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On the occasion of Genesis' 40th anniversary, Rhino begins a complete upgrade of their catalog, to be grouped into three CD/DVD boxed sets. This first installment contains five Phil Collins-fronted albums A Trick Of The Tail, Wind & Wuthering, ...And Then There Were Three, Duke, and ABACAB plus Extra Tracks, a new rarities compilation only available as part of this historic 12-disc box.
Each album is reissued as a CD + DVD edition featuring new stereo mixes of the original album. The sixth double disc, Extra Tracks, presents unearthed gems spanning '76-'82. Each DVD disc includes a 5.1 DTS Surround Sound mix of the album plus bonus video content, photo galleries, images of memorabilia, and previously unseen 2007 interviews with band members filmed just for this historic reissue project. The box includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased video material!
While the five albums chronicled here in new, bonus-rich double-disc editions are neither the most theatrically prog-centric nor pop-focused of Genesis's storied career, they are in many ways the most dramatically triumphant. When colorful frontman Peter Gabriel bolted the band in 1975 for a highly regarded solo career, their prospects seemed dim; coupled with a rapidly emerging U.K. punk scene, Genesis seemed destined for the scrapheap of pop history. Instead, with drummer Phil Collins taking over vocals, the band quickly issued a pair of albums that admirably expanded on their ambitious '70s ethos, the muscular Trick of the Tail and more delicately refined Wind and Wuthering. The subsequent departure of guitarist Steve Hackett seemed another fateful blow, yet the remaining trio responded by retooling its sound for ...and Then There Were Three, then coaxing it into a U.K. chart-topping amalgam of art rock chops and pop savvy on 1980's Duke before refining it further via the angular, New Wave-influenced intrigues of Abacab. Singles like "Paperlate" and "No Reply at All" may hint at the slick, R&B-influenced hit machine they'd soon become (in turn inspiring Collins to leave for his own solo career in the '90s), yet as a whole this quintet of releases represents one of the most gratifying musical/commercial balancing acts by a major rock act. The new editions here include newly remastered versions of each original album, each featuring a bonus DVD-audio disc that includes expansive new 5.1 DTS Surround Sound mixes and visual materials that include vintage promotional videos, TV clips, and live cuts, along with new retrospective interviews with the band. Two further bonus discs treat an eclectic baker's dozen of the era's outtakes, B-sides, and EP cuts to the same audio burnishing. --Jerry McCulley
The purpose of this review is to help buyers of this and other Genesis box sets get the correct version of this amazing collection of music. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nick Davis (with feedback mainly from Tony Banks) did a great job on the 5.1 mixes. I think all albums, even Abacab and Duke, benefit from the process. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Hazard
Being a member of a younger generation of Genesis fans (I was born in the early 80s), my expectations for sound might be a little different than other reviewers. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Gary Thobaben
This Genesis box is amazing!!. Realy love to have it. It's a great era of Genesis, and the dvd's are amazing.Published on September 11, 2012 by Diego
I bought this for my wife who is a big Genesis fan. The mixes on this are excellent and the extras are quite welcomed. I have certainly noticed some nuances that I had not before.Published on August 13, 2012 by Mortimer
This is a nice Phil Collins version Genesis box set. The mixes are fine for the CD and DVD audio. However the sound quality of interviews are sub-standard. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Barry Martz
Having grown up with these albums I was disappointed how some of the new mixes were different. What for? Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by C. Paulson
Since this is my favorite band, I am totally biased in my love for them.
I love love love this music. I have the other boxed set also.
Genesis from 1976 to 1982 was a band in mutation. Peter Gabriel,their front man had just left and the drummer Phil Collins took over. Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by Daniel Bradette
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|SACD v. DTS||
Actually there is a logical basis for the DTS to sound better. Bass-management is a known issue with SACD. Crossover points are usually not adjustable with SACD, so they may not be optimal for one's speaker setup. I almost shelled out for the SACD import version of the box set, but I am glad... Read More
May 17, 2007 by Seth Dewey | See all 15 posts
What's a redbook Cd? Also, where did you find this info?
Apr 17, 2007 by Jonathan Cardwell | See all 54 posts
|WARNING : This box set version is PAL region only!||
ARE you sure about that? i thought i saw on the internet that pal region o dvds would play on any dvd player.
Apr 12, 2007 by Frank Valdivia | See all 4 posts
Look to pre order from any chain. The cost per album is $60.
Mar 16, 2007 by Peter C. Loring | See all 18 posts
|Help SACD & DTS????||
The import SACD (super audio CD) version is only useful if you own a SACD player. Most people don't own one. If you're not sure whether your player can play SACDs, you might want to double-check in the user's guide of your player, or on the manufacturer's web site or something like... Read More
Jun 1, 2007 by veryvery | See all 5 posts
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