Charisma Records publish Genesis’ seventh album : ‘A Trick of the Tail’

Genesis’ ‘A Trick of the Tail’ is their seventh (but the first to feature Phil Collins as lead vocalist in replacement of Peter Gabriel) studio album released on February 2, 1976 by Charisma Records.

Track Listing : 1.Dance On A Volcano (Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins) – 05:53 . 2.Entangled (Steve Hackett, Tony Banks) – 06:28 . 3.Squonk (Rutherford, Tony Banks) – 06:27 . 4.Mad Man Moon (Tony Banks) – 07:35 . 5.Robbery, Assault And Battery (Tony Banks, Phil Collins) – 06:15 . 6.Ripples… (Rutherford, Tony Banks) – 08:03 . 7.A Trick Of The Tail (Tony Banks) – 04:34 . 8.Los Endos (Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Rutherford, Tony Banks) – 05:46

Musicians : Genesis – Band . Mike Rutherford – 12-String Guitar, Bass, Bass Pedals . Tony Banks – Pianos, Synthesizers, Organ, Mellotron, 12-String Guitar, Backing Vocals . Phil Collins – Drums, Percussion, Lead & Backing Vocals . Steve Hackett – Electric Guitar, 12-String Guitars

Production : Produced By David Hentschel, Genesis . David Hentschel – Engineer . Nick Haddock Bradford – Engineer

Package : Hipgnosis – Design . Colin Elgie – Design

Recorded October–November 1975 At Trident Studios In London.

Released On February 2, 1976 By Charisma, Atco.



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