Comment From Mark ~
I just stumbled upon your site and videos while searching for videos of people playing "Hairless Heart", which I had just learned to play last night, and noticed that many people play it differently.
Anyway, I love your work!
I need to dig out my Archives Vol. 1 and listen again. I had no idea so much of it was redone.
Also, just saw "The Musical Box" roll through my town this week.
Great show, if you get a chance to see it. I was particularly impressed with the guitar effect setup.
It seemed to be all 1974 vintage accurate: giant electro-mechanical echo boxes and a lengthy array of foot pedals.
Surely they were only props, right? I can't imagine somebody actually maintaining that mess night after night.
Thanks for your insight.
Reply from LiLeigh:
Hi, Mark !
Hey, I was traveling to L.A. and Phoenix when you originally wrote in to my blog (which I truly appreciate, thank you! *beaming look*) - to see my first TMB LLDOB shows....
While in Phoenix, I was (obviously) treated to a timely and most excellent interview with TMB's musical director - Sebastien Lamothe - who also gave me a tour of the vintage instruments, on stage.
It was not only impressive...it was fascinating!
Given that I had already read a great deal of information about the original tour - and a lot of references to the musical instruments *info source: Dr. Kevin Holm-Hudson's extraordinary "Genesis and the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"* - I got to finally have the chance to visually marry the written description - with the near-actual, period piece item. Serge Morissette did an awe-inspiring job with the exacting historical research, in re-building the original staging - even down to the "heavily-muffled" kick-drum they allowed Peter to use, up on one of the risers! *agog look*
I am currently working very, very hard on editing down all the footage my crew and I captured in the gorgeously-restored Orpheum Theatre, in Phoenix.
I wish I could say that the footage I shot on the stage was perfect and steady (it was not..since my cameraman was running late for the soundcheck... & I had to shoot it with my hand-held HD Flipvideo camera. I must confess I was so excited to see all the individual musician's set-ups. But, it is what it is ...and I will do my best to stabilize, stabilize, stabilize through the edit process.*shrug then smile*
I wanted to say that - because you mentioned "Steve's" foot-pedal set-up...and I MADE SURE to film extreme close-ups of it (and some other really nifty stuff that most people were not even aware was being used, up on stage, designed by Genesis.)
I only ask your patience in my getting the next several installments of the Analysis: TMB vids edited and up on YouTube & Vimeo. (Hopefully, you've been able to see the already posted "TMB Part 1" ? *hopeful look*)
Thank you so very much for writing to me...and, even more, for waiting so long for this earnest reply.
All my best, always....