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Biography

Genesis was formed out of two Charterhouse School groups Anon and Garden Wall in 1966 in Godalming, England, UK. Its original line up comprised Peter Gabriel (vocals), Anthony Phillips (guitar), Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bass & guitar) and Chris Stewart (drums). They were accidentally noticed by Charterhouse alumnus Jonathan King, who gave them the name Genesis and helped to record their debut album From Genesis To Revelation in 1969. Their original style was a light melodic pop rock, strongly influenced by Bee Gees and The Beatles. The same year Genesis accomplished the second studio work Trespass, which contained the progressive rock material with its elaborated arrangements and long tracks. Around the same time, Genesis also built the live performances that would become famous in several years. In 1970, Phillips had to leave the band. Rutherford and Banks took Phil Collins as a drummer and hired Steve Hackett on guitar. In 1971, Genesis released Nursery Cryme with the legendary song The Musical Box. In 1972, the success was continued by the album Foxtrot, featuring one more cult track - 23-minute Supper's Ready.

Selling England By The Pound saw light in 1973. This disc contained Firth Of Fifth and I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe), both becoming the obligatory numbers in Genesis' live concerts. 1974 saw a double disc concert album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. This work featured shorter tracks than on previous albums, connected by one plot. During the live performances in 70's, Genesis pioneered the use of lasers and other light effects, which were widely popularized in 80's and 90's, and became an inseparable part of many rock concerts nowadays. In 1975, Gabriel announced his departure from the band due to family problems. At the same time, Genesis started the search for a new soloist and made their back vocalist and drummer Collins a Gabriel's substitute. They recorded the new albums Trick Of The Tail and Wind & Wuthering with Collins on lead vocals in 1976. In 1977, Chester Thompson took the drum duties in the band. The Seconds Out live album was released the same year and it was the last one with Hackett, who left and was substituted by Daryl Stuermer.

Genesis decided to continue as a trio - according to the number of full-right members - and issued And Then There Were Three in 1978. After a small hiatus they released Face Value in 1981. The follow up Duke became the transition moment from rock to pop for Genesis. Such albums of 80s as Abacab, Genesis and the highest-selling Invisible Touch made the band immensely popular around the UK and the USA. After a five years break Genesis released the work We Can't Dance that emerged several hits. After the release, they had to say good-bye to Collins, who worked in Genesis for 25 years. Rutherford and Banks decided to continue without Collins and recorded Calling All Stations album in 1997 with ex- Stiltskin Ray Wilson on vocals. They also had to look for a change to Stuermer and Thompson. Calling All Stations was a flop and Genesis went on an extended hiatus. All the former members stayed in contact and gathered in 1999 to record a new version for their hits compilation and in 2000 to make a live performance. In 2006, Rutherford, Banks and Collins reunited and headed to the Turn It On Again tour, accompanied by Stuermer and Thompson. In 2007, Genesis released their first record for about 15 years - the live rendition of their greatest hits Live Over Europe 2007.

Studio Albums

Genesis, ...Calling All Stations... mp3...Calling All Stations...
1997
  • Art Rock
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
  • Soft Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, We Can't Dance mp3We Can't Dance
1991
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, From Genesis to Revelation mp3From Genesis to Revelation
1990
  • Art Rock
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, Invisible Touch mp3Invisible Touch
1986
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, Genesis mp3Genesis
1983
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, Abacab mp3Abacab
1981
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, Duke mp3Duke
1980
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, ...and Then There Were Three... mp3...and Then There Were Three...
1978
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, In the Beginning mp3In the Beginning
1977
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Baroque Pop
  • Symphonic Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, A Trick of the Tail mp3A Trick of the Tail
1976
  • Classical Crossover
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, Wind & Wuthering mp3Wind & Wuthering
1976
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway mp3The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1974
  • Rock Opera
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, Selling England by the Pound mp3Selling England by the Pound
1973
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, Foxtrot mp3Foxtrot
1972
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, Nursery Cryme mp3Nursery Cryme
1971
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, Trespass mp3Trespass
1970
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, From Genesis to Revelation mp3From Genesis to Revelation
1969
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Rock

EP

Genesis, Spot The Pigeon mp3Spot The Pigeon
1977
  • Symphonic Prog

Compilation albums

Genesis, R-Kive mp3R-Kive
2014
  • Art Rock
  • Pop Rock
  • Pop Soul
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, 1976-1982 mp31976-1982
2007
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, 1983 - 1998 mp31983 - 1998
2007
  • Progressive Rock
  • Pop Rock
Genesis, Turn It On Again: The Hits: The Tour Edition mp3Turn It On Again: The Hits: The Tour Edition
2007
  • Art Rock
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
  • Soft Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
Genesis, Platinum Collection mp3Platinum Collection
2004
  • Art Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, Archive #2 1976-1992 mp3Archive #2 1976-1992
2000
  • Progressive Rock
  • Pop Rock

Lives

Genesis, 1973 - 2007 Live mp31973 - 2007 Live
2009
  • Progressive Rock
  • Pop Rock
Genesis, Live Over Europe mp3Live Over Europe
The members of Genesis gathered together for the first time in fifteen years and conquered the viewers in many cities performing their best songs, both old and fresher proving that time has got no power over real musicians
2007
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Genesis, Three Sides Live mp3Three Sides Live
1982
  • Art Rock
Genesis, Live mp3Live
1973
  • Progressive Rock
  • Symphonic Prog
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