Came upon your website by chance surfing for Genesis you tube videos.
I like your analysis of what genesis had done with their re-issue.
I hold out hope that one day they may give us closure and do a final world tour.
Even if they don't tour I would fly to England to see them bring it to a close.
In 1978-1979 I saw Genesis in
Fort Lauderdale for the
And then There Were Three tour.
Genesis did have a stage setup like none I have ever seen. I have read there is very little video of this tour.
The stage set had 6 or 8 hexagonal mirrors which pivoted on 2 axis above the group. Lasers were fired at the mirrors.
I have seen other you tube clips of the concert, most of limited video and audio quality but none with this stage set.
Is there any good footage that you know which shows this concert as I saw it?
I have some very good 35mm pictures of the concert but no video, I don't think they do it justice.
Hi, Rick ~
Yours is a very perplexing question..in that the "And Then There Were Three" tour fell into a time when Genesis (by then, Banks, Collins and Rutherford) could certainly have afforded some filming to be done of their always-spectacular, ever-escalating Showco staging - with them playing underneath it. And, yet, they seem to have not...at least for lengthy, commercial release.
I, too, saw that tour...just not sure if it was the same leg as you all had down in Florida (I was in upstate NY, at the time). But, your excellent, visual description jogs a very old memory of mine - of the hexagonal mirrors, lasers bouncing off of them - I'm sure of it!
**(For those unfamiliar with what Rick & I remember - my collector friend and collaborator Paul Davis, from the UK, has kindly sent me a shot of the foldout from the programme from the "And Then There Were Three" Tour, for all to see! Look above to see that snapshot. Thank you, Paul!)
I, myself, am not aware of any video of that specific time period, unfortunately.
I will send out some feelers to my collector friends...but, all the internet searches I've been doing on the question - are also coming up blank. ;-(
Problem, back then, was that video and film cameras were pretty bulky...and if you were CAUGHT trying to sneak in one of those big honkers, you would certainly have been tossed out of the venue, with the offending piece of electronic equipment following you (onto the hard pavement).
No, it would have needed to have been a fully-cleared, professionally-filmed production - for it to have been preserved for the group's posterity (and, knowing Tony's distinct policy on not releasing any Genesis product which doesn't meet his strict standards, it is unlikely to see the light of day - IF it exists within The Farm's coffers).
I'm so sorry to not be a bearer of better news...but, who knows, if we post this interchange for all to see - our combined luck may turn and someone might come forward with more concrete knowledge of this new Quest of ours! :-)
Meanwhile, I'm not the only one to have my curiosity piqued about those marvelous 35mm still photographs you spoke of personally snapping, during the tour! Would LOVE to see them!
All my thanks for your supportive communiques,