Platinum Collection

March 31, 2009 | Format: MP3

$23.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 27, 2005
  • Release Date: September 27, 2005
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 2004 Philip Collins Limited, Anthony Banks Limited, Michael Rutherford Limited under exclusive license to Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world
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  • Total Length: 3:54:12
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  • ASIN: B0022F5NO4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,610 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I would recommend this album for all Genesis fans.
S. Stephens
First, WoW!!!, this is probably the best Platinum Collection of music from one group I've ever heard.
Robert Smith
I highley recommend this album for both old and new fans, as well as new listeners.
M. Gray

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120 of 122 people found the following review helpful By David Hogan on November 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
For the Genesis Beginner -

There have been several Genesis compilations released to date: (1) "Turn it On Again - The Hits" is essentially Disc 1 of this 3 disc set, culling most tracks from their hit albums "We Can't Dance" and "Invisible Touch". If you mainly are interested in Genesis for these tunes (ie, Land of Confusion, In Too Deep, Thowing it all Away, No Son of Mine, etc) you can save $10 by simply buying the one-disc set; (2) "Genesis Archive 1967-1975" is mainly live material from early Genesis' magnum opus "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" - for hardcores only; (3) "Genesis Archive 1975-1993" is mainly B-sides and random live cuts from this era of Genesis - also for hardcores only.

THIS compilation is BY FAR the best accumulation of Genesis songs across their entire career, released to date. Disc 1 covers the Phil Collins pop machine years; Disc 2 covers some of their pop years, moving more into their "introspective" period in the early years of Collins as front-man; Disc 3 covers the progressive rock era Peter Gabriel-fronted Genesis from the early '70's.

I would suggest that a "casual" fan of the band buy this set in order to give the tunes on Disc 3 a shot, among other reasons. For those of you who may have NO idea what to expect, and have never listened to other bands like King Crimson or Yes in their early years - these songs are more musically intricate, and generally of greater length, than their pop songs. They are less about hooks and catchy riffs, and more about telling a story, or creating a particular mood. They are more challenging, and less accessible. However, if you're looking for something different, look no further.

For Genesis Hardcore Rabid Fans -

I will not argue over song selection.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. Gorham on March 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
THE BAND: Mike Rutherford (guitars & bass), Tony Banks (keyboards & synth bass), Phil Collins (vocals, drums & percussion), Peter Gabriel - through 1974 (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett - through 1977 (guitars).

THE DISC(S): (2005) 3 discs containing 40 songs clocking in at approximately 234 minutes (Discs 1, 2 & 3 contain 77, 76, 79 minutes respectively). An 18-page booklet is included with a brief summary from band members; as well as song titles and writing credits, what songs came from which albums, pictures of the album covers, and thank you's. Digitally remastered sound. Label - Atlantic/Rhino.

COMMENTS: In my opinion, there's no one album, per say, that defines Genesis. This "Platinum Collection" is the single most comprehensive collection to date from the band. The 18 track "Turn It On Again: The Hits" (1999) is now obsolete as 16 of those 18 songs are here on the "Platinum Collection". The 2 songs missing are "Congo" and "I Know What I Like" - no issue from me with these being omitted. Genesis had two eras; the Peter Gabriel progressive/abstract era; and the Phil Collins rock/pop era. Gabriel left in 1975 after their magnum opus "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" - a great 2-disc set with some wonderful songs. Phil Collins stepped in on vocals and the band never looked back. The chronology of this set goes backward - disc 1 is their most recent stuff, and disc 3 is their oldest material. The radio listening public is probably most familiar with disc 1 and most of disc 2 (the songs on disc 3 rarely made it to the airwaves). The staple hits are here; "Invisible Touch", "Tonight Tonight Tonight", "Land Of Confusion", "In Too Deep", "That's All", "Home By The Sea", "Misunderstanding", "Abacab", etc.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Alan Caylow on August 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Genesis are my favorite band in the whole universe, so naturally I'm thrilled to see my boys finally get a 3-CD retrospective set. "The Platinum Collection" greatly honors the band by choosing a vast array of songs from almost all of their studio albums, from 1997's "Calling All Stations" all the way back to 1970's "Trespass." I also appreciate that the tracks progress *backwards* in time, starting with the Phil Collins era and ending with the Peter Gabriel era (although Ray Wilson is still allowed a cameo track from his brief 1997 sojourn as the group's frontman). Not only that, but many of the tracks have been remixed by Genesis producer Nick Davis, who worked with the band on their albums "We Can't Dance" and "Calling All Stations." To Davis' credit, he really does strengthen the sound of the songs, and you can hear notes played that you couldn't hear before. Also, some of the vocals, both lead and background, also sound much clearer than ever before (such as on "Illegal Alien," "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway," and "Counting Out Time"). Davis' impressive remix work on "The Platinum Collection" also serves as an excellent sneak preview to the upcoming re-release of the band's catalog, remixed and remastered, now scheduled for 2007. I'd love to give "The Platinum Collection" a perfect 5-star rating, but I can't quite do it for two reasons. One, there's the remix of "Misunderstanding." Sounds great for the most part, but for some reason, Nick Davis removed a brief guitar part that Mike Rutherford plays towards the end of the song. Why? What was wrong with it? It's not like Rutherford was playing any bum notes. I don't get it. Also, nothing from the band's 1969 debut, "From Genesis To Revelation," is featured.Read more ›
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