Genesis 1983–1998

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Genesis 1983–1998
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Box set by Genesis
Released 1 October 2007 (Europe)
20 November 2007 (North America)
Recorded 1983–1998
Genre Pop rock, art rock
Length Audio: 4:36:59, Video: 7:17:24
Label EMI (Europe)
Atlantic, Rhino (North America)
Producer Genesis, Hugh Padgham, Nick Davis
Genesis chronology
Genesis 1976–1982
(2007)Genesis 1976–19822007
Genesis 1983–1998
(2007)
Live over Europe 2007
(2007)Live over Europe 20072007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Genesis 1983–1998 is a box set of four studio albums by Genesis. It was released on 1 October 2007 in Europe by EMI and on 20 November 2007 in North America by Atlantic/Rhino. The 5-CD/5-DVD box set includes newly remixed versions of the albums Genesis, Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance, and ...Calling All Stations.... The fifth pair of discs includes B-side songs. Each bonus DVD features audio versions of the albums in 5.1 surround sound, as well as videos for songs from that album and its corresponding tour, new interviews, and photo galleries.

Audio formats[edit]

In the European and Japanese releases of this box set, the CDs are hybrid SACD/CDs. The SACD layer is a multichannel surround sound remix.[2]

In the Canadian and U.S. releases of this box set, standard CDs with no SACD layer are included.[3]

In all versions of the box set, the DVDs are DVD-Video format (not DVD-Audio), although they contain both audio and video tracks. These DVDs include three audio mixes: DTS 5.1-channel surround sound, Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound, and Dolby Digital stereo.[4] The DTS surround sound is a slightly compressed version of the surround sound on the SACDs,[3] and the Dolby surround sound is a slightly inferior quality to the DTS.[5]

All of the audio tracks on these CDs were remixed in stereo and surround sound by producer Nick Davis.

The seven letters on the "Genesis" logo contain the album art from the following albums:

Track listing[edit]

Genesis[edit]

Invisible Touch[edit]

We Can't Dance[edit]

Calling All Stations[edit]

Extra Tracks 1983 to 1998[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Tony Banks – keyboards, background vocals
  • Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass
  • Phil Collins – drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals (except on Calling All Stations and tracks 6-8 of Extra Tracks 1983 To 1998)
  • Ray Wilson – lead vocals, backing vocals (on Calling All Stations and tracks 6-8 of Extra Tracks 1983 To 1998)
Additional personnel
  • Nir Zidkyahu – drums on all tracks of Calling All Stations except for tracks 4 (first half), 6, 8 and 9, and tracks 6-8 of Extra Tracks 1983 to 1998
  • Nick D'Virgilio – drums on Calling All Stations tracks 4 (first half), 6, 8 and 9

Formats[edit]

UK/EU Version: CD/SACD hybrid + DVD (PAL)
US/Canadian Version: CD + DVD (NTSC)
Japanese Version: CD/SACD hybrid + DVD (NTSC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genesis 1983–1998 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Formats described at http://www.genesis-news.com/genesis/reviews/sacds/1976-1982.htm[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Explained in interview with producer and remixer Nick Davis, at http://www.genesis-news.com/genesis/reviews/sacds/interview-with-nick-davis.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ The DVD interface has two audio choices: Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1. If the Dolby 5.1 option is chosen on a system that does not support surround sound, the Dolby stereo mix is played.
  5. ^ Comparison from Sound and Vision magazine article online at http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/musicreviews/2285/genesis-in-surround.html Archived 4 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.