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Bryan Eacret
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  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  2. Selling England by the Pound
  3. Wind & Wuthering
  4. A Trick of the Tail
  5. Nursery Cryme
  6. Foxtrot
  7. Genesis
  8. Abacab
  9. Invisible Touch
  10. ...And Then There Were Three...
  11. Duke
  12. Trespass
  13. We Can't Dance
  14. Calling All Stations - I don't own it and have never heard a song from it.
The top 6 are albums I frequently listen to in their entirety. The rest I listen to select songs only. I realize Duke is considered (by some) to be great, but I've never been able to get into it. We Can't Dance was the end of my Genesis experience.
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It sounds like I feel about Wind & Wuthering the way you feel about Duke.  I listen to "Eleventh Earl of Mar" and then go straight to "Unquiet...", often skipping "Afterglow", but I listen to Duke straight through.

 

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I love listening to Wind & Wuthering, especially in the Fall and early Winter for some reason. Duke has always felt like slogging through mud for me. I'm hard pressed to name a song from it.
I didn't realize that Calling All Stations was a studio album, until I read the story in the link. I've always thought it was a live album. Hard to believe they tried to replace Phil Collins.
Genesis was dead to me after We Can't Dance, which I thought was awful.
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I have everything from And Then There Were Three... to We Can't Dance. I've listened to most others. I like the Prog stuff okay, and I like the longer stuff on the later albums. Driving the Last Spike is my favorite Genesis song.

1- We Can't Dance
2- Duke
3- Abacab
4- Invisible Touch
5- Genesis
6- And then....

Of the rest, I listen to Wind & Wuthering the most (playing in the background via youtube usually)

Calling All Stations is okay..it just pales compared to the other Albums. It's not "Genesis".
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I love listening to Wind & Wuthering, especially in the Fall and early Winter for some reason.

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I play Wind & Wuthering (and ...And Then There Were Three...) more in the Fall/Winter than any other time.  Either that cover is working on us psychologically, or the cover matches the mood the music evokes.

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  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  2. Abacab 
  3. Selling England by the Pound
  4. Invisible Touch
  5. Wind & Wuthering
  6. ...And Then There Were Three...
  7. A Trick of the Tail
  8. Duke
  9. Genesis
  10. Trespass
  11. We Can't Dance
  12. Nursery Cryme
  13. From Genesis To Revelation
  14. Foxtrot

Genesis is one of those weird bands where the collective album vibe is sometimes better than the individual songs but I tried to consider which actual songs I most enjoy from each album.  Selling England... is most enjoyable heard complete but separated the songs don't have the same impact for me.  I was surprised that Invisible Touch, which has a pretty poor reputation despite being a commercial high point, was as high as 4th on my list.  Too many good hooks and perhaps connections to the happy time and place I first heard it.  Abacab was the first album I bought by them and played so many times; it remains a favorite.

Lamb is sometimes considered more Peter Gabriel than Genesis but it's still easily my top choice, probably because I like Gabriel so much. 

A lot of their other older stuff I kind of lump together; often artistic but sometimes noodly, often moody but sometimes a bit precious or arch.  With the exception of Lamb, it seems like much of their output prior to Collins' arrival is largely forgotten but there are many pre-1973 gems worth seeking.

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Invisible Touch is an interesting case. It was the first Genesis album I listening to when it came out, and at the time I really loved all the songs. However, it does sound like an 80's pop Phil Collins album more than a Genesis album to me now. It is in my re-listening list as much as the other Genesis CDs I own.

Invisible Touch is a very good song, and deserves the success it got. Though there are better Genesis songs, this is their only US #1.

I picked up the Greatest hits CD and found myself skipping Tonight Tonight Tonight a lot. But on the album, I like the song. The single edit butchered it.

Land of Confusion has some nice lyrics and hook. But I get tired of it.

Loved In Too Deep at first, but now I find it tedious. I skip it, and it's now my least favorite song on the album.

Anything She Does should have been the single in place of Tonight.... I really like it.

Domino is the highlight of the album for me. Perhaps because it didn't get overplayed in the 80's.

Throwing it All Away is a more interesting ballad than In Too Deep. But still mediocre overall.

The Brazilian is a pretty good instrumental, but they've done better. Back when it was released I heard many people grumble about this song. I think they wanted more of Phil singing, and not interesting instrumentals.

I see We Can't Dance as a return to doing "Genesis" music, instead of Phil Collins pop. I'm surprised how mnay fans like this one better.
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Phil Collins Falls and Hits Head; Tour Postponed
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Phil Collins joined Genesis 47 years ago today!
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Now 48 years ago today!

And Genesis Live was recorded 45 years ago today!
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Patton Oswalt defends Phil Collins

 

He doesn't join the podcast for 10 excruciating minutes but when he does it's entertaining.  He gets a couple song titles wrong but he cites "Like China", which made me tingle a bit.

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I saw Mr. Collins this past Sunday in Brooklyn for the NOT DEAD YET tour. I knew Phil had had some physical ailments, and was not expecting to see him drumming, but I was surprised to see him come out with a cane and remain seated through 95% of the show. I'm not sure if this is a short-term injury of Phil's ongoing status quo, but it was a bit sad.

That said, the music sounded good, and the video presentations were lively enough to keep things visually entertaining for those of us in the cheap(er) seats. Phil even played a handful of Genesis songs, which he tended not to do back in the day.

Phil's 17-year-old son Nic played drums and was quite good to my untrained ear. His drums seemed more dynamic and forceful than I remember Chester Thompson's being back in the 1990s. He also played piano on "You Know What I Mean," which Phil described as "the only song of mine he likes." 

My one caveat is that every concert of Phil's I've been to (this, BUT SERIOUSLY, and another mid-90s one) or seen (LIVE AT PERKINS PALACE) seem to use the exact same arrangements. I'd have liked to see him shake things up, a little. Still, it was a great show, and well worth your time if it comes your way.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/phil-collins/2018/barclays-ce nter-brooklyn-ny-7396a675.html
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