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GENESIS

Symphonic Prog • United Kingdom


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Genesis biography
Formed in 1967 at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, UK - Disbanded in 1998 - Shortly reunited in 2007-08

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
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Atlantic 2005
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Nursery CrymeNursery Cryme
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GENESIS discography


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

2.58 | 1029 ratings
From Genesis To Revelation
1969
4.16 | 2080 ratings
Trespass
1970
4.42 | 2826 ratings
Nursery Cryme
1971
4.60 | 3248 ratings
Foxtrot
1972
4.63 | 3741 ratings
Selling England By The Pound
1973
4.29 | 2667 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1974
4.27 | 2302 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail
1976
4.10 | 1739 ratings
Wind And Wuthering
1976
3.43 | 1295 ratings
...And Then There Were Three...
1978
3.48 | 1294 ratings
Duke
1980
2.57 | 1139 ratings
Abacab
1981
2.76 | 1128 ratings
Genesis
1983
2.43 | 1151 ratings
Invisible Touch
1986
2.66 | 1053 ratings
We Can't Dance
1991
2.49 | 906 ratings
Calling All Stations
1997

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

3.98 | 848 ratings
Genesis Live
1973
4.31 | 870 ratings
Seconds Out
1977
3.43 | 454 ratings
Three Sides Live
1982
2.08 | 331 ratings
Live - The Way We Walk Volume One - The Shorts
1992
2.84 | 342 ratings
Live - The Way We Walk Volume Two - The Longs
1993
3.22 | 298 ratings
Live Over Europe 2007
2007

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

4.43 | 145 ratings
In Concert 1976
1977
3.12 | 76 ratings
Three Sides Live
1982
3.39 | 60 ratings
The Mama Tour
1985
2.52 | 50 ratings
Visible Touch (VHS)
1987
3.35 | 43 ratings
A History Of Genesis
1991
3.39 | 77 ratings
The Way We Walk (DVD)
2001
3.95 | 55 ratings
The Genesis Songbook
2001
2.92 | 30 ratings
Inside Genesis 1975-1980
2003
3.25 | 96 ratings
Invisible Touch - Live At Wembley (DVD)
2004
3.05 | 75 ratings
The Video Show
2004
3.94 | 84 ratings
Genesis Live Video
2004
2.84 | 36 ratings
Inside Genesis The Gabriel Years 1970-1975
2004
3.06 | 17 ratings
Rock Review - A Critical Retrospective
2005
2.46 | 38 ratings
The Gabriel Era
2006
3.79 | 52 ratings
In London
2007
3.78 | 13 ratings
Up Close And Personal (DVD and book set)
2007
4.16 | 163 ratings
When In Rome
2008
3.69 | 13 ratings
Land of confusion
2010
2.42 | 33 ratings
Sum Of The Parts
2014

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

5.00 | 1 ratings
Presenting Genesis
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
70's Pop Sound
1974
4.40 | 5 ratings
Genesis Collection Volume One
1975
4.80 | 5 ratings
Genesis Collection Volume Two
1975
2.62 | 52 ratings
Reflection - Rock Theatre
1975
4.12 | 22 ratings
The Best...
1976
2.33 | 15 ratings
Genesis in Concert
1977
4.05 | 2 ratings
The Story Of Genesis
1978
4.12 | 7 ratings
Nursery Cryme / Foxtrot
1979
3.50 | 2 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1981
0.00 | 0 ratings
Genesis
1981
4.00 | 2 ratings
Genesis
1981
3.50 | 2 ratings
Genesis
1989
1.00 | 2 ratings
The Vertigo Years
1990
2.44 | 28 ratings
Turn It On Again - Best Of 81-83
1991
4.30 | 242 ratings
Archive 1967-1975
1998
3.02 | 23 ratings
The Original Album
1998
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Greatest
1998
2.23 | 103 ratings
Turn It On Again - The Hits
1999
2.95 | 140 ratings
Archive 2 1976 - 1992
2000
3.19 | 92 ratings
The Platinum Collection
2004
1.92 | 19 ratings
14 From Our Past
2007
3.52 | 95 ratings
Genesis 1983-1998
2007
2.25 | 41 ratings
Turn It On Again The Hits -The Tour Edition
2007
3.92 | 128 ratings
Genesis 1976 - 1982
2007
4.51 | 197 ratings
Genesis 1970 -75
2008
3.78 | 93 ratings
Genesis Live 1973 - 2007
2009
4.36 | 11 ratings
The Movie Box
2009
1.33 | 3 ratings
The Magic Of Time
2013
2.17 | 33 ratings
R-Kive
2014

