Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Genesis Anthology R-Kive 3CD Set Available September 30

Genesis will release the three-disc anthology collection R-KIVE on September 30 on Rhino. Spanning 42 years, the 37-track set documents the band's history with classic Genesis material compiled alongside selections from the solo careers of Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford / Mike + The Mechanics. 

Genesis and their associated solo projects have accumulated a remarkable and undiminished series of accomplishments over the years, and have collectively amassed an incredible 14 chart-topping albums as well as over two dozen more which reached the Top 10. In total, Genesis and the members' related solo projects have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.

Chronologically ordered, R-KIVE features Genesis's biggest hits including "Invisible Touch," "Turn It On Again," "Land of Confusion,"' and "I Can't Dance." Along the way it also visits Mike + The Mechanics' classics "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulder," Collins's "In The Air Tonight" and his Philip Bailey duet "Easy Lover," and Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill."

R-KIVE opens with "The Knife"- a nine-minute proto-punk number which became a favorite closing set during the band's early shows, and was written before either Hackett or Collins had joined the band. In addition to 22 Genesis songs, each member's work outside of the band is represented democratically with three songs each.

Such an approach contributes to a hugely eclectic body of work which features early material including the sprawling seven-section odyssey "Supper's Ready" and the title track of the conceptual masterpiece The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.

Yet R-KIVE also visits the unexpected - as evidenced by Hackett's flamenco-inspired "Nomads," Gabriel's "Signal To Noise" which featured Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ("possibly the greatest singer we had worked with"), and "Calling All Stations," the sole representative from the short-lived era in which Genesis were fronted by former Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson.

"This album jogs memories about old albums, things people might have missed the first time around," says Collins. "Most of the time, the singles always seem to be the things that are remembered from albums. Sometimes the lesser-known tracks deserve better than to be forgotten."

"I'm a songwriter first of all," adds Rutherford. "When you put these songs together, it's a wonderfully impressive array and variety of songs. It's an interesting combination that doesn't normally get put on the same page."

The release of R-KIVE will be followed by the accompanying reunion documentary Genesis - Sum Of The Parts which will be broadcast on SHOWTIME on October 10 at 8PM ET

Strength in depth. Vitality in variety. Creativity in diversity. In terms of what they've done together, and what they've done apart, there's never been a band like Genesis. It's a captivating story, told here from the beginning to the end for the very first time.

R-KIVE Track List

Disc 1
1.  "The Knife" - from Trepass (1970)
2.  "The Musical Box" - from Nursery Cryme (1971)
3.  "Supper's Ready" - from Foxtrot (1972)
4.  "The Cinema Show" - from Selling England By The Pound (1973)
5.  "I Know What I Like" - from Selling England By The Pound (1973)
6.  "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" - from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974)
7.  "Back In N.Y.C." - from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974)
8.  "The Carpet Crawlers" - from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974)
9.  "Ace of Wands" - from Steve Hackett's Voyage of the Acolyte (1975)

Disc 2
1.  "Ripples" - from A Trick of the Tail (1976)
2.  "Afterglow" - from Wind & Wuthering (1976)
3.  "Solsbury Hill" - from Peter Gabriel's first self-titled album (1977)
4.  "Follow You Follow Me" - from And Then There Were Three (1978)
5.  "For A While" - from Tony Banks's A Curious Feeling (1979)
6.  "Every Day" - from Steve Hackett's Spectral Mornings (1979)
7.  "Biko" - from Peter Gabriel's third self-titled album (1980)
8.  "Turn It On Again" - from Duke (1980)
9.  "In The Air Tonight" - from Phil Collins's Face Value (1981)
10. "Abacab" - from Abacab (1981)
11. "Mama" - from Genesis (1983)
12. "That's All" - from Genesis (1983)
13. "Easy Lover" - (Originally released in 1984)
14. "Silent Running" - from Mike + The Mechanics's self-titled album (1985)

Disc 3
1.   "Invisible Touch" - from Invisible Touch (1986)
2.   "Land of Confusion" - from Invisible Touch (1986)
3.   "Tonight Tonight Tonight" - from Invisible Touch (1986)
4.   "The Living Years" - from Mike + The Mechanics's Living Years (1989)
5.   "Red Day on Blue Street" - from Tony Bank's Still (1991)
6.   "I Can't Dance" - from We Can't Dance (1991)
7.   "No Son of Mine" - from We Can't Dance (1991)
8.   "Hold On My Heart" - from We Can't Dance (1991)
9.   "Over My Shoulder" - from Mike + The Mechanics's Beggar On A Beach Of Gold (1995)
10.  "Calling All Stations" - from Calling All Stations (1997)
11.  "Signal To Noise" - from Peter Gabriel's Up (2002)
12.  "Wake Up Call" - from Phil Collins's Testify (2002)
13.  "Nomads" - from Steve Hackett's Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth (2009)
14.  "Siren" - from Tony Banks's Six: Pieces of Orchestra (2012)