Talk:Wind & Wuthering

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Finest? Worst?[edit]

I removed the "generally considered as band's finest", as this is, on the opposite, generally considered one of the 1970s worst (though in m opinion good anyway...). Attilios. [12:33, 6 December 2005]

From the opinions I've seen of Genesis fans online, it is probably less accurate to say that W&W is generally considered one of the 70s worst Genesis albums than to say it is considered one of Genesis' finest. But probably neither claim belongs in these Genesis album articles. There's no consensus. [04:58, 15 August 2006]

One for the Vine chorus[edit]

Regarding this claim in the article, " the song 'One For The Vine,' the heavily-chorused, treble-heavy effect used with wild abandon in the 1980s upon Collins's voice makes its debut on the chorus": My question is, which part of One For The Vine is the chorus?? I don't think that song has a chorus. [04:58, 15 August 2006]

"Chorus" here refers to the effect used on his voice and not to any part of the song structure. (Four and a half years later ... better than nothing). Daniel Case (talk) 05:22, 25 June 2011 (UTC)


I feel that this article is too opinionated, and sounds like a review of the album by a fan. I disagree that Wot Gorilla? is a weak spot on the album. To me, it shows Tony Banks' musical genius and control of the keyboard. I also object to the observation that Phil's vocals are usually hard to discern. I do admit that the Eleventh Earl of Mar lyrics are hard to discern because of the reverb and how low the vocals are mixed. Every other song sounds fine to me, and I can tell what Phil is saying.

I agree, it's more like a poncy music magazine article than an encyclopedia entry. Auximines 22:27, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
At least a few other Genesis albums on Wikipedia have the same treatment, unfortunately. --cholmes75 (chit chat) 17:00, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
was going to say the same thing. It reads like a review.

Even though I agree with a lot of the praise heaped on this album. It seems to me as if it goes agains the policy of Wikepedia, which is to provide neutral and unbiased articles. Yeshead.

EXAMPLE: the article currently states that W&W "accurately met the US orchestral rock era head-on while still maintaining its essential Britishness..." First: "Huh?" Does this statement convey any information at all? Second, Wikipedia articles aren't supposed to be "reviews." Stick to facts, PLEASE!!! B. Polhemus (talk) 13:09, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 03:22, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Track Listing[edit]

The extension to "Wot Gorilla" and the inclusion of "Spectral Mornings" aren't on my copy of the LP (nor listed by any CD resellers that I can find). Which version was it that actually included these? The reference to "tracks 7 and 8" in the text above the track listing currently doesn't add up. ( (talk) 11:27, 17 May 2008 (UTC))

Merge proposals[edit]

Having looked at our articles for …In That Quiet Earth' and Afterglow (Genesis song) I doubt they are sufficiently notable to have their own articles and merely reiterate much of content which exists here. Therefore, I suggest that any additional content be merged here and those article be redirects (not that would expect anyone to search for those titles as such). Rodhullandemu 17:03, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

No comments in 10 days, so I've done these. Rodhullandemu 14:26, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Two favorites?[edit]

The article quotes Tony Banks as saying this is one of his two favorite Genesis albums. Did he say what the other one was? I think it's worth mentioning. ("... along with X, were his two favourites..." -- something like that.) Meservy (talk) 21:59, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

The other is one is "Duke", which actually IS his favorite, according to the documentary on the remastered disc from 2007. BGC (talk) 05:38, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Wot Gorilla?[edit]

I believe that the assumed reference to Chester Thompson in "Wot Gorilla" isn't too sensible. The album has been recorded in September 1976, and at that time Chester Thompson didn't play with the band. According to Chapter and Verse Chester Thompson has been called the first time by Phil Collins in late October or early November while the first rehearsals took place sometime in November. Circa at Christmas the LP was published.

So either must Genesis have renamed the piece one month before it was released (namely when Chester was in at the first rehearsals), or they have alluded to Chester before they even wanted him to join the tour band - or the title has a different reason. --Mabol! (talk) 10:01, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Release date.[edit]

I am so fucking annoyed that I am going to say nothing beyond this: 1. Reverting good-faith edits is NOT vandalism. 2. When sources differ, discussion rather than reversion should ensue, per this guideline. 3. Using a non-free image, i.e. essentially a breach of copyright, as a source is specifically NOT allowed per WP:RS. 4. Reverting an Admin's edit as bad-faith is rarely going to be a good idea. I've reverted but will not edit-war. Suffice it to say that Galllo's book is a contemporaneous record of the release of all Genesis albums up to and including "And then there were three", and he spent over ten years on the road with Genesis, so you might think he is authoritative- so much so, that in fact most of what is read on the Internet about Genesis stems from his writings. If you think a hack writing liner notes for a CD release over 20 years after the event is a more reliable source, please say why or take it here. Meanwhile, I have work to do and I'd appreciate it not being interrupted. Rodhullandemu 22:31, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

