Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation

Limited editon 180-gram pressing

Long before Phil Collins joined Genesis, their first album was recorded in the summer of 1968. From Genesis To Revelation was an original concept album, an interpretation of the book of Genesis. The album features Peter Gabriel's distinctive vocals, with piano and acoustic guitar, and is heavily reliant on complex chord structures. Their sound is reminiscent of The Moody Blues and very early Pink Floyd with a bit more real world sensibility.

Genesis was founded in 1967 by pupils of Charterhouse School in Surrey. The road to the recording studio began when old boy Jonathan King, whose single, 'Everyone's Gone to the Moon' had reached the Top 5 in 1965, returned to his alma mater and a friend of the band pressed a demo tape into his hand. The boys involved were unknown to King, being a couple of years younger, but he was impressed.

Recently formed from an amalgamation of two school outfits, the Garden Wall and the Anon, the band didn't even have a name, so King christened them Genesis, "feeling this was the beginning of my production career." From Genesis to Revelation was a concept album, the idea being to tell the story of the evolution of mankind in 13 songs. String arrangements by Arthur Greenslade (commissioned by their producer to the reported 'surprise and annoyance' of the band) disguised any deficiencies but the album's original hymnbook-style black and gold cover didn't encourage purchase by rock fans.

Side One
Where The Sour Turns To Sweet
In The Beginning
Fireside Song
The Serpent
Am I Very Wrong?
In The Wilderness

Side Two
The Conqueror
In Hiding
One Day
In Limbo
The Silent Sun
A Place to Call My Own

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