Turn It on Again: The Hits [The Tour Edition]

Turn It on Again: The Hits [The Tour Edition]

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Originally, there were plans for two Genesis box sets -- one covering the classic Peter Gabriel era, the other chronicling the band's development into hit-makers under the direction of Phil Collins. The Gabriel set was released in 1998, but instead of a second box following it in 1999, the single-disc Turn It on Again: The Hits appeared…  See more details below

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Originally, there were plans for two Genesis box sets -- one covering the classic Peter Gabriel era, the other chronicling the band's development into hit-makers under the direction of Phil Collins. The Gabriel set was released in 1998, but instead of a second box following it in 1999, the single-disc Turn It on Again: The Hits appeared. Truth be told, it was a wise move, because even if the Collins set appears, there will be a market for a concise collection of hits, which Turn It on Again more or less is. Since Genesis had such a prolific career and had so many hits, it should come as no surprise that the compilation isn't complete, but it's a little disappointing to discover that such latter-day non-entities as "Hold on My Heart" (from the last Collins' album, We Can't Dance) and "Congo" (from the post-Collins album, Calling All Stations) are included in favor of such fine singles as "Paperlate" or "Man on the Corner." But that's nitpicking, since all the big hits are here: "Turn It on Again," "Invisible Touch," "Follow You, Follow Me," "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," "In Too Deep," "That's All," "Misunderstanding," "Throwing It All Away," and the list goes on and on. True, the sublime Gabriel number "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" sounds completely out of place sandwiched between "Abacab" and "No Son of Mine," but it's nice to have it here. Similarly, "The Carpet Crawlers 1999," reworked as a duet between Collins and Gabriel, is a surprisingly effective re-recording, and a nice inclusion. It may not be enough to convince hardcore fans that they need Turn It on Again, but this album is really for listeners who've thought of Genesis as a singles act, and they're not going to be disappointed by this. [A special 'Tour Edition' also saw release in 2007.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2007
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0094639599424
catalogNumber:
395994
Rank:
74230

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Turn It on Again
  2. No Son of Mine
  3. I Can't Dance
  4. Hold on My Heart
  5. Jesus He Knows Me
  6. Tell Me Why
  7. Invisible Touch
  8. Land of Confusion
  9. Tonight Tonight Tonight
  10. In Too Deep
  11. Throwing It All Away
  12. Mama
  13. That's All
  14. Illegal Alien
  15. Abacab
  16. No Reply at All
  17. The Carpet Crawlers 1999

Disc 2

  1. Paperlate
  2. Keep It Dark
  3. Man on the Corner
  4. Duchess
  5. Misunderstanding
  6. Follow You Follow Me
  7. Many Too Many
  8. Your Own Special Way
  9. Afterglow
  10. Pigeons
  11. Inside and Out
  12. A Trick of the Tail
  13. Counting out Time
  14. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  15. Happy the Man
  16. The Knife, Pt. 1
  17. Congo

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Genesis   Primary Artist
Phil Collins   Drums,Vocals,Track Performer
Steve Hackett   Guitar,Track Performer
Anthony Phillips   Track Performer
Tony Banks   Keyboards,Track Performer
John Mayhew   Track Performer
Mike Rutherford   Bass,Guitar,Track Performer
Ray Wilson   Track Performer
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer,Producer
John Anthony   Producer
Tony Banks   Composer,Producer
John Burns   Producer
Nick Davis   Producer,Engineer
David Hentschel   Producer,Engineer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Mike Rutherford   Composer,Producer
Chris Peyton   Cover Design
Tony Smith   Management

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Turn It on Again: The Hits 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
No real surprises in the selection here, but the new cover of Carpet Crawlers is quite enjoyable. Peter and Phil both sing, with Phil taking the 3rd, highest verse -- each is in good voice. This recording has a stronger beat than the original. A Mike Rutherford rhythm guitar track, more typical of later Genesis, gives the song a new push, unlike the original, which relied on Tony Banks's keyboard arpeggios for drive. Most interesting is that the keyboards on this version are practically subliminal -- ironic in the context of Genesis's keyboard-dominated history. Otherwise a faithful rendition -- worth checking out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has many musics that you must hear and enjoy.It's an actually to buy CD music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is possible to make a better GENESIS Hits Album, but the new THE CARPET CRAWLERS version is very nice.