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

2.56 | 28 ratings
The Silent Sun / That's Me
1968
2.55 | 20 ratings
A Winter's Tale / One-Eyed Hound
1968
2.48 | 12 ratings
GENESIS
1969
4.01 | 50 ratings
The Knife
1971
4.06 | 16 ratings
Nursery Cryme
1972
3.17 | 53 ratings
Happy The Man
1972
4.05 | 65 ratings
Twilight Alehouse
1973
4.26 | 57 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
1973
4.66 | 25 ratings
Watcher of the Skies
1973
3.82 | 11 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / After The Ordeal
1973
3.20 | 10 ratings
I Know What I Like / More Fool Me
1973
3.75 | 8 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Promo)
1974
4.11 | 45 ratings
Counting Out Time
1974
4.30 | 55 ratings
The Carpet Crawlers / The Waiting Room
1975
4.18 | 42 ratings
Counting Out Time / Riding The Scree
1975
4.38 | 13 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1975
3.54 | 18 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
1975
3.69 | 20 ratings
The Carpet Crawl
1975
4.36 | 22 ratings
A Trick of the Tail
1976
3.11 | 19 ratings
Ripples
1976
3.90 | 35 ratings
Entangled
1976
3.28 | 20 ratings
Your Own Special Way
1976
4.55 | 11 ratings
Entangled / Ripples
1976
4.38 | 13 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail / Squonk
1976
4.22 | 9 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail / Carpet Crawl
1976
3.33 | 6 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / Carpet Crawl
1977
2.99 | 136 ratings
Spot the pigeon
1977
3.10 | 10 ratings
Go West Young Man (In the Motherlode)
1978
3.19 | 46 ratings
Follow You Follow Me
1978
4.04 | 39 ratings
Many Too Many
1978
3.42 | 39 ratings
Duchess/Open Door
1980
2.92 | 39 ratings
Misunderstanding
1980
3.76 | 40 ratings
Turn it on again
1980
2.71 | 32 ratings
No reply at all
1981
2.82 | 50 ratings
Abacab
1981
2.85 | 36 ratings
Keep it dark
1981
2.44 | 33 ratings
3 X 3
1982
4.00 | 13 ratings
The Lady Lies
1982
2.96 | 15 ratings
Paperlate picture 7''
1982
2.78 | 26 ratings
Man On The Corner
1982
2.96 | 6 ratings
Turn It On Again (Live)
1982
3.75 | 4 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / Counting Out Time
1982
3.40 | 5 ratings
Follow You, Follow Me / A Trick Of The Tail
1983
4.40 | 11 ratings
Home By The Sea
1983
4.28 | 27 ratings
Firth Of Fifth
1983
3.14 | 50 ratings
Mama
1983
2.93 | 33 ratings
That's All
1983
2.24 | 32 ratings
Illegal Alien
1983
2.43 | 18 ratings
Taking it all too hard
1984
3.00 | 3 ratings
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight Exclusive Candid Interview
1986
2.42 | 42 ratings
Invisible Touch
1986
2.32 | 31 ratings
Throwing It All Away
1986
2.02 | 33 ratings
In Too Deep
1986
2.57 | 51 ratings
Land of Confusion
1986
3.42 | 31 ratings
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight 12''
1987
3.59 | 22 ratings
Tonight, Tonight Tonight Tonight 7''
1987
3.83 | 35 ratings
No Son Of Mine
1991
2.17 | 6 ratings
We Can't Dance (Special Edition Volkswagen)
1991
2.56 | 16 ratings
Tell Me Why 5'' Cd single
1992
2.67 | 27 ratings
Jesus He Knows Me 5'' CD single
1992
2.60 | 35 ratings
I Can't Dance
1992
2.62 | 29 ratings
Hold On My Heart
1992
2.31 | 17 ratings
Never a Time
1993
2.88 | 15 ratings
Tell me why
1993
4.00 | 3 ratings
...Calling All Stations... Album Sampler...
1997
1.87 | 42 ratings
Congo
1997
2.53 | 31 ratings
Shipwrecked
1997
2.53 | 33 ratings
Not About Us
1998
3.25 | 32 ratings
The Carpet Crawlers 1999 5' promo CD
1999

GENESIS Reviews


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 Genesis by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1983
2.76 | 1128 ratings

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3 stars #6 Review

The album that should be called "Shapes" or "Mama" like the tour, but no, they chose to call it just "Genesis" and they recognized that as with the name, they were almost out of ideas for this album, yet they managed to get more popular than what they were before, wich shouldn't be a surprise, popular things are usually the ones with the less creative ideas, and what would you expect after the horrible album that they made before with a song like "Who Dunnit?", they changed too much, like they got brainwashed by the producer, and then for Invisible Touch they tried to get back, but instead they ultimately cutted a lot of content to make it the most popular album that they ever made.

So, after that harsh introduction, i want to clarify that i'm reviewing the less conflicting albums to review, the ones that should need less wording and as always, i review by every song and give my own score.

