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GENESIS 1970 -75



Symphonic Prog

4.53 | 214 ratings

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5 stars It was my 13th birthday, I was at my Grandma's house. After eating our Thanksgiving Dinner I opened my presents. I got gift cards and cash from my aunt and uncle as well as both pairs of grandparents. From my Mom and Dad, financially assisted by my grandfather (not in any of the previously mentioned pairs), were three gifts. I had hunches to what each of them were. I wasn't right about two of them, although I was not disappointed by my wrong guesses as the presents were still as spectacular. But the one I did get right was this, the Genesis 1970-1975, 13 disc boxed set. The precious contents of the set are contained in a green, 6" by 6" by 6" cube. Written on each side, in "We Can't Dance" font, is the word "genesis". Each "genesis" is made out of album artwork from the albums contained. There's a small silk strip to help pull up the panel on the front of the box, which can then be slid into a small pocket inside. Inside there are six CD cases. "Trespass", "Nursery Cryme", "Foxtrot" and "Selling England by the Pound" are in Jewel cases, "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and the Bonus Disc are in digipacks. Each album contains a booklet with lyrics, two discs (or three for "The Lamb"), a CD containing new Stereo mixes, and a DVD, with 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes, interviews with the band about each album (with the Bonus Disc DVD interview about the 5.1 mixes), and on "Foxtrot", "Selling England by the Pound", "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and the Bonus Disc have live performances. The Bonus Disc DVD also has a VH1 special about the Gabriel era made when the 1967-1975 Archive Boxed set was released. The Bonus Disc is made up of non-album tracks, demos, and four tracks made for an unproduced documentary about a painter named Micheal Jackson. These tracks include lots of bits that would be used in later albums. Each album is masterfully remastered, making the albums come to life. Sadly, I don't have a surround sound player, so I'm not aware of how they sound, but I've read that they're amazing. Genesis have been one of my favorite bands for years, creating some of the best music ever. Each of these albums are fantastic, some of my favorites of all time. It's a must have for every Genesis fan.
smartpatrol | 5/5 |


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