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  • Performer: Genesis
  • Title: Abacab
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: VOX AU TTA ASF DMF VQF AHX
  • Released: 1981
  • Style: Pop Rock, Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1800 mb
  • FLAC album: 1682 mb
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Genesis - Abacab download album

The eleventh studio album from Genesis. It went platinum twice in the US, making this one of the band's best-selling albums there, while it went gold in the UK. The album was released with four different embossed covers simultaneously across the country, all depicting the same collage but with the paper shapes in different colors. Abacab" was a number one album in the UK, while it reached number 7 in the US, and produced four singles: "Abacab" "No Reply At All" "Keep It Dark" "Man On The Corner".

Abacab is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Genesis, released on 18 September 1981 by Charisma Records. After their 1980 tour in support of their previous album, Duke (1980), the band took a break before they reconvened in 1981 to write and record a new album. Abacab is the first Genesis album recorded at The Farm, a recording studio bought by the group in Chiddingfold, Surrey

Duke showcased a new Genesis - a sleek, hard, stylish trio that truly sounded like a different band from its first incarnation - but Abacab was where this new incarnation of the band came into its own. Working with producer Hugh Padgham, the group escalated the innovations of Duke, increasing the pop hooks, working them seamlessly into the artiest rock here.

Look up on the wall, there on the floor, Under the pillow, behind the door. There's a crack in the mirror. When they show it you stop and stare. Abacab He's in anywhere. Abacab Doesn't really care. you want it, you got it, you gotta go you want it, you got it, now you know. It's an illusion, It's a game, Or reflection of someone else's name.

Having repeatedly listened to this album for the past few days, I can certainly understand the arguments about which musical genre to label Abacab.

By Abacab, supporters of Genesis had observed hints of the pop direction the newer line-up were set to take, despite the pseudo pieces of ‘progressive’ rock that were blended into the mix. Duke, the previous album, was essentially the last attempt to include some involvement of the ‘vintage Genesis’ approach to it. If by now, like so many other Genesis fans of the 70s, you had not embraced the poppy, minimalist efforts, it was most understandable that the eleventh record of Genesis, Abacab, was missing from your collection

Genesis' "Abacab" was their first "true" pop album. It contains elements from the previous "Duke" album, released the previous year, only even more commercialised in the overall sound. The synths sounds cheap and dated too and the overall mood on this album is very straightforward. Nobody expected commercial sounds of this kind on a Genesis album. Abacab is a mixed bag with some material you should find on a Phil Collins album. No reply at all", "man on the corner" and "like it or not" are good pop songs with chart abilities but no Genesis lover was waiting for anything like that. Still there's some adventurous stuff which reminds of their glorious past.

Tracklist: 1. Abacab, 2. No Reply At All, 3. Me And Sarah Jane, 4. Keep It Dark, 5. Dodo, Lurker, 6. Who Dunnit?, 7. Man On The Corner, 8. Like It Or Not, 9. Another Record. Stereo Pop Special-98 by Genesis. The Phil Collins & Genesis Story by Genesis. Supergroups In Concert: Genesis Live At The Nassau Coliseum 29 November 1981 by Genesis. Live, The Way We Walk (Volume Two: The Longs) by Genesis. Live – Düsseldorf, DE 2. 6. Invisible Touch by Genesis. View all albums . Abacab.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Abacab
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
7:02
A2 No Reply At All
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Tom 84Horns – EWF HornsWritten-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
4:14
A3 Me And Sarah Jane
Written-By – Banks*
6:00
A4 Keep It Dark
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
4:34
B1 Dodo / Lurker
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
7:30
B2 Who Dunnit ?
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
3:22
B3 Man On The Corner
Written-By – Collins*
4:27
B4 Like It Or Not
Written-By – Rutherford*
4:58
B5 Another Record
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Farm
  • Mixed At – The Farm
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram International B.V.
  • Marketed By – Polygram Records

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar – Mike Rutherford
  • Cover – Bill Smith
  • Drums, Vocals – Phil Collins
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Hugh Padgham
  • Keyboards – Tony Banks
  • Producer – Genesis

Notes

Recorded and mixed at The Farm, Surrey.

Marketed in Australasia by PolyGram Records under exclusive licence.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 6302 162 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 6302 162 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CBR 102 Genesis Abacab ‎(LP, Album, Emb) Charisma CBR 102 UK 1981
0946 385183 2 7 Genesis Abacab ‎(CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, PAL + Unofficial, Dig) Virgin 0946 385183 2 7 Russia 2007
424 606-4 Genesis Abacab ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Vertigo 424 606-4 Spain 1989
SD 19313 Genesis Abacab ‎(LP, Album, RBY) Atlantic SD 19313 US 1981
800 044-2 Genesis Abacab ‎(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 044-2 Europe Unknown

Tracklist

1 Abacab 6:56
2 No Reply At All 4:37
3 Me And Sarah Jane 5:58
4 Keep It Dark 4:29
5 Dodo / Lurker 7:27
6 Who Dunnit? 3:24
7 Man On The Corner 4:23
8 Like It Or Not 4:51
9 Another Record 4:20

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Charisma Records Ltd.

Notes

℗ 1987 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1978 Charisma Records Ltd

Manufactired in the UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (786401 2 1:1:4): EMI SWINDON
  • Barcode (Printed on disc and rear insert): 077778640127
  • Barcode (Printed under barcode on rear insert): 5012984510227

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CBR 102 Genesis Abacab ‎(LP, Album, Emb) Charisma CBR 102 UK 1981
0946 385183 2 7 Genesis Abacab ‎(CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, PAL + Unofficial, Dig) Virgin 0946 385183 2 7 Russia 2007
424 606-4 Genesis Abacab ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Vertigo 424 606-4 Spain 1989
SD 19313 Genesis Abacab ‎(LP, Album, RBY) Atlantic SD 19313 US 1981
800 044-2 Genesis Abacab ‎(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 044-2 Europe Unknown




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