Genesis discography

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Genesis discography
2180 - Pittsburgh - Mellon Arena - Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers.JPG
Genesis live on Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007
Studio albums15
Live albums6
Compilation albums3
Video albums8
Music videos32
EPs2
Singles43
Box sets8

The discography of the British band Genesis contains 15 studio albums, six live albums, three compilation albums, and a variety of box sets. They have sold around 21.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the United States[1] and over 100 million worldwide.[2][3]

Genesis were formed by frontman Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist / guitarist Mike Rutherford and guitarist Anthony Phillips at the British public school Charterhouse School, where they drew on contemporary pop, soul, classical and church music influences to write their own songs.[4] They attracted the interest of former pupil Jonathan King, who signed them to a contract in 1967.[5] Following the failure of the first few singles, and an album, From Genesis to Revelation, the group split from King in 1969, signing with Charisma Records the following year.[6] From then to 1974, Genesis released a studio album around once a year. The line-up stabilised in 1971 after Steve Hackett replaced Phillips and Phil Collins joined as a drummer. The group established commercial success in the UK with Foxtrot (1972), and with the following year's Selling England by the Pound charting at No. 3.[7]

The group survived Gabriel's departure in 1975, releasing the top three album A Trick of the Tail the following year with Collins also becoming lead singer.[8] Hackett left in 1977, reducing the group to a trio of Banks, Rutherford and Collins. They became more commercially successful in the 1980s and began to have hit singles, reaching a peak in with 1986's Invisible Touch and 1991's We Can't Dance which both topped the UK charts.[9] After Collins left the band in 1996, the group released one more album, Calling All Stations, before disbanding.[10]

All of the group's work since signing to Charisma (since acquired by Virgin Records and then EMI) has been remastered and re-released, and is available on various compilations albums such as Turn It On Again: The Hits and Platinum Collection. The sole exception is From Genesis to Revelation, whose copyright is owned by King, which has been reissued several times independently to the rest of the band's releases.[11]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NLD
[17]
NOR
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
1969 From Genesis to Revelation
  • Released: 7 March 1969
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1970 Trespass
  • Released: 23 October 1970
  • Label: Charisma
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
98
1971 Nursery Cryme
  • Released: 12 November 1971
  • Label: Charisma
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
39
1972 Foxtrot
  • Released: 6 October 1972
  • Label: Charisma
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
12 45
  • BPI: Gold[22]
  • SNEP: Gold
1973 Selling England by the Pound
  • Released: 13 October 1973
  • Label: Charisma
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
3 52 70
1974 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  • Released: 18 November 1974
  • Label: Charisma
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
10 80 41
1976 A Trick of the Tail
  • Released: 2 February 1976
  • Label: Atco
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
3 93 43 7 17 8 31
Wind & Wuthering
  • Released: 17 December 1976[24]
  • Label: Atco
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
7 57 19 15 12 21 7 26
1978 ...And Then There Were Three...
  • Released: 24 March 1978
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
3 12 17 2 8 7 22 3 14
1980 Duke
  • Released: 28 March 1980
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 22 14 4 2 12 4 9 3 11
  • BPI: Platinum[22]
  • RIAA: Platinum[23]
  • SNEP: Gold
1981 Abacab
  • Released: 18 September 1981
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 18 6 6 4 11 4 7
  • BPI: Gold[22]
  • BVMI: Gold
  • SNEP: Gold
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[23]
1983 Genesis
  • Released: 3 October 1983
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 41 2 5 1 2 2 12 2 9
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[22]
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[23]
  • SNEP: Platinum
1986 Invisible Touch
  • Released: 6 June 1986
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 3 5 8 2 2 3 4 4 3
  • BPI: 4× Platinum[22]
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum[23]
  • SNEP: Platinum
1991 We Can't Dance
  • Released: 28 October 1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 8 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 4
  • BPI: 5× Platinum[22]
  • ARIA: Platinum[25]
  • BVMI: 5× Platinum
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[23]
  • SNEP: 2× Platinum
1997 Calling All Stations
  • Released: 2 September 1997
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
2 6 5 2 9 2 11 3 54
  • BPI: Gold[22]
  • BVMI: Gold
  • SNEP: Gold

