- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: W&N; 01 edition (6 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0297844342
- ISBN-13: 978-0297844341
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 4 x 29.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Genesis: Chapter And Verse Hardcover – 6 Sep 2007
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a compulsive read - **** (Q)
The pictures and the production values are breathtaking.. Full of witty, pithy quotes.. this is essential (Record Collector)
It is a fascinating read, firstly for fans, but also for any lover of rock music. (THE Book Magazine)
The band's own story of one of the most creative, unpredictable -
and commercial - rock groups of all time.
Top Customer Reviews
Obviously some of the photos have appeared before but there are numerous new ones and it is good that this book also captures the latest tour.
It is worth noting that the hardback version is very well put together, with thick glossy pages; a quality feel, befitting its RRP.
Just waiting for the DVD now - I was at the Manchester gig so can't wait to re-live the set (I've bought the CD of the Manchester concert which is another great buy).
But there are also problems; I longed for more detail on the actual songwriting, especially as some of it is tantalisingly touched on. Perhaps my ideal Genesis book would be a track-by-track breakdown of each album, by the band thmesleves in the style of this book. Other potentially interesting areas were flirted with, but not developed. So in some ways it's a frustrating book.
Worst of all, though, are the errors. It's been badly proofread, and is sprinkled with spelling mistakes and other typos. Some of the pictures have been put in reversed - you can clearly see Banks at audience left and Rutherford & Stuermer apparently suddenly left-handed in some of the concert pics. Other live images are wrongly attributed - e.g. images from the WCD tour flagged as the IT tour. These might seem like nit-picking, but they're details you'd expect them to get right in an apparently lavish publication that retails at £30. I'd have to take issue with the reviewer who said it was a "quality publication."
All the same, for the dyed-in-the-wool fan - and even some more casual fans - it's a good read but I'd advise looking for special offers or waiting for the paperback (in which I hope they'll have ironed out the mistakes); you really don't want to be paying the full whack for it.
360 pages. Each author tells his own part of the tale which is chronologically set out. More photos than you could wish for (possibly).
I went to see Genesis live in Manchester 7/7/2007 (some of you may well have seen them in London at Live Earth that day to). I didn't buy a programme; I considered it to dear. But with a £10 gift voucher I put £20 towards this book that September. Yes it was £30 at the time and I was not disappointed then, and not now. It is an in depth read at 360 pages, historical, very well organized, and topped with lots of excellent photos.
The book even covered the 2007 tour. I would recommend this book, especially now with it's greatly reduced price to any music fan and not just die hard Genesis fans out there. Yes, I am a fan, but a die hard nut? Probably not. Not far off though even if I do say so myself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Possibly the best book ever produced about Genesis - by Genesis.10/10.
One very slight grumble - I think good old Anthony Phillips' name should be on the front cover of the... Read more
Great read. Think you know everything there is and then you realise you don't. Some great pictures in the book too. Read morePublished on 30 Nov. 2013 by B. Dunn
THIS BOOK HAS GOOD TEXT AND PHOTOS, A THOROUGHLY GOOD READ , A MUST- HAVE FOR GENESIS FANS,BUY IT,
YOU WONT REGRET IT
I've read other biographies of Genesis and this one didn't disappoint. Learnt some bits that I didn't know and rekindled my desire to listen to the older stuff again. Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2013 by ChrisNewick
I've just bought this in Poundland in Whitehaven, brand new, quality book about a fantastic band. Loads of great pictures of the lads who've been connected to Genesis through the... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2012 by JimmyA
Got this book in poundland so get yourselves down there before they all go . It's also an excellent book with great photographs !Published on 7 Dec. 2012 by Robdog
I felt I had to write a comment on this book. I am quite amazed to see a number of the reviewers being rather critical and opting to give this book just 3 stars. Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2009 by Paul Millington
A beautifully written and illustrated book about Genesis. Superb photographs and an exhaustive history makes this a must for all fans.Published on 10 Feb. 2009 by Bill Fowler