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From Genesis to Revelation!,
This review is from: The Platinum Collection (Audio CD)
The ultimate Genesis album? YES! Platinum Collection? DEFINATELY!
This has to be in your collection if you are a Genesis fan. A little bit of everything is here, from the earliest days to the very last album.
It reminds you of the diversity of the music Genesis has produced over the years, Gabriel, Collins and Wilson doing the vocal bits, Banks on the Keyboards, and Hackett and Rutherford on the Guitars, with one or two people you never knew were in Genesis! All wonderfully remixed and re-brought to life.
Highlights are a plenty, to me all of the third disc (best on the album with the very early stuff - Pre Collins on voice!). All the classics are here - suppers ready, the knife, cinema show, carpet crawlers.... Abacab and Duchess on the second disc, some of the recent stuff you forget about that is actually good - Phil before he was famous! The first disc is probably the weakest of them all, too much of "Genesis" (apart from Mama) and not enough from "Calling all Stations".
The reworking and production is superb, all the bits you never heard on vinyl because you've played it so often and your LP's were scratched, or the originals were so poorly recorded.
The only downside is - it leaves you wanting more, more of the oldies, more of your favourites they didn't put on, why wasn't it a four or five CD collection?
I come back to my original point, the ultimate Genesis album? For me yes, but buy it and you decide. But can we please have all the old albums (up to Wind and Wuthering) reworked and re-released in this format? Please......