1.- Mama 7/10 Too much score for this song? It is actually impresive to see what they accomplished technically with this song at the time, this song showed another great thing that Genesis is known for, by the sound technology, they not only know how to play like gods, have incredible presence on stage (also including the tech stuff that they pioneered in this matter), etc, they also know how to remix music in order to get a better sound out of it (not counting the 2007 remasters, they lost some of their "invisible" touch there). tl:dr, i like how this song sounds, and it's a great start for someone like me to start practicing with 2 electric pianos... and the video is good also.

2.- That's All 6/10 This feels like christmas with me giving these scores, but this song is catchy, it's well done, it doesn't get repetitive in one listen, but at the second it gets tired, it'd be a 5 if it where too repetitive in just one listen. This song also sports 2 little solos, that's nice i guess.

3.- Home By The Sea 9/10 This is a really nice song, with nice lyrics and vocal range. As always, the sound is very good, a great part of this song comes more from the sound than the technical way of the melody itself. I always ignored this song until this site recommended me this song for some reason, and i'm glad they did, this song is prog because of the feel of it, and let's not forget about the next part...

4.- Second Home By The Sea 10/10 This song is mostly instrumental and the most prog you can get out of this album, it's a song that i have been practicing, it's really fun to play. This song it's much better in the 1987 concert so i'll give it a 10 for that, it shows much technicality in that version and i wish that were the version used in this album, those minor tweaks sure do a lot. And as always, it sounds great, you can imagine a cursed house with lots of ghosts messing up the rooms in weird ways.

5.- Illegal Alien 4/10 This really comes like a low blow after the last song, it is the joke song of the album, but the song feels too repetitive and it comes across as ugly, there are a little redeamable qualities here and there but it's just not good.

6.- Taking It All Too Hard 5/10 Repetitive song, it's average and boring, but despite all of that it's well done and it's not a hard listen, it's enjoyable for like a minute, or maybe i'm taking it all too hard.

7.- Just a Job To Do 7/10 The guitar and bass riff in this song reminds me of a certain Rush song, idk, it just gives me that Rush feel, but induced with pop, it comes as a little average and a little repetitive, but it's a good song with good lyrics and some good techniques.

8.- Silver Rainbow 7/10 This reminds me a little of some japanese prog bands, and also to a game called Sonic CD (Japanese Soundtrack tho), it sounds good as you may expect, this is the other highlight of this album after the "Home By The Sea" songs because of how they play, but it doesn't score better than the song before this one because of some repetitive parts that feel tiresome, like the chorus.

9.- It's Gonna Get Better 6/10 And sure they did! But this song is not that much better than the rest, this is another one with a rich sound and great intro, but soon as the lyrics kick on, this song gets absolutely average. The highlight in this last song is just Tony Banks, it sounds great, like a soundtrack, as he knows how to do it.

All in all, it gets a 68/100, and i think that it barely deserves 3 stars, but it has those songs that should be listened by prog fans.

 Genesis Live by GENESIS album cover Live, 1973
3.98 | 848 ratings

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Genesis Live
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by iluvmarillion

5 stars Great Early Live Genesis Release

The only official live recording of the band featuring Peter Gabriel and the best of all the live recordings in my opinion. It wasn't until the release of the Live Archives that we get to listen to the other Peter Gabriel live recordings including the live 1973 Rainbow concert, which includes songs off SEBTP and a concert performance in full of LLDOB, which lacks a bit in energy and audience ambience.

Where else do you get to hear an unaccompanied base pedal solo by the band's bass guitarist, although if you're not paying attention, you might miss it? What else could you wish for at this point of Genesis's career? The band's drummer is relatively new and the energy levels are high. The bass is turned up high in the mix and Rutherford seems to be relishing working with Phil Collins. There's only one thing wrong about this album and it's not the fault of the band. You can only fit 45 minutes of music on a vinyl record, so unfortunately some music has to miss out. That means you don't get 'Supper's Ready or 'The Fountain Of Salmacis'. Otherwise you have the full representation of the band's work prior to their recording of SEBTP.

'Watcher Of The Skies' is the best opening song to a concert Genesis ever did. The opening chords of the melotron sends shudders down your spine listening to it. 'Get'em Out By Friday' is the weakest of the five songs, but the song has a strong lyric line to the number and Peter Gabriel delivers home it's message. 'The Return Of The Giant Hogweed' is a favourite of Genesis cover bands and you can tell why from the incredible bass line and thumping rhythm. Steve Hackett has been performing some creative versions of 'The Musical Box' in his recent concerts, but they say, you can't improve on the original and here the band does a close rendition to their recording of it off the Nursery Cryme album. They say you should leave your best to last and here the band just excels to finish off the concert with a very different version of 'The Knife' off the Trespass album. Pity Steve Hackett, not having a song writing credit to 'The Knife', decided not to play it in any of his concerts, because he adds guitar lines to the song that enhance the song and makes it a great song to close the live album.

