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2 stars This compilation offers the hits - that is the most commercial songs - of Genesis. If this compilation was meant to attract new listeners, I think it failed. Most of the songs are from the Genesis pop-rock era. Hardly essential songs to attract people to listen; it's enough to have listened one Peter Gabriel era album, and any interest in purchasing this compilation disappears.

Let's have a look at the hits: all the hit singles from Invisible Touch are here (5 songs!) - Land of Confusion is the only worthy song from those five; two songs from the Duke album - Turn It on Again and Misunderstanding, no objection from me here; Mama and That's All, two of the better songs from the Genesis 1983 album (thank God no Illegal Alien here). The single version of Abacab is terrible IMHO (the 7 minutes album version is much better); they did not forget to put the hit singles from We Can't Dance - both I Can't Dance and Jesus He Knows Me are (a bit) silly and too poppy (for my taste at least), but No Son of Mine and Hold on My Heart are great and enjoyable songs. Now last but not least, the best songs on this compilation are I Know What I Like (it's definitely not the Peter Gabriel era song but it's much more interesting and better than any post1980 hit single IMHO), the new version of The Carpet Crawlers (quite interesting, honours the original version) and (I almost forgot) Follow You, Follow Me, the hit single of Genesis 1978 album (again it's a lot better than any of the 80s hits).

I cannot recommend this compilation to anyone, if you are new to the world of Genesis, don't start with this compilation, get any album from the early days to 1980 Duke. And then you may bother with the rest.

Cristi | 2/5 |


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