I am getting ready to see Steve Hackett in St. Charles Illinois on September 21st with my oldest daughter.
I first saw genesis my senior yr of high school in April 1978, but I always loved the old songs. Whose idea was paper late ? Anyway, your analysis is a great fire up for what I know will be a great show.
thanks again, Tom
Hi, Tom !
How did your daughter like the GR2 concert, my friend?
Were you in attendance at the Friday night or the Saturday night show?
I was there for both nights with my two Analysis series collaborators Dave Kerzner (who guested on the keyboard section of "Supper's Ready: Apocalypse in 9/8") and recording engineer Tom Lord-Alge. We had a ball ! (see pics, below)
As for the lyric "PaperLate (cried a voice, in the crowd)..." - it was Peter's lyric from the very allegorical, double-entendre'd "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", ostensibly SEBTP's "title" track, in 1973. But, Phil - self-admittedly, never being very gifted at turning a good lyric - utilized that two-word phrase as a basis for the later pop tune that Genesis released in 1982, via EP entitled "3 x 3" (three tracks recorded by the remaining 3 Genesis musicians: Banks, Rutherford and Collins).