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Among the top classic prog rock bands of all times, GENESIS is most known in the prog scene for the superb line-up Peter GABRIEL, Phil COLLINS, Steve HACKETT, Mike RUTHERFORD and Tony BANKS, which played together from 1971's "Nursery Cryme" to 1974's "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway". After this extraordinary period GABRIEL left the band, but the progressive music quality remained the same untill HACKETT left the band. From that point on, under the popish influence of Phil COLLINS, the band took another path towards the commercial market...

Their best work was produced while Peter GABRIEL was with the band, and for a year after he left. Here is a GUIDE to their work from that period.

EARLY PERIOD:
"Trespass" (1970) was the band's second album, which featured Anthony PHILLIPS on guitar and John MAYHEW on drums. There are six songs here, all of which show glimpses of the power the band was to develop more fully later.

MIDDLE PERIOD:
"Nursery Cryme" (1971) shows the band struggling with their new mix of talent, and has a couple of weak songs. "Foxtrot" (1972) shows a more confident and accomplished band. "Selling England By The Pound" (1973) finds the band in a slightly mellower mood, with more acoustic work here on piano and guitar than before. "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" (1974) is arguably the band's finest album. It is a 90-minute theater piece filled with a wide variety of music and moods.

LATE PERIOD:
But the first two albums made in this period still managed to preserve enough of the band's "progressive" qualities to make them interesting to old fans. "A Trick Of The Tail" (1975) is a very strong album that still sounds good today. "Wind and Wuthering" (1976) is the last album made by the "old" GENESIS.

APOCRYPHA:
Several albums appeared in the 90s that fit well into the discography of the "old" GENESIS. ... "Genesis Archive: 1967-1975" / "Genesis Revisited" / "Genesis For Two Grand Pianos"

CONCLUSION:
One of the best "progressive" rock bands that rose to prominence in England in the early 70s.

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Turn It on Again: The HitsTurn It on Again: The Hits
Atlantic 2007
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Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayLamb Lies Down on Broadway
Import
EMI Europe Generic 2009
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FoxtrotFoxtrot
Remastered · Import
Wea Int'l 1990
Audio CD$4.70
$1.00 (used)
Sum of the Parts [Blu-ray]Sum of the Parts [Blu-ray]
Blu-ray · Import
Imports 2014
Blu-ray$16.19
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Selling England By The PoundSelling England By The Pound
Remastered · Import
Atlantic 1995
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TrespassTrespass
Fontana Mca 1993
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And Then There Were ThreeAnd Then There Were Three
Remastered · Import
Wea Int'l 1994
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R-KiveR-Kive
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Rhino 2014
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Trick of the Tail (CD/DVD)Trick of the Tail (CD/DVD)
Rhino 2007
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Nursery CrymeNursery Cryme
Remastered · Import
Wea Int'l 1990
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OST~ "AGAINST ALL ODDS"~UK Atlantic LP 1984~GENESIS~STEVIE NICKS~BIG COUNTRY USD $7.71 Buy It Now 5h 9m
GENESIS TELL ME WHY LP RADIO PROMOTIONAL BRAZIL 1992 SIMPLE MINDS LOVE SONG USD $29.99 Buy It Now 5h 9m
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Genesis - Misunderstanding - 7" 1980 - Ex USD $1.53 [0 bids]
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Seconds Out by Genesis (CD, 1994, 2 Discs, Atlantic USA) USD $15.95 Buy It Now 9h 5m
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DON MCLEAN Crying 7" Demo B/w Genesis Slight Ringwear To Pic Sleeve UK Emi 1978 USD $8.10 Buy It Now 10h 17m
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CD from genesis to revelation
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~ USD $13.07
LP from genesis to revelation
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~ USD $18.89
CD genesis
GENESIS
~ USD $14.21
CD in the beginning
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~ USD $7.81
LP trespass
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~ USD $21.23
CD yakta mama
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~ USD $5.58


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GENESIS discography


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GENESIS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.58 | 839 ratings
From Genesis to Revelation
1969
4.17 | 1714 ratings
Trespass
1970
4.42 | 2313 ratings
Nursery Cryme
1971
4.61 | 2665 ratings
Foxtrot
1972
4.63 | 3080 ratings
Selling England By The Pound
1973
4.29 | 2171 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1974
4.27 | 1891 ratings
A Trick of the Tail
1976
4.09 | 1434 ratings
Wind And Wuthering
1976
3.42 | 1058 ratings
...And Then There Were Three...
1978
3.48 | 1057 ratings
Duke
1980
2.55 | 931 ratings
Abacab
1981
2.72 | 918 ratings
Genesis
1983
2.39 | 943 ratings
Invisible Touch
1986
2.64 | 850 ratings
We Can't Dance
1991
2.52 | 745 ratings
Calling All Stations
1997

