Genesis – carpet crawlers Full Remastered in HD

 

Genesis In Concert – 1976

 

 

Genesis – Carpet Crawlers (Official Audio)

 

A quick study comparing the Official version release of Carpet Crawlers with Gabriel in lead vocal and the remastered HD version with Phil Collins in the lead shows us an immediate start of song difference. Gabriel sings the entire lyric while Phil starts with, “the crawlers cover the ochre floor.” A clear performance style choice is also evident with Collins’s vocal straining on the side of pop lyricism while Gabriel is loyal to the prog-rock opera origins of LLDOB. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway release is the beginning of Phil’s reign. A better choice for both artists in the end as Phil Collins discovered his band leadership acumen, lead vocal skill, and pop center lane money-making mastery, and we all know how Peter Gabriel evolved on his own.

Lyrics

There is lambswool under my naked feet
The wool is soft and warm
Gives off some kind of heat
A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed
Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid
The fleas cling to the golden fleece
Hoping they’ll find peace
Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid
There’s no hiding in memory
There’s no room to avoid
The crawlers cover the floor in the red ochre corridor
For my second sight of people, they’ve more lifeblood than before
They’re moving in time to a heavy wooden door
Where the needle’s eye is winking, closing on the poor
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
There’s only one direction in the faces that I see
It’s upward to the ceiling, where the chamber’s said to be
Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they’re free
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
Mild-mannered supermen are held in kryptonite
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright
Through the door, a harvest feast is lit by candlelight
It’s the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
The porcelain mannequin with shattered skin fears attack
And the eager pack lift up their pitchers, they carry all they lack
The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through the crack
And the tickler takes his stickleback
The carpet crawlers heed their callers,
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”
The carpet crawlers heed their callers,
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Tony Banks / Phil Collins / Peter Gabriel / Steve Hackett / Michael Rutherford
The Carpet Crawlers 1999 lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Concord Music Publishing LLC

Genesis ~ The Carpet Crawlers (1974)

 

The Carpet Crawlers”, is a song originally from the 1974 Genesis concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. The song was re-recorded in 1999 with the name “The Carpet Crawlers 1999”. “The Carpet Crawlers” reappears on the 1976 Genesis: In Concert with Bill Bruford on drums, and on Seconds Out, Genesis’s 1977 live album, with Chester Thompson on drums. It was also played on subsequent tours in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1992, 2007, and the Six of the Best reunion concert with Peter Gabriel. It was also performed once during the 1992 tour. (Wikipedia) (Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. The purpose of this video is just a small tribute to my favorite songs & artists) Video courtesy of Facebook music group “20th Century Music (1900-1999)”

 

 

Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins (both natural leaders of the band called Genesis -different approaches and styles-yet quite complimentary when in sync) Notice how they work together on these two different live versions of the same track. Please keep an eye on the histrionic antics of Mr. Gabriel versus the football player charm of Phil Collins. Notice, if you dare, that Gabriel embodied the spirit and inner life of each track while Collins was the carnival barker and erstwhile drummer. Imagine if they could have found a way to work together a bit longer. Peter Gabriel was better off on his own based on the prevailing direction of Genesis under the leadership of the remaining 3 and the artistic visionary and shamanistic creative Peter Gabriel had become-(listen closely to Solsbury Hill).

The Carpet Crawlers” is a song by the English progressive rock band Genesis, recorded for their sixth studio album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks wrote most of the music, with the help of Peter Gabriel. Lyrically, the song tells the section of the album’s story whereby Rael, the lead character, finds himself in a red-carpeted corridor surrounded by kneeling people slowly crawling towards a wooden door. Rael dashes by them towards the door and goes through it. Behind the door is a table with a candlelit feast on it, and behind that, a spiral staircase that leads upwards out of sight.

The song was released in April 1975 as the album’s second single under the title “The Carpet Crawlers”. In 1995, Genesis re-recorded the song with producer Trevor Horn that featured Gabriel and Collins sharing lead vocals, released as “The Carpet Crawlers 1999”. This marked the last time both singers recorded with Genesis, as Gabriel had left the band in 1975 and Collins quit in 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

Song
SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND DVD Shepperton Studios, Italian TV 1973
Artist
Genesis
Licensed to YouTube by
SOLAR Music Rights Management, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing, and 6 Music Rights Societies
Song
I Know What I Like ( Live From The Rainbow Theatre, London, UK,
Artist
Genesis
Album
Box Set (Archives 1967-75)
Licensed to YouTube by
WMG, Laika Network (on behalf of Atlantic 0191); SOLAR Music Rights Management, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, UMPI, Sony ATV Publishing, Concord Music Publishing, LatinAutor – SonyATV, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, LatinAutorPerf, and 11 Music Rights Societies

Titre : I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Interprète : Genesis
Année : 1973
Auteurs compositeurs : Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford
Durée : 5 m 52 s
Label : Charisma, Atlantic

Genesis I Know What I Like (Live 1973 Shepperton Reworked)

