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Genesis To Release Second Box Set, '1983-1998, The Power Trio Years'

One of the top-selling recording artists of all time, Genesis has sold more than 150 million albums so far. This 5-CD/5-DVD set collects some of the band's biggest albums capturing the group at the height of its success. The second installment of this series spotlights four albums -- Genesis, Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance and Calling All Stations, plus Extra Tracks, a newly assembled compilation only available with this ten-disc collection.

Produced by Banks, Collins, and Rutherford, Genesis: 1983-1998 presents four of the band's studio albums as CD/DVD sets featuring new stereo mixes of the original albums on CD, along with a DVD including the original in 5.1 DTS Surround Sound, plus bonus videos and new interviews with band members filmed exclusively for these remarkable reissues. The boxed set gathers more than three hours of previously unreleased video as well as photo galleries featuring rare pictures and tour memorabilia.

Where the first boxed set reflected the band's triumphant transition from prog-rock pioneers to hit-making power trio, this new collection follows Genesis to new heights of global fame, as they delivered a string of rock-pop album masterpieces and now-legendary stadium shows.

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Top 10 album in a row thanks to the hit singles "Mama," "That's All" and "Taking It All Too Hard." The DVD's extras feature four videos made for the album, nearly an hour of rehearsals for 1983's Mama Tour including fan favorites-- "Eleventh Earl of Mar," "Squonk," and "Carpet Crawlers"-- along with songs from Genesis.

 

Following Collins' hit debut as a solo artist, Genesis returned with its biggest-selling album to date, Invisible Touch (1986). Peaking at #3 in America, the album contained five Top 5 singles: "Land Of Confusion," "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," "Throwing It All Away," "In Too Deep," and the title track, which remains the band's only #1 hit in America. The DVD extras feature five videos including one for "Land Of Confusion." Nominated for Video of the Year at MTV's Video Music Awards, the video uses puppet caricatures of the band, politicians and other personalities to comment on the nuclear arms race. The DVD also contains a tour documentary featuring snippets of the band playing "Supper's Ready" and "Turn It On Again," to name a few; a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video for "Land of Confusion"; and Genesis performing in 1986 on the British music program, Old Grey Whistle Test.

Taking a much-deserved five-year break, Genesis returned to the charts with We Can't Dance (1991) scoring hits with "I Can't Dance," "No Son Of Mine" "Jesus He Knows Me," "Never A Time" and "Hold On My Heart." To date, this remains the last Genesis album featuring Collins, who left in 1996. The DVD extras contain: five videos featuring the singles; and a television special featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the album including the songs "Driving The Last Spike," "Jesus He Knows Me," "I Can't Dance" and "Fading Lights."

Following Collins' departure, Banks and Rutherford returned to their progressive roots accompanied by new vocalist, Ray Wilson, for Calling All Stations (1997), which yielded the hit single "Congo." The DVD extras include a trio of videos, the album's electronic press kit, as well as live performances recorded in Germany and Poland.

Genesis concludes with Extra Tracks 1983-1998, a disc of rarities offered exclusively as part of this box set. The compilation features eight songs including "On The Shoreline" and "Do The Neurotic." In addition, the collection contains a trove of videos including the electronic press kit for the popular Archive 2 1976 to 1992 release; a 40-minute Knebworth performance recorded in 1983 featuring a dozen songs; plus a performance recorded in 2000 during a tribute to Genesis' long-time manager, Tony Smith, featuring acoustic version of the band's hits "Invisible Touch," "Follow You, Follow Me," "I Can't Dance," and "Turn It On Again."

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Genesis
1. "Mama"
2. "That's All"
3. "Home by the Sea"
4. "Second Home by the Sea"
5. "Illegal Alien"
6. "Taking It All Too Hard"
7. "Just a Job to Do"
8. "Silver Rainbow"
9. "It's Gonna Get Better"

DVD Extras:
-Video: "Mama," "That's All," "Home By The Sea," "Illegal Alien"
-Mama Tour Rehearsals
-Photo Gallery: Tour programs (41 pictures)
-Reissues Interview (2007)

Invisible Touch
1. "Invisible Touch"
2. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
3. "Land of Confusion'
4. "In Too Deep"
5. "Anything She Does"
6. "Domino, Pt. 1 - In the Glow of the Night/Pt. 2-The Last Domino"
7. "Throwing It All Away"
8. "The Brazilian"

DVD Extras:
-Video: "Invisible Touch," "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," "Land Of Confusion," "In Too Deep," "Anything She Does"
-Tour documentary
-Behind the scenes: "Land Of Confusion"
-Old Grey Whistle Test appearance
-Photo Gallery: Tour program (23 pictures)
-Reissues Interview (2007)

We Can't Dance
1. "No Son of Mine"
2. "Jesus He Knows Me"
3. "Driving the Last Spike"
4. "I Can't Dance"
5. "Never a Time"
6. "Dreaming While You Sleep"
7. "Tell Me Why"
8. "Living Forever"
9. "Hold on My Heart"
10. "Way of the World"
11. "Since I Lost You"
12. "Fading Lights"

DVD Extras:
-Video: "No Son Of Mine," "Jesus He Knows Me," "I Can't Dance," "Tell Me Why," "Hold On My Heart"
-"No Admittance" documentary
-Photo Gallery: Tour program (24 pictures)
-Reissues Interview (2007)

Calling All Stations
1. "Calling All Stations"
2. "Congo"
3. "Shipwrecked"
4. "Alien Afternoon"
5. "Not About Us"
6. "If That's What You Need"
7. "The Dividing Line"
8. "Uncertain Weather"
9. "Small Talk"
10. "There Must Be Some Other Way"
11. "One Man's Fool"

DVD Extras:
-Video: "Congo," "Shipwrecked," "Not About Us"
-The EPK for Calling All Stations
-Live performances of "Calling All Stations," "There Must Be Some Other Way," and "The Dividing Line"
-Photo Gallery: Tour programs (13 pictures)
-Reissues Interview (2007)

Extra Tracks 1983-1998
1. "On The Shoreline"
2. "Hearts On Fire "
3. "Do The Neurotic"
4. "Feeding The Fire"
5. "I'd Rather Be You"
6. "Anything Now"
7. "Sign Your Life Away"
8. "Run Out Of Time"

DVD Extras:
-Video: EPK for Archive 2 1976 to 1992; performances at Knebworth from 1993
-Acoustic performance from 2000
-Reissues Interview (2007)

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