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Turn It On Again: The Hits

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Length  78:56
Artist  Genesis
Label  Atlantic Records
Compiler  Geoff Callingham
Release date  22 October 1999
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Released  26 October 1999 (1999-10-26)
Recorded  1973–1999 (Original) 1970–1999 (Tour Edition)
Turn It On Again The Hits (1999)  Genesis Archive 2 1976–1992 (2000)
Genres  Rock music, Progressive rock, Pop rock, Art rock
Producers  Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford
Similar  Genesis albums, Progressive rock albums

Genesis turn it on again

Turn It On Again: The Hits is a greatest hits album by British progressive rock/pop-rock band Genesis. The album was originally released as a single album on 26 October 1999 by Virgin Records in England and by Atlantic Records in the United States.


In 2007, an expanded two-disc edition, subtitled The Tour Edition, was released to promote the Turn It on Again reunion tour. All of the tracks, except for "The Carpet Crawlers 1999," were remixed by Nick Davis. In addition, the album features more songs from every album in the band's catalogue (minus the live albums and From Genesis to Revelation). Besides 2CD version, the 2CD + 2DVD version was issued, which included The Video Show DVD and When in Rome DVD.

Album profile

All of the songs on the compilation feature the long-lasting Banks-Collins-Rutherford lineup of Genesis, with the exception of "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" and "The Carpet Crawlers 1999", which feature the Banks-Collins-Gabriel-Hackett-Rutherford lineup, and "Congo", which features the Banks-Rutherford-Wilson lineup.

Upon its release, Turn It On Again: The Hits reached #4 on the UK Albums Chart and #65 on the Billboard 200 (US) albums chart, where it achieved gold record status.

In 2007, the compilation was re-released as a 2-CD set with bonus tracks for the new tour of the group, this time including several songs from the Gabriel-era band, as well as the transitory Banks-Collins-Hackett-Rutheford lineup. The project was again extremely successful, re-entering the charts at #14 and the following week climbing to #5. The 2-disc version was released in the US on 11 September replacing The Platinum Collection.

The seven letters of the Genesis logo on the cover are parts of the different album cover logos over the years. They are as follows:

  • The "G" from ...And Then There Were Three...
  • The first "E" from the second "E" on We Can't Dance (the first "E" on that album's cover was reversed)
  • The "N" from Calling All Stations (with a different colour scheme; this was reverted on the 2007 re-issue)
  • The second "E" from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  • The first "S" from Duke
  • The "I" from Genesis
  • The second "S" from Invisible Touch
  • The band's official website has taken to using a similar format for its homepage; when the mouse is moved over each letter, the picture changes.

    Original Album (1999)

    All songs by Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford, except where indicated.


  • Tony Banks – keyboards, synthesizer, piano and 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Mike Rutherford – bass, electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric sitar and backing vocals
  • Phil Collins – vocals, drums and percussion (except on "Congo" and "The Knife")
  • Steve Hackett – lead guitar on "I Know What I Like", "The Carpet Crawlers", "Counting out Time", "Happy the Man", "Your Own Special Way", "Afterglow, "Pigeons", "Inside and Out" and "A Trick of the Tail"
  • Peter Gabriel – vocals and flute on "I Know What I Like", "The Carpet Crawlers", "Counting out Time", "Happy the Man" and "The Knife"
  • Anthony Phillips – lead guitar on "The Knife"
  • John Mayhew - drums on "The Knife"
  • Ray Wilson – vocals on "Congo"
  • Additional personnel
  • Nir Zidkyahu – drums on "Congo"
  • Charts



    1Turn It On Again3:51
    2Invisible Touch3:29


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