October 11, 2011 – 4:36 am

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Group and Solo Rarities [no label, 1CD]

Rare and/or discontinued tracks.

Collector and music fan Philip Cohen embarks on another labour of love as he compiles this disc of Genesis rarities.

Late 1970s and early 1980s rarities by Genesis, group members Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford and ex-member Peter Gabriel. - Philip Cohen

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Cover picture by Ken Jackson, posted on the net.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Track 01. Mama (10.5MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 01. Mama (megaupload link)
Extended version, from UK 3-inch CD single. Out of print.

Track 02. It’s Gonna Get Better (8.9MB)
Extended version, from UK 3-inch CD single. Out of print.

Track 03. Follow You, Follow Me (4.6MB)
US Single version, note different intro. Out of print.

Track 04. Acting Very Strange - Mike Rutherford (8.7MB)
Extended version from UK 12-inch single.

Track 05. Couldn’t Get Arrested - Mike Rutherford (6.0MB)
Extended version from UK 12-inch single.

Track 06. Calypso - Mike Rutherford (5.5MB)
Non-LP B-side from the Acting Very Strange sessions. It’s from a European 7-inch single.

Track 07. This is Love - Tony Banks (8.2MB)
Extended. From UK 12-inch single.

Track 08. Charm - Tony Banks (7.5MB)
Extended. From UK 12-inch single.

Track 09. The Lady Lies (live in London) (8.8MB)
Soundsheet given away with the UK magazine, Flexipop.

Track 10. Firth Of Fifth (live at The Savoy, New York 1981 (13.3MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 10. Firth Of Fifth (megaupload link)
This is the B-side of the UK That’s All 12-inch single.

Track 11. Turn it On Again (live at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London) (6.6MB)
This was a promotional-only US Atlantic Records 12-inch single.

Track 12. Solisbury Hill - Peter Gabriel (live at The Bottom Line, New York City, October 4,1978) (7.0MB)
This was a soundsheet that was given away with a magazine. Cannot identify the magazine, since I obtained the soundsheet some years after it was released, and without the magazine. The label area says “Thank You Peter!”

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Track 13. Turn It on Again (medley, live in Philadelphia) (13.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 13. Turn It on Again (megaupload link)
B-side of the UK Illegal Alien 12-inch single.

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  2. Thank you Phil. I’m not familiar with some of these songs. Can I assume the uncredited tracks are performed by the whole band?

    I appreciate your remark “Thank You Peter!” in the label area”. I always looked for those little messages on my LPs. A few I remember without actually looking were; “Where’s Yer Stereo At, Jer? (Grateful Dead), “With Love From Jessica and ?” and then on a later release, ” With Love From Jessica and Christopher” (Both on James Gang albums) and my favorite “That’s No Banany, That’s My Nose” (Joe Walsh solo). I know there were more.

    By Sking on Oct 11, 2011

  3. Too bad Gabriel never released his live punk take on “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” I’d love a hi-fi version of that scorcher!

    By Just Bill on Oct 11, 2011

  4. Thanks!

    By Tom on Oct 11, 2011

  5. The version of Solsbury Hill sonds very much like the one given away at the Dec 1978 concert I attended. If I remember the dedication read ‘Thank you, Peter” … Subtle difference.
    Nice touch … And he was excellent too!

    By Nervous Ned on Oct 12, 2011

  6. Some real jewels here, thanks again BigO. It’s been ages since I heard Tony Banks’ beautiful “Charm.”

    By Rex on Oct 12, 2011

  7. Thank-you once again. : )

    By Ron M on Oct 14, 2011

  8. Thanks for this, we saw PG a couple of weeks after this on his N American tour, this was the last song of the set; ‘Here Comes the Flood’ solo at a piano with the house lights up (no one wanted to leave) was the last song of the night. A show for the ages.

    By raoul duke on Oct 20, 2011

  9. Thank you Phil!

    By toyn on Oct 20, 2011

  10. Thanks again for a great cd!

    By BigLou on Oct 27, 2011

  11. Wonderful. I love it. Thanks BigO.

    By zman on Nov 2, 2011

  12. Thanks, Phillip. Very much appreciated. These two bands are completely different, but do you have any rarities of Yes or The Clash?

    By JVass on Nov 7, 2011

  13. I really enjoy these types of compilations. The solo stuff is new to me too. Thanks for sharing.

    By Matt on Dec 9, 2011

  14. Thank You! I had the vinyl of “It’s Gonna Get Better,” but discarded it. I bought the whole album on MP3. The short version on the album always bugged me - this version makes more sense lyrically and is much much better!

    By A.J. on Aug 18, 2012

  15. thanks for that [email protected]!! that’s great

    By GREGORY on Mar 8, 2014

  16. please more Gabriel and Genesis !!!

    By GREGORY on Mar 8, 2014


    By darth on May 23, 2014

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