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Many Too Many

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Released  30 June 1978
Length  3:31
Genre  Soft rock, art rock
Writer(s)  Tony Banks
B-side  "The Day the Light Went Out" "Vancouver"
Label  Charisma/Virgin (UK) Atlantic (U.S.)

"Many Too Many" is a love song recorded by English rock band Genesis.

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Background

It was released as a single from the album ...And Then There Were Three... in 1978 and written by the band's keyboardist, Tony Banks, who described it as "a simple love lyric". The single reached No. 43 on the UK Singles Chart, following the band's successful breakthrough into the Top Ten with "Follow You Follow Me". Its B-side had two non-album songs, "Vancouver" and "The Day the Light Went Out", both released on compact disc on the Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992 box set. A music video was filmed for the song.

The song includes the last use of a Mellotron on any Genesis studio recording, though Tony Banks did use one sparingly on his 1979 solo album A Curious Feeling.

Personnel

  • Phil Collins - vocals, drums
  • Tony Banks - piano, Mellotron
  • Mike Rutherford - electric guitar
  • Live

    The song was never performed live although it was rehearsed for the album's tour, and was suggested by Tony Banks to be played on the 2007 tour.

    References

    Many Too Many Wikipedia


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