GENESIS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.95 | 713 ratings
Genesis Live
1973
4.28 | 732 ratings
Seconds Out
1977
3.41 | 377 ratings
Three Sides Live
1982
2.03 | 275 ratings
Live - The Way We Walk Volume One - The Shorts
1992
2.83 | 285 ratings
Live - The Way We Walk Volume Two - The Longs
1993
3.21 | 244 ratings
Live Over Europe 2007
2007

GENESIS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.40 | 116 ratings
In Concert 1976
1977
3.10 | 58 ratings
Three Sides Live (VHS)
1982
3.37 | 48 ratings
The Mama Tour
1985
2.53 | 43 ratings
Visible Touch (VHS)
1987
3.30 | 34 ratings
A History Of Genesis
1991
3.39 | 70 ratings
The Way We Walk (DVD)
2001
3.92 | 45 ratings
The Genesis Songbook
2001
2.91 | 24 ratings
Inside Genesis 1975-1980
2003
3.22 | 83 ratings
Invisible Touch - Live At Wembley (DVD)
2004
3.05 | 65 ratings
The Video Show
2004
3.93 | 72 ratings
Genesis Live Video
2004
2.79 | 29 ratings
Inside Genesis The Gabriel Years 1970-1975
2004
2.94 | 14 ratings
Rock Review - A Critical Retrospective
2005
2.42 | 34 ratings
The Gabriel Era
2006
3.81 | 43 ratings
In London
2007
3.79 | 10 ratings
Up Close And Personal (DVD and book set)
2007
4.14 | 139 ratings
When In Rome
2008
3.75 | 12 ratings
Land of confusion
2010
1.89 | 10 ratings
Sum Of The Parts
2014

GENESIS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Presenting Genesis
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
Genesis Collection Volume One
1975
5.00 | 1 ratings
Genesis Collection Volume Two
1975
2.58 | 44 ratings
Reflection - Rock Theatre
1975
4.10 | 22 ratings
The Best...
1976
2.34 | 13 ratings
Genesis in Concert
1977
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Story Of Genesis
1978
4.08 | 6 ratings
Nursery Cryme / Foxtrot
1979
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1981
0.00 | 0 ratings
Genesis
1981
4.00 | 1 ratings
Genesis
1981
5.00 | 1 ratings
Genesis
1989
2.40 | 25 ratings
Turn It On Again - Best Of 81-83
1991
4.27 | 205 ratings
Archive 1967-1975
1998
3.05 | 22 ratings
The Original Album
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
The Greatest
1998
2.23 | 90 ratings
Turn It On Again - The Hits
1999
2.93 | 113 ratings
Archive 2 1976 - 1992
2000
3.18 | 80 ratings
The Platinum Collection
2004
2.00 | 16 ratings
14 From Our Past
2007
3.42 | 73 ratings
Genesis 1983-1998
2007
2.06 | 33 ratings
Turn It On Again The Hits -The Tour Edition
2007
3.84 | 104 ratings
Genesis 1976 - 1982
2007
4.57 | 157 ratings
Genesis 1970 -75
2008
3.72 | 75 ratings
Genesis Live 1973 - 2007
2009
2.40 | 5 ratings
The Magic Of Time
2013
1.58 | 12 ratings
R-Kive
2014

