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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Abacab 4:11
2. Another Record 4:02

Total Time 8:13

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Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Banks / keyboards, backing vocals
- Phil Collins / drums, percussion, lead vocals
- Mike Rutherford / lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals

Releases information

Record Label: Charisma
Catalogue No: CB388
Country of Origin: UK

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GENESIS Abacab ratings distribution


2.77
(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
24%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
20%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)
7%

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Review by Matti
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2 stars (The first review.)

Abacab (1981) is a very odd Genesis album: on the other hand it's very poppy, minimalistic, synthetic and distanced far away from traditional prog, on the other hand it's very brave and experimental in some way. The trio wrote the music more collectively, with a jam-based approach, than usual. One could almost say it's so bad that it becomes good (or then not: I used to listen to it for some time in the 80's but haven't bothered to borrow it again). This single includes the deliciously silly title track featuring some weird synth playing, and 'Another Record' which is one of the more ordinary pop songs on the album, reminding some material from their next eponymous album (1983). The latter track (or album, for that matter) maybe stands better repeated listenings but has less score for originality.

They did quite many singles at that era (from Duke, Abacab and Genesis). Did they really aim at the single market or were they told to release singles by the record company, I don't know. If this was on a jukebox - and it was the early eighties - I would rather play The Police, U2 or Dire Straits for example. And it's not necessarily the worst possible single from Genesis.

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Review by Guillermo
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2 stars This single has an edited version of "abacab" from the album of the same name. Like the original album version, it shows a then "new" Genesis in sound, with more simple songs. In this case, the song has a very monotonous bass pedals and bass guitar part playing by Mike Rutherford, with some keyboard sounds (also "new" then) by Tony Banks, and very present but also a bit monotonous drums part by Phil Collins, also with a "new" sound thanks to Hugh Padgham, a very good recording engineer / producer who also had worked with Collins and Peter Gabriel as soloists, and with other bands like The Police, and with YES in their "Drama" album. Maybe the best "new" part in the "abacab" album was the presence of Padgham`s very good recording techniques. The song has simple lyrics, and by the end of the song it has good synth /guitar solos interactions which worked very well in concert, also thanks to two drums played along by Collins (playing "lead drums" along with Rutherford and /or Banks) and Chester Thompson. This instrumental final part was cut in the single version.

"Another Record" in the "B" side of this single is the final song from the "abacab" album, with some influences by New Wave music, good drums by Collins, and a keyboard playing some melodies on most parts of the song sounding like an harmonica. With lyrics asking the listener to play "another record" after lsitening to the "abacab" album. "Another Record" was the only song from the "abacab" album which never was played in concert.

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3 stars Ahhh, ABACAB, the Genesis album that was 25% great and 75% wasted. This single, from the doldrums of prog (1981) contains "Abacab" and "ANother Record". The first is a pretty good, not-really prog song that I do enjoy a lot. The latter is a poppy song that does nothing for me.ALthough, for this albu ... (read more)

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