Genesis
Abacab

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

( 1981 ) 2016 EU repressing on 180g LP- The eleventh studio album by the British progressive rock band, The driving title-track from the band’s 1981 album, ‘Abacab’ epitomizes Genesis’ stylistic reinvention of the early ’80s. Like the album itself, ‘Abaca

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Release date: 15-09-2016(orginally released in 1981)
 
2016 EU repressing on 180g LP- The eleventh studio album by the British progressive rock band, The driving title-track from the band’s 1981 album, ‘Abacab’ epitomizes Genesis’ stylistic reinvention of the early ’80s. Like the album itself, ‘Abacab’ boasts a bold new sound: Tony Banks’ synthesizers are punchier and more rhythmic; Collins’ drums explode out of the speakers with an emphatic gated drum sound. Most importantly, with its soulful backing vocals, sparse arrangement, and gibberish hook, ‘Abacab’ offered the band levity and quirkiness, casting Genesis’ serious prog-rock image in a more playful light – just in time for punk’s crushing blow.
 
Tracks:
A1 Abacab
A2 No Reply At All
A3 Me And Sarah Jane
A4 Keep It Dark
 
B1 Dodo / Lurker
B2 Who Dunnit?
B3 Man On The Corner
B4 Like It Or Not
B5 Another Record
 
The Genesis reissue campaign soldiers on, this time with the band’s studio output during the half-decade between 1976 and 1981 which includes A Trick of the Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1971), And Then There Were Three (1978), Duke (1980) and Abacab (1981). The 1976-1981 era was a transitional period for Genesis on a couple of different levels, but the music that emerged within those years helped take a prog-heavy gang of musicians and turn them into proper pop/rock heroes.
 
The most curious thing about Abacab is that the band wrote an entire album’s worth of material, discarded it because the songs made them feel like they’d become a caricature of themselves, and started anew. We may never know what might’ve been, but at least we know what Abacab turned out to be, Genesis's second of four consecutive chart topping albums in the U.K. thanks to the trifecta of classic Top 40 singles, "Abacab,"  “No Reply at All,” and “Man on  the Corner.” 
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: virgin
Originally released: 1981
This release: 2016
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