Genesis 1973 Shepperton studios
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Genesis: Live 1973 – First time in HD with Enhanced Soundtrack

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Shepperton Studios, UK: 30/31 October 1973

Watcher of the Skies (0:00)
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight (8:36)
I Know What I Like (17:40)
The Musical Box (24:00)
Supper’s Ready (37:10)

It was 40 years ago that Genesis performed in this studio and 10 years ago that I did our first transfer of this 16mm film in PAL format (720×576). The results of this effort along with the generosity at meeksgenesis, SAB for the audio work, RH for the artwork, and a host of others well documented, created a masterpiece that has been used countless times after on TV, bootlegs, “review” DVDs, and even the official Genesis boxed sets. Who would have thought that our work would go so far? Well, I am here to try to push the envelope a little further…I give you Shepperton HD.

16mm is used for amateur (and even professional) filmmaking so there are many more transfer options than for 8mm. But the best of the best is the Spirit DataCine in 2K (2048 pixel CCD resolution) and is used for Hollywood films, as well as PG’s recent Secret World Blu-Ray DVD. Of course, it is far more common nowadays to see 35mm, transferred by the Spirit in 4K since the film is bigger. They also make an 8mm gate for the Spirit, but because the smaller film size can only use 1K of the resolution (less than HD) this caused debates as to whether it is worthwhile and makes this 8mm gate extremely expensive and almost unheard of. You may also notice that the gate on the Spirit is a little bigger than the previous transfer, maybe 3-5% or so of the extra image around the edges. This is still a 4:3 aspect ratio, but more of the stage can be seen than ever before.

The definition we are presented with here is amazing HD (1440×1080), and a beautifully low contrast image. If you thought it was impossible to see more detail than the DVD we created 10 years back, your eyes will feast on this. Cymbal grooves, wood grain, each string on a 12-string guitar…it’s all here. Of course, in addition to even more film grain, we can see new imperfections like hairs and dust. But I noticed that most of these imperfections switch as the camera view switches, and then switch back when the angle switches back. This means is that these are a result of the original film recording/creation/editing, and are permanently on the print I have and cannot be removed. I did “clean” some of these digitally, but this is an inexact process and I estimate I was able to remove only about 30% of these imperfections.

The Spirit allowed for better color adjustment during the transfer, so I had less work to do on the color this time. However, the color in this film is kinda a nightmare. One example of the color issues occurs at the end of The Musical Box, where three separate shots show a perfect black background, a cut to a shot with a blue background, followed by a shot that is balanced towards green…all in a matter of a few seconds. So not only has the film been spliced (each splice mark can be seen in HD) between films with a different color balance, but there is sometimes a different color on the right side of the film than the left side of the film in the same scene. I corrected as much as realistically possible, but it is far from perfect.

Because of the amazing video transfer, I felt that the audio was not a good match in quality. This 16mm film uses “optical” audio, printed down the side of the film like waveforms. This is common for 16mm and fine for dialogue, but not good for music. And unfortunately, there is no great machine to get a better audio transfer, and no great audio source has been discovered even after all these years. So I decided to resync it. Of course, there are stories before some songs that could not be redubbed, so they are there in their original form. But I estimate that I was able to achieve about a 90% match for the entire film. I used various soundboards and radio shows, switched and layered and cheated, and fine-tuned to get it as close as possible. Thanks to Willem for help reviewing my work and suggesting alternate audio sources, and to Dave Raphael for some amazing original artwork as well as suggestions on the film itself.

jack-bassingthwaighte-UK red phone box at pole backed up by hedgrow-unsplash

Best Comment

Paul Joannis

“This is why I listen to old music. That’s Phil Collins in overalls behind the drums, pounding out time signatures that would confound Einstein, long before he was writing songs for Disney. That’s Steve Hackett doing 2-handed tapping years before Van Halen made it a household thing. That’s Mike Rutherford playing a Rickenbacker double-neck guitar long before Rickenbacker actually thought to make one. That’s Peter Gabriel in costume long before his “Sledgehammer” redefined MTV. That’s Tony Banks reminding us that classical virtuosity has its place in Progressive Rock. If they made music that made me feel like this today, I’d listen to it.”

Music in this video
Song
I Know What I Like ( Live From The Rainbow Theatre, London, UK,
Artist
Genesis
Album
Box Set (Archives 1967-75)
Licensed to YouTube by
WMG, Laika Network (on behalf of Atlantic 0191); SOLAR Music Rights Management, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, UMPI, Sony ATV Publishing, Concord Music Publishing, LatinAutor – SonyATV, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, LatinAutorPerf, and 11 Music Rights Societies
Song
SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND DVD Shepperton Studios, Italian TV 1973
Artist
Genesis
Licensed to YouTube by
SOLAR Music Rights Management, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing, and 6 Music Rights Societies
Song
Musical Box [Live]
Artist
Genesis
Album
Genesis Live
Licensed to YouTube by
WMG, Laika Network (on behalf of Gelring Limited); BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, ASCAP, Audiam (Publishing), LatinAutorPerf, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, EMI Music Publishing, PEDL, CMRRA, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor – SonyATV, and 4 Music Rights Societies
Song
Supper’s Ready [Live]
Artist
Genesis
Album
Genesis Archive 1967?75
Writers
Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins
Licensed to YouTube by
Laika Network, WMG (on behalf of Gelring Limited); LatinAutor – SonyATV, ASCAP, Audiam (Publishing), LatinAutorPerf, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, Warner Chappell, and 5 Music Rights Societies

