Genesis’ ‘Duke’

Genesis’ ‘Duke’ is their tenth studio album recorded late 1979 in Sweden and released on March 28, 1980 by Charisma Records.

Track Listing : 1.Behind The Lines (Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford) – 05:31 . 2.Duchess (Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford) – 06:40 . 3.Guide Vocal (Tony Banks) – 01:18 . 4.Man Of Our Times (Mike Rutherford) – 05:35 . 5.Misunderstanding (Phil Collins) – 03:11 . 6.Heathaze (Tony Banks) – 05:00 . 7.Turn It On Again (Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford) – 03:50 . 8.Alone Tonight (Mike Rutherford) – 03:54 . 9.Cul-De-Sac (Tony Banks) – 05:02 . 10.Please Don’T Ask (Phil Collins) – 04:00 . 11.Duke‘S Travels (Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford) – 08:41 . 12.Duke‘S End (Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford) – 02:04

Musicians : Genesis – Band . Tony Banks – Keyboards, Backing Vocals, 12-String Guitar, Duck . Mike Rutherford – Guitars, Basses, Backing Vocals . Phil Collins – Drums, Vocals, Drum Machine, Duck . David Hentschel – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By David Hentschel, Genesis David Hentschel – Engineer . Dave Bascombe – Assistant Engineer . Ray Staff – Mastering

Package : Lionel Koechlin – Cover . Bill Smith – Art Direction

Recorded November–December 1979 At Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Maison Rouge, London; Trident Studios, London.

Released On March 28 / 31 , 1980 By Charisma / Atlantic.



GenesisDuke is that change. It features a brighter, much poppier sound, most likely due to Tony Banks finding new keyboards and Collins introducing the recently invented drum machine to the band. […]
The album doesn’t deserve every bit of harsh judgement, as the band’s creative skills were anything but a spent force; within Duke’s conformity to pop are plenty of sections that match a certain reputation. […]

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First and foremost, it’s a collection of well-crafted songs that (mostly) tell a story about losing the threads of a promising musical career, which was basically a metaphor for what had happened to all of the big bands of the 70s, including Genesis, in the wake of the punk revolution. […]


Genesis’ ‘Duke’


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