The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings (Paperback)
Quintessentially British, Genesis spearheaded progressive rock in the 1970s, evolving into a chart-topping success through the end of the millennium. Influencing rock groups such as Radiohead, Phish, Rush, Marillion and Elbow, the experimental format of Genesis' songs inspired new avenues for music to explore. From the 23-minute masterpiece Supper's Ready, via the sublime beauty of Ripples and the bold experimentation of Mama, to hits such as Invisible Touch and I Can't Dance, their material was inventive and unique. This book is the chronological history of the band's music, with critical analysis and key details of each of the 204 songs Genesis recorded and released.
Steve Aldous has a lifelong interest in music, cinema and crime fiction. Author of a number of well-received short stories, articles and essays, he lives in Bury, Lancashire, UK.