Genesis 1970-1975 Hybrid SACD, Box set, Original recording remastered
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Genesis: 1970-1975' contains the five Peter Gabriel-fronted studio albums from Trespass to the double The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway plus an extras disc full of rarities including Genesis Plays Jackson, an aborted soundtrack project for a BBC Art film on the work of painter Michael Jackson. Also featured is a hidden gem for Genesis fans--previously unreleased footage of an extraordinary performance at Shepperton Studios 1973 (on the Selling England By the Pound extras disc) revealing one of the most unique pioneer performers on the rock stage of the 70s, including the legendary costumes and onstage stories. Genesis : 1970-1975 presents five of the band's classic studio albums as SACD/CD Hybrid and DVD Dual Disc sets featuring 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital Surround Sound and new stereo mixes of the original albums (5.1 and new stereo mixes created by Tony Banks, Nick Davis and Mike Rutherford), plus bonus videos and new interviews with all band members filmed exclusively for these reissues. The set contains hours of previously unreleased footage, and all the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway slides used on the original stage presentation in 1974-75. A booklet accompanies each album featuring sleeve notes by Richard McPhail (Trespass), David Baddiel (Nursery Cryme), Roger Taylor (Foxtrot), Jeremy Clarkson (Selling England By The Pound) and Tony Robinson (The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway). The set also contains new liner notes from the band including Peter Gabriel.
Top Customer Reviews
I was quite hesitant to purchase this Box-set as I practically didn't really listen to Genesis at all anymore - yet, having an SACD player contributed to my decision to get it.
Unfortunately, due to my living conditions - I live in a flat where I can't really play music moderately loud - I generally resort to listening to music on a very good set of headphones.
But now to the music -- THIS BOX-SET WAS DEFINITELY WORTH GETTING!
Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound specially benefit tremendously from the new mastering, and although the EQ issue mentioned elsewhere can be argued to death, the truth is that now you can appreciate A LOT more how well crafted many of these songs are.
In addition, the often excellent playing by these then young musicians reveals itself even more so, as you can hear instruments and vocals more clearly, plus subtleties in the arrangements which seemed 'hidden' or non-existent before.
I've also converted all 5 albums to 256 kbps mp3 files - yes, these SACDs also play on standard CD players & PC's - and I have to say that although they're indeed a bit louder and also probably meant for the iPod generation, the sound quality has been improved significantly - some transitions in the music don't seem as abrupt/ harsh as before, eg 'Watcher of the Skies' & 'Supper's Ready'.Read more ›
UK and Europe released November 2008 - "Genesis 1970-1975" by GENESIS on Virgin CDBOX 14 (Barcode 5099951968328) is the 3rd and last box set in an extensive reissue campaign. Each of the original five vinyl albums from the Peter Gabriel period are pumped up here into double 2CD issues - whilst the 1974 2LP-set "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" now becomes a 3-Disc CD set. "The Lamb Lies Down Broadway" is presented in a beautiful Book Pack while the other albums are in 2CD jewel cases.
Disc 1 of each issue is the SACD and CD Remaster of the album with both mixes encoded onto the disc, while Disc 2 is a DVD with 5.1 Surround Sound with extras tagged on at the end of each. The sixth and final double is called "Extra Tracks 1970-1975" and features singles, demos and BBC Sessions - again both in Audio and DVD. "Extras' is housed in a 48-page hardback book with an essay, band contributions, photos and celebrity reviews.
NICK DAVIS prepped the 5.1 Surround Mixes and Stereo CD mixes with the remastering carried out by TONY COUSINS at Metropolis Mastering. Both of these guys handled the preceding box sets to both applause and derision in equal measure. While I admittedly don't have a Surround capability at home, I find the sound quality on the Stereo CD mixes to be GORGEOUS - a revelation. "Trespass" & "Nursery Cryme" are hissy in places, but still so much better sounding than the crap 1994 Virgin remasters we've been lumbered with all these years (which in turn were supposed to replace the dire 80's issues). But the great news is "Foxtrot", "Selling" and "Lamb", each of which now has GORGEOUS SOUND.Read more ›
Genesis : 1970-1975 presents five of the band's classic studio albums as SACD/CD Hybrid and DVD Dual Disc sets featuring 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital Surround Sound and new stereo mixes of the original albums (5.1 and new stereo mixes created by Nick Davis and Genesis), plus bonus videos and new interviews with all band members filmed exclusively for these reissues. The set contains hours of previously unreleased footage, and all the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway slides used on the original stage presentation in 1974-75. A booklet accompanies each album featuring sleeve notes by Richard MacPhail (Trespass), David Baddiel (Nursery Cryme), Roger Taylor (Foxtrot), Jeremy Clarkson (Selling England By The Pound) and Tony Robinson (The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway). The set also contains new liner notes from the band including Peter Gabriel.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Genesis sounds great on SACD. A little overuse of EQ and compression but I'm not going complain too much.Published 21 months ago by Rushead 2112-Hemispheres
Anyone who purchased the recent 2006,2007,2008 remasters from Genesis for the CD/Stereo sound completely missed the whole point. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2013 by Genesisfan2007
I bought this a few years ago right when it came out and it is still one I use to show off my system. Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2013 by W. Briare
I came late to Genesis, preferring Barclay James Harvest, Pink Floyd and Hawkwind in my teenage years. Read morePublished on 3 Nov. 2012 by salopian
Having bought the 1976-81 boxset and been deeply disappointed with the shocking production/mastering, this came as a big relief to hear they got it right for this release, which... Read morePublished on 8 Dec. 2011 by G. Corner
I live in the US and unfortunately none of the Genesis titles were released on DVD-Audio in the States. So I ordered here and what a great price!! Read morePublished on 5 April 2011 by progtodd
I have owned this in the US Version for about a year and had to replace my DVD player. With new player, the DTS started sounding distorted, so I purchased the UK version. Read morePublished on 4 April 2011 by Stephen Hartle
After a lot of deliberation, I decided to buy this box set - I have all the albums on vinyl anyway and the CDs / SACDs etc. Read morePublished on 2 April 2011 by N. Sharpe