alan Caylow | 05/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm more than likely the only teenager on this planet that listens to Genesis.My dad's a diehard fan,so I know a number of the songs(not all.If I inherit my dad's phonograph and record collection when he dies,I will.).Anyway,I usually borrow this cd(and Vol.2)off of my dad because the music is addictive.It's probably the best live music I've ever heard.In fact,it's so good I'll probably not think a whole lot of any live performances I attend for the rest of my life!I love all of the songs,although my least favorite is "I Can't Dance".I love "Throwing It All Away","Mama",and "Invisible Touch".All of those sound absolutely phenomenal live.This cd is incredible,and so is Vol.2."
"These are the hits of Genesis. Not much needs to be said about the album: Genesis are excellent live, so nearly all the songs are as good on stage as on the albums. Nearly all the songs are played exactly like they are on the album; the joining of "Invisible Touch" and "Tonight..." is nice, though.If you want a collection af Genesis' hits with focus on the Phil Collins era, bye "The Way We Walk 1 + 2" instead of "Turn it on again: The songs sound perfectly good live, and more of the good one from "Genesis" to "We Can't Dance" are included."
Genesis:one of the greatest live bands
Kasper Michelsen | 05/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the first Genesis cd I ever got was this and It is still one of my favs.A great performance of "mama" and "throwing it all away" will have you hooked and don't forget about the grand finale in the album with "Tonight,tonight,tonight(shorter version)" and "Invisible Touch"...........a masterpiece"
THIS IS A SWEET ALBUM!
Kasper Michelsen | 04/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, I'm surprised only two people have reviewed this CD......it should be more popular among people who have decent taste in music. The songs "Hold on my Heart" and "In Too Deep" are the only ones that I usually skip when I'm listening to this album because they're really slow and mellow and I have to be in a certain mood to listen to them. But the other tracks......man they're something else. A very impressive collection of songs."