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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


Beloved Symphonic prog rock through to stadium filling rock titans

Any biography of Genesis must recognise that there are distinct periods in the band's history, and that any discussion should recognise that musically and lyrically, the band which filled vast stadia throughout the 1990's was a completely different creature to that which played sweaty student halls filled with spotty young men in the early 1970's.

The original incarnation of the band had its origins in two outfits formed by Peter Gabriel (vocals & flute), Tony Banks (keyboards), Michael Rutherford (bass & rhythm guitars), and Anthony Phillips (lead guitars) whilst boarding students at the elite English public school, Charterhouse in the mid-1960's. Outside the confines of an extremely stuffy atmosphere, the world was becoming far more liberated, socially, sexually, politically, and musically, and these bands represented an outlet for young men who, basically, as young men do, wanted some of that.

The two acts coalesced into one, and the students had the novel idea of placing a tape of their music into the hands of Jonathan King whilst he was visiting his alma mater. King was, at this time, a big selling artist and musical impresario, and, consequently, someone who mattered in the rock world.

The tapes were basic, but King took a shine to Gabriel's voice, and recognised a unique sound and talent which, if nurtured, could become huge. He arranged for the band, with drummer Chris Stewart, to record some sessions in London, where the boys experimented with quite complex, orchestral pastiches. Knowing that King was not happy, the band penned Silent Sun, a song which was essentially a Bee Gees tribute single. The brothers Gibb were huge commercially at this time, and King was known to be a huge fan. The resulting album in early 1969 was named "Genesis to Revelation" by King, as representing something brand new and exciting in the musical world. It barely scratched the surface of the commercial music world, and, for many a year after, copies could still be found in the bargain bin section of stores.

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Turn It On Again - The HitsTurn It On Again - The Hits
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The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2CD)The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2CD)
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Wea Int'l 1990
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GENESIS discography


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

2.58 | 1040 ratings
From Genesis To Revelation
1969
4.16 | 2101 ratings
Trespass
1970
4.42 | 2855 ratings
Nursery Cryme
1971
4.60 | 3279 ratings
Foxtrot
1972
4.63 | 3772 ratings
Selling England By The Pound
1973
4.29 | 2689 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1974
4.27 | 2326 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail
1976
4.10 | 1760 ratings
Wind And Wuthering
1976
3.43 | 1312 ratings
...And Then There Were Three...
1978
3.47 | 1307 ratings
Duke
1980
2.57 | 1147 ratings
Abacab
1981
2.76 | 1137 ratings
Genesis
1983
2.44 | 1158 ratings
Invisible Touch
1986
2.66 | 1060 ratings
We Can't Dance
1991
2.49 | 911 ratings
Calling All Stations
1997

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

3.98 | 856 ratings
Genesis Live
1973
4.31 | 878 ratings
Seconds Out
1977
3.43 | 456 ratings
Three Sides Live
1982
2.09 | 334 ratings
Live - The Way We Walk Volume One - The Shorts
1992
2.85 | 344 ratings
Live - The Way We Walk Volume Two - The Longs
1993
3.22 | 300 ratings
Live Over Europe 2007
2007

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

4.43 | 146 ratings
In Concert 1976
1977
3.12 | 76 ratings
Three Sides Live
1982
3.39 | 61 ratings
The Mama Tour
1985
2.50 | 51 ratings
Visible Touch (VHS)
1987
3.35 | 43 ratings
A History Of Genesis
1991
3.39 | 78 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
3.95 | 86 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
3.72 | 53 ratings
In London
2007
3.78 | 13 ratings
Up Close And Personal (DVD and book set)
2007
4.16 | 164 ratings
When In Rome
2008
3.69 | 13 ratings
Land of confusion
2010
2.42 | 35 ratings
Sum Of The Parts
2014

