A TRICK OF THE OUTTAKES
Oct, 1975 (Trident Studios-England)
1. Beloved Summer (It's Yourself) 5:40
2. Ripples (part 1) 4:40
3. Ripples (part 2) 4:11
4. Robbery, Assault & Battery 6:25
5. Los Endos 3:06
6. Los Endos 2:47
7. Mad Man Moon 4:14
8. A Trick Of The Tail 4:35
9. Entangled (inst. 1) 4:36
10. Entangled (inst. 2) 6:33
11. Dance On A Volcano 6:05
12. Squonk 6:54
Total Disc - 59:46
“A Trick of the Outtakes”
The Sheffield brothers built Trident studios at No. 17 St. Anne’s Ct. Soho in 1967. This studio was the recording site for many rock albums of the 1960’s and 70’s including David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and many tracks from the Beatle’s White Album.
The Genesis sessions captured on this CD were recorded there in October of 1975 and then remastered to enhance the listening experience.
The CD begins with Beloved Summer which was the working title for the B-side release called It’s Yourself. It is one of the few songs on the CD that includes vocals.
This is followed by an instrumental version of the song Ripples. Mike Rutherford can be heard counting the tempo at the beginning. A second version of the song follows. Robbery, Assault and Battery is next and is also in the instrumental mode. Just before the next song, Los Endos, Phil Collin’s can be heard counting the tempo. This song is separated into two tracks detailing different segments of the song. Mad Man Moon is then presented with piano, drums and some bass. It is, again, an instrumental version and suffers from poor recording but is still quite impressive. Trick of the Tail is then offered with vocals in a version very similar to the official release.
Two versions of Entangled follow, again devoid of vocals. The accentuation of the guitars is particularly impressive during the first take while the second take is more involved and includes alternatives to the studio mix. Dance on a Volcano is the next track followed by Squonk. Both are presented without vocals and provide an interesting opportunity to really study the instrumentation of these songs.
Recorded at Trident Studios, England October, 1975
Tony Banks Keyboards, 12 String Guitar
Phil Collins Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Steve Hackett Electric Guitar
Mike Rutherford Bass, 12 String Guitar