Genesis

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Formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, South East England, UK in 1967, Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time.

Their early work is characterized by complex song structures, elaborate instrumentation and the theatrical antics of founder member and vocalist Peter Gabriel, who left the band in 1975. Unable to find a suitable replacement, it was drummer Phil Collins who assumed lead vocal duties. This change, as well as the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett, two years later, saw the remaining three members (Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks and bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford) move into more accessible pop-based music. This change in style resulted in a huge growth in Genesis' popularity throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

In 1996 Phil Collins left to concentrate on his solo work and other projects, leaving erstwhile bandmates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks to forge ahead with new recruit; Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson. This line-up lasted for one album only (1997's Calling All Stations) and Genesis soon found itself on hiatus after the poor performance and critical reaction of the new album.

In 2006 – after years of speculation – Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford reformed Genesis for the successful Turn It On Again tour. A reunion involving ex-members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett remains much talked-about and unrealised.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 (performer).

Band members:
Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, percussion (1967–1975, 1978, 1982, 1999)
Tony Banks – keyboards, backing vocals (1967–1998, 1999, 2000, 2006–2007), 12 string acoustic guitar (1967–1979)
Anthony Phillips – guitar, backing vocals (1967–1970)
● Mick Barnard – guitar (1970–1971)
Steve Hackett – guitar (1971–1977, 1982, 1999)
Mike Rutherford – bass, bass pedals, 6 & 12 string electric guitar, backing vocals (1967–1998, 1999, 2000, 2006–2007)
Chris Stewart (7) – drums, percussion (1967–1968)
John Silver (2) – drums, percussion (1968–1969)
John Mayhew – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1969–1970)
Phil Collins – drums, lead & backing vocals (1972–1996, 1999, 2000, 2006–2007)
Ray Wilson – lead vocals (1996–1998)

Touring/session musicians:
Bill Bruford – drums, percussion (1976)
Chester Thompson – drums, percussion (1977–1995, 2006–2007)
Daryl Stuermer – guitar, bass (1978-1995, 2006-present)
Nir Zidkyahu – drums, percussion (1996–1998)
Nick D'Virgilio – drums, percussion (on 1997 album Calling All Stations)
Anthony Drennan – guitar, bass (1998)
Nicholas Collins – drums (2021)
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SKL 4990, SKL.4990 Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation album art Genesis From Genesis To Revelation (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca SKL 4990, SKL.4990 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Y8CAS 1020 Genesis - Trespass album art Genesis Trespass (Album) Charisma Y8CAS 1020 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6369 916 Genesis - Nursery Cryme album art Genesis Nursery Cryme (Album) Charisma, Charisma 6369 916 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
CAS 1058 Genesis - Foxtrot album art Genesis Foxtrot (Album) Charisma, Charisma CAS 1058 US 1972 Sell This Version
6369 942 Genesis - Live album art Genesis Live (Album) Charisma 6369 942 Greece 1973 Sell This Version
FC 6060 Genesis - Selling England By The Pound album art Genesis Selling England By The Pound (Album) Charisma FC 6060 US 1973 Sell This Version
TP 2-401 Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album art Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Album) Charisma TP 2-401 US 1974 Sell This Version
RL 51-4 Genesis - Live / Trespass album art Genesis Live / Trespass(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 51-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
CN 2302/SQ Genesis - Stereo Pop Special-98 album art Genesis Stereo Pop Special-98 BBC Transcription Services CN 2302/SQ UK 1975 Sell This Version
9103 114 Genesis - Wind & Wuthering album art Genesis Wind & Wuthering (Album) Charisma 9103 114 France 1976 Sell This Version
7164 047 Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail album art Genesis A Trick Of The Tail (Album) Charisma 7164 047 Scandinavia 1976 Sell This Version
RL 4-7 Genesis - Tejas / Wind & Wuthering album art ZZ Top / Genesis ZZ Top / Genesis - Tejas / Wind & Wuthering(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 4-7 US 1976 Sell This Version
107 Genesis - Rock Around The World # 107 - "Genesis Through The Looking Glass" album art Genesis Rock Around The World # 107 - "Genesis Through The Looking Glass"(LP, Transcription) Rock Around The World 107 US 1976 Sell This Version
6641 697 Genesis - Seconds Out album art Genesis Seconds Out (Album) Charisma 6641 697 Norway 1977 Sell This Version
CS 19173 Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three... album art Genesis ...And Then There Were Three... (Album) Charisma CS 19173 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3146/S Genesis - In Concert-180 album art Genesis In Concert-180(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3146/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
Series #11 Show #3 Genesis - Innerview album art Genesis Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #11 Show #3 US 1978 Sell This Version
none Genesis - The Source: Live At The Lyceum Ballroom, London July 18-20 1980 album art Genesis The Source: Live At The Lyceum Ballroom, London July 18-20 1980(2xLP, Transcription) NBC Young Adult Network none US 1980 Sell This Version
I 206925 Genesis - Duke album art Genesis Duke (Album) Charisma I 206925 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
none Genesis - The Genesis Special album art Genesis The Genesis Special(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) none US 1980 Sell This Version
123 Genesis - BBC Rock Hour #123 album art Genesis BBC Rock Hour #123(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) London Wavelength 123 US 1980 Sell This Version
CBR 102 Genesis - Abacab album art Genesis Abacab (Album) Charisma CBR 102 UK 1981 Sell This Version
243 Genesis - BBC Rock Hour #243 album art Genesis BBC Rock Hour #243(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 243 UK 1981 Sell This Version
RKRS-60 Genesis - The Robert Klein Radio Show (December 13, 1981) album art Robert Klein Featuring Genesis, Treat Williams Robert Klein Featuring Genesis, Treat Williams - The Robert Klein Radio Show (December 13, 1981)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKRS-60 US 1981 Sell This Version
#304 Genesis - BBC Rock Hour Special: Best Of Rock Hour #304 album art Genesis BBC Rock Hour Special: Best Of Rock Hour #304 London Wavelength #304 US 1982 Sell This Version