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

5.00 | 2 ratings
Presenting Genesis
1974
5.00 | 1 ratings
70's Pop Sound
1974
4.50 | 6 ratings
Genesis Collection Volume One
1975
4.83 | 6 ratings
Genesis Collection Volume Two
1975
2.63 | 53 ratings
Reflection - Rock Theatre
1975
4.12 | 22 ratings
The Best...
1976
2.33 | 15 ratings
Genesis in Concert
1977
4.05 | 3 ratings
The Story Of Genesis
1978
4.18 | 9 ratings
Nursery Cryme / Foxtrot
1979
3.50 | 2 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1981
5.00 | 1 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 | 244 ratings
Archive 1967-1975
1998
3.02 | 23 ratings
The Original Album
1998
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Greatest
1998
2.22 | 104 ratings
Turn It On Again - The Hits
1999
2.95 | 141 ratings
Archive 2 1976 - 1992
2000
3.19 | 92 ratings
The Platinum Collection
2004
1.92 | 19 ratings
14 From Our Past
2007
3.51 | 96 ratings
Genesis 1983-1998
2007
2.25 | 42 ratings
Turn It On Again The Hits -The Tour Edition
2007
3.92 | 129 ratings
Genesis 1976 - 1982
2007
4.51 | 198 ratings
Genesis 1970 -75
2008
3.78 | 94 ratings
Genesis Live 1973 - 2007
2009
4.36 | 11 ratings
The Movie Box
2009
1.33 | 3 ratings
The Magic Of Time
2013
2.18 | 35 ratings
R-Kive
2014

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

2.57 | 29 ratings
The Silent Sun / That's Me
1968
2.55 | 21 ratings
A Winter's Tale / One-Eyed Hound
1968
2.48 | 12 ratings
GENESIS
1969
4.04 | 52 ratings
The Knife
1971
4.06 | 16 ratings
Nursery Cryme
1972
3.18 | 54 ratings
Happy The Man
1972
4.05 | 66 ratings
Twilight Alehouse
1973
4.28 | 58 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
1973
4.67 | 26 ratings
Watcher of the Skies
1973
3.92 | 12 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / After The Ordeal
1973
3.36 | 11 ratings
I Know What I Like / More Fool Me
1973
3.89 | 9 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Promo)
1974
4.13 | 46 ratings
Counting Out Time
1974
4.31 | 56 ratings
The Carpet Crawlers / The Waiting Room
1975
4.19 | 43 ratings
Counting Out Time / Riding The Scree
1975
4.43 | 14 ratings
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1975
3.58 | 19 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
1975
3.73 | 21 ratings
The Carpet Crawl
1975
4.39 | 23 ratings
A Trick of the Tail
1976
3.15 | 20 ratings
Ripples
1976
3.92 | 36 ratings
Entangled
1976
3.30 | 21 ratings
Your Own Special Way
1976
4.58 | 12 ratings
Entangled / Ripples
1976
4.43 | 14 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail / Squonk
1976
4.30 | 10 ratings
A Trick Of The Tail / Carpet Crawl
1976
3.57 | 7 ratings
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / Carpet Crawl
1977
2.99 | 137 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
4.00 | 5 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
4.43 | 12 ratings
Home By The Sea
1983
4.30 | 28 ratings
Firth Of Fifth
1983
3.14 | 50 ratings
Mama
1983
2.93 | 33 ratings
That's All
1983
2.21 | 33 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
2.41 | 43 ratings
Invisible Touch
1986
2.32 | 32 ratings
Throwing It All Away
1986
2.01 | 34 ratings
In Too Deep
1986
2.57 | 51 ratings
Land of Confusion
1986
3.41 | 32 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
2.57 | 30 ratings
Hold On My Heart
1992
2.31 | 17 ratings
Never a Time
1993
2.83 | 16 ratings
Tell me why
1993
3.60 | 5 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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 Nursery Cryme by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.42 | 2855 ratings

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Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

5 stars #10 Review

I wanted to do this album later or maybe at the end, because this is like my favorite from Genesis and that takes some of the point of making reviews right away, it's like hard to make a review where you're going to score everything perfectly, but this also doesn't take away from other songs that this band has produced.

This album is really important to me, it's one of the 4 albums i first listened from Genesis when it was love at first sight, it's incredible the power that this album portrays, the amount of emotions that it expresses and the technicality of it all, incredible sound at the time, it should've been number one everywhere.

