Engineers: Nick Davis, Robert Colby, Geoff Callingham.
Released as part of a two-volume live set, THE WAY WE WALK, VOL. 2 was recorded during the band's 1992 world tour. Having started out as an over-the-top, theatrical art-rock band, Genesis had become a tireless pop machine by the early '90s. THE LONGS represents the side of the band that was still capable of writing ten-minute-plus epics.
The most recent material on this six-track album is from WE CAN'T DANCE, the album Genesis was touring behind at the time of this release. The two songs taken from it, the epic "Driving the Last Spike" and the sweeping "Fading Lights," were perfect compliments for both parts of the hypnotic "Home by the Sea" and the soothing "Domino" suite. "Old Medley" finds Genesis tipping its hat to its origins as one of the '70s foremost prog-rock bands. The nearly 20-minute piece contains material from TRICK OF THE TAIL, LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY, NURSERY CRYME and SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, along with snippets from "Illegal Alien" and "Follow You, Follow Me."
Entertainment Weekly (12/4/92, p.64) - "...long on infectious riffs and melodies..." - Rating: B