GENESIS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.46 | 23 ratings
The Silent Sun / That's Me
1968
2.45 | 16 ratings
A Winter's Tale / One-Eyed Hound
1968
3.63 | 8 ratings
GENESIS
1969
4.52 | 42 ratings
The Knife
1971
4.00 | 4 ratings
Nursery Cryme
1972
3.20 | 45 ratings
Happy The Man
1972
4.16 | 56 ratings
Twilight Alehouse
1973
4.32 | 47 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
1973
4.20 | 5 ratings
Watcher of the Skies
1973
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / After The Ordeal
1973
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Know What I Like / More Fool Me
1973
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Promo)
1974
4.12 | 42 ratings
Counting Out Time
1974
4.19 | 50 ratings
The Carpet Crawlers / The Waiting Room
1975
4.13 | 37 ratings
Counting Out Time / Riding The Scree
1975
4.29 | 7 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1975
4.25 | 8 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
1975
4.00 | 4 ratings
The Carpet Crawl
1975
4.33 | 9 ratings
A Trick of the Tail
1976
2.42 | 7 ratings
Ripples
1976
3.85 | 28 ratings
Entangled
1976
3.26 | 12 ratings
Your Own Special Way
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
Entangled / Ripples
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail / Squonk
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail / Carpet Crawl
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / Carpet Crawl
1977
2.96 | 116 ratings
Spot the pigeon
1977
3.13 | 5 ratings
Go West Young Man (In the Motherlode)
1978
3.22 | 41 ratings
Follow You Follow Me
1978
3.94 | 36 ratings
Many Too Many
1978
3.37 | 37 ratings
Duchess/Open Door
1980
2.86 | 37 ratings
Misunderstanding
1980
3.75 | 35 ratings
Turn it on again
1980
2.62 | 28 ratings
No reply at all
1981
2.77 | 46 ratings
Abacab
1981
2.83 | 33 ratings
Keep it dark
1981
2.41 | 28 ratings
3 X 3
1982
3.88 | 14 ratings
The Lady Lies
1982
2.95 | 13 ratings
Paperlate picture 7''
1982
2.56 | 22 ratings
Man On The Corner
1982
0.00 | 0 ratings
Turn It On Again (Live)
1982
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / Counting Out Time
1982
0.00 | 0 ratings
Follow You, Follow Me / A Trick Of The Tail
1983
4.69 | 7 ratings
Home By The Sea
1983
4.23 | 24 ratings
Firth Of Fifth
1983
3.10 | 41 ratings
Mama
1983
2.81 | 29 ratings
That's All
1983
2.17 | 28 ratings
Illegal Alien
1983
2.29 | 16 ratings
Taking it all too hard
1984
0.00 | 0 ratings
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight Exclusive Candid Interview
1986
2.42 | 39 ratings
Invisible Touch
1986
2.25 | 29 ratings
Throwing It All Away
1986
1.95 | 31 ratings
In Too Deep
1986
2.54 | 44 ratings
Land of Confusion
1986
3.39 | 28 ratings
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight 12''
1987
3.52 | 21 ratings
Tonight, Tonight Tonight Tonight 7''
1987
3.73 | 30 ratings
No Son Of Mine
1991
2.00 | 1 ratings
We Can't Dance (Special Edition Volkswagen)
1991
2.79 | 14 ratings
Tell Me Why 5'' Cd single
1992
2.66 | 25 ratings
Jesus He Knows Me 5'' CD single
1992
2.69 | 32 ratings
I Can't Dance
1992
2.59 | 27 ratings
Hold On My Heart
1992
2.38 | 14 ratings
Never a Time
1993
2.97 | 11 ratings
Tell me why
1993
1.83 | 38 ratings
Congo
1997
2.50 | 27 ratings
Shipwrecked
1997
2.51 | 30 ratings
Not About Us
1998
3.23 | 29 ratings
The Carpet Crawlers 1999 5' promo CD
1999

GENESIS Reviews


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 Home By The Sea by GENESIS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1983
4.69 | 7 ratings

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Home By The Sea
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by aglasshouse

5 stars Genesis' 'Home By the Sea' is probably the most outstanding track on their 1983 self titled (aka Shapes if you prefer). Most of the tracks that fill the album ranged from decent to good, but this track was the best. Many reviewers of the album (if they give it a fair shake that is) state that this is also the most "progressive" of the numbers. The band must have liked it too, seeing as they gave it a whole part two instrumental which lasted two minutes longer than the first part. I myself have already stated both in my review of it and obviously this one too that I love this song.

The song follows a basic yet strange plot. A thief attempting to steal from the home, stated in the title, before getting trapped and taken prisoner in the home by the sea forever more. There's many coinciding themes of darkness, creeping, as well as the overall attitude of a common thief sneaking through a house. Barreling riffs and clever songwriting make this an amazing song, who's second part brings in a more silly, synth-y approach which doesn't hold much water in the wake of the first part. Undoubtedly, however, this track is worth it, and deserves more praise than it gets.

