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Genesis - The Gabriel Era - Uncensored On the Record [Kindle Edition]

Bob Carruthers
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Book Description

When Genesis announced their reformation and tour dates early in 2007, the shows sold out in just a few hours - proof, if any were needed, that despite being in hibernation for some years, they remain on of the most popular acts in rock music.

Now the band has just three original members; but fans hark back to the golden period of the early seventies, when the ranks included superb guitarist Steve Hackett and above all the charismatic front man Peter Gabriel.

This fully illustrated eBook tells the story of those halcyon days, when albums such as Nursery Cryme, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and Foxtrot took the music scene by storm, providing five middle class boys from Surrey with critical and commercial success they could only have dreamed about. The narrative tells the fascinating stories of the inspiration behind and the making of those remarkable albums that changed the face of rock music and still provide the backbone of the band’s live set to this very day.

The author reviews each of these albums as part of a full discography. Through the words of the band members themselves, we are afforded a glimpse of the creative process, the pressures of being part of one of the most successful rock groups in the world and of the tensions which led to the eventual departure of Gabriel from the band.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2187 KB
  • Print Length: 147 pages
  • Publisher: Coda Books Ltd. (8 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not very good at all - disappointing. 10 Dec. 2012
By Ginger
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Chronologically all over the place, repetitive and lazy. The only reason it deserves one star is because of the Hackett interview at the end. If you're thinking of buying it, don't bother.
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3.0 out of 5 stars FOR GENESIS FANS ONLY 22 Mar. 2014
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As a fan of Genesis, I knew quite a lot of the information contained in the this volume. More info needed
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1.0 out of 5 stars Genesis - The Gabriel Era 11 Feb. 2014
By MarcF
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The previous reviews say this book is not enlightening, is disappointing etc. I have read the first chapter and have found a glaring inaccuracy, which if the book was endorsed by former members of Genesis would surely not have gone un-noticed.

In the book, the author states that the band was previously called 'The Anon', who consisted of Peter Gabriel, Anthony Philips, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Rob Tyrrell. This is wrong. 'The Anon' had Philips, Rutherford and Tyrrell in it, yes. But the glaring omission is that Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks belonged to another band called Garden Wall. I wonder how many other inaccuracies will pepper this book.

In addition to a previous book about Genesis, being in London when a band named 'Garden Wall' put on an intimate gig for knowledgeable Genesis fans (it WAS Genesis incognito), check out this article on Wikipedia: [...]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time Table 6 Dec. 2012
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This was a great idea for a book, and a really good read. Collating press coverage at the time for the early genesis was very interesting, and gave a sense of what it would have been like to have been there at the time. An added bonus was a revealing interview with Steve Hackett which, although it didn't match the time period of the rest of the book, was very candid on his frustrations within the band. Genesis are normally very English and Polite about these things, so its fascinating to read one of them speaking off the record, on the QT, and strictly hush hush.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a very enlightening read 26 Nov. 2012
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This book was a real disappointment for me, it added no insights or understanding and is in effect a collection of articles from the musical press along side some tedious descriptions of the music from Hugh Fielder. It is a real missed opportunity
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