Customer Reviews


42 Reviews
5 star:
 (24)
4 star:
 (9)
3 star:
 (5)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (3)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop playing it.
What amazing music these guys produced.Can't get enough of it.My CD player only thinks Genesis exists.It may be an old CD but I play it endlessly as it is so good.They may not have released much lately,apart from remixes, but who cares with stuff this fine?
Published on 2 Mar 2009 by Tig

versus
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Remastered version sounds very brash/harsh
Lots of heavy 'brickwall' compression and huge amounts of treble were added to these remastered/remixed versions. OK if you like that but its a lot harsher than the original version and at times VERY harsh and difficult to listen to. the album is still enjoyable though.
Published 6 months ago by spoombung


Most Helpful First | Newest First

5.0 out of 5 stars Prog pop at its best, 3 Feb 2007
By 
N. Mason (Taunton, Somerset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
'Duke' is in many ways one of Genesis' most accessible albums with its superb blend of longer keyboard tracks such as 'Behind the Lines' and 'Dukes Travels' along with excellent songs such as 'Alone Tonight' and 'Misunderstanding'.

The lack of guitar as a second lead instrument, alongside the superb keyboards is perhaps the only minor minus point on this album. However, Mike Rutherford shows what a superb bass player he is, particularly on the aforementioned 'Behind The Lines'. Tracks such as 'Alone Tonight' and Please Don't Ask' could easily have been included on Phil Collins first album (Face Values) which was released at the same time but the influence of Tony Banks make sure they are blended beautifully into the Genesis sound.

Twenty five years later this is still an album that I play frequently and I would recommend it highly to anyone remotely interested in Genesis music.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Remastered version sounds very brash/harsh, 24 April 2014
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
Lots of heavy 'brickwall' compression and huge amounts of treble were added to these remastered/remixed versions. OK if you like that but its a lot harsher than the original version and at times VERY harsh and difficult to listen to. the album is still enjoyable though.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily one of their best!!....., 17 Aug 2005
By 
Michael Bermingham "mjbermingham" (Birr,County Offaly,Ireland.) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
As a fan of Genesis since their beginning I would recommend this album highly.It is on a par with their best work and is arguably their best ever.I know the 'diehard' fans will scream over Peter Gabriel's better vocal style and the classic earlier albums..tough!This album has everything...from the classic instrumental opening of 'Behind The Lines' to the brilliant 'Turn It On Again' and onwards to a glorious end in 'Dukes Travels/Dukes End'.Sandwiched right in the middle is probably one of Banks greatest compositions-the beautiful 'Heathaze'.Other top class songs include 'Alone Tonight' and 'Please Don't Ask' with Collins really emphasising his strong vocal style.I have all of the Genesis albums and also all of Gabriels solo work but I have to admit Collins is a better vocalist.This album was rather difficult to come by until lately.....buy and enjoy...you can't go wrong at this price!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars genesis at their best., 4 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
Awesome, listening to it again it sounds better than I rembered it on vinyl. If your reading this and thinking of buying it, stop thinking, just buy itl brilliant.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album From A Truely Remarkable Band, 1 Nov 2005
By 
Scott Cameron (Aberdeen, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
This album is clear evidence that Genesis stand as one of the main contenders for the worlds greatest band. Duke is an impressive album with all of the songs radiating exellence in their unique forms. Very few bands have equalled the brilliance that is Genesis and very few shall do so in the future. Good work Phil Collins!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites, 9 Dec 2001
By A Customer
This review is from: Duke [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Duke is a strong album, with 'Behind the Lines', 'Duchess', 'Turn it on' and 'Duke's Travels and End' the classic longer track. The album is upbeat and even the tracks not mentioned are still worth a listen, especially 'Cul de Sac' which is one of my favourite Genesis Tracks.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Only Buy One..., 9 Feb 2004
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
Right. Let's get one thing clear: we do NOT lump Genesis in with Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer as Prog Rock dinosaurs. For one thing, Genesis were good... and for another, Genesis evolved as they went along (unlike the other two) so 'nuff said. This album is right on the dividing line between the almost exclusively individual songs of "And Then There Were Three" and the later band-written albums. This allows space for Phil Collins' to start to influence things, both as a solo songwriter ("Misunderstanding") and as part of the songwriting team. This is not to imply that Messrs Banks and Rutherford have no say in proceedings, just that Phil becomes a bigger part of the aural picture.
Look, this album has got "Behind The Lines/Duchess" on it, still the finest piece(s) on any Genesis album ever. Do your ears a favour, and buy the damn thing. You really won't regret it...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT, 23 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
CD BOUGHT TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL LP STILL EXCELLENT MUSIC BY AN EXCELLENT GROUP. GENESIS SOUND IS STILL UNIQUE EVEN IN 2014.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Duke, 27 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
I think this is the best album by Genesis. It's definitely far superior to their next album Abacab (3 star) and also better than Genesis, Invisible Touch and And Then There Were Three (all 4 star). Every song on here is good. Behind The Lines is one of the best and also Turn It On Again, Duchess, Alone Tonight, Cul De Sac and Duke's End/Travels. Also Man Of Our Times is a very good song. IMO, this is a very strong and solid album. Definitely 5 star for me.

Behind The Lines has a great opening and all the other songs on here have a very good atmosphere and mood. I think this album is similar to Both Sides by Phil Collins, in the sense it's a very satisfying album to listen too. One good track after another. Whereas Abacab is only okay and never gets better, this album starts off good and continues strongly right to the end.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3.0 out of 5 stars REMASTER-REMIXED 2007, 25 Nov 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Duke (Audio CD)
Pay attention to the remixed version remaster-2007 the entire disk 'was completely misrepresented to both the sounds in the shade' all to create the 5.1 surround sound. cd stereo has not benefited anything but 'was even worse than the original
not recommended for purists ... indifferent for newbies new fans of Genesis

to listen attentively to the voice of Phil Collins seems even changed up to look like that of a cover
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Duke
Duke by Genesis (Audio CD - 1994)
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews