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Introducing someone to Genesis

Discussion in '80's Music' started by JakeMM626, May 9, 2010.

  1. JakeMM626

    JakeMM626 Member

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    Duke is my favorite album of all time, and I consider it the ideal Genesis album because it strikes the perfect blend between 70's and 80's Genesis. I plan on showing this CD to my brother but I want to give him a taste of their strong progressive roots with Peter Gabriel too, I was thinking between Foxtrot, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, or Nursery Cryme.

    Any thoughts?

    Jake
     
  2. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

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    I would pick Foxtrot, but any of the albums you listed are good starting points.

    Duke is one the best Genesis albums of the Collins, Banks and Rutherford era of the band, I play it regularly along with Abacab.
     
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    I strongly and wholeheartedly recommend this:

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    It's a 3 CD compilation of selected tracks from all the Genesis albums. (except the debut for licensing reasons) It's what introduced me to Genesis, and look where I am now! :tongue:
     
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    Spot on. I have that collection and it is brilliant.
     
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    Vintage Vintage Rocker

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    I think this record offers any willing student a perfect and complete education in the best of Genesis...
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    Duke and Seconds Out were my introduction to Genesis. Of the earlier stuff I'd probably recommend Foxtrot or Selling England By The Pound.
     
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    Selling England By The Pound is in my top Three Genesis albums all time RF.:D
     
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    Dairenn Recording Artist

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    Genesis? Genesis is awesomness.

    In 1984, Genesis performed a medley of The Cage, Cinema Show, In That Quiet Earth, Slippermen and Afterglow live in concert for their Mama Tour to promote their eponymous album. ABC's Los Angeles affiliate, KABC 7 ran this one night in 1987, and after I watched it, Tony Banks performance was utterly heroic to me, causing me to discover a new found respect for keyboard synthesizer players. Just enjoy this 6 1/2 minute clip to see what I mean:



    Invisible Touch was cute, but THIS was the Genesis that, I think, attracted most people to progressive rock.
     

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