180g Vinyl Reissue! Half Speed Mastered & Pressed at
Pallas in Germany!
Duke is the tenth studio album from the English rock band Genesis, released
in March 1980 on Charisma Records. Duke is one of Genesis' groundbreaking albums
and their biggest selling one after stripping down to the threesome of Phil
Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford. Duke was Genesis’ first ever No.1
album and it finally provided them with a firm foothold in the USA via some of
the great singles from the album, namely, the strutting Turn It On Again, the
sprightly Duchess, and the excellent Misunderstanding.
Duke was the album via which Genesis finally managed to shed their ‘heavy
progressive rock’ tag and start to branch out a bit more - especially with the
additional confidence of Phil Collins' vocals after replacing Peter Gabriel. The
result was an album which boosted their worldwide audience massively and paved
the way for both Genesis and Phil Collins' later success.
Genesis have always been known for their sense of spectacle and their
groundbreaking live shows, as much as their ambitious studio albums like the
evergreen Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound, and The Lamb
Lies Down on Broadway. Over the last four decades, the group has sold 150
million albums worldwide and has influenced the likes of Elbow, The Flaming
Lips, and Jeff Buckley.
"...this is a major leap forward in distinguishing the sound of Genesis..."
-Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
• Deluxe Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Half Speed Mastering
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Gatefold Jacket
• 2008 Mixes by Nick Davis
1. Behind the Lines
3. Guide Vocal
4. Man Of Our Times
1. Turn It On Again
2. Alone Tonight
4. Please Don't Ask
5. Duke's Travels
6. Duke's End