So to sum up, Genesis Live is my favourite live album of Genesis. While it lacks the musical set pieces that 'Seconds Out' includes, that being due to the latter being a live double vinyl recording, the former features Peter Gabriel singing and a wonderful version of 'The Knife', which gets it over the line for me.

 Trespass by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.16 | 2080 ratings

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Trespass
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

5 stars #5 Review

This album really defined Genesis, with a different group set tho, no Hacket and Phil Collins here, but instead Anthony Phillips as lead guitar and John Mayhew as the drummer. This album is incredibly atmospheric and feels very serious, not over the top edgy or sometimes funny (tho The Knife it's a little too edgy), it shows absolute mastery in everything they play here and they convey with music what they try to make in a perfect way, in live events, John Mayhew was (sadly) having hard times with what he played on the disc, and Anthony Phillips was (also sadly) very shy in stage, so they left Genesis later, but their influences where really great for this band, and i'm grateful for them and for the entire band for this album.

As always, i review by song.

1.- Looking for Someone 8/10 An aweosome introduction to this album, it sets the tone of everything great that it's to come, the lyrics are good, and every instrument shines here. I love how it sounds but it's not as instrumental as the next one.

2.- White Mountain 10/10 This song is magical, the first song was great but this one just made me more hooked to this album, it has a great sense of atmosphere, not much heard in many songs, with good lyrics and an aweosome job from Anthony Philips and Mike Rutherford. I specially like how it sounds in it's entirety, it's like a movie, i can imagine everything, the song has that chilly feel of a mountain covered in snow. The whistles at the end add a really neat touch.

3.- Visions of Angels 9/10 A song that starts very relaxing, very calm but it gets really happy, and i love it, it feels so inocent and pretty, and the solo is really great with prominent battery and lead guitar. It's a little repetitive, but it's a song so enjoyable that it doesn't feel.

4.- Stagnation 9/10 This song feels really nostalgic, it's pretty as well and Tony Banks takes more force here, making a good company for the guitars, this song makes a good use of the Stereo and it's better when you listen to it with headphones, has lots of quiet parts that make for a nice atmosphere. The laughs at the end are a little annoying tho. Something to point at, some parts of this song remind me a lot of "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" a later Genesis song.

5.- Dusk 8/10 The shortest song in the album, it has a really interesting chorus with other voices that aren't PG, i don't know who they are, probably the guitars and the pianist. This song doesn't use the battery, it doesn't need it tho, it's a really calm song, but it could've used a little more of percussion.

6.- The Knife 10/10 The song that defines the next Genesis album, it's absolutely edgy and goes over the top a lot, it changes a lot and everything sounds good, even those screams near the end, they set the atmosphere really well for the next part. Everyone in the group has it's time to shine here in a really natural way, it's a perfect song. Shoutouts to Anthony Philips with the aweosome guitar solo, i'll hear more of your work soon *hint*

This album overall get a 90/100, wich translates to a 4,5/5, this album soooooooo deserves the 5 stars, it's a must own, this is the first 5 star i give to an album and it won't be the last here on Genesis.

 Calling All Stations by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1997
2.49 | 906 ratings

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Calling All Stations
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

3 stars This last Genesis album was written by Mick and Tony before they have completed the line-up with Ray Wilson and Nir Zidkyahu. Because of that, the songs didn't have a proper ending. The band admits that they were missing the presence of Phil Collins to put pressure on them in the songwriting department. The first song "Calling the Stations" is a great song, very melodic showing the most impressive performance of Ray. "Congo" has that exotic vibe with some simple structure, kind of a light dancing song. "Shipwrecked" is another of those series of love song that turning bad, sound like a radio-friendly 80's alternative song. In "Alien Afternoon" there's not much going on except some nice vocals effects in my rear speakers. It seems that the song was about to build the melody to prepare for a guitar solo, but this is not the case with Mick Rutherford on guitar. "If That's What You Need " is an inferior variation of "Follow You Follow Me". "Divided Line" brings something new with a bit of prog and where the band decided to give to the drummer total freedom. So we went wild with some intense playing. Tony Banks playing is also quite good on this song. "Uncertain Weather" is a sad song with a good melody. The rest of the album is a bit boring, filler songs in this 67 minutes album. Because this is not a progressive rock album, I can't give 4 stars, but 3 stars with a couple of strong tracks.
 ...And Then There Were Three... by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.43 | 1295 ratings

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...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by VianaProghead
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Review Nº 142

"...And Then There Were Three..." is another Genesis' album marked by another change into their line up. This time it was Steve Hackett who left Genesis, in 1977, soon after the release and the tour of the live album "Seconds Out". The three remaining band members decided, again, not replace Hackett by another permanent band member. As happened with Phil Collins, who rolled both functions, vocalist and drummer, Mike Rutherford, who also played guitar, started also with the duties of bassist and guitarist. However, Genesis decided that for their live tours they needed a guitarist and for that role was called Daryl Stuermer, an American guitarist. So, he joined to Chester Thompson that already replaced Phil Collins on drums on their live shows, after the departure of Peter Gabriel from the group. So, the line up on the album is Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (basses and guitars) and Phil Collins (vocals and drums).

