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Genesis – Duke (1980)

Genesis – Duke (1980)

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  • play_circle_outlineBehind the Lines
  • play_circle_outlineDuchess
  • play_circle_outlineGuide Vocal
  • play_circle_outlineMan of Our Times
  • play_circle_outlineMisunderstanding
  • play_circle_outlineHeathaze
  • play_circle_outlineTurn It On Again
  • play_circle_outlineAlone Tonight
  • play_circle_outlineCul-de-Sac
  • play_circle_outlinePlease Don't Ask
  • play_circle_outlineDuke's Travels
  • play_circle_outlineDuke's End

Duke is the tenth studio album by English rock band Genesis, released in March 1980 on Charisma Records. The album followed a period of inactivity for the band in early 1979. Phil Collins moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in an effort to salvage his failing first marriage, while Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford recorded solo albums. Collins returned to the UK after his marriage ended and wrote a significant amount of material, some of which was used for Duke and some was later reworked for his first solo album, Face Value. Duke contained a mix of individually-written songs and tracks that evolved from jam sessions in mid-1979, while recording took place at the end of the year. The break in activity rejuvenated the band, and they found the album an easy one to work on.

Duke was positively received by music critics, who praised the album for bridging the band’s progressive rock-oriented past, via experimental pieces such as the closing ten-minute “Duke’s Travels”/”Duke’s End” suite, with their more pop rock-oriented, commercially accessible direction, as displayed on the hit singles “Turn It On Again”, “Duchess”, and “Misunderstanding”. It was the first album by the group to reach No. 1 in the UK charts and has since been certified Platinum in both the UK and U.S.

Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and longest-lasting line-up consisted of keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil more...

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