On Thursday, Genesis teased that they had ‘exciting news’ to announce Friday, and this morning the band revealed exactly what that news was.
Genesis have announced an extensive 3-disc compilation box set titled R-Kive that highlights the best of band’s 40+ career as well as each members’ solo endeavors. The announcement was made on the group’s official Facebook page Friday morning along with a photo of the album’s artwork:
Spanning an incredible 42 years, ‘R-Kive’ is a new 3-CD, 37-track set that documents the band’s history in the most comprehensive way yet. Compiled by the band themselves via a process of collaboration and elimination, ‘R-Kive’ takes an in-depth, chronological journey through the catalogue and – for the first time ever for a Genesis collection – includes three personally chosen selections from the solo careers of Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford / Mike + The Mechanics.
Between all five members, Genesis has amassed an incredible 14 chart-topping albums during their careers and collectively have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.
With rumors of a possible reunion tour in the air, it’s not surprising that many fans shared their dismay on the band’s page that the ‘exciting news’ didn’t confirm these speculations. The five core members have recently reunited to work on an upcoming BBC documentary Genesis: Together & Apart, which only fueled these rumors, but for the time being, it looks like that highly desired reunion tour will remain only rumors.
Genesis’ R-Kive box set is set for release on Sept. 22nd in the UK, though no US date has been announced.
R-Kive Track Listing:
1. The Knife
2. The Musical Box
3. Supper’s Ready
4. The Cinema Show
5. I Know What I Like
6. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
7. Back In N.Y.C.
8. The Carpet Crawlers
9. Ace Of Wands – Steve Hackett
3. Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
4. Follow You Follow Me
5. For A While – Tony Banks
6. Every Day – Steve Hackett
7. Biko – Peter Gabriel
8. Turn It On Again
9. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
12. That’s All
13. Easy Lover – Phil Collins
14. Silent Running – Mike Rutherford
1. Invisible Touch
2. Land Of Confusion
3. Tonight Tonight Tonight
4. The Living Years – Mike Rutherford
5. Red Day On Blue Street – Tony Banks
6. I Can’t Dance
7. No Son Of Mine
8. Hold On My Heart
9. Over My Shoulder – Mike Rutherford
10. Calling All Stations
11. Signal To Noise – Peter Gabriel
12. Wake Up Call – Phil Collins
13. Nomads – Steve Hackett
14. Siren – Tony Banks