GENESIS 1983-1998 spotlights the band's “power trio years,” during which time Phil Collins also became a solo superstar. The box encompasses two-disc, CD/DVD editions of four classic albums - three with Collins - plus one rarities compilation: Genesis, Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance, Calling All Stations and Extra Tracks 1983-1998. Each of the four remastered CD/DVD album reissues are also available individually, but Extra Tracks is only available as part of the ten-disc GENESIS 1983-1998.
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The CDs for each of the four catalog titles presents the original album in a sonically superior new stereo remix, remastered for optimum sound. The rarities CD presents unearthed gems spanning '83-'98. Each DVD disc includes a 5.1 DTS Surround Sound of the audio tracks plus bonus video content, photo galleries, memorabilia images and new 2007 interviews with the band. In total, the box set features more than three hours of previously unreleased video.
Genesis, originally released in 1983, reached #9 on Billboard®'s pop albums chart, the group's second consecutive LP to crack the Top 10. Highlights include the hits “Mama,” “That's All” and “Taking It All Too Hard.” DVD extras include four videos and nearly an hour of rehearsals for 1983's Mama Tour including the favorites “Eleventh Earl Of Mar,” “Squonk” and “Carpet Crawlers,” as well as songs from Genesis.
1986's Invisible Touch was Genesis' biggest-selling album, climbing to #3 in Billboard. Highlights include five Top 5 singles: “Land Of Confusion,” “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,” “Throwing It All Away,” “In Too Deep” and the title track, the group's only #1 pop hit in the U.S. DVD extras include five videos, a tour documentary, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Land Of Confusion” video and a 1986 performance from BBC2-TV's Old Grey Whistle Test.
1991's We Can't Dance was a #4 album and Genesis' last to feature Collins, who departed in 1996. Stand-outs include the hits “I Can't Dance,” “No Son Of Mine,” “Jesus He Knows Me” and “Hold On My Heart.” DVD extras include five videos and a television special offering a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the album.
Calling All Stations, released in '97, teamed Banks and Rutherford with vocalist Ray Wilson for an album that evokes Genesis' progressive roots as a band. Highlights include the hit single “Congo,” and DVD extras include a trio of videos, the album's electronic press kit and live performances recorded in Germany and Poland.
The newly compiled Extra Tracks 1983-1998 is a disc of rarities offered exclusively as part of the GENESIS 1983-1998 box set. Among the CD's eight selections are “On The Shoreline” and “Do The Neurotic.” The DVD features 5.1 mixes, a 40-minute 1983 Genesis performance at Knebworth, plus a 2000 performance saluting the band's long-time manager, Tony Smith. The latter features acoustic versions of the hits “Invisible Touch,” “Follow You, Follow Me,” “I Can't Dance” and “Turn It On Again.”
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