Watch Genesis Perform “The Musical Box” And “Watcher of the Skies” On The Midnight Special In 1972

Featured on an episode of The Midnight Special and subsequently aired on December 20, the band treated viewers to a sonic journey that included the hauntingly epic “The Musical Box.” Originating from their third album, Nursery Cryme from 1971, the macabre undertones of the song were brought to life in a theatrical and captivating manner. As the ethereal melodies unfolded, Genesis, led by the visionary Peter Gabriel, showcased their musical prowess, weaving a spellbinding tale through intricate instrumentation and Gabriel’s theatrical vocals.

…and here’s the band’s performance of “Watcher of the Skies,” from their 1972 album, Foxtrot.