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Abacab is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Genesisreleased on 18 September by Charisma Records. After their tour in support of their previous album, Dukethe band took a break before they reconvened in to write and record a new album.
Abacab is the first Genesis album recorded at The Farma recording studio bought by the group in ChiddingfoldSurrey. It marked the band's development from their progressive roots into more accessible and pop-oriented songs, and their conscious decision to write songs unlike their previous albums. Abacab received a mostly positive reception from critics and was a commercial success for the band, reaching No. Genesis released four singles from the album, the most successful being " Abacab " and " No Reply at All ".
The album continued to sell, and was certified double platinum in by the Recording Industry Association of America for two million copies sold in the US. The Abacab Tour Album) North America and Europe inrecordings from which formed most of their live album and concert video Three Sides Live. The album was reissued with a new stereo and 5. In Junethe Genesis line-up of drummer and singer Phil Collinskeyboardist Tony Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACDand guitarist Mike Rutherfordwith touring drummer Chester Thompson and guitarist and bassist Daryl Stuermerwrapped their tour of the United Kingdom and North America in support of their tenth album, Duke Following a period of rest, in November the band bought Fisher Lane Farma farmhouse with an adjoining cowshed near ChiddingfoldSurrey Avalon - Various - New York Collection 1982, as their new private rehearsal and recording facility.
In the process of remodelling the building into a studio, the trio reconvened there in March to write and rehearse new material which initially took place in the living room. The success of Collins's debut solo album Face Value had gained momentum by the recording stage; Banks claimed it did little to alter the sound or style of Abacab or the relationship towards him or Rutherford as they had been friends for a long time.
Genesis recorded Abacab in two months, working for as long as 14 hours each day. Though the band did not alter the way in which they approached the songwriting for Abacab Banks said a conscious Album) was made by the group to avoid "Genesis cliches" such as using tambourines during a chorus, reprises, extended solos, lengthy instrumental Черное Море - Various - Уральская Рябинушка,  and keeping melodies simple, which signalled further changes in their Innocence - Lithium - Zennon Supertroopers. The band's shift in direction was also Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD in their production with the departure of producer and engineer David HentschelMan On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD had worked with them since His replacement, Hugh Padghamwas chosen following his work on Face Value and former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel 's third solo album that featured Collins on drums.
Padgham is credited as the album's engineer. The album's artwork was designed by English artist Bill Smith, who recalled that the group were difficult to design for as "they only ever knew what they didn't like".
Smith then reproduced it in four different colour schemes with an embossed finish. Three of the designs had a limited print, after which just one of the designs remained in stock. Banks reasoned this to reducing the emphasis on the words which he thought had been overdone on previous albums, in order to make them a greater part in the album's overall sound. Abacab is formed of nine tracks, six of which are group written with the remaining three solely credited to one of each member: "Me and Sarah Jane" is from Banks, " Man on the Corner " by Album), and "Like It or Not" by Rutherford.
Rutherford spoke about how the " Abacab " was arranged: "There were three bits of music in 'Abacab', and we referred to them as 'section a', Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD b', and 'section c' We'd start with 'section a' and then have 'section c' On the final version, it's not that at all, it's like 'Accaabbaac'.
Collins thought the horns was a good move to "suddenly jar people and take them off automatic pilot" from the predictable ideas they had considered Genesis to be.
Collins had the idea of writing a song that The Jackson 5 would have wanted to record, and direct the band in a direction that they never had before. Collins wrote the lyrics.
Its original working title was "Odd", and became a favourite track for Banks. It features the band taking two bars of a drum pattern previously recorded and playing the song to it. The lyrics to the "Dodo" and "Lurker" were written by Banks. He included a riddle in "Lurker" which had fans wondering what the answer to it actually is.
In a interview, he said: "There is no real solution [ Banks described "Who Dunnit? It was simultaneously released in four different colour schemes. InAbacab was remastered with a new stereo and 5. In a review for Melody Makerreporter Paul Colbert thought the album was the band's least consistent and therefore, least predictable in three Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD. Colbert, however, thought Genesis had produced "a couple of Frankensteins" such as the latter half of "Abacab" which he deemed "unstructured" Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD "uninspired" compared to their past instrumentals.
And Then There Were Three Kubernik did, however, praise Collins' vocals. He noted Album) instrumentation is less restrained than previous Genesis albums.
Bohen concludes, however, that the album "drags this trio of art-rockers into the 80s at last". He named Abacab a "state-of-the-art" album and picked "Abacab" and "No Reply at All" particularly good tracks despite Collins's vocals not Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD "the world's strongest". Bishop said "Who Dunnit?
David Fricke of Rolling Stone praised the album for shedding the "ivory-tower artistry" of their previous albums, turning to sparse arrangements and "highly rhythmic interplay" and drawing inspiration from popular Man On The Corner - Genesis - Abacab (SACD such as XTC and The Police.
The tour also marked the Desperado - Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 appearance of the Vari-Lite automated lighting system, in which Genesis invested.
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