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NLD
[17]
NOR
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
1973 Genesis Live
  • Released: 3 August 1973
  • Label: Charisma
9 105
1977 Seconds Out
  • Released: 21 October 1977
  • Label: Atlantic
4 74 17 19 26 12 47
1982 Three Sides Live
  • Released: 1 June 1982
  • Label: Atlantic
2 53 22 6 14 49 20 10
1992 The Way We Walk, Vol I: The Shorts
  • Released: 16 November 1992
  • Label: Atlantic/Virgin
3 37 8 3 2 18 40 4 35
1993 The Way We Walk, Vol II: The Longs
  • Released: 11 January 1993
  • Label: Atlantic/Virgin
1 32 12 3 2 5 17 33 3 20
2007 Live over Europe 2007
  • Released: 26 November 2007
  • Label: Atlantic/Virgin
51 47 93 1 70 62
  • BPI: Silver[22]
  • BVMI: Gold

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
GER
[16]
US
[21]
1990 Genesis – The Vertigo Years
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Format: CD
  • Australia only
1991 Turn It On Again: Best of '81–'83
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: PolyGram International
  • Format: CD
8
1999 Turn It On Again: The Hits
  • Released: 25 October 1999
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD
4 98 1 65
2017 50 Years Ago
  • Released: 1 March 2017
  • Label: Jonjo Music
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Box sets[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[12]
GER
[16]
US
[21]
1998 Genesis Archive 1967–75
  • Released: 22 June 1998
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD
35 75
2000 Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992
  • Released: 6 November 2000
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD
103
2004 Platinum Collection
  • Released: 29 November 2004
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD
21 15 100
2007 Genesis 1976–1982
  • Released: 2 April 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
Genesis 1983–1998
  • Released: 1 October 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
57
2008 Genesis 1970–1975
  • Released: 10 November 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
151 22
2009 Genesis Live 1973–2007
  • Released: 14 September 2009
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD
42
2014 R-Kive
  • Released: 22 September 2014
  • Label: UMC
  • Format: CD
7 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Release date EP title UK peak
May 1977 Spot the Pigeon 14[26]
May 1982 3X3 10[26]

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Year Single Album
1968 "The Silent Sun" From Genesis to Revelation
"A Winter's Tale" Non-album single
1969 "Where the Sour Turns to Sweet" From Genesis to Revelation

1970s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[27]
AUT
[14]
BEL
[28]
CAN
[29]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NOR
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
ITA
[30]
NLD
[31]
US
[32]
US CB
[33]
1971 "The Knife" (Part 1) Trespass
1972 "Happy the Man"[26] Non-album single
"Watcher of the Skies" Foxtrot
1974 "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" 21 Selling England by the Pound
"Counting Out Time" 64 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1975 "The Carpet Crawlers"
1976 "Entangled" 34 A Trick of the Tail
"A Trick of the Tail" 18
1977 "Your Own Special Way" 43 83 62 87 Wind & Wuthering
Spot the Pigeon (EP)[note 1] 14 55 9 Spot the Pigeon
1978 "Follow You Follow Me" 7 16 22 15 26 25 12 8 5 17 23 22 ...And Then There Were Three...
"Many Too Many" 43 41
"Go West Young Man (In the Motherlode)"

1980s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[27]
AUT
[14]
BEL
[28]
CAN
[29]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NOR
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
ITA
[30]
NLD
[31]
US Hot 100
[32]
US CB
[33]
US Main
[34]
1980 "Turn It On Again" 8 49 32 66 8 38 58 55 Duke
"Duchess" 46
"Misunderstanding" 42 1 14 14
1981 "Abacab" 9 35 50 36 11 8 28 8 31 26 26 40 4 Abacab
"No Reply at All" 74 7 19 29 28 2
"Keep It Dark" 33
1982 "Man on the Corner" 41 28 40 45 14
"Paperlate"[note 2] 10 73 25 36 32 31 2 3×3
1983 "Mama" 4 45 27 10 21 43 31 4 3 2 2 9 7 73 60 5 Genesis
"That's All" 16 62 19 14 27 15 6 10 2
"Home by the Sea" 80 4 24
1984 "Illegal Alien" 46 41 44 49 21
"Taking It All Too Hard" 50 49 41
1986 "Invisible Touch" 15 3 8 6 18 16 13 21 1 1 1 Invisible Touch
"Throwing It All Away" 22 94 12 4 3 1
"In Too Deep" 19 17 30 15 55 55 3 4 25
"Land of Confusion" 14 21 9 27 14 8 67 7 10 8 8 4 5 11
1987 "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" 18 93 42 40 19 59 23 33 3 3 45