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 Sum Of The Parts by GENESIS album cover DVD/Video, 2014
1.89 | 10 ratings

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Sum Of The Parts
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by HunterD

2 stars The prospect of getting Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks together and reminisce about Genesis for a career-spanning documentary that looks at the history of the band, as well as the solo careers it spawned, is an exciting one. Unfortunately the concept was too ambitious for a ninety minute documentary, leaving many key Genesis albums, members, and moments neglected.

It's no secret that Steve Hackett's solo career is completely ignored here, but his contributions to Genesis are also treated with startling disrespect. There is one particularly crass scene in which Daryl Stuermer performs the guitar solo from "Firth of the Fifth," and Tony Banks remarks with a smirk about how "stiff" Hackett's playing was, and what an improvement Stuermer's playing was for that song. Other names in the Genesis story, such as Bill Bruford and Ray Wilson, are never brought up, but it only ever stops to unzip its trousers and piss on Hackett, the only member keeping the progressive days of Genesis alive in a live setting.

Really, "Sum of the Parts" feels entirely disinterested in Genesis prior to the band becoming a pop-trio. Important albums like "Selling England by the Pound" are breezed through, and "Wind & Wuthering" doesn't seem to warrant mentioning. There is hardly any new information available in this documentary that hasn't been covered more thoroughly elsewhere (the "Genesis Archive" documentary comes to mind). There are a few memorable moments, such as Gabriel taking the piss out of a fussy Banks in one amusing moment, and Collins is a lovable and self- deprecating interview, however such moments are fleeting, and the film's shortcomings are what linger afterward.

The mistake this documentary made was that it set out with a premise that appeals primarily to die-hard Genesis fans that enjoy the classic Gabriel five-piece line-up, not just the Patrick Batemans of the world who didn't get Genesis until the release of "Duke." It betrays that premise in its execution by ignoring and rushing the elements that it promised to deliver. "Sum of the Parts" is a wasted opportunity, and thus a disappointment for Genesis fans.

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 Turn It On Again - Best Of 81-83 by GENESIS album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1991
2.40 | 25 ratings

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Turn It On Again - Best Of 81-83
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by Guillermo
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2 stars I have to say that in the eighties it was much better for me to listen to the Pop Rock music that some Prog Rock bands like GENESIS and YES were recording and releasing then than to most of the music that was played in the radio. So, while some GENESIS`s albums from that decade really were not very interesting and good in comparison to some of their other albums from the seventies, I still liked some songs from those albums.

This compilation, which I never bought despite seeing it in some record shops in my city (but I listened to it a few times thanks to a friend who had it) has some songs taken from the albums that the band released between 1981 and 1983, plus two live tracks which were previously available only as B-sides of some singles. Some of them were and still are among my favourite songs from those mostly Pop Rock albums, but for me some of them are still not among the best that the band released during that period.

So, this compilation has the next songs:

- From the album "Abacab" (1981): "No Reply At All", "Man On The Corner". I still like both songs.

- From the "3X3" (1982) EP and also released in the US and German versions (and in other countries too, like Mexico, but except in the U.K.) of the "Three Sides Live" (1982) album: "Paperlate". A good song with the EWF horns. Also released as a single in the U.S.

- From the "Three Sides Live" (1982) album: "Misunderstanding", "Follow You, Follow Me", and "Abacab". Three good songs from that album.

- From the album "Genesis" (1983): "Mama", "Home By The Sea", "That's All", "Illegal Alien", "Taking It All Too Hard": Five songs taken from their self-titled album from 1983, which I still think that it is their worst album ever. But I only like from all these songs "That`s All" and ""Taking All Too Hard". This version of "Home by the Sea" is edited a bit at the end using a fade-out. I still consider "Illegal Alien" as their worst song ever. Too much songs taken from this album.

Plus:

- "Turn It On Again Medley (Live)": recorded at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, 27-November-83. Also released as the B-side of the "Illegal Alien" single. "Turn It On Again" is followed by a Medley with several songs (covers) from other bands and singers of the sixties. It really was not played very well in this case, as other performances of similar Medleys are better, in my opinion. This kind of Medleys were played as encores by the band in their 1983-84 and 1986-87 tours and also at the Knebworth Festival in 1990, but with some changes in content. Some of the songs covered by GENESIS in these Medleys were from THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO, WILSON PICKETT, THE KINKS, and even from THE POLICE and CULTURE CLUB (!!!???) in 1984.

