Genesis [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Moments of Genesis are as spooky and arty as those on Abacab -- in particular, there's the tortured howl of "Mama," uncannily reminiscent of Phil Collins' Face Value, and the two-part "Second Home by the Sea" -- but this eponymous 1983 album is indeed a rebirth, as so many self-titled albums delivered in the thick of a band's career often are. Here the art rock functions as coloring to the pop songs, unlike on Abacab and Duke, where the reverse is true. Some of this may be covering their bets -- to ensure that the longtime fans didn't jump ship, they gave them a bit of art -- some of it may be that the band just couldn't leave prog behind, but the end result is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Moments of Genesis are as spooky and arty as those on Abacab -- in particular, there's the tortured howl of "Mama," uncannily reminiscent of Phil Collins' Face Value, and the two-part "Second Home by the Sea" -- but this eponymous 1983 album is indeed a rebirth, as so many self-titled albums delivered in the thick of a band's career often are. Here the art rock functions as coloring to the pop songs, unlike on Abacab and Duke, where the reverse is true. Some of this may be covering their bets -- to ensure that the longtime fans didn't jump ship, they gave them a bit of art -- some of it may be that the band just couldn't leave prog behind, but the end result is the same: as of this record, Genesis was now primarily a pop band. Anybody who paid attention to "Misunderstanding" and "No Reply at All" could tell that this was a good pop band, primarily thanks to the rapidly escalating confidence of Phil Collins, but Genesis illustrates just how good they could be, by balancing such sleek, pulsating pop tunes as "That's All" with a newfound touch for aching ballads, as on "Taking It All Too Hard." They still rocked -- "Just a Job to Do" has an almost nasty edge to its propulsion -- and they could still get too silly as on "Illegal Alien," where Phil's Speedy Gonzalez accident is an outright embarrassment although in some ways it's not all that far removed from his Artful Dodger accent on the previous album's "Who Dunnit?", and that's why the album doesn't quite gel. It has a little bit too much of everything -- too much pop, too much art, too much silliness -- so it doesn't pull together, but if taken individually, most of these moments are very strong, testaments to the increasing confidence and pop power of the trio, even if it's not quite what longtime fans might care to hear. [Rhino issued a CD/DVD edition in 2007.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227996451
  • Catalog Number: 300924
  • Sales rank: 9,326

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mama (6:52)
  2. 2 That's All (4:26)
  3. 3 Home by the Sea (5:07)
  4. 4 Second Home by the Sea (6:07)
  5. 5 Illegal Alien (5:15)
  6. 6 Taking It All Too Hard (3:58)
  7. 7 Just a Job to Do (4:47)
  8. 8 Silver Rainbow (4:30)
  9. 9 It's Gonna Get Better (5:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mama
  2. 2 That's All
  3. 3 Home by the Sea [Dolby Digital Surround Sou [Dolby Digital Surround So
  4. 4 Second Home by the Sea
  5. 5 Illegal Alien [Dolby Digital Surround Sound [Dolby Digital Surround So
  6. 6 Taking It All Too Hard
  7. 7 Just a Job to Do [Dolby Digital Surround So [Dolby Digital Surround So
  8. 8 Silver Rainbow [Dolby Digital Surround Soun [Dolby Digital Surround So
  9. 9 It's Gonna Get Better
  10. 10 Mama
  11. 11 That's All
  12. 12 Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea [
  13. 13 Illegal Alien
  14. 14 [Bonus Material] [Dolby Digital Surroun
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Genesis Primary Artist
Phil Collins Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Daryl Stuermer Track Performer
Chester Thompson Track Performer
Tony Banks Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mike Rutherford Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil Collins Composer
Genesis Composer, Producer
Tony Banks Composer
Tony Cousins Remastering
Hugh Padgham Producer, Engineer
Mike Rutherford Composer
R. Shulman Authoring
Cynthia Biedermann Producer
Jim Yukich Director, Producer
Stuart Orme Director
Bill Airey Smith Cover Design
Chris Peyton Sleeve Adaptation
Ruth Orme Producer
Tony Smith Management
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