"...And Then There Were Three..." is the ninth studio album of Genesis and was released in 1978. The album has eleven tracks. The first track "Down And Out" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford represents one great open for the album and is clearly a great song in the same vein of "Wind And Wuthering". It's the best song signed by all band members and consequently it's one of the best and more progressive tracks on the album too. The second track "Undertow" written by Banks is also one of the greatest songs on the album and is also one of the most beautiful songs composed by him ever. It's with "Burning Rope" one of the two best contributions by Banks on the album and is also very progressive. The third track "Ballad Of Big" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford is a good song with some interesting musical atmosphere, this time in the vein of "A Trick Of The Tail". However, it's, for me, less interesting than the two previous songs. The fourth track "Snowbound" written by Rutherford represents another great moment on the album. It's the best song signed by Rutherford on the album and is one of the highest points of it too. It's very beautiful and it has also a wonderful choral work. The fifth track "Burning Rope" written by Banks is another brilliant song and represents also one of the highest points on the album. It's the only long epic song on the album and is without any doubt one of its best tracks. This is my favourite song on the album. The sixth track "Deep In The Motherlode" written by Rutherford is a typical Rutherford's song. This is also a very good song with great musical arrangements. It contains some brilliant guitar and keyboard works and represents one of the last great songs on the album. The seventh track "Many To Many" written by Banks is one of the smallest songs of the album and this is, in my humble opinion, the weakest song made by him. It's a beautiful ballad, very well sung by Collins but is undoubtedly, inferior to all other songs on the album. Unfortunately, it's the last song to use a mellotron on any studio recordings of Genesis. The eighth track "Scenes From A Night's Dream" written by Banks and Collins has fantasy lyrics about a night's dream. It's another small song with good vocals and lyrics, but like the previous track, it's also an inferior song compared with the rest of the album. The ninth track "Say It's Alright Joe" written by Rutherford is an interesting and beautiful song that fluctuates between some quiet moments and some musical explosions. However, it's also inferior to the most part of the tracks on the album. The tenth track "The Lady Lies" written by Banks finally represents another very good moment on the album. It's a song more in the classic Genesis' vein and it marks also one of the greatest musical moments on the album. This is really another great and fantastic song. The eleventh track "Follow You Follow Me" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford is clearly a song released for a single with the intention to be a hit and achieve the top sales. It's a good pop song, but sincerely, it should never have been part of the album. I really think that it suits better on a Collins' solo album. Unfortunately, this is the song that would make the definitive turning point on Genesis' career.

Conclusion: Sincerely, I don't consider this album as a minor work as many of you consider. Obviously, it hasn't the presence of Hackett, or even it hasn't the presence of a true guitarist. As all we know, Rutherford is an excellent bassist but he isn't really a great guitarist. However, I think Rutherford did that function quite decently. For me, this is the last studio album that can be considered as a Genesis' progressive rock album, with the exception of "Follow You, Follow Me". This is, in my humble opinion, a Banks and a Rutherford album. In reality, it's essentially a Banks album because its sound is dominated by his keyboards. It's true that almost all the tracks are short, but the main prog characteristics of the group are still presents. After this album, the most part of the compositions made by Genesis were written more in the commercial Collins' pop style. So, "...And Then There Were Three..." is, all in all, an interesting mixture of challenging rock and pop style with a progressive touch. The album is neither too shallow nor too complex, and that is probably the main reason why I like it so much. So, this is for me, last truly progressive studio work made by Genesis.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

 Spot the pigeon by GENESIS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1977
2.99 | 136 ratings

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Spot the pigeon
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

3 stars #4 Review

Spot the Pigeon, the mini album that came after Wind & Wuthering and that signed Hacket's departure... it featured songs that didn't make it into Wind & Wuthering and we all know that there where much more than just 3 songs, but still nice to have atleast those.

As usual, i'll be scoring every song separately.

1.- Match of the Day 7/10 A song made to promote the game played on the cover, it's not bad but i find it a little repetitive and it doesn't have very interesting or "Genesis-like" lyrics. It's generic and falls on the short side, but it's still catchy.

2.- Pigeons 6/10 I find this song even more repetitive than the previous song, this also falls on the short side, but atleast it has better lyrics than the previous one, but the instruments get boring quickly.

