Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kevin Gilbert's Giraffe - (Genesis) The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Video

I've seen it and listened to the mp3s many times, but the quality is much better in this transfer. And I'm sure many have never heard or seen it before.

In 1994, Kevin Gilbert reformed his progressive rock band Giraffe for one special performance of Genesis' opus The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway at Progfest 94. The concert took place at at the Variety Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 5, 1994.

Kevin's management was contacted by Genesis after band members Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks saw this performance, as they wanted to arrange an audition for Kevin to be their new singer. Sadly, this audition was never to be as Kevin had already passed away by that point.

The performance does not include the entire Lamb album (several songs were omitted due to time constraints), but two non-Lamb Genesis track were included in the set. Here is the setlist:

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Fly on a Windshield
Broadway Melody of 1974
In The Cage
The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
Back in N.Y.C.
The Carpet Crawlers
Lilywhite Lilith
The Lamia
The Colony of Slippermen
Raven (Instrumental)In The Rapids
It / Watcher of the Skies
The Musical Box

Band lineup:

Kevin Gilbert - vocals
Dan Hancock - guitar
David Kerzner - keyboards
Stan Cotey - bass
Nick D'Virgilio - drums