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Genesis: Sum Of The Parts - DVD & Blu-ray

Broadcast by the BBC as Together And Apart, Sum Of The Parts is the official authorised story of Genesis made with the full co-operation of the band members. It tells of the band s formation at Charterhouse (where Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford were all pupils) in the late sixties and the release of their debut album From Genesis To Revelation .

The story then moves on through the departure of founder member Anthony Phillips and the arrival of Phil Collins and Steve Hackett in 1970 to form the 5-man line-up that established the band s career with albums such as Foxtrot and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway . Peter Gabriel s departure in 1975 and then Steve Hackett s in 1977 led to the release of the album And Then There Were Three... and a move towards shorter, more immediate songs. The eighties and nineties were triumphant decades for Genesis with hugely successful hit albums and singles around the world such as Genesis , Invisible Touch and We Can t Dance . At the same time as they were recording and performing with Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford (as Mike & The Mechanics) were all enjoying successful solo careers, as were departed members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett.

Sum Of The Parts explores the dynamics of the group that has enabled them to survive changes of line-up, see their musical direction steadily evolve and maintain both group and solo careers along with their enduring popularity as evidenced by their hugely successful 2007 reunion tour.

BONUS FEATURE: Over 30 minutes of additional interviews with the band members that were not included in the broadcast version.

Tracklist

No. Title
1. Forming the band
2. Ant leaves and pail and Steve join
3. New costumes - The fox's head
4. New worlds - The challenge of America
5. The lambs loes down on boradway
6. Finding a new voice
7. Steve leaves and punk arrives!
8. Then there were three
9. On the road
10. Phil Collins on costumes
11. Phil Collins on the future
12. Mike Rutherford on America and "The lamb"
13. Mike Rutherford on the double neck guitar
14. Mike Rutherford on Pail the writer
15. Tony Banks on the loss of Anthony Phillips
16. Tony Banks on Peter and Pail
17. Tony Banks on his classical work
18. Peter Gabriel on his teenage years

Buy: Sum of the Parts [Blu-ray]

Additional Info

  • Actors: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett , Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford
  • Directors: John Edginton
  • Producers: Eagle Rock Film Productions
  • Format: NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Release Date: Monday, 17 November 2014
  • Run Time: 124 minutes

Video

FIRST LOOK - Sum of the Parts Blu-ray - Genesis Darren Lock

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