As always i'll review by song.

1.- The Musical Box 10/10 This 10 minute piece goes everywhere and really changed my life the first time i heard it, this is one of the songs that made me get hooked with this band, how this song keeps building tension at every note and how eerie it feels at many times, representing the artwork of the cover, it's just an amazing experience, it's hard to pick a favorite part, but i want to point out that small part where the song goes pretty low in volume and where there it sounds like trumpets. This song made me travel in time, made me imagine lots of things dedicated to the lyrics and the cover art, it showed me a hole new perspective of a world that i never experienced and everything felt so real just by entering through my ears.

This. Song. Is. Genesis.

2.- For Absent Friends 10/10 A really abrupt change of pace, this song makes me miss all the friends that i've lost, there are none. I believe that this was the first song that Phil Collins ever sang completely.

3.- The Return of the Giant Hoghweed 10/10 And another abrupt change of pace, probably one of the most hardcore songs from the band, i can imagine the humans or whatever planing to destroy the Hoghweeds, and at the end i can see how they destroy an entire city, with that brutal final instrumental part. Shoutouts to that solo leading to the instrumental part played by Tony Banks, then Steve Hackett and finally all of them join.

4.- Seven Stones 10/10 Continuing with the abrupt change of paces in this album, this song is pretty melancholic, and it gets me pretty depressed. I imagine me being old and completely alone remembering people, and if i continue like this, i'm not far from that. Perfectly done atmosphere. I really hope that "by chance", more people will hear this music as i do.

5.- Harold the Barrel 10/10 Another abrupt change, this time for a more joke song, and contrary to all the other joke songs they make later, this one is the best of them all, really well made and another character for the Genesis Mythology. It's funny that they said a joke involving the BBC and then played this song live at the BBC. Interesting sad ending played by Tony Banks.

6.- Harlequin 9/10 Another change of pace, this one is pretty sweet and tranquil, it's a nice song but i really feel it like an average song, it feels like a song that should've been in Trespass, curiously enough, i don't know if this song was made back then, but i know that the first song in this album was. It's short but still a nice song, if the song where longer and the same, it could've gone down as far to a 7/10.

7.- The Fountain of Salmacis 10/10 And to end it, we went back and forth in change of paces, and i'm glad about that, this album could've made me really depressed or too excited. This song is pretty epic, and has an incredible solo where it really shows the strenght of all the members of the band.

This is the highest ranked album from me, scoring a 99/100 wich obviously translates into 5 stars, absolutely recommended, this album makes Genesis worth all... and other albums as well, obviusly, but this one is perfect.

 A Trick Of The Tail by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1976
4.27 | 2326 ratings

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A Trick Of The Tail
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

5 stars #9 Review

Once Peter Gabriel left, the band kept searching and they ultimately decided for Phil Collins to be the lead... poor guy, he never wanted to leave the drums, but his voice eventually overshadowed his drums skills on the people wich is sad, but what can you do when you are very talented at 2 things? Not only that, but probably one of the best for the 2 jobs but one of those omits the other?

Well, the band continued and released a pretty aweosome album that i discovered because of a friend of an uncle who is having a hard time now at the hospital, hope that he gets well soon and i must thank him, this album is aweosome and because of those Peter Gabriel fanboys is because i never wanted to listen to this on the first place, i was pretty influenced by them when i started with Genesis, and i must tell everybody, listen to nobody, not even to me if you want, you just need to experience Genesis in its totality and i hope that you and everybody can realize what Genesis is all about, that's why i am here.

As always, i'll be reviewing per song.

1.- Dance on a Volcano 10/10 This song is pretty aweosome, it does almost everything right, the rythms, the time signatures, the atmosphere, the sound... everything is great here... How can i say that is an special song other than it is perfectly made? Well, really nice drumming and crazy "drop" of the instruments at the end.