-" Firth Of Fifth (Live)": recorded at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, 29-November-81. From one of the shows from which several songs were also recorded and included in the "Three Sides Live" album. This version was also included in a Fexidisc (for which I also wrote a review in Prog Archives). It also was released as the B-side of the "That`s All" 12" single. It is maybe the only officially released complete live version of this song with Daryl Stuermer on lead guitar. This live version also lacks the piano introduction from the original studio version (like the live version from their live album "Seconds Out"), but it is almost complete in comparison to later versions of this song with Stuermer which were played as part of Medleys of old songs from the band in their 1992 and 2007 tours.

Well. This compilation has some good songs, but maybe it could be more interesting for the fans of the most Pop Rock music that the band released in the eighties. Maybe the inclusion of the live version of "Firth of Fifth" and of the "Turn It On Again Live Medley" makes it more interesting for the most dedicated collectors and fans of the band.

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 Reflection - Rock Theatre by GENESIS album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1975
2.58 | 44 ratings

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Reflection - Rock Theatre
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by Guillermo
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2 stars I saw this compilation album in the LP format in one record shop in 1981, with it being an LP copy which maybe was made in Germany or in Italy (I don`t remember well now). It really had then an expensive price, being imported from Europe. I never bought it, because this compilation has songs from three albums ("Nursery Cryme", "Foxtrot" and "Selling England by the Pound") which at that time I already had in the LP format. And then I did not know that the version of "Watcher of the Skies" that this album has was really the single version which was released many years later in their "Archives 1967-1975" Box Set. But i think that this compilation was maybe released when Peter Gabriel left the band in 1975, as it has in the cover a photo taken at one of the concerts of their "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tour" from 1974-1975, or it also could have been released at the time of that tour to promote some of their previous albums (with "Trespass", also released in the Charisma Records label, being ignored, as it was "From Genesis to Revelation", which was released by another record label). So, apart from including that "Watcher of the Skies" single version, and while it also includes some very good songs from the albums that I mentioned above, I think that this compilation is now more for the most dedicated fans and collectors of the band. This album was re-issued in the CD format in Germany in 1986.

A curious thing: I remember than in the back cover of this compilation the songs "Watcher of the Skies" and "Supper`s Ready" (both recorded for the "Foxtrot" album ) are credited as being composed by "Banks / Collins / Gabriel / Hackett / Rutherford / MacPhail", with "MacPhail" being really Richard MacPhail, who at the time (1972) was really listed in the credits of that album for "equipment and stage sound (sound friend)" and not for really being a member of the band (in fact, his photo also appears in the back cover of the "Genesis Live" album with a note which says that the "Live" album was dedicated to him because he left in April 1973, with this meaning that he stopped working with Genesis then, althought he later worked for a time as Peter Gabriel`s tour manager in the late seventies) . I think that this was really a mistake done by the part of the compilators of this album, because MacPhail`s photo was included among the other photos of the real members of the band which were included in the inside of the gatefold cover of the "Foxtrot" album. So, the compilators maybe thought that he was a member of the band and that his name was included in the band`s name "Genesis"(as the songwriting credits were for that album and the others which they released between 1969 and 1974) as composer of the songs of that album. Of course, as it was done in other albums with respect of the songs from "Foxtrot" (like in the live albums "Seconds Out" and "Three Sides Live") his name does not appear among the credits of the composers for those songs.

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 A Trick of the Tail by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1976
4.27 | 1891 ratings

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Review by Losimba

5 stars The first album without Peter Gabriel is one of the finest efforts Genesis have produced. One major difference to its predecessors is the lack of extremely short and extremely long songs, which had become a trademark of Genesis over the last few albums. But this doesn't affect the quality at all, quite on the contrary, it makes the songs easier accessible without lowering the musical standard or drifting off to more mainstream sounds. We were spared that development for a few years yet.

Oh how fresh and nearly happy most of the songs sound, compared to the strict artistic approach of Selling England... and Lamb. Surprisingly, as I usually like ballads, the two slow songs, Entangled and Ripples made the "weakest" impression on me, if only slightly. But my favourites are Mad Man Moon with its almost classical sound, dancing Robbery, Assault & Battery and the powerful final track Los Endos, which is strong competition for It and Supper's Ready in regards to the best final song of a Genesis album, though I wouldn't consider the latter a classical finale. The rest are strong songs, just without the extra bit. Dancing On A Volcano may be one of the best openers of a Genesis album, but there are quite a few album openers by other artists that remain in my head a bit longer. The same is true for Squonk while the title track is too similar to Robbery, only a wee wee bit weaker.