-Shaman in bird mask and redshirt orange pants- by Hrustall photographer on Unsplash
Gabriel in foreground at mike and Phil Collins back on drum kit and backup miked
the-lamb Lies down on Broadway New Yorker magazine

Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Live 1974/5 Movie

 

Here is the completed project, not perfect, but I like it. I also formatted this baby to widescreen and here it is, on the year of its 40th birthday, I give you this film while, also, I am 17 coincidentally the same age Rael was. The film is not a complete straight-up video because not enough film exists, so in some places, instead of photos of the band, I used the slideshow that was used so those of us out there who couldn’t be at the actual concerts could now see at least some of the slides they missed out on. This is the COMPLETE Toronto concert from December 74, however, and by that I mean I’ve got the intros in there and all the songs incomplete form and uncut. For Watcher of the Skies, yes the audio is from the Toronto show and the video is from Shepperton 73. Not enough video exists of that song from the lamb tour and as far as I know, there were no slides for that song, but I still wanted some visual for the song and I still wanted to present the whole concert and not cut a single song or intro or applaud section, so yeah. But also I chose the audio from the 74 Toronto Show because I wanted something different from the Shrine show so I chose Toronto. It’s not perfect but I have worked hard on this project and hope to improve it more someday down the road, and I’d like to give credit for the footage and the audio to all those who have found and shared footage over the years, I give them complete credit for all this, I’m just the kid who put it all together and made a, hopefully nice, presentation out of it. Enjoy.

 

LAMB: 0:20 Gabriel Dialogue #1 1:14 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 6:18 Fly On A Windshield 8:52 Broadway Melody Of 1974 11:08 Cuckoo Cocoon 13:25 In The Cage 21:24 The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging 24:24 Gabriel Dialogue #2 25:46 Back In N.Y.C. 32:11 Hairless Heart 34:24 Counting Out Time 38:17 Carpet Crawlers 44:00 The Chamber Of 32 Doors 49:50 Gabriel Dialogue #3 52:22 Lilywhite Lilith 55:20 The Waiting Room (WOW what a chaotic rendition!) 1:00:52 Anyway 1:04:32 Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist 1:08:42 The Lamia 1:15:53 Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats 1:18:56 The Colony Of Slippermen 1:27:35 Ravine 1:29:12 The Light Dies Down On Broadway 1:32:53 Riding The Scree 1:37:17 In The Rapids 1:39:30 It ENCORE: 1:44:04 Gabriel Dialogue #4 1:45:47 The Musical Box 1:58:58 Watcher of the Skies

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Genesis with Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, et al
Well, I think it’s time to release this film…

In collaboration with the Genesis Museum, I present to you:

Genesis, live at the Bataclan, Paris, 01/10/1973, 16mm master.

1. The Musical Box
2. Supper’s Ready
3. The Return of the Giant Hogweed
4. The Knife
5. Interview

Genesis live, Paris Bataclan 1973 long version, 16mm master in 4k

If you have 8mm/16mm Genesis or Peter Gabriel films, contact http://genesismuseum.com​
We transfer and restore them for free!

Song
Musical Box [Live]
Artist
Genesis
Album
Genesis Live
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WMG, Laika Network (on behalf of Gelring Limited); LatinAutor – SonyATV, Sony ATV Publishing, ASCAP, Audiam (Publishing), LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, PEDL, LatinAutorPerf, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, EMI Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, CMRRA, and 6 Music Rights Societies
Song
SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND DVD Bataclan, France 1973
Artist
Genesis
Licensed to YouTube by
BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., SOLAR Music Rights Management, EMI Music Publishing, Polaris Hub AB, and 2 Music Rights Societies

Genesis Carpet Crawlers

Peter Gabriel
Published on May 20, 2012
The official Solsbury Hill video. Directed by Graham Dean.

 

Having left Genesis the previous summer, Peter’s first solo album arrived in February 1977. He was 26. With legendary producer Bob Ezrin taking charge the intention was to make something more direct and tougher than what had come before. Solsbury Hill was the first single to be taken from the album, though the video you see here was created much later “just messing around at Real World with a painter friend of mine Graham Dean.” says Peter.


 

Watch this live performance of “Carpet Crawlers” from Genesis’ DVD “When in Rome” from 2007. The song was originally from the 1974 Genesis concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

Genesis- The Lamb lies Down….(Hybrid Sacd R) Full Album HQ