2.- Entangled 10/10 If you want to listen to this, put your lights at minimum, making a glowy orange scene in your bedroom, make the room be filled with darkness also and look up in the window at night, watch for the rooftops and imagine childrens runing up there, it's a magical night where only the silhouette of the childrens can be seen while the moon washes the colors of the roofs, and you want to be there, as a child, to relive those inocent times that you never had because you were listening to prog alone at your room, you don't regret it, but you cry because you never had a social experience and now... you're tired and ill. That's how i feel, i love this song and i'd like to animate it or something, i want to share how i feel with somebody, maybe that's why i write reviews.

Pretty well done atmospherics by everybody here, and there's not a single piece of drums being played, only sweet Phil singing.

3.- Squonk 9/10 Nicely done kind of badass song, a little repetitive and because of that i sometimes forget that i'm listening to it, but still sports a nice rythm. I have another minor problem with this song, and that one is that in the ending, i would've liked for them to continue, i investigated and found that the ending overlaps infinitely, so they never composed something more to finish the song? Weird, i guess some of those ideas went into the most famous unreleased song from this album. Shoutouts to the singing, again but in a different way.

4.- Mad Man Moon 9/10 This song was perfect!! But the dumb lyrics in some parts had to rest 1 point. This song is really melancholic, here the spotlight is Tony Banks, he plays an incredible piece at half the song where it sounds like something that could be played whilst watching one of those Georges Méliès silent movies, it really takes away into a different reality and i love it. So the instrumentals are perfect here, the lyrics not, and it's hard for me to give it a point less because i mostly focus in instrumentals, but the lyrics really do take apart the illusion, it happens at the second half of the song, it is the singing or the lyrics tho?

5.- Robbery, Assault and Battery 10/10 At first i wasn't very fond of this song, but then after some re-listens, i just love it, it sports a lot of interesting and uniques things here, a funny story, but then an incredible aweosome odd time signature, this is one of the best Genesis songs to showcase odd time signatures. Shoutouts to everybody here because everyone got it's time to shine in this song.

6.- Ripples 10/10 Should i say something? This song has made everybody cry atleast once, because it's a pretty song, really sad and melancholic but then it gets pretty emotional and near the end there is one of the most epic solos i have heard, when i first listened to this, there was nothing toping that part and i edited the song so i could loop that part as far as i wanted, i really love that part. But the song in it's entirety is another one like Entangled with almost no drums, until the chorus and the solo tho. Shoutouts to Steve Hackett and Tony Banks, my favorite music couple... maybe.

7.- A Trick of the Tail 10/10 The title trick, i mean track, it's a somewhat short song, with really interesting lyrics, and a really sticky rythm, this song may be a little repetitive, but it gets stuck pretty easy in the head and the lyrics really get inside of my mind and i don't get distracted, i concentrate the whole song, and if i distract for some reason, the chorus hooks me up pretty fast. So in this one is a shoutouts to the lyrics.

8.- Los Endos 10/10 The final song that closes it all with just almost repeating all the songs in the albums with an incredible showcase of talent from Phil Collins on drums and everybody also, but the drums in a really special way. This song is really well executed and i'm glad that in concerts they have come back to this song multiple times, it represents the album well.

All in all the final score is a 98/100, wich obviusly translates to 5 stars, i recommend this album to EVERYBODY.

 Duke by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.47 | 1307 ratings

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Duke
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by VianaProghead
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Review Nº 154

"Duke" is the tenth studio album of Genesis and was released in 1980. It was released after "A Curious Feeling", the solo debut studio album of Tony Banks, which was released in 1979 and "Smallcreep's Day" of Mike Rutherford, released also in 1980, and before "Face Value" of Phil Collins, which would be released in the next year, in 1981.

"Duke" became the second album of Genesis released as a trio. The album began their development towards a more accessible pop and rock music. A closer look at "Duke" reveals that the album is sort of divided into two parts. First there is the so-called "Duke" suite, consisting of "Behind The Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End". It was written by the whole group. All these songs were supposedly part of a big long track made up in the best tradition of "Supper's Ready" of a series of song fragments. However, there doesn't seem to be a "bigger picture" behind the songs, and it's uncertain whether there ever was an underlying all concept. The other group consists of half a dozen songs written by the individual members of the band, distributed very evenly.

