After reading about Genesis, it really got me thinking on the subject of reunions. Not just those bands I would like to see reform, but more about WHY we all seem to love reunions so much. It’s a very emotive thing, seeing an original line-up performing the music you grew up with. - No matter how good and talented the musicians and singers are that fill the void of original members, they never seem to entirely recreate the exact sound and atmosphere that made them special to you. - Case in point would be Fish on recent tours when playing Marillion material. Fantastic musicians one and all, and no offence to any of them, but I’ve not been able to help myself thinking how much more emotive and powerful certain tracks would be, had Mark Kelly been playing keyboards, or with Steve on guitar. - There is special magic that can’t be recreated with different personnel.
Of course, some bands have changes forced upon them with untimely deaths, and it’s a sad fact that many reunions are no longer possible for some of the groups that I love.
Any thoughts on reunions you would love to see, or even why we seem to have this fixation with reliving the moment and seeing a band as it was always meant to be?