Still some 4.8 stars for a wonderful album.

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 Genesis by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1983
2.72 | 918 ratings

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Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by aglasshouse

4 stars The eagle soars over the heads of the citizens below. They exclaim in surprise, pointing at it with awe. It unfolds it's wings to take a majestic dive. A gunshot rattles through the sounds of the day, and the eagle nose dives to the ground. The man wielding the gun walks over to the now dead bird and looks down. It's feathers are black and yellow, and have outlines of several different geometric shapes down it's body. The man removes his glasses, frowning, and states one thing:

"Phil Collins."

Story-ship aside, I feel this album is butchered far too much by the prog community. Sure, it's Phil Collins' third effort for the once symphonic prog band Genesis instead of the beloved Gabriel, but who honestly cares? I've never been a huge fan of Collins' music up to this point, only having listened to We Can't Dance and Acabab, both pretty lackluster releases. I've also listened to Face Value (not bad but not great) and Hello, I Must Be Going (not horrible). This made it hard for me to appreciate the pop-master's handiwork in a prog environment. Let me explain how I feel.

Let's say we have another well known pop artist that gained heavy popularity during the eighties. Pull a name out of a hat: Elton John. Yeah, I know, you'd hate it if he took over Genesis, right? Most likely you do. But is there a huge difference between him and Collins? Well, they were both extremely popular, especially during the early to mid 80's. But a large difference is that Collins has had experience in Genesis as their drummer since their comeuppance. This leads to the skill that I like most about Collins- he can distinguish when he's crafting a Genesis record or a solo-effort. In the case with their 1983 self titled, he definitely knew his boundaries. The effect therefore was overall more pleasing than Duke or Acabab, where he pushed his luck more than he should have. By the time this album was in the works, he was ready.

As many would assume, if it's Collins, then the album will have large LARGE pop elements. In this case, surprisingly, no. 'Mama', the opening track (and incidentally the most popular next to 'That's All' from the release), is an awesome, oddly dark piece. It features some really cool laughing (and slightly disturbing) effects from Collins and some cool ambient echoes from Banks. In the mix of pop-influenced prog, there is a hidden two part prog-epic titled 'Home By The Sea' (Second Home by the Sea for part two). This is probably the song that single-handedly gave me full hope in Collins to carry such a weight as Genesis. It is so exquisite from his vocals to Rutherford's superb guitar/bass work. The second part is more instrumental, showing off less vocals and more focus on the band member's playing skill. Justly so. Probably my least favorite from the album is 'Illegal Alien', which is a simply stupid ditty that was made by Collins maybe just for filler, or just as spite. It's annoying, and his 'accent' I can't even identify in the wake of it's terrible-ness. 'Just a Job to Do' is an almost Rush-like song, with some lines like "BANG BANG BANG" making up for a song about an assassin. It's nice and heart-thumping with every listen. Almost like a story within a song, which isn't anything new, but from Collins era Genesis it is something quite special. 'Taking it All Too Hard' and 'It's Gonna Get Better' are rather boring pop ballads, the former probably better than the latter. I would not suggest for anyone who is still sour over this era and expects something better from this release. 'Silver Rainbow' is another cool prog song, with some influences from 'Home by the Sea'. Probably not nearly as good, but it's still standable.

Overall, not a bad work from three guys playing to an audience who feels distinguished hate at them. I give them kudos for the awesome work and living up to my expectations with a healthy 4 star rating.

Go give it a listen.

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 Sum Of The Parts by GENESIS album cover DVD/Video, 2014
1.89 | 10 ratings

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Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by ProgShine
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2 stars This is very disappointing! It was such a big deal for fans and press when announced that BBC was making a Genesis documentary and every member would contribute. But, here we have a documentary that its focus is the their 80's phase, where Steve Hackett doesn't exist and such classics for the band as Foxtrot and Nursery Crime are 2 minutes worthy of screen for the director...

Not to mention that many facts were not included (such as Calling All Stations - ps. I don't care about the quality, a documentary should tell a story) and they picked like 5 different people to talk about the band, supposedly very important music related people, but actually... no one know who they are...

Not to mention too that one of the things every fan was expecting (the interview with all of them together) was mashed up to like 5 minutes worth of material. Pretty pathetic really. No one can possibly really learn the history of the band with this and this just push the boundaries of really bad documentaries for classic musical acts.