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TheDailyVinyl

TheDailyVinyl

May 26, 2021
Genesis did something amazing... they created incredible Prog-rock masterpieces and remained relevant when the musical landscapes of the late 70's and 80's changed. As a teen in the 80's, but with a preference to their 1970-1980 material, I still appreciated hearing the band -- and all the fantastic solo projects -- during the era of Duran Duran, Tina Turner, Prince, Culture Club, etc. Yeah, Phil Collins was "everywhere" - but so many artists wanted to work with him. He simply said yes. Yes, to working with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Howard Jones, ... Wish his impressive talent didn't make so many haters out there, but I guess that's the "Way of the World." That being said, I still prefer The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and Seconds Out (live), but I have no hatred toward their major chart-success years; not for the band, nor Phil, Mike Rutherford, or Peter Gabriel. (And at least they never tried to be disco, reggae, punk, or did an album cover with their shirts unbuttoned on a beach!)
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muziken

muziken

April 28, 2021
I'm wondering whatever happened to the live version of "Supper's Ready" that was left off of the first Genesis live album due to time constraints. Was it really lost or destroyed, or does it still exist somewhere? I'd like to see it added to a CD re-issue of the live album sometime in the future!
zepromz

zepromz

December 3, 2020
Just wondering how "Wind And Wuthering" (1976) is showing before "Trick of The Tail" (1975) on this main Genesis list even when it is arranged in date order? is it a glitch, or is there a stray date buried somewhere?
Fleshtone59

Fleshtone59

January 9, 2020
100% Agree.. a masterpiece which rather brought Gabriels time with the band to a fitting conclusion
terrysuki

terrysuki

November 19, 2019
The best Genesis album BY A COUNTRY MILE is obviously “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”. All of their previous albums were leading inexorably to that creative peak. It’s not only their best album, it’s one of the greatest recordings of the classic rock era. I feel fortunate to have been in my teens and a confirmed Genesis fan when it was released, and so bought one of the first pressings the day it came out, which I still have. Music like this will never get old.
Claudioap

Claudioap

October 28, 2019
My notes for Genesis albums from 1980 to 2007 (Personal opinion, surely everyone will have their own particular notes for each album).

Duke - 6,5
Abacab (worst album) - 4,0
Three Sides Live - 5,5
Genesis - 5,5
Invisible Touch - 6,0
We Can't Dance - 5,0
The Way We Walk (The Shorts) - 5,0
The Way We Walk (The Longs) - 5,5
Calling All Stations - 5,5
Live Over Europe - 6,0
Claudioap

Claudioap

October 28, 2019
My notes for Genesis albums from 1969 to 1978 (Personal opinion, surely everyone will have their own particular notes for each album).

From Genesis To Revelation - 7,0
Trespass - 8,5
Nursery Cryme - 9,0
Foxtrot (my favorite) - 10
Live - 10
Selling England By The Pound - 9,5
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - 9,0
A Trick Of The Tail - 9,0
Wind And Wuthering - 8,5
Seconds Out - 9,0
...And Then There Were Three - 7,5
REENO

REENO

June 6, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
Don't confuse mixing with MASTERING. If the 2007 mixes sound "squashed", that is down to the mastering. Having said that, the original mixes should never have been replaced by the Nick Davis remixes.
nameismike69

nameismike69

January 10, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
My review below is nonsense... What I would constructively like to know is the reissue LP's from 2013 on from the original mixes or the Nick Davis 2007 remixes. Because I'm really not sure. I have not heard one of them. But I read all of them are from the 2007 series. Can anyone clarify this.
mikeh69

mikeh69

April 30, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
It just hit me since 2007 that they keep reissuing these horrid Nick Davis remixes on LP and CD right up to the present year 2018. Why don't they do us a big a favor and do a vinyl and CD reissue series of the original mixes. Because to me these Nick Davis 2007 remixes are the worst remixing jobs of any artist I ever heard in my life. I never heard such fantastic work of a fantastic band being ruined and squashed like this. If they want to remix these album or remaster these again it's their 50th anniversary this year ( is it ? ) DO IT RIGHT. Get Steve Wilson. Or some engineer that knows what there doing. And keep Tony Banks away.

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