Monday, 23 October 2017

The Musical Box (2)

21st October 2015

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

A prompt return to Caledonia for the verisimilitudinous Musical Box, again peddling their rendition of Genesis' 1974 Selling England by the Pound tour.  It was, encore apart, exactly the same set as we had enjoyed twelve months previously.  Although Denis Gagné (Peter Gabriel) did, if memory serves, vary his pre-song ramblings a touch.  Perhaps the original PG had a selection he chose from too.  Whatever, the stories did feel a touch less cringe-worthy this time around – but perhaps only marginally so.

Dropping The Knife as an encore, we were instead presented with a medley from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album.  A taster/teaser for the outfit's “new show, next Fall”.  A full Lamb performance, perhaps?

The only problem with that, of course, is that Peter Gabriel wore very little make up and (Slipperman apart) used few costumes during that show.  And Gagné (as became apparent  during this evening's encore) looks as much like PG, sans accoutrements, as I do.

Maybe a seat in the upper circle required.

Watcher of the Skies


The Old Man

Fortunately François Gagnon sounds more
like Steve Hackett, than he resembles him

A Flower?


The Musical Box - Edinburgh 2017

Set List
Watcher of the Skies
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
The Cinema Show
I Know What I Like
Firth of Fifth
The Musical Box
The Battle of Epping Forest
Supper's Ready

Fly on a Windshield
In the Cage
Hairless Heart
Counting Out Time  

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