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 Trespass by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.17 | 1714 ratings

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Review by siLLy puPPy
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5 stars One of the greatest evolutionary leaps in musical history occurred when GENESIS recorded their second album TRESPASS in 1970 only a year after an uninspired collection of bland pop songs for a debut. TRESPASS is very much an oddity in the GENESIS discography on many levels. First of all John Silver was replaced by John Mayhew on drums. After this album Anthony Phillips would leave the band due to stage fright and the inability to play live. As a result a lot of the medieval pastoral sound that is on display here would leave with him for his interest in classical guitar is one of the key components of the music. Also after this album the band was displeased with the drumming of John Mayhew and replaced him with Phil Collins. A mystery to me because i really love Mayhew's contributions.

This album represents a brief moment in time and sole album with the Phillips, Mayhew, Gabriel, Banks and Rutherford lineup which is a crying shame because it truly is my favorite GENESIS sound and album. The possibilities were limitless but circumstances intervened and the band jettisoned this sound and moved into other musical arenas. All wasn't lost as the influence factor was substantial particularly in the romantic symphonic progressive Italian bands who picked it up and branched it out into myriad directions. It is also the most democratic of all GENESIS albums with each band member equally contributing to every song.

This is perhaps one of the most dramatic albums as well. It has a very turbulent feel despite it remaining mellow and subdued for the most part. Gabriel's theatrical pomp makes its debut here as well and the sudden more energetic outbursts that occur in the midst of the mostly slower parts is well timed and heightens the dramatic flair even more. The finale "The Knife" which is the most upbeat of the lot finishes off the medieval feel of kings and queens with a triumphant victory for the lands. The whole thing has a kind of "Lord Of The Rings" feel to it actually. The progressive time signatures are off the chart yet the tracks remain fairly structured with parts reoccurring throughout. Even the lyrics don't rhyme much of the time. The chaotic nature of the compositions is somehow suavely smoothed over with beautiful instrumental passages and romantic, poetic and cataclysmic lyrical content.

While many critics have panned this album for various reasons including Gabriel's vocals lacking power, Phillips' guitar playing sounding muted and the lyrical content being muddled and confusing, i find these attributes are what makes this album stand out in the crowd. I have a love / hate relationship with many of the Hackett / Collins albums that came after but this one was love at first listen and has only gotten better since. Although i have read that the production is weak, my 2007 remastered version sounds just fine to my ears. Personally this is the finest hour for GENESIS in my book and although i do like many others that follow, none has the absolute power to mesmerize me like this one does.

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 Live Over Europe 2007 by GENESIS album cover Live, 2007
3.21 | 244 ratings

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Live Over Europe 2007
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by Guillermo
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4 stars In late 2006 GENESIS announced their reunion tour as a trio (with Tony Banks on keyboards, Phil Collins on lead vocals and drums, and Mike Rutherford on bass and guitar) for 2007. It really was a short tour done in some European countries (in June-July 2007) and in the United States and Canada (in September-October 2007), with the usual help from Chester Thompson (on drums and percussion) and Daryl Stuermer (on guitar and bass), and with both musicians playing with the band as auxiliary members on tour since 1977 and 1978, respectively (with the exception of the 1998 tour). This 2007 tour happened after a lot of speculations for some years for a reunion tour of the 'classic' line-up of the band (with Peter Gabriel on lead vocals and Steve Hackett on lead guitar), but this tour never came to reality, mainly because Peter Gabriel could not find the right time to do it. So, without Gabriel, Hackett also did not agree to tour with the band. So, their 2007 tour was done by the remaining trio which became the official line- up of the band since Hackett left the band in late 1977. And this 2007 tour had this trio line-up playing together again on tour, because Collins also left the band in 1996, and the band replaced him with lead singer Ray Wilson for an album ('Calling All Stations', 1997) and a tour in 1998, without much success. The Banks-Collins- Rutherford trio only previously did a brief live reunion in September 2000 to play some songs (with Stuermer) during an awards ceremony for their manager Tony Smith. Gabriel also attended the ceremony but did not sing with the band then.

