Sven B. Schreiber
Did I say that I don't like cover versions? Well, yes, it's essentially true, but Pete Jones is one of the few exceptions. First of all, his voice is plain amazing, and I'm thankful that he doesn't try too hard to imitate Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. Second, the way he reinterprets the old "Genesis" classics is so touching and full of life that it's real hard not to go for it. Third, his cover versions deviate notably from the originals, which is an important property that renders a remake interesting in the first place - a fact overlooked by many tribute projects. Take "Invisible Touch", for instance... that's how this song should have been from the beginning. In fact, his version sounds more like "Genesis" than the original. And finally, this selection contains a couple of my own very very favorite favorites - i.e. "Undertow", "Afterglow", and "Seven Stones". Pete Jones' versions really are on par with the magic of the "Genesis" recordings in every respect.
Favorite track: Afterglow.