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Genesis – Trespass (2018 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)

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Released on 23 October 1970, Trespass is the second studio album by Genesis. It was their last album with guitarist Anthony Phillips and their only one with drummer John Mayhew.

Genesis turned professional in autumn 1969, and began to rehearse intensely and play live shows. After several months of touring they secured a recording contract with Charisma Records, and entered Trident Studios in London in July 1970 to record Trespass. The music marked a departure from more pop-oriented songs, as displayed on their first album From Genesis to Revelation, towards folk-flavoured progressive rock. This ranged from light acoustic pieces with multiple twelve-string guitars, to the heavier live favourite The Knife. The sleeve, featuring a knife slash across the front, was the first of several to be designed by Paul Whitehead.

Shortly after recording, Phillips decided to leave the group, which almost caused Genesis to split. After discussing the situation, they agreed to continue, and replaced Mayhew with drummer and singer Phil Collins. Trespass was not a major success upon release; it failed to chart in the UK and the US and it received some mixed reviews from critics, but it was commercially successful in Belgium, which helped sustain the band’s career.


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Looking for Someone
  2. White Mountain
  3. Visions of Angels

Side Two

  1. Stagnation
  2. Dusk
  3. The Knife


Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: UMC

Barcode: 602567490098

Release Date: 3 Aug 2018