3.- Inside and Out 9/10 The best song in this mini album, this should've been added to Wind & Wuthering, it's that good. It starts pretty melancholic and the lyrics make me cry a little, really pretty, but at half it changes into a really cheerful solo, the song feels pretty complex and full of life, and the piano solo in the second part sound like a violin for a moment, it's amazing.

All in all, this mini album gets a 73/100, wich is almost 4 stars, but i'll give it only 3, the first 2 songs are really not that worthy, but the last it's a must listen.

 Invisible Touch by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1986
2.43 | 1151 ratings

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Invisible Touch
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

3 stars #3 Review

Invisible Touch is an album that was destined to be much better than the final product, see songs like "Do the Neurotic" that isn't in the final cut, it's a really nice song. As always i'll review the album by song.

1.- Invisible Touch 6/10 The hit from this album, really simple and catchy, sometimes you can start the first notes that the battery does and you already know the song, it's not a bad song but it doesn't fit that much into the prog aspect, but for what the 80s asked, it's probably one of the best songs on that era.

2.- Tonight, tonight, tonight 8/10 A song that was destined to be much more than the final product, it fits in the long side of songs and it was even longer, it has a really eery feel to it, really interesting lyrics that describe how people trapped in drugs feel. It has a really interesting solo, and i think that everything in the song translates really well the feelings of everything, and that's what Genesis is about, or not?

3.- Land of Confusion 8/10 This is the song, this is the first song i heard from Genesis, i was watching youtube, searching for 80s musical videos, i came to PGs SledgeHammer, and yt recommended me the video of this song, wich i loved it, this is probably the only pop song that i have in my phone. This song it's really catchy, i think that this was the best pop song that the 80s had to offer alongside PG's stuff, it's simple, catchy and a little edgy, to sing this and to play it is really entertaining.

4.- In too Deep 7/10 A really relaxing and chill song, really pop tho, but it's nice to have a change of pace... it sure is repetitive, but short and at the end it doesn't feel that repetitive, it's like well balanced, that's why it has a 7.

5.- Anything She Does 5/10 The lowest in this album and i fell like it doesn't fit at all here, it's like they tried to have another hit like the first song, but didn't succeed, it gets repetitive and a little annoying fast.

6.- Domino 9/10 It's hard to judge this one as one because it has 2 parts, In the Glow of the Night and The Last Domino, both are really nice pieces of music tho, the first part starts really chill and then goes a little exagerated, it really represents well the night, it can be really peacefull but always bound to be surprising... and then the song its ending in a really pacific note to go at 100% with The Last Domino, a song that makes me feel like i'm travelling on a portal through time and space, the song gets really epic but then at then the last 3 minutes it goes pop for no good reason. This is the longest song in the album and it was another song that was longer and much more prog than what it became... another interesting thing is that this song is from what they got many song ideas for this album.

7.- Throwing it All Away 6/10 Another chill song that gets a little repetitive, it really doesn't feel like it throws anything away really, this song is pretty average but it's well executed i guess?

8.- The Brazillian 10/10 This is the best song in the album, it's prog, i now that it could've been better (not deserving of a 10/10) but this song for me represents what this album could've been, this scores goes to every prog song that didn't make it to this album. As for the song, it's a little repetitive, it's all instrumental tho and it feels like a trailer for a nice movie near the end... maybe for the new Blade Runner... idk, but it's still a really nice song, i really would like to do a compilation of every prog song, or every part that it's prog that was made by Genesis in the 80s.

In the end, this album goes a little higher in score, maybe i gave it too much praise, but i think this album, the concert that followed it, the videos, the songs that didn't make it and the practices that they did were all good, and if it wasn't for this album, probably many young people wouldn't have been able to know Genesis, and i'm grateful for this album to exists.

The final score is 74/100, and here i'll give it 3 stars.

 Foxtrot by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.60 | 3248 ratings

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Foxtrot
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

3 stars There are few fundamental pillars in the progressive rock universe where i disagree with the general consensus of an album's legendary status despite my own personal enjoyment experienced, however there are a scant few examples of albums where the majority of listeners are on a total polar opposite of yours truly. On this short list of antithetic classics lie two albums by the great symphonic prog band GENESIS which totally rub me the wrong way and in many ways. While the band started out with the weak pop album "From Genesis To Revelation" in 1969, they took a complete 180 with the followup "Trespass" which not only sounded like a totally different band which found a unique balance of team members displaying their strengths and creating their first masterpiece that displayed the potential of symphonic pastoral compositions that in tandem with Peter Gabriel's passionately performed lyrics created one of my most treasured symphonic prog experiences from the early 70s.