"Duke" has twelve tracks. The first track "Behind The Lines" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford has a great progressive start with about 2 minutes, but after that the song enters on a pop rhythm. It's an interesting song with some nice musical moments. The second track "Duchess" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford is basically a pop song with some progressive influences and it represents another good track on the album. It's an interesting attempt to merge the progressive with pop. The third track "Guide Vocal" written by Banks is the smallest song on the album and is a very beautiful and melancholic ballad which gives us a brief and nice musical moment. The fourth track "Man Of Our Times" written by Rutherford is a song that feels more influenced by the new wave than by the progressive music. This is a good composition, well balanced, which gives to us another good and nice musical moment. The fifth track "Misunderstanding" written by Collins is a pop song and is one of the better produced on the album. It seems that was one of his two songs chosen by Banks and Rutherford to be part of the album. They might have been released on "Face Value". This is a great pop song which may be part of a hit parade chart. But, this is a song for a Collins' album but never for a Genesis' album. The sixth track "Heathaze" written by Banks is with "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End" one of my favourite songs on the album. Sincerely, I think this is an underrated song which deserved would be part of a better Genesis' album. This is a very beautiful ballad in Banks' vein. It's a great song which gives us a great musical moment on the album. The seventh track "Turn It On Again" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford is the pop rock song of the album. It was one of the greatest successes of them and was one of the most played live songs by the band. Whether we like it or not, this is a good song. The eighth track "Alone Tonight" written by Rutherford is a pretty pop ballad in the same vein of "Your Own Special Way" or "Follow You Follow Me", but is weaker than those two songs. It represents one of the weakest moments of the album. The ninth track "Cul-de-Sac" written by Banks is an interesting song with some progressive influences. This is a good track and is one of the songs on the album with more progressive lines. It's an enjoyable and melodic song with some interesting music, but somehow ends up being a bit bland. The tenth track "Please Don't Ask" written by Collins is another pop song and is the other Collins' track chosen to the album. It's a slow pop ballad and is also one of the most forgotten of the album. This is another track for a solo Collins' work and not for a Genesis' album. It represents another weak point on the album. The eleventh and twelfth tracks "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End" written by Banks, Collins and Rutherford are really the only truly progressive moments on the album. I don't know why they split the song into two, because it sounds to me as a unique piece. This is really a fantastic progressive track, almost instrumental, which reminds us our very good old Genesis's sound. It's a pity that this moment represents so few on a Genesis' album. Still, it's better than nothing, and it almost saved the day.

Conclusion: As some of you know, I'm a huge Genesis' fan, but honestly, it's impossible, for me, consider "Duke" the last progressive album of Genesis, or even a half progressive album. For me, somehow, the last was "...And Then There Were Three?". Sincerely, I can only see on this album two really progressive tracks "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End". But, I don't consider it a weak album either. So, it's hard for me rating this album. "Duke" has two great progressive tracks "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End", two great pop songs "Misunderstanding" and "Turn It On Again", but the rest of the tracks are in general too much undefined. Some of them aren't totally progressive and others are pop songs that failed, because they weren't commercially big hits. I think the band searched to do something different, somehow to break with their past. Maybe they hadn't the courage or were unable to cut completely with their past. The final result is an indefinite album, a strange hybrid album. I only can see it as good but not an essential album.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

 In London by GENESIS album cover DVD/Video, 2007
3.72 | 53 ratings

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In London
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

3 stars #8 Review

This is a different one, for a DVD this time, and it's a really weird one.

First i want to adress and say, Happy New Year, it's 2:42am here while i'm writing this and because of that i wanted to do something a little bit different, i'm going talk about the DVD on it's general aspects and not by song this time.

This DVD has a pretty weird release, i never thought of it being considered here, i mean as a real item for Genesis collectors, i have read the back of the box and it says that it was made in Argentina by 3rd party publisher called "masterplan", and under the license of "RECORDS VERTRIEBSGES" wich is considered as a company that releases only bootlegs or as unofficial releases, and that's one of the reasons that makes it for me not as a collectable item... but, this DVD is pretty cheap and probably one of the only ones from that old era that you can get now... or atleast back 4 years ago when i got it, so counting the previous antecedents, even tho it's a bootleg, it's still an item that could well sit on your collection if you're being a begginer with a Genesis collection like me. As a weird fact, this DVD still has trademarks for Virgin and One World Music inc., wich are probably the ones that holded the property but never released, the curious think about it is that they're credited on a really small font.

