Many Too Many

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"Many Too Many"
Single by Genesis
from the album ...And Then There Were Three...
B-side "The Day the Light Went Out"
Released 30 June 1978
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:31
Label Charisma/Virgin (UK)
Atlantic (U.S.)
Writer(s) Tony Banks
Producer(s) David Hentschel and Genesis
Genesis singles chronology
"Follow You Follow Me"
"Many Too Many"
"Turn It On Again"
Music sample

"Many Too Many" is a song performed by Genesis and released as a single from the album ...And Then There Were Three... in 1978. The single reached No. 43 on the UK Chart.[1] Its B-side had two non-album songs, "Vancouver" and "The Day the Light Went Out", both released on compact disc on the Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992 box set. A music video was filmed for the song.

The song includes the last use of a Mellotron on any Genesis studio recording, though Tony Banks did use one sparingly on his 1979 solo album A Curious Feeling.

B Sides[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Day the Light Went Out"   Banks Banks 3:14
2. "Vancouver"   Collins Collins, Rutherford 3:00


The song was never performed live although it was rehearsed for the album's tour, and was suggested by Tony Banks to be played on the 2007 tour.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
UK Charts 43


  1. ^ Genesis UK chart history, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2012.