In this 2007 reunion tour the band mostly played their most known songs from their trio years, plus a few songs from their albums with Gabriel and Hackett. It was more like a 'Greatest Hits Live' tour, with a lot of songs which were taken from their most Pop Rock albums ('Genesis', 'Invisible Touch', We Can`t Dance', with all these albums still having some Prog Rock arrangements in some songs ). I like all musical eras of the band, so I don`t have many objections about the set list. But most songs have appeared on previous official live albums of the band (on 'Seconds Out', 'Three Sides Live', on the 'The Way We Walk In Concert' Vols. 1 and 2, and even in their 'Archives 1975-92' Box Set). The main difference between the previous live versions and the ones which were included in this 'Live Over Europe 2007' live album is that most songs were played in lower keys to adapt them to the natural changes in Phil Collins`s vocals due to the passing of time. But even with the limitations in Collins` s vocals in 2007, the band still sounded very well, maybe playing most songs in a more 'mature' way. Collins also had some hearing problems in the years before this reunion tour happened, so he also played the drums in a more 'quiet' way than in previous tours to avoid damage to his hearing, and the band (as Stuermer said in one interview) even had to do some adjustments in the placing of the amplifiers on stage to let Collins sing and play more comfortably without damaging his hearing. Anyway, as this album and the companion DVD of the same tour ('When in Rome') show, the band played very well, but differently, their songs. But in comparison to the 'When in Rome' DVD (which was recorded in Rome in the last date of their European tour), the songs which were selected for this 'Live Over Europe 2007' album were taken from different concerts recorded during June and July 2007 and were edited them together in sequence to give the impression to the listener that they were played in the same concert. This gave more variety to the listener, and one can think that the band was very consistent in playing all the songs very well in different concerts. I can think that maybe they did not re-record some parts in the recording studio.

In 2011 Collins announced his retirement from music due to some health problems which did not let him play the drums properly. So, maybe this live album could be the last album from GENESIS. But if Collins could play the drums again maybe they could do a reunion tour again in the future (with or without Gabriel and Hackett) and even a new studio album. But, maybe this is very unlikely. One never knows, really.

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 Selling England By The Pound by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1973
4.63 | 3080 ratings

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Selling England By The Pound
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by the fox on the rocks

5 stars Once upon a time I stumbled across an album, an album that was to make me realize what music really can be and that would alter my personal wiev on reality enormously. That album was "Selling England by the pound, the Genesis masterpiece, the one album that got me introduced to the wonderful world of progressive rock. It felt as if I had seen the light, as if I had understood the wonders of the world. It seemed almost magical. So when I was to write my first review I had no problem whatsoever choosing which album I was to review. Even though the time when I first listened to this album wasn't so long ago, it seems like ages in experiencing different albums and music. It was this album that started all that. Of course you must not forget that this album holds great sentimental value for me, but generally I find that music gaining sentimental value is a good thing, because a lot of music make me quite bored the first time I listen to it, and even more so when I hear it som other time. Anyway, the album starts of with the classic " Selling England by the pound", beginning with Peter Gabriel singing the frases "Can you tell me where my country lies, set the uniform to its true loves eyes", and then it takes off. Never pretentious, never boring, only extremely good. Hackett's slick lines, melodies and sometimes furiously fast double-handed tapping feels so natural, so relaxed and so does Collins' complex and expressive drumming, Tony Banks fantastic and many keyboards and Rutherfords often complex and yet so relaxed bass lines which glues it all together and which you really start noticing after a while. And the music! Never you get the feeling that something is missing, you feel that you can not make a better album in the same style as this one. After the opening frack follows " I know what I like" the one and only Genesis hit from this period, still good, and makes me incredibly happy every time I listen to it. Gabriels flutes play an important part in this track, as in the next, "Firth of Fifth" which opens with the classic grand piano intro by Banks. An incredible song and one of the most popular from this album. It ends with what i picture as waves continuing and fading away. Then follows a song which is, much like "For absent friends" sung by Collins accompanied by only guitar. I actually find this song quite good and important for the structure of the record. After that follows "The battle of the epping forest" a song I really like and I can not understand why one not would like it. And even though I found this and "The cinema show" as the least listener-friendly tracks on this album, compared to other progressive rock albums "Selling England" is generally is very easy listening to, which I find great because it might make others interested in progressive rock as well. The instrumental "After the ordeal" is next, an instrumental which I also find really good and strong, and which leads into "The cinema show", an amazing track, and the conclusion " Aisle of plenty" which in the beginning made me want to listen to the whole album again.

Over all, I fond this album as the essence of nostalgia and melacholy, and it appeals to me on so many levels. Off course you must not forget that I am a Swedish 15-year old who doesn't really bother with the meaning of the lyrics, but the music is so fantastic. The production is superb, the material phenomenal and it gets to me. It makes me feel and inspires me. It simply is incredibly good and truly a masterpiece.

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