That was about the release, but what about the product itself? Well, it is certainly lacking in quality, is just like a normal bootleg DVD, it includes nothing in the inside aside from the disc, and that one has the same picture as the one on the box, and the design is pretty basic and the box itself is made of a pretty cheap plastic. Wich i find really interesting is that the list on the back of the box it's incredibly inacurate, just as the menu on the DVD (wich is also pretty basic), where they say that Mike Rutherford only played Bass, when he clearly played Guitar also, the same for Daryl Stuermer who played bass also, that's the least tho, because the songs... oh god, it says "Motherlodge" wich curiously enough changed on the title of the song when they were playing to the real title "Motherlode", also they made a mistake that has happened in other DVDs and albums as well, calling the song "Carpet Crawlers" as "Carpet Crawl" and calling "The Colony of Slippermen" just as "Slippermen".

Inside the DVD you'll find that the quality is not very good, even for a CRT TV, it's to dark and has a lot of noise on the image, and also the audio quality isn't very good, it has some moments but then it fails incredibly, even at some point one song is heard with a different sound quality than the rest (i think that it was One for the Vine, i don't remember, but it was before Behind the Lines). And to add insult to injury, the DVD chops the concert when it passes from "The Lady Lies" to "Ripples (PT. 2)" wich is sad, i wanted to listen to all that song.

Now for the performance, it was pretty weird, sometimes mixed, for example, in Duke's End, they play too fast, like they were trying to just finish it, maybe show how talented they were at the moment, and it didn't sound good. Then there's the exact opposite, Say it's alright Joe was too long, too slow, it was like 40% longer for no real reason. But then there are brilliant executions, like in the end with "I Know What i Like" where Tony Banks played the first notes from "Visions of Angels" (from the 1970 Genesis album Trespass) wich was pretty and Daryl Stuermer played some notes from "Flying on a Windshield" wich was neat.

And finally for the song selection, i'm happy with it, because of this DVD i started to enjoy Duke, and i'd later enjoy ... And then there where three..., and because of that i admire a lot more this album, it feels like the last concert before they started doing just medleys, but it still lacked a lot more of the old songs, i missed Foxtrot specially.

So in all, really nice songs, there where 21 songs in total in 2 hours with almost 10 minutes, 4 from ...and then there were three..., 2 from Selling England by the Pound, 3 (or i should say 2 1/2) from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 4 (or i should say 3 1/2 because Ripples is cutted on the DVD) from A Trick of the Tail, 2 from Wind and Wuthering and 6 from Duke (wich is the whole Duke Suite, wich is nice).

All in all, this isn't the best Genesis product you can get, but it's still a nice welcome adition, atleast for me, it shows how brilliant Genesis still was with their later 1978 and 1980 albums, it shows the story of Duke and other curious ways that Phil Collins used to present the songs while messing with the public, but the sound and image quality aren't good, the concert is not complete and it's probably not original. While still gets the point done, i don't recommend this to hardcore Genesis collectors, and so i think that is good, but not essential, you won't feel bad if you pass this release, but you'll feel happy if you're starting a Genesis collection... after a few years ofcourse, it was slow to grow on me.

That means 3 stars, and my final score it's a 65 out of 100... and i finished this at 3:30am.

 Foxtrot by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.60 | 3279 ratings

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Foxtrot
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

5 stars #7 Review

This album came to me as a surprise, when i first heard Genesis, i jumped straight over this album for some reason, and when i was able to listen to it... i wasn't really fond of it, the intro was nice, but everything else i ignored for some reason, then lightning struck and a signal from heaven came to show me a Supper's Ready video live performance, and i was amazed...

1.- Watcher of the Skies 8/10 This score might be seen as low for this song, but my problem is that the bass and guitar repeat too much the same parts, it's still an impresive song, the lyrics are aweosome and well executed, the Mellotron is doing it's job, i want a Mellotron mostly because of this song. The song starts to change little by little and comes into an impactful conclusion, really nice song, i just wished that they went with the song mostly like the last part, more changes.