After this early triumph however, there was a huge seismic shift as forces unperceived took over and changed this brief snapshot in time forever. Firstly, guitarist Anthony Philips was unable to perform live because of his extreme shyness which stifled the band's ability to display their craft to the public at large. On top of that, several band members were unhappy with the performance of John Mayhew in the percussion department and as a result he was discharged from the band and unfortunately would never find harmony with even one other musical entity. After this shaking of the tree came in the more famous GENESIS lineup as Steve Hackett took over the guitar duties and Phil Collins became percussionist-in-chief. Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford remained on the scene to contribute their respective roles in the band and the new lineup led to the success of the newly formed lineup on "Nursery Cryme" which allowed the band to tour with a vengeance. GENESIS became much more known and all the attention allowed their fourth studio album FOXTROT to become one of their most successful albums in terms of sales and popularity, at least within the early years of their progressive rock era before transmogrifying into a successful pop act in the 80s.

FOXTROT is not just a name of this album. The name is derived from the dance usually accompanied by big band jazz and is basically a more accessible form of the waltz due to the fact that it is performed in a more standard 4/4 time instead of the 3/4 that is a trademark of waltz dances. This subtle fact is a perfect analogy for why i personally find FOXTROT to be highly overly revered and overrated in the annals of progressive rock history. This is indeed a 4/4 type of album in a 3/4 type of subgenera of the greater rock universe. IMHO it is flawed in many ways and i don't share the same praise and reverence of it as many a progger lover has. This album came out in 1972, which at the peak of the progressive rock invasion seems like one of the weakest contributions of the year not to mention the two-album (this and "Nursery Cryme") downtime between masterpieces that GENESIS endured at this time. Yes, i feel that it took a good two albums for this version of GENESIS to get warmed up before they would unleash their next true masterpiece "Selling England By The Pound" to the world the following year.

FOXTROT for all its efforts just fails to inspire me on a prog level. It seems weak in many ways. First of all, it lacks the virtuosity of almost every band of the era. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, King Crimson or Gentle Giant amongst a gazillion others were quite adept in outperforming GENESIS on a technical manner. Technicality, of course, is not the defining attribute that creates a great progressive rock album, however GENESIS were (at their best) masters of creating highly dramatic theatrical and atmospheric compositions and that is exactly where FOXTROT fails to engage me. The compositions are just not constructed in a cohesive manner that allow the band to create their sound in a way that works and allows the band members to create that "sum of the parts is the goal" that makes their best efforts seem so natural in their flowing prowess.

The album as a whole just seems forced and contrived at many levels as the band tries in vain to impose the musical accompaniment around the admittedly excellent lyrics that Gabriel presents with a passion all his own. Yes, GENESIS was and has always been a lyric focused band and on a poetic level, this is a masterpiece BUT this is not a poetry recital and that is where this album doesn't work for me. Firstly, Collins merely follows his lyrical pied piper robotically from beginning to end showing none of the percussive wizardry he displays on future Brand X albums or even fits in on an emotional level as on future GENESIS releases. Likewise Hackett hasn't come of age either. The compositions beginning with "Watcher Of The Skies" all the way to the near 23 minute behemoth "Supper's Ready" seems like a botched attempt to recreate the pastoral classical placidity that was the staple of Anthony Philips and well, it just doesn't work for me. Also another irritant are the held back keyboards of Tony Banks. They always seems to be going somewhere but ultimately repeat the exact same style and chord progressions as what came before. It's almost as if there is a submissive regression that is not allowed to upstage the alpha persona of Gabriel which in my mind makes this feel like a lopsided album.

Lastly i just feel the compositions themselves are substandard to other GENESIS albums whether it be "Trespass" or pretty much all the prog albums that came after. These tracks have a rather hollow feel for me and lack the diverse energetic display of the prog prowess fully initiated by the contemporaries of the era. Granted that guitar solos, time signature freak outs and bizarre avant-garde attributes aren't necessary to create a good album, but GENESIS doesn't have enough oomf in their songwriting style at this point to fully initiate my interest. In effect, when i listen to FOXTROT i always have to embellish sections in my own mind and think to myself that this is what they should have done here or there and ultimately feel unsatisfied when i sit through this one. I have tried to let this grow on me for well over a decade before writing a review but after many attempts of letting this one soak in, i have to admit that it just rubs me wrong in more ways as time goes on.

Although i get a 1 star enjoyment value out of this one, i would be doing the album an injustice by giving it less than 3 stars. There is a lot of wonderful prog yumminess to be savored here and if not for my musical proclivities that want to take this bull by the horn and steer it other directions, i might actually like it more, however as a musician i just hear too many mishaps that i can't shake. This reviewer simply finds FOXTROT an uneven grab bag of ups and downs with the downs ultimately making this one unlistenable, however at the same time i can totally understand why others would find this appealing. Unfortunately this is one of the few classic prog albums i part ways with the masses. I can feel the rotten tomatoes being hurled my way but believe me, i've tried to love this one and it just fails to connect. Sorry GENESIS fans. It's nothing personal. I'm actually envious others can enjoy this one.

