2013 limited edition Virgin Records 40 series vinyl reissue. Universal
Witnessing an attempt at genre crossover is kind of like watching a logrolling competition. The failures are almost as excruciatingly embarrassing for the audience as they are for the performer. But when one gets a glimpse at one of the rare success stories: Ah! What a thing of beauty! Genesis's 1983 eponymous release sits proudly in the latter camp. Laying down nine midtempo tracks that are full and crisp without wearing too glossy of a pop sheen, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford create an aural world where Yes fans and those who like chart-toppers live in harmony. And whatever lyrical well Collins chooses to tap proves to be a gusher, whether he is dipping into reservoirs of Gabrielan menace ("Mama," "Home by the Sea," "Silver Rainbow"), stealing a page from pop music's huge tome of conflicted-heart numbers ("That's All," "Taking It All To Hard"), or getting just plain ol' ridiculous ("Illegal Alien"). At the risk of seriously ruffling indie-rock feathers, one might even say that, in a way, Genesis sits as the great-grandfather of Radiohead's OK Computer. The idea that your body can rock while your brain gets tickled ain't a new one; it's just that people don't put it into practice that often. --Bob Michaels --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I'd forgotten what a sellout this album was. It's not really a Genesis project, it's Phil Collins' first commercial album.Published 6 months ago by TG
Blurb promo reads digitally remastered edition of 1983 Genesis album, EMI 2009.
This is a lie.
This is the old , original cd issue, not even a true 16 bits , more like 14... Read more
I lost this CD years ago and am glad to have bought it again. Brings me back 30 years and still like the whole album.Published 9 months ago by mdee
I love it. An old favorite that I had a cassette tape of! can now listen on CDPublished 14 months ago by Susan Vasilinda
Many classics from pop tracks to progressives one. Probably, the last great Genesis album before it became Phil Collins albums dressed as Genesis albums.Published 17 months ago by Maxime-Claude Tremblay
Mama is the only song here that's worth listening to. The rest is a joke are BETTER SOLO ALBUMS IN 1983!!!!! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Truthteller