2.- Time Table 8/10 Good lyrics and a really pretty song, it's really peaceful, a song that i would listen in a restaurant while looking at the sea with a woman that has a head of a wolf? But i remove 2 points because i feel like the song lacks more moments to make a difference.

3.- Get 'em Out by Friday 8/10 Really impresive at the start and then it goes with a really nice rythm that feels really industrial but the instruments make it feel natural in its own right, then it goes passive, back to chorus and back to pasive, this song doesn't move me that much because at some parts the lyrics get to theatrical, like they're being read instead of singed, but that's a minor part, then the song gets a little repetitive. The flute solo near the end is good tho.

4.- Can-Utility and the Coastliners 10/10 This is the song that made me listen to this album in the first place, it's absolutely well done, every member of the band shows their capacities in some time, and the song sounds pretty sweet. Songs like these show the talent of Genesis, and this also shows that the band could've used more Steve Hacket's talent!

5.- Horizons 10/10 And in the topic of Steve Hacket, here it is, pure talent, a song completely made and played by him, his own space in this album and maybe in the entire career of the band, playing like a piano on guitar, it's pretty nice to play it on the piano too, but in guitar is a completely different story. And i said, when i die, i want this song to be played at my funeral.

6.- Supper's Ready (in general) 10/10 Where do i start? I remember hearing that the band was afraid of doing more suites because of this majestic song that left the bar really high... this song is that epic! Majestic play by Tony Banks on the 12-string guitar? Yes, he was all this time the one that made that incredible first section, and then he goes into the piano and plays 4/4 while the band is on 9/8? He does all of that and more, and the rest of the crew are here at their best. This love song than suddenly turns into a happy song about war (?) then gets absolutely depresive, then crazy, then infernal and finally pretty emotional, in an epic finale. There is not another song like this anywhere, this is Genesis.

The final score is... 90/100, so it is obviusly an essential 5 star ranking.

 ...And Then There Were Three... by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.43 | 1312 ratings

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

Review by SteveG

4 stars I can't think of another prog album that seems to have been kicked around over the years more than ...And Then There Were Three by Genesis. Its as if the band's remaining three members, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins, cast off their prog muse and concocted some sort of pop confection to rival albums and pop hits by Abba. All because an accessible song form the album titled "Follow You, Follow Me" became a top ten hit single.

When one listens to these three members laying out some of Genesis' trademark musical styles such as low, almost spoken, lead vocals contrasted with very high vocal choruses, along with a plethora of heavily strummed guitar chords or delicately played acoustic and electric guitar arpeggios, supported by an arsenal of keyboards and extremely busy drum work, it's hard to believe that the naysayers actually listened to the same album.

The lead off track "Down And Out" is absolutely magnificent. With it's loopy 5/4 time signatures, big drum fills, and grandiose synth melodies that seem to reach out of the speakers and travel towards the heavens, the resulting music is anything but pop. After the celestial synth tones die off, Bank's trademark electric piano, a CP-70, plays melancholy notes that start off the emotionally charged "Undertow", another in a long series of classic Banks' compositions that hit one on an emotional level, similar to "Afterglow" from Wind And Weathering, when one is not even sure of what Banks is laying his soul bare to.

Following "Undertow" is the low droning synth tones and trebly piano that signals the start of another bombastic song titled "The Ballad Of Big" that does all that's musically needed to place the listener in the middle of a Wild West ambush with Collins' accordion pleated vocal chorus sounding like the refrain of an attacked army. Big music indeed for "The Ballad of Big." "Snowbound" is a mellow atmospheric guitar strummer from Rutherford that showcases Collins' mellower side and more of Banks' excellent mellotron and synth work. The album's longest track (at 7:09) "Burning Rope" follows. This song, along with "The Lady Lies" is Banks' songwriting at it's best, with everything thrown in except the kitchen sink along with some tricky time changes. Rutherford plays a lot of tasty lead and rhythm guitar on these tracks and does a good job of being both melodic and inventive without ever trying to mimic the recently departed Steve Hackett. In fact, it's difficult to listen to so much guitar without wondering how different these songs would have sounded had Hackett been included this time around, but this is ultimately reason for the album's four star rating. More on that in a minute.

