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DVD: Genesis, 'Abacab' [Enhanced]

With that said, what could there possibly be to say about Rhino's reissue of Abacab that would entice the Genesis fan to run out and get themselves a replacement copy? Well, in fact, there are a couple of things. First of all, this enhanced set is a double disc collection, being comprised of the music CD, featuring all nine tracks of the album that really earned Genesis a reputation in the mainstream. The second disc, however, is the goody basket, being a DVD with the same nine audio tracks and an offering to the listener of playback via either DTS or Dolby Digital.

Being a DVD, it stands to reason that video content would also be included. In this case, there are four music videos: "Abacab", "No Reply at All", "Keep it Dark", and "Man on the Corner". There's also a page-thru reproduction of the program of the group's 1981 "World Tour", and a fifteen minute video segment of brand new interview material, wherein Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford provide their insights on the Abacab album, insofar as to how it was a departure from their prior, more romantic offerings. And if you don't know the deep, dark, mysterious meaning behind the title itself, Collins lets the cat out of the bag within the few minutes of the feature.

The packaging includes the standard square plastic CD case, with the hinged interior flap that grips a disc on each side, and the liner notes with all the lyrics and credits.

So if you're an audiophile with the equipment that justifies making the leap to the DVD version, or you just have to have the most complete copy of an album as possible, Abacab is one of the premiere classic Genesis albums to go for.

CD

01. Abacab
02. No Reply at All
03. Me and Sarah Jane
04. Keep it Dark
05. Dodo/Lurker
06. Who Dunnit?
07. Man on the Corner
08. Like it or Not
09. Another Record

DVD AUDIO

01. Abacab
02. No Reply at All
03. Me and Sarah Jane
04. Keep it Dark
05. Dodo/Lurker
06. Who Dunnit?
07. Man on the Corner
08. Like it or Not
09. Another Record

DVD VIDEO

Abacab
No Reply at All
Keep it Dark
Man on the Corner
Reissue Interviews 2007 (14:48)
World Tour Programme 1981

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