Genesis (English rock band)

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Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most successful and longest-lasting line-up consisted of keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. Significant former members were guitarist Steve Hackett and original lead singer Peter Gabriel. The band moved from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade. They have sold 21.5 million albums in the United States, with worldwide sales of between 100 million and 150 million.

Formed by five Charterhouse pupils including Banks, Rutherford, Gabriel, and Anthony Phillips, Genesis were named by former pupil Jonathan King, who arranged for them to record several unsuccessful singles and their debut album From Genesis to Revelation in 1968. After splitting with King, the group began to tour professionally, signed with Charisma Records and recorded Trespass (1970) in the progressive rock style. Following the departure of Phillips, Genesis recruited Collins and Hackett and recorded Nursery Cryme (1971). Their live shows also began to be centred on Gabriel's theatrical costumes and performances. They were first successful in mainland Europe, before entering the UK charts with Foxtrot (1972). In 1973, they released Selling England by the Pound (1973), which featured their first UK top 30 single "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)". The concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway followed in 1974, and was promoted with a transatlantic tour featuring an elaborate stage show. Following the Lamb tour, Gabriel left Genesis in August 1975 to begin a solo career.

After an unsuccessful search for a replacement, Collins took over as lead singer, while Genesis gained popularity in the UK and the US. Following A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering (both 1976), Hackett left, reducing the band to Banks, Rutherford, and Collins. Genesis' next album ...And Then There Were Three... produced their first UK top ten and US top 30 single in 1978 with "Follow You Follow Me", and they continued to gain success with Duke (1980), Abacab (1981), and Genesis (1983), reaching a peak with Invisible Touch (1986), which featured five US top five singles. Its title track reached number one in the US. After the tour for We Can't Dance (1991), Collins left Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo career. Banks and Rutherford recruited Ray Wilson for Calling All Stations (1997), but a lack of success in the US led to a group hiatus. Banks, Rutherford and Collins reunited for the Turn It On Again Tour in 2007, and with Gabriel and Hackett were interviewed for the 2014 BBC documentary Genesis: Together and Apart.

Their discography includes fifteen studio and six live albums, six of which topped the UK chart. They have won numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video with "Land of Confusion", and inspired a number of tribute bands recreating Genesis shows from various stages of the band's career. In 2010, Genesis were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 The Progressive Rock Box Set Various Artists 1
2016 Now That’s What I Call Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
2017 NOW That’s What I Call Driving Rock Various Artists 1
2018 Plays Well With Others Phil Collins 2
4FM You’ve Got the Music in You Various Artists 1
16 Top Hits International 1-1993 Various Artists 1
70’s Best Of: De Woodstock au Walkman Various Artists 1
100 Rock Hits Various Artists 1
A Decade in Rock Various Artists 1
Absolute Kursk (European Release) Various Artists 1
Blind Man's Bluff Shades Various Artists 1
Casey Kasem Presents America's Top Ten: The 80s - 1980s, Rock's Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
Chart Action Various Artists 1
Classic Cuts Presents: 90’s Night: The Definitive DJ Collection: 1992 Various Artists 1
Classic Metal Ballads Various Artists 1
Classic Rock Tracks, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Cold Case: Best of Season 1 Various Artists 1
Das Beste aus Wetten dass..? Various Artists 1
DeeJay 10 e lode, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Drakkar Noir - Best of Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Feelings of Love Various Artists 1
Fly the Wind Various Artists 1
Going Back in Time, Vol.5 Various Artists 1
Het beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Various Artists 1
Hits Explosion 13, 14 Various Artists 1
L’album pop rock 1980–1999, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts, Volume 115: Pop 12″ Various Artists 1
Missing You Various Artists 1
More of That Lovin' Feeling Various Artists 1
My Generation Various Artists 1
Rock & Romance Collection Various Artists 1
Rock E X P L O S I O N Various Artists 1
Rock Line 6 Various Artists 1
Rock Line Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Rock Songs Various Artists 1
Send Me an Angel Various Artists 1
Starstruck: Ultimate 70s Rock Various Artists 1
Stay on Top Various Artists 1
Sunday Morning Collection Various Artists 1
The Best of King Biscuit - Live | CD2 Various Artists 1
The Best of King Biscuit - Live | CD3 Various Artists 1
The Best Rock Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
The Compact Collection Various Artists 1
The Earthquake Album: Rock Classics Various Artists 1
The Golden Collection 1 & 2 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 101 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 131 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 136 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 142 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 152 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 198 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 199 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 251 Various Artists 1
TM Century: GoldDisc 254 Various Artists 1
Top 100 Allertijden 1997 Various Artists 1
Ultimate Love Songs Collection: Feelin' Good Various Artists 1
Ultra Rare Traxx 3 Peter Gabriel 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Dance Rave Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Radiohitz - Live & Unplugged Various Artists 1
1999 Best of the Best: Welcome to the King Biscuit Flower Hour Various Artists 3
2004 Back to the 80’s Live: De Hits uit de Jaren ’80: The Long Versions Live Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Knebworth Various Artists 2
2002 Live at Knebworth 1990 Various Artists 1
2007-07-07: Live Earth, Wembley Stadium, London, UK Various Artists 1
WMMR 93.3: Rare Recordings From The WMMRchives Various Artists 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Mastermix 214 Various Artists 1
Tales From Bootleg Oceans, 6th Chapter MadMixMustang 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 When the Wind Blows Various Artists 5
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Radio Various Artists 1
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories: Flash FM Various Artists 1
2009 Grand Theft Auto IV Radio Various Artists 3

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Cruisin’ Love Songs Various Artists 1 6

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Las historias más asín de Gomaespuma Gomaespuma 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 That Lovin' Feeling Various Artists 1

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