Genesis...And Then There Were Three...

Label:Atlantic – SD 19173
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, PRC RI - Richmond Pressing
Style:Pop Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock


A1Down And Out
Written-ByRutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
A3Ballad Of Big
Written-ByRutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
A5Burning Rope
B1Deep In The Motherlode
B2Many Too Many
B3Scenes From A Night's Dream
Written-ByCollins*, Banks*
B4Say It's Alright Joe
B5The Lady Lies
B6Follow You Follow Me
Written-ByRutherford*, Collins*, Banks*

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"RI" in label matrix denotes a PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN pressing.

Gatefold sleeve with song lyrics printed inside.

℗ © 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation. Of note, ℗ Atlantic appears on the labels while ℗ Atlantic Recording Corporation appears on the rear LP jacket.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): ST-A-784045-RI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ST-A-784046-RI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in runouts): PRC
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A – variant 1): ST-A-784045-CCC+ - PRC (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B – variant 1): ST-A-784046-CCC++ - I - II PRC (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A – variant 2): ST-A-784045-CCC+ - I - II PRC (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B – variant 2): ST-A-784046-CCC+ - I - II (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A – variant 3): ST-A-784045-CCC+ - l PRC (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B – variant 3): ST-A-784046-CCC+ - I (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A – variant 4): ST-A-784045-CCC+++ -I PRC (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B – variant 4): ST-A-784046-CCC+ -I-IIII (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A – variant 5): ST-A-784045-CCC - l - II PRC (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B – variant 5): ST-A-784046-CCC+ - I - II (PR)

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...And Then There Were Three... (LP, Album, Mad Hatter Label)CharismaCDS 4010UK1978
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...And Then There Were Three... (LP, Album, MO - Monarch Pressing)AtlanticSD 19173US1978
...And Then There Were Three… (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Charisma9103 121France1978
... And Then There Were Three... (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Charisma9124 023Germany1978
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... And Then There Were Three (LP, Album, Gatefold)Charisma91 24 023Spain1978


  • Spatzo's avatar
    I picked up this US release for cheap at my local shop. I've always wanted to compare a US press with my 40+ year old japanese press. I had one, but gave it to my girlfriend back in 82' and laid down the big bucks ($ for the jap from my local stereo shop. I can honestly say the US tops the jap., by a lot. Soundstage, bass, Phil's drums, keyboards....everything is superior. The japanese pressing is weak in the highs with phils vocals distorting (sibilance) especially at the end
    • echauhan1's avatar
      I never knew anything about this LP except Follow You Follow Me, as I got this record in a 4 pack purchase with other Genesis LP's. This record has huge production! There was no thin or tinny sound. There is full range, huge musical presence, and plenty of bass (my SVS SB-3000 sub sounded just fine). Phil's voice sounds smoother than on his later Genesis releases. I was pleasantly surprised with this album. I'll have to listen to it again and see if I can get a better handle on this one.
      • nopussyfooting's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        I've got a Richmond press, and I believe I've said it before- this record really doesn't sound bad. It's long as hell so it is perfect as a single disc, but it has *some* bass and *some* balls to it. Also the inner grooves sound much better than other super long single disc albums. Really not much sibilance/distortion to speak of. Maybe my setup just masks the flaws of this pressing and album, but it's always an impressive listen for its length.

        In regards to the music itself, this is one that needs a few listens. Not because of incredibly complex music, but rather the density of this mix. And that's not to say that the compositions are run of the mill. It's a jam-packed mix that likely isn't helped by the fact it's a super-length single disc LP. As someone who prefers mid 70s Genesis, this record is always a pleasant surprise. It's a great balance of complexity and progressive rock with some pop sentiments thrown in. Additionally, we get some gentler moments of Phil singing with vulnerability. Speaking of vocals, I generally prefer Peter Gabriel over Collins, but it's mainly down to his humor, "bite"(?), and phrasing. I love Phil's voice, but don't always love how he implements it into Genesis compositions. Enough on that.
        This album sounds huge. It's truly a strength and weakness of the project. On one hand it brings a really interesting, futuristic, and otherworldly sound , but on the other hand, each member's performances are just BEGGING for some separation in the cluttered mix, but it's something that won't come. That brings me back around to my first point... This album takes a number of listens to sink in. Early on it sounded like a mush of overly-loud instruments, but after repeated listens the subtleties of the trio's individual performances become more clear.
        • ShockPop1's avatar
          My copy matches the "RI" on the label. However the matrix on mine differs:
          ST-A-784045-CCC-1-11 PRC (PR) on side one
          ST-A-784046-CCC-1-111 PRC (PR) on side two



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