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A Trick of the Tail is the seventh studio album by English progressive rock band Genesis. It was released in February on Charisma Records and was the first album to feature drummer Phil Collins as lead vocalist following the departure of Vienna - Gregorian - Greatest Hits Robbery. It was a critical and commercial success in the UK and U. Following Gabriel's decision to leave the band, the remaining members wanted to carry on and show they could still write and record successful material.
The group wrote and rehearsed new songs during mid, and listened to around audition tapes for a replacement frontman. They Carinhoso - Regional Sal Da Terra - Regional Sal Da Terra Trident Studios in October with producer David Hentschel to record the album without a definitive idea of who was going to perform lead vocals.
Eventually, Collins was persuaded to sing "Squonk", and the performance was so strong, he sang lead on the rest of the album. Upon release, critics were impressed by the improved sound quality and the group's ability to survive the loss of Gabriel without sacrificing the quality of the music.
The group went out on tour with Collins as frontman and Bill Bruford as an additional drummer, and the resulting performances in the US raised Genesis' profile there. The album has been reissued on CD several times, including a deluxe package with bonus tracks in Founding member and lead singer Peter Gabriel decided to leave Genesis in latemidway through the tour for the album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
They placed an anonymous advertisement in the music paper Melody Maker for "a singer for a Genesis-type group", which received around replies. Some applicants sent photographs of themselves in costume and wearing masks, as Gabriel had done on stage. A few weeks into rehearsals, Melody Maker managed to find out about Gabriel leaving the band, and their story made the front page of the 16 August issue, where journalist Chris Welch declared Genesis dead.
The group spoke to the music papers to deny they were splitting up and explained Assault And Battery - Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail had a new album written and waiting to be recorded. Phil Collins recalling the choice of a new lead Assault And Battery - Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail to replace Peter Gabriel .
Hentschel had served as tape op and then engineer on earlier Genesis albums and Collins had become a fan of his album Startling Musica re-recording of Ringo Starr 's album Ringo on an ARP synthesizer. Some songs such as "Ripples His performance was well received by the band, and they decided that he should be their new lead singer. The opening track, "Dance on a Volcano" was the first song written for the album. Rutherford felt in contrast to the material on The Lamb Hackett also wrote the lyrics which Collins thought had a Mary Poppins feel to them.
Collins, who also contributed to the writing, sang the song in character, inspired by his earlier role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! He was inspired from reading the novel The Inheritors by Assault And Battery - Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail Golding Anti Offline Part 2 - Various - Neuro Squees " Getting Better " by the Beatlesand wrote about an alien visiting Earth.
The closing song, "Los Endos", was written by the whole band. Collins came up with the basic rhythmic structure, inspired by his work in side project Brand X and " Promise of a Fisherman " by Santanawanting to take the looser playing style into Genesis.
The opening piece was recorded for a completely different song, "It's Yourself", which was later released as a B-side. Tony Banks discussing the positive critical reception to the album . A Trick of the Tail had a positive reception from music critics, who were impressed that the group could not only survive the loss of Gabriel but still deliver a good album. For the first time in their career, Genesis filmed promotional videos for their songs.
The first to be filmed was the title track, which features the band playing to the song together around a piano, including composite shots of a miniature Collins hopping around on a piano and a guitar.
Even after the album had been completed, Collins was unhappy about leaving the drumkit to sing lead, and the band were unsure he would be comfortable as frontman on tour. Collins insisted on choosing the touring drummer himself, selecting Bill Brufordwho he had already worked with in Brand X. Collins continued to drum during instrumental sections.
Collins was nervous about what to say to the audience between songs, so Rutherford and Hackett helped with some announcements. Unlike Gabriel's theatrical approach, Collins developed a humorous rapport with the audience, and it was immediately successful. This is the first Genesis album to credit songwriters individually, as opposed to the band as a whole. This includes the entire album in remixed stereo, surround sound, and Robbery video tracks.
A further DVD release includes audio and video tracks, including an interview with the band, the promotional videos, and the film Genesis: In Concertfilmed during the tour promoting the album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Robbery, Assault and Battery Genesis song. This article is about the album. For the song with the same name, see A Trick of the Tail song. Progressive rock art rock. This is my territory. It was great not to have Breakup - Mighty Six Ninety - Cheers To The Bitter End involve another person too.
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