Genesis Hits Collection, ‘Turn It On Again,’ Gets Vinyl Debut

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Genesis in 1974: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Steve Hackett

Genesis’ multi-platinum-selling Turn It On Again: The Hits has been made available on vinyl for the first time, to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The new edition, released on May 3, 2024, comes as a 2-LP set on black vinyl (in the U.S. here and in the U.K. here) and as a special edition 2-LP set in “Invisible Touch” clear vinyl available exclusively here. (It continues to be available on CD.) The album contains 18 tracks that span the band’s whole career. From their earliest period with tracks such as “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” on to their 70’s and 80’s global smash hits such as the title track, “Follow You, Follow Me” and “Misunderstanding” as well as their classic rock hits that followed into the early 90s with “Invisible Touch” and “I Can’t Dance.”

The album’s artwork remains loyal to the October 1999 original, with the lettering of GENESIS pulled from various album covers of the band and the iconic “I Can’t Dance” silhouette of Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford taken from the song’s video.

From the March 19 announcement: For more than a half-century, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Genesis have risen to become one of the world’s best-selling bands amid personnel shake-ups, shifting styles, and changing times. Formed in 1967 by four classmates in Surrey, England (vocalist Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, lead guitarist Anthony Phillips, and bassist/rhythm guitarist Mike Rutherford), Genesis established themselves as one of prog-rock’s most innovative acts. The band solidified their line-up with drummer/backing vocalist Phil Collins and guitarist Steve Hackett, going on to release critically acclaimed albums like Selling England by the Pound (1973), and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974). With the departure of Gabriel in 1975, Collins took over as frontman, leading the group into an era of unprecedented success, beginning with 1976’s A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering. By the turn of the decade, Genesis had transformed into a tightly-knit trio of Banks-Collins-Rutherford, embracing a pop aesthetic with the albums …And Then There Were Three…(1978) and Duke (1980).

The ‘80s found each band member embarking on successful solo careers – a fact that only solidified their collective songwriting prowess. With their expansive, synth-based hooks and reverb-heavy drums, Genesis set the tone for the decade, dominating global charts with Abacab (1981), Genesis (1983), and Invisible Touch (1986) and conquering the charts with a string of hits, including “That’s All,” “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,” “Land of Confusion” and the U.S. No.1, “Invisible Touch.” In 1991, We Can’t Dance (featuring “No Son of Mine,” “Hold on My Heart,” and the GRAMMY®-nominated “I Can’t Dance”) marked Collins’ final studio album with the band. While Banks and Rutherford announced the band’s retirement from the stage and studio in 2000, all three members continued to reunite sporadically – most recently for 2021-22’s The Last Domino? Tour.

Genesis Turn It On Again: The Hits – 2-LP Tracklist
Side A
“Turn It On Again”
“Invisible Touch”
“Land of Confusion”
“I Can’t Dance”

Side B
“Follow You Follow Me”
“Hold On My Heart”
“I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)”

Side C
“No Son of Mine”
“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”
“In Too Deep”

Side D
“Jesus He Knows Me”
“That’s All”
“Throwing It All Away”
“The Carpet Crawlers 1999”

Genesis’ catalog [in the U.S. here and in the U.K. here] includes 15 studio albums, six live LPs, and dozens of charting singles. In addition to their 2010 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has received a coveted Ivor Novello Award, a GRAMMY®, an American Music Award, and the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at Britain’s Progressive Music Awards.

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