If you were more polite about it (are F words necessary, especially from a so-called "admin"?), I'd add my two cents on the issue, but I'll defer. I outgrew my pacifier as a toddler. BGC (talk) 22:38, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
I apologise, but when I take time out from a 7500-edit project to find chapter and verse for a fact and am reverted as no better than a vandal, and without discussion, it rankles somewhat and makes me wonder whether my work here is worthwhile. On the point, "allmusic ((( Wind & Wuthering > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-10-14.  would seem to be as authoritative and more easily verifiable. I accept your apology. Rodhullandemu 22:48, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Allmusic has had loads of errors in there over the years. And the release date listed there is referring to the US release, since it's an American site. My contention is the UK release - the official one - is 1/7/77. How about this to ponder over... A Trick of the Tail, it is generally agreed upon, was released on 2/20/76. According to this UK chart archive, it entered the chart the ending 2/28/76, 7 days after its release [1]. The Lamb, which was released on 11/29/74, appeared for the first time on 12/7/74.... 8 days after its release [2], same with Selling England... (released 10/12/73, charted the week ending 10/20) [3]. Let's look at Seconds Out (R: 10/21/77, C: 10/29/77) [4], and let's go one further with And Then.... (R: 4/7/78, C: 4/15/78) [5]. It stands to reason that if Wind & Wuthering, a new and anticipated LP by a well-established act, entered the UK chart on 1/15/77 (and it did: [6]), using the pattern that was firmly followed for the other releases I've just listed, its release date would have to fall on 1/7/77. BGC (talk) 23:21, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
"It stands to reason" is not a a citation. The official Genesis Music site shows this as 1976. There is no more reliable source than the band themselves. On a personal note, I bought the album in Dec 1976, but I know that's original research, so it's not a citation either. MrMarmite (talk) 23:27, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
I wasn't talking to you, and you're probably senile anyway, so your personal anecdote is about as invalid as anything I've heard. BGC (talk) 23:33, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
I care not to whom you were talking. As you have reverted to childish insults, I think you have made your position quite clear. MrMarmite (talk) 23:36, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I have. "Logical". BGC (talk) 23:38, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Perhaps it is the mark of maturity that when an editor's edits and sources are questioned, they actually take some time for discussion and some due diligence rather than describing any contrary viewpoint as vandalism. As an admin, I see it on a daily basis; but rarely do I see "I'm sorry, I made a mistake in assuming that my source was the only correct one". Rodhullandemu 23:42, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Sound point. I shall await your apologies then. BGC (talk) 23:51, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Yawn. Wait on. Rodhullandemu 00:00, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Nat King Cole in a Genesis sleeve?[edit]

In the French movie Peindre ou faire l'amour aka To Paint or Make Love (2005) the husband William puts on a record. The wife Madelaine goes to the record shelf, pics up the sleeve and tells to friends in the room 'This was the song they played when we met'. One can clearly see that it's the Wind & Wuthering cover she's holding in her hand. But the song we hear it's neither "Your Own Special Way" nor "Afterglow" as one may expect but Nature Boy which Nat King Cole used to sing. Change of hearts from the directors who added another song in post production? The couldn't change the sleeve though... Kiujm (talk) 21:57, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Or they may not have managed to get permission to use any of those ballads from W&W, therefore had to add in Nature Boy after the shoot. (talk) 00:19, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

First Collins-led Genesis album[edit]

I think something should be mentioned about the fact that this is the first Genesis release after Peter Gabriel's departure and the implications (impact) that such event had on the band's sound and style (I'm not qualified for such task, so I just mention it in the hope someone can add some interesting stuff to the article). Alvabass (talk) 05:24, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

A Trick of the Tail was the first post-Gabriel album, though. MFNickster (talk) 20:38, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

You are right. I forgot about that album. My mistake. Alvabass (talk) 22:13, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Rutherford on electric piano?[edit]

Does anyone know the source re: Mike Rutherford playing electric piano on the middle section of 'Your Own Special Way'? That's a new one on me... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wateroftyne (talkcontribs) 19:43, 17 November 2013 (UTC)