37 Songs, 3 Hours 53 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Nick the Beatles fan ,

Good job....

A decent compilation of the works of Genesis as a whole but not perfect.... Very good for someone who wants to explore Genesis a little more but aren't a diehard fan.

DaveGrin ,

More For The Passive Fan...

To summarize the lengthy (and largely successful) career of Genesis and it's solo projects on a 3-CD collection properly seems like an almost impossible task. You can't include all the massive radio hits and great album cuts by Genesis, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel - much less the succcess of Mike Rutherford (Mike and the Mechanics) and the unfortunately often overlooked work of Tony Banks and Steve Hackett. So, if you are looking for that complete collection... This is not it. This is a sampler of the band and the solo works of the 5-primary members of Genesis (there were others, but these five made up what many consider to be "classic Genesis"): Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford.

I would go on record as saying this is not a die-hard fan's album. The die-hard fan has had these tracks for years (there are no rarities here - just album tracks). This is really for the person who never really explored the band's music fully and never really grasped the connections to mega-successful solo artists like Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel. It also gives the casual fan a chance to probably hear Tony Banks' and Steve Hackett's work for the first time. Music downloaders will note that in America, this is the first time you can get two of Mike and the Mechanics hits ("Silent Running" and "The Living Years" as well as the international hit single "Over My Shoulder") as digital downloads, making it again desirable for the music lover that didn't have those albums already. So, in conclusion, while its a nice mixture of songs representitive of the many facets of the band and its primary members, R-Kive won't be for everyone.

Jfrie51661 ,

Pure Fan

They could do covers of the Knack and I would buy it. Check out Tony Banks solo stuff - especially “For A While”.

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