 ...And Then There Were Three... by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.43 | 1295 ratings

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...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

4 stars #2 Review

An special album, Hacket's departure was hard, but the band still had ideas... I'll review by song and then a complete review:

1.- Down and Out 8/10 This song is one of the first 5 songs i listened from Genesis, you'll know the rest on other reviews, and i really liked it, the first lyrics i learned also and in a crucial time where i was studying compute engeener, and the song says "If you're slow they'll run pass you, stand tall, see them falling over" and i always believed that, but i fell over anyway... whatever, this song its not the best, but it acomplished a lot in my life, the piano is not hard at all and that helped me on not to quit music.

2.- Undertow 7/10 Really calm and pretty song, pretty lyrics... it just makes you feel a lot of what its telling, this shows that this album is better suit to listen to it on a rainy night with some warm light inside your room... or something like the album artwork shows.

3.- Ballad of Big 7/10 It feels like an early Duke song, it starts with really pretty piano and then it starts to use chords that remind me of Duke, then changes again to something more cheery and so on, aweosome drum and bass work, this song shows the strenght of this 3 people alone, i can say that this also shows that the band style and album name changes with what kind of sound is using Tony Banks in the Piano.

4.- Snowbound 7/10 Is that Rutherford playing that pretty guitar? Yes, he compossed this and it's a really beautyful song, again, pretty calm like Undertow and the vocal work alongside the piano goes really well.

5.- Burning Rope 10/10 The strenght of this album, a really well composed prog song that feels like a ballad more than Ballad of Big, here we can feel the whole band doing something that it's calm but that it also changes a lot inside that. Aweosome work by Michael Rutherford in doing the solo. I really don't know if this song needs Steve Hacket, it's as if he was in there somehow.

6.- Deep in the Motherlode 7/10 I really like this song, specially the piano work, i mainly give a 7 to the songs i like a lot but somehow feel a little repetitive. This song feels less melancholic than the others though.

7.- Many too Many 7/10 Another song that's really calm and melancholic, this time it's a little more simple, because the battery and the bass are more prominent, the little bits of piano add to the melancholic feel of the song, as almost every piano does in a melancholic song, the drumming gives the step forward to the strong voice of Phil to pop-up, and near the end, Michael Rutherford does another solo that reminds me a lot of the final part from Squonk, and that's good.

8.- Scenes from a Night's Dream 7/10 An entertaining song that leaves the common theme and feel of the album, but not enough to feel alien. Every instrument is working to make the melody, including the voice, everything follows, so it feels a little simple, except for the battery in for the most part.

9.- Say It's Alright Joe 7/10 And we go back to how the album has always feeled, the piano sets the atmosphere in a really great way here, and the bass plays a little bit in the background, they both give nice layers to the song... then the song changes and goes dramatic for some seconds (the drums appear), and goes back again to what it was, and so on...

10.- The Lady Lies 8/10 And back to another more dramatic song, i can see a patron here, and i really like, this song is really good, gives a sense of adventure, it gets a little repetitive and simple at times, but the chorus gets a really complex drum/bass... and ends with an interesting piano/bass solo and goes back again to the aweosome chorus.

11.- Follow You, Follow Me 9/10 I should feel bad for giving a nearly perfect score to a song so simple? I really wish they played more songs of the album instead of this one at concerts, but what can i say, it grew on me, it reminds me of this aweosome album even tho it doesn't represent it at all. It's a really cheerful song that makes me want to start the day and to do my best.

All in all, this album gets a 76 out of 100, wich gives us 3,8 stars... and i'll give it 4 this time, it's a really relaxing album with some dramatic songs here and there, it's perfect for what the artwork shows, to play this album, to look at how the sun sets and how it paints the clouds with it's orange glow. It's not Hacket, it's different and not bad at all.

 Genesis by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1983
2.76 | 1128 ratings

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Genesis
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

2 stars From the word of Tony Banks himself, in this period of time, the band was running out of ideas. The first cut "Mama" was a song from Mike and an improvisation developed by all the members where you can hear Phil being inspired by the band Grandmaster Flash for his scary voice part, It's an effective debut and one of the most popular songs of the band at that time. "Home by the Sea" is the progressive rock track of the album, the most interesting song. "That's All" as some Beatles influence and is a big step back from the 2 songs mentioned above. For the rest album, the band continues to explore some electronic drum effect started with the album "Duke" on songs that are not memorable at all while "Silver Rainbow" has its moments. So it "doesn't get any better"... in the second part of the album just like the band had "Just a job to do..." If it wasn't for the surround sound of Nick Davies and for the extra features of 1 hour of rehearsal footage I wouldn't buy this album. Only for the biggest Genesis fan.
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