Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.49

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

From Genesis To Revelation CD


Price: £11.43 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
35 new from £6.11 2 used from £7.06

Amazon's Genesis Store

Music

Image of album by Genesis

Photos

Image of Genesis

Biography

The Genesis of the Seventies was a very different group from the Genesis of the Eighties and the Nineties - although not as different as some people would like to think.

Most of those who picked up on Genesis during the Eighties as their succession of hits encircled the globe had only the haziest idea of what had gone before. “In the later years there were people coming to our ... Read more in Amazon's Genesis Store

Visit Amazon's Genesis Store
for 181 albums, 10 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

From Genesis To Revelation + Trespass (2008 Digital Remaster) + Nursery Cryme (2008 Digital Remaster)
Price For All Three: £21.50

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Audio CD (14 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Repertoire Recs
  • ASIN: B005LNJ9S0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Where The Sour Turns To Sweet
2. In The Beginning
3. Fireside Song
4. The Serpent
5. Am I Very Wrong?
6. In The Wilderness
7. The Conqueror
8. In Hiding
9. One Day
10. Window
11. In Limbo
12. Silent Sun
13. A Place To Call My Own
14. The Silent Sun
15. That's Me
16. A Winter's Tale
17. One Eyed Hound
18. Where The Sour Turns To Sweet
19. In Hiding

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By coca-ebola on 22 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
Viewed as a Genesis album, the group's debut is likely to disappoint. But when viewed as an archetypal late '60s lightly-psychedelic pop record, compared and contrasted to all those one or two hit wonders like the Herd, the Honeybus, the Warm Sounds etc...it's likely to impress. It may be speaking the same musical language as those aforementioned '60s-kitsch classics, but it's clearly the work of a seriously talented band. Tune out certain lyrics and admire the vocals and keyboard work - Gabriel and Banks were already formidable, and they're the focal points here.
It's often said that this album sounds like either the Moody Blues, or the Bee Gees trying to be arty. Both comparisons are valid, and not just because of the string arrangements and mellotron usage. The album was planned - whether by then-manager Jonathon King or the group - as a concept album, "the entire Bible, in twelve songs!" Sounds Moody, but then so do the backup vocal harmonies which crop up in many songs (in which Tony Banks's is the most discernible voice), and the song intros which seem more like unrelated link-tracks (one of which is actually a snippet of "Twilight Alehouse"!).
As it turns out, the Biblical concept broke down halfway through the album - you guessed it, they never got beyond the book of Genesis! And why not, it's easy to use the creation and the Garden of Eden as metaphors for adolesence, awakening sexuality etc.
As to the Bee Gees comparison - Gabriel specifically impersonates Robin Gibb for a few seconds on "The Silent Sun" (which in an alternate mix became the lead single from the album), and there are other moments when his intonation is rather Gibby - not that there's anything wrong with that.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Szwer on 15 Aug 2010
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
T think this was their first album. Some of the tracks are old enough to be recorded only in mono! But this doesn't really detract from the quality of the content. Although not as experimental as their early seventies records this cd is bursting with inventiveness and is mostly themed around beginnings - or genesis! The cd is entitled 'From Genesis to revelation' but I remember it being called '....And the World was', which was identical except that it had two tracks that are missing from this later pressing. A pity, since the missing tracks were amongst the best. Still, for the money this is a worthy cd and points out to the listener where the band were coming from. 8 out of 10.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Marighello Flavio on 10 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
I'm an italian Genesis old fan. Since any weeks ago this title was the only one that felt in my collection, because I thought that the quality of this old record could be not acceptable. When I saw this new (2005)remasterized full version (2 cd set) I finally decide to complet my Genesis collection: now I can say to all of you that it was really a good idea. His Sound is very clear and in the 2nd extra cd there are many precious things for a Genesis fan. Don't lost the opportunity to hear the first Genesis songs. Bye Flavio
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By barrie dams on 19 Dec 2011
Format: Audio CD
The first Genesis album is quite distinct from their Seventies Progressive rock albums, hence the wide ranging opinions found in other reviews. I enjoy all sorts of music from all eras and Genesis in the 1970's were a special band. But this is also special in a different way. It is an excellent album chock full of melodic, psychedelically tinged late Sixties pop with plenty of vocal harmonies to complement the songs. Much criticism is in the direction of the production, which is partly justified as the band's instruments are boxed in over to one side of the mix. The string arrangements are actually largely tasteful and complementary, the only flaw is in the stereo mixing - but then again, this was recorded in 1968 when it was still common practice for instruments to share tracks on four or eight track recording equipment.
Stand-out tracks include 'One Day', 'In the Beginning', 'In the Wilderness', 'The Serpent' and 'Window'. However, the album is very consistent and the songs are linked by instrumental passages to create a cohesive whole (the piano piece following 'In the Beginning' is wonderful). The album is bursting with melodies and ideas.
It seems there are Seventies prog fans who simply aren't into Sixties pop-psych and dislike this album, which is fair enough; there is no right or wrong when it comes to musical tastes. However, I will simply say that if you're into late Sixties pop, this is a hugely enjoyable album and a fantastic debut, especially considering that they were still only about 18 years old. I disagree with those who state (including perhaps the band themselves!) that Genesis really begins with the follow up, 'Trespass'. 'From Genesis to Revelation' is, most emphatically, a proper Genesis album - Peter Gabriel's voice is instantly recognisable and there are acoustic guitars aplenty. If Genesis had split up before 'Trespass', I'm sure this album would be a cult / lost / underground classic of the era.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David Cranson VINE VOICE on 16 Sep 2003
Format: Audio CD
So, what are you looking for in a Genesis album? Well, that normally depends on whether you're a Gabriel or Collins fan. I tend to like them both, as the evolution of the band from the progie 70's to the latter-day stadium rock of the 90's is interesting to listen to.

This however comes slightly out of left-field (as did Trespass to those who bought this one). As 60's albums go, it's not too bad. As a Genesis album, it's unrecognisible!

It's twee, and a wee bit airy-fairy. It's students feeling about for their prefered sound and not quite finding it. There's a feeling of conforming rather than doing their own thing. The truth of this is confirmed in their recognised 'first' release which was to follow.

For me, no real standouts as such, just a good, well-rounded album with no clue whatsoever of the tidal-wave which was to be subsequently released.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback