|Released 10 November 2008|
Genre Progressive rock
Release date 10 November 2008
|Length Audio: 5:27:34, Video: 7:01:34|
Label EMI (Europe) Atlantic/Rhino (North America)
Genesis 1970–1975 (2008) Genesis Live 1973–2007 (2009)
Producers John Anthony, Dave Hitchcock, John Burns
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album
Similar Genesis albums, Progressive rock albums
Genesis 1970–1975 is a box set of five studio albums by Genesis featuring Peter Gabriel. It was released on 10 November 2008 in Europe by EMI and on 11 November 2008 in North America by Atlantic/Rhino. The 7-CD/6-DVD box set includes newly remixed versions of the albums Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. The band's 1969 debut album, From Genesis to Revelation, was excluded because of the band losing the rights to it. The fifth pair of discs includes B-side songs, 3 rare songs from BBC Sessions in 1970 and the never-before-released Genesis Plays Jackson soundtrack. Each bonus DVD features audio versions of the albums in 5.1 surround sound, as well as videos from each album's corresponding tour, new interviews, and photo galleries. The European version includes CD/SACD Hybrids instead of standard CDs. EMI also released a limited edition six disc vinyl box set containing the original albums only on 24 November 2008.
Genesis 1970–1975 appeared at position seven in the "Top 100 Recommended CD Reviews of All Time" at All About Jazz. It has since fallen to position nine. In 2010 the box set received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Surround Sound Album.
In the European and Japanese releases of this box set, the CDs are hybrid SACD/CDs. The SACD layer is a multichannel surround sound remix.
In the Canadian and U.S. releases of this box set, standard CDs with no SACD layer are included.
In all versions of the box set, the DVDs are DVD-Video format (not DVD-Audio), although they contain both audio and video tracks. These DVDs include three audio mixes: DTS 5.1-channel surround sound, Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound, and Dolby Digital stereo. The DTS surround sound is a slightly compressed version of the surround sound on the SACDs (remark: Nick Davis talks about the DTS format and therefore means data compression/reduction, not compression of the dynamic range of the music), and the Dolby surround sound is a slightly inferior quality to the DTS.
All of the audio tracks on these CDs were remixed in stereo and surround sound by producer Nick Davis.
In addition to the 7-CD/6-DVD box set, EMI released a limited edition vinyl box set on 24 November 2008.
The following seven letters on the "Genesis" logo are from the albums are:
Trespass & tracks 3-10 of Extra Tracks 1970-1975 written by: Phillips/Rutherford/Gabriel/Banks
All other tracks written by: Banks/Rutherford/Gabriel/Collins/Hackett/
Extra Tracks 1970 to 1975
On all tracks:
On Trespass, and tracks 3–10 of Extra Tracks:
On Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and tracks 1–2 of Extra Tracks:
UK/EU Version: CD/SACD hybrid + DVD (PAL)
US/Canadian Version: CD + DVD (NTSC)
Japanese Version: CD/SACD hybrid + DVD (NTSC)
1Looking for Someone7:04
3Visions of Angels6:50