"Deep in The Motherlode" is as close as Genesis ever got to mixing prog with psychedelia. It' slowed down vocals, slight varispeed treatment to the rhythm section and Rutherford's heavily phased, panned and echoed guitar leads put this song almost into a category of i's own. "Many too Many" and "Say it's Alright Joe" are slow moving ballads by Banks and Rutherford respectively, while "Scenes From A night's Dream" is an up beat pop rocker by Collins that features wonderful fairytale lyrics. All three of these songs do little to move the album forward until we get the afore mentioned "The Lady Lies", and the afore mentioned album closer "Follow You, Follow Me."

With hindsight, it's easy to look at "Follow You, Follow Me" as pointing to the band's future album direction, but at the time, even with the short song durations, ...And Then There Three seemed like the next phase of Genesis' prog direction. As I stated above, it's nearly impossible to listen to the mini epics like "Burning Rope" and "The Lady Lies" without thinking that Steve Hackett could have raised these two songs, as good as they are, to an even higher level. And, as good as Banks, Rutherford and Collins are making these heavily layered songs work without sounding overly cluttered, a slimmed down sound mix that included Hackett could have worked just as well or possibly better. However, ATTWT is still deeply in the band's prog agenda, so let's just leave it at that and enjoy this album for it is and not what people think it could have been. 3.8 stars rounded up to 4, which makes it a fine addition to any prog collection.

 From Genesis To Revelation by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1969
2.58 | 1040 ratings

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From Genesis To Revelation
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

2 stars Every thing has a beginning and here is the genesis of Genesis. "From Genesis to Revelation" suffers bad production from the hands of Bee Gees producer Jonathan King. The symphonic strings are a hindrance at times but certainly make this one of a kind as far as Genesis is concerned. The musicianship is good enough from Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Peter Gabriel shows the promise of things to come with some wonderful vocals throughout. The first half is better than the rest with class acts like Fireside Song and The Serpent. Then the orchestra becomes all consuming and swallows the songs whole towards the end. By the time The Window is finished I have all but lost interest as it is getting rather bland. The trumpet on In Limbo rekindles my interest but it is a slog to get through this rather dated trippy album.

There are some dark moments, some weird moments, some good melodies and some mediocre moments, but overall the album gels together well enough. It is more of a curio for those who wish to delve into the early years of the band. A bit like listening to The Golliwogs prior to the glory days of Creedence Clearwater Revival, or listening to The Murray Men before The Beatles. A nice piece of archival music for the connoisseur but little else. As a massive Genesis fanatic it was inevitable I would get around to this album, which is marginally better than the troubled 80s era, but it has no chance against the 70s albums of Genesis that are simply masterpieces.

 Foxtrot by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.60 | 3279 ratings

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Foxtrot
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by guiservidoni

5 stars For me, the best Genesis album. It tops Selling England By The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, it tops all that and the others as well.

The musicianship here is, to say the least, incredible. Everything is where it should be: Genesis' signature keyboards, the acoustic guitar shining throughout and even more especially in moments such as Horizons and the intro of Can-Utility and the Coastliners. Bass won't shine as bright, but in no way that means it isn't present: always there, it carries the note of the sixth finger Hackett doesn't have. Collins' drum kit explodes when it has to, fades smoothly, and does things I still quite don't grasp but love nonetheless (aka Apocalypse in 9/8). To top it all, Peter Gabriel's emotion in his voice gives the final mood to the song, not a single moment going somewhere it shouldn't be.

If production somehow (and this is more of a general opinion than one that I have) lacked in Trespass an Nursery Cryme, here these words have no value at all. It is sheer brilliance.

Arguably the best prog rock album ever released.

 Genesis by GENESIS album cover Studio Album, 1983
2.76 | 1137 ratings

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Genesis
Genesis Symphonic Prog

Review by FalconBleck

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.

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 | 856 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.

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