Genesis
Popshop '72
Brussels, Belgium
March 20, 1972

Lineage: TV > VHS > ??? > DVD

01 The Fountain Of Salmacis
02 Twilight Alehouse
03 The Musical Box
04 The Return Of The Giant Hogweed

Notes:

Popshop '72 By Alan Hewitt

This recording is from a Belgian television appearance from January 1972. The programme has
been variously titled "Belgian TV '72" and "Rock Of The Seventies". It was recorded for general
boradcast in Europe and has gained several television screenings in the UK. Recorded at the Pop Deux
studios in Brussels on March 20 and 21 1972  this footage is a vital link between the formative
Genesis, and later performances. The broadcast captures the band when they were still the "intense
young men" which Armando Gallo wrote about. The track listing comprises standard items from the then
current Genesis live set including Fountain Of Salmacis; The Musical Box and The Return Of The Giant
Hogweed. Interestingly enough; it also includes the only known visual documented performance of Twilight 
Alehouse, a song from the very earliest incarnation of the band but at time of broadcast one which had
not been committed to vinyl.

Bonus footage:

- April 18, 1972 - Piper Club, Rome
Interview / Stagnation

- February 3, 1974 - Palasport Torino
Interview and footage

Menu+Artwork included

Mediainfo (VTS_01_1.VOB):

General
Format                                   : MPEG-PS
File size                                : 977 MiB
Duration                                 : 13 min 47 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 9 907 kb/s

Video
ID                                       : 224 (0xE0)
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : [email protected]
Format settings                          : BVOP
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Default
Format settings, GOP                     : Variable
Duration                                 : 13 min 47 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 8 174 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 8 000 kb/s
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 25.000 FPS
Standard                                 : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.788
Time code of first frame                 : 00:00:00:00
Time code source                         : Group of pictures header
GOP, Open/Closed                         : Open
GOP, Open/Closed of first frame          : Closed
Stream size                              : 806 MiB (83%)
Color primaries                          : BT.601 PAL
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.470 System B/G
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.470 System B/G

Audio
ID                                       : 189 (0xBD)-160 (0xA0)
Format                                   : PCM
Format settings                          : Big / Signed
Muxing mode                              : DVD-Video
Duration                                 : 13 min 46 s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Stream size                              : 151 MiB (15%)

Menu