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“Most of the time, the singles always seem to be the things that are remembered from albums. Sometimes the lesser-known tracks deserve better than to be forgotten,” notes Phil Collins of the new three-disc anthology R-KIVE. Spanning 42 years, the 37-track set documents Genesis' history with classic material from the band compiled alongside selections from the solo careers of members Collins, Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford. Chronologically ordered, R-KIVE features Genesis’s biggest hits including “Invisible Touch,” “Turn It On Again,” “Land of Confusion,”’ and “I Can’t Dance.” Along the way it also visits Mike + The Mechanics’ classics “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder,” Collins’s “In The Air Tonight” and his Philip Bailey duet “Easy Lover,” and Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill.” But there's much more beyond the singles; the set opens with the nine-minute proto-punk “The Knife,” and early material including the sprawling seven-section odyssey “Supper’s Ready” and the title track of the conceptual masterpiece THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY (originally released on this day in 1974). The hugely eclectic body of work produced by Genesis and its members gets a long overdue salute with R-KIVE.
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