Genesis - Platinum Collection

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Posted on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:02am
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

2004

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Label

Virgin

 

Album Overview

Platinum Collection is a career-spanning box set by British veteran progressive rock/pop rock band Genesis. It was released in 2004 in the UK and one year later in North America.

The set consists of three CDs that serve as an overview Genesis' career from their formative period with Peter Gabriel and Anthony Phillips, continuing through their period with Phil Collins as lead singer, to their most recent recordings with Ray Wilson as frontman. As with 1998's Genesis Archive 1967–75, this collection is mostly sequenced in reverse chronological order (apart from the fact that ...Calling All Stations...' title track is at the end of the first disc) for the purpose of providing precedence to the newer material. The majority of the tracks were also remixed by studio collaborator Nick Davis.

Featuring songs from every studio album (with the exception of their 1969 debut From Genesis to Revelation) from 1970's Trespass to 1997's ...Calling All Stations...Platinum Collection stands as the most comprehensive Genesis retrospective available. Upon its release, it reached #21 in the UK and #100 in the US.

From left to right, the cover features pictures used on the albums We Can't Dance (1991), Nursery Cryme (1971), A Trick of the Tail (1976), Foxtrot (1972), Duke (1980), and Invisible Touch (1986).

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1No Son Of Mine6:35
2I Can't Dance4:00
3Jesus He Knows Me4:17
4Hold On My Heart4:37
5Invisible Touch3:28
6Throwing It All Away3:50
7Tonight Tonight Tonight (Edit)4:29
8Land Of Confusion4:46
9In Too Deep4:56
10Mama6:48
11That's All4:25
12Home By The Sea5:07
13Second Home By The Sea6:06
14Illegal Alien5:17
15Paperlate3:23
16Calling All Stations5:45
Notes

Drums: Nir Zidkyahu
Vocals: Ray Wilson

17Abacab6:55
Notes

Producer: Phil Collins

18Keep It Dark4:34
Notes

Producer: Phil Collins

19Turn It On Again3:51
20Behind The Lines5:43
21Duchess6:06
22Misunderstanding3:13
23Many Too Many3:34
24Follow You Follow Me4:08
25Undertow4:46
26In That Quiet Earth4:55
27Afterglow4:08
28Your Own Special Way6:18
29A Trick Of The Tail4:35
30Ripples8:08
31Los Endos5:46
32The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway4:49
33Counting Out Time3:36
34Carpet Crawlers5:01
35Firth Of Fifth9:28
36The Cinema Show10:48
37I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)3:53
38Supper's Ready22:51
Notes

Producer: David Hitchcock

39The Musical Box10:24
Notes

Producer: John Anthony

40The Knife8:53
Notes

Drums, Percussion: John Mayhew
Guitar: Anthony Phillips
Producer: John Anthony
Written-By: Anthony Phillips

Personnel

  • Tony Banks – keyboards, background vocals
  • Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass, background vocals
  • Phil Collins – drums, percussion, and backing vocals on all tracks except disc 1 track 16 and disc 3 track 9; lead vocals on disc 1 tracks 1–15 and all of disc 2
  • Steve Hackett – guitars on disc 2 tracks 10–15; disc 3 tracks 1–8
  • Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute on disc 3
  • Anthony Phillips – guitars on disc 3 track 9
  • John Mayhew – drums on disc 3 track 9
  • Ray Wilson – vocals on disc 1 track 16

Additional Personnel

  • Nir Zidkyahu – drums on disc 1 track 16
  • Brian Eno – Enossifications on disc 3 track 2

Credits

Design: Chris Peyton
Engineer: Hugh Padgham
Mixed By: Nick Davis
Mixed By [Assistant]: Geoff Callingham
Producer: David Hentschel
Producer: Genesis
Producer: Hugh Padgham
Producer: John Burns
Producer: Mike Rutherford
Producer: Nick Davis
Producer: Tony Banks
Written-By: Mike Rutherford
Written-By: Peter Gabriel
Written-By: Phil Collins
Written-By: Steve Hackett
Written-By: Tony Banks