1990s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[27]
AUT
[14]
BEL
[28]
CAN
[29]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NOR
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
ITA
[30]
NLD
[31]
US Hot 100
[32]
US CB
[33]
US Main
[34]
1991 "No Son of Mine" 6 29 36 7 12 1 6 3 4 13 8 4 8 12 6 3 We Can't Dance
"I Can't Dance" 7 7 10 2 1 3 8 4 13 8 17 1 7 3 2
1992 "Hold on My Heart" 16 63 16 1 14 45 11 12 11
"Jesus He Knows Me" 20 56 35 26 18 10 10 13 38 11 23 16 24
"Never a Time" 9 56 21 19
"Invisible Touch" (Live) 7 The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts
1993 "Tell Me Why" 40 110 10 51 36 We Can't Dance
1997 "Congo" 29 35 28 51 31 32 25 Calling All Stations
"Shipwrecked" 54 44 82
1998 "Not About Us" 66 81
1999 "The Carpet Crawlers 1999" 72 Turn It On Again: The Hits

2000s[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Year Single Album
2006 "The Silent Sun 2006" Non-album single
  1. ^ Spot the Pigeon was a 3-track EP containing the songs "Match of the Day", "Pigeons" and "Inside and Out".
  2. ^ In the United Kingdom, "Paperlate" was the lead track on the 3×3 EP. The record appeared in the UK singles chart as 3×3 (EP) and Paperlate (EP).

Other charted songs[edit]

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US Main
[35]
1982 "You Might Recall" 40 3×3
1983 "It's Gonna Get Better" 16 Genesis
"Just a Job to Do" 10
1986 "The Last Domino" 29 Invisible Touch
"Anything She Does" 40
1992 "Driving the Last Spike" 25 We Can't Dance

Videos[edit]

Concert films and videos[edit]

Year Title Notes
1977 Genesis: In Concert[36] Mix of live concert and stock footage set to music.
1982 Three Sides Live[37] Compilation of footage from Nassau Coliseum, The Savoy and Birmingham International Arena, filmed November - December 1981.[38]
1985 The Mama Tour[39] Filmed at the Birmingham NEC, February 1984.[38]
1987 Visible Touch[39] Compilation of music videos.[38]
1988 Invisible Touch Tour[39] Filmed at Wembley Stadium, July 1987.[38]
1993 Genesis Live – The Way We Walk – In Concert[39][40] Reissued in 2002 as The Way We Walk – Live in Concert
2003 Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium[41] Reissue of Invisible Touch tour video
2004 The Video Show[42] Compilation of videos from 1976–1999
2008 When in Rome 2007
2009 Genesis The Movie Box[43] Compilation of concert footage from 1981–1992

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1976 "A Trick of the Tail" Bruce Gowers
"Ripples"
"Robbery, Assault and Battery"
1978 "Follow You Follow Me" B. Rymer
"Many Too Many" Ken O'Neill
1980 "Turn It On Again" Stuart Orme
"Duchess"
"Misunderstanding"
1981 "Abacab" B. Rymer
"No Reply at All" Stuart Orme
"Keep It Dark"
1982 "Man on the Corner"
"Paperlate" N/A
1983 "Mama" Stuart Orme
"Illegal Alien"
"That's All" Jim Yukich
1984 "Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea"
1986 "Invisible Touch"
"In Too Deep"
"Throwing It All Away"
"Land of Confusion" Jim Yukich, John Lloyd
1987 "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" Jim Yukich
"Anything She Does"
1991 "No Son of Mine"
"I Can't Dance"
1992 "Hold on My Heart"
"Jesus He Knows Me"
1993 "Tell Me Why"
1997 "Congo" Howard Greenhalgh
"Shipwrecked" Greg Masuak
1998 "Not About Us" Mike Kaufman
1999 "The Carpet Crawlers 1999" N/A

References[edit]

Citations

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