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I'm looking to hoover up the Genesis back catalogue on CD, so what is the general consensus amongst members as to which releases/reissues/remasters/remixes I should be looking for?

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The earliest CDs are the best, although a lot of people like the Definitive Editions because they've been EQed to be a bit more punchy. Anything else is a remix, and personally I'm not keen on those (in common with most other Genesis fans).

All the latest vinyl are the remixes too.

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I have all the early albums up to Wind & Wuthering on The Definitive Editions , nothing to write home about , as David says the original ones are supposed to be the best .

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Thanks chaps... this appears to be the general consensus elsewhere, but its always good to get feedback from the WAM brotherhood :)  

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5 minutes ago, orbscure said:

general consensus elsewhere

Off a Genesis forum , one members view :

Personally, I tend to go back and forth between the original CDs and the 1994 remasters. It was fun to hear subtle details that the 2007/08 remixes brought out, and they are great to listen to in 5.1. However, I am not a fan of the compression/limiting used in the mastering stage. It "squashes" the mix, and there's no sense of space, and no dynamics. I'm a big believer in dynamics which is something very few think about in today's music climate. All this being said, here's my preferences for each album:

 

Trespass: the MCA CD for sound/94 remaster for completeness (MCA has some early fadeouts). The 2008 remix is also fantastic!

Nursery Cryme: 94 Remaster...2008 remix is also very good.

Foxtrot: Tend to prefer the original CD overall, but my copy has the first half second missing of Watcher Of The Skies/94 remaster otherwise.

Live: The original Atlantic CD sounds amazing! 2008 Remix is also very good.

SEBTP: Original and 94 Remaster both sound great to me.

TLLDOB: 94 Remaster

ATOTT: Original ATCO CD

W&W: 94 Remaster

Seconds Out: I have both the 94 Remaster and the 2008 remix. Both sound excellent, and it's hard for me to pick a favorite...despite the remix being louder.

ATTWT: 94 Remaster

Duke: Original Atlantic CD (no contest here!)

Abacab: 94 Remaster

TSL: I have both the 94 Remaster and 2008 remix. I just barely prefer the 94 Remaster...but the remix is also very good.

Genesis: Original CD (prefer the original mix just barely)

Invisible Touch: Original CD (prefer the original mix)

We Can't Dance: Original CD (prefer the original mix)

TWWW: The 2008 remix I prefer just for the fact it's arranged as a proper live show

CAS: Original CD (prefer the original mix)

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5 minutes ago, Bazzer said:

Off a Genesis forum , one members view :

Thanks Barry... the words "Worms... can of... and open" spring to mind... and there was me looking at the early Charisma discs :D

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Looks like he's American, so he's not comparing with UK originals

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So early pre 1994 Charisma discs it'll be then Dave...

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Happy hunting

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1 hour ago, orbscure said:

So early pre 1994 Charisma discs it'll be then Dave...

Go for it , I hate choice it plays with the mind O.o

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Might be controversial with some but overall I’d go with the mid 2000 boxsets and my experience is growing up with originals and growing old with the 07/08 releases. Some of the original vinyl - Abacab, Genesis, 3 Sides Live is as good as it gets though.

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2 minutes ago, Sumdumgi said:

Might be controversial with some but overall I’d go with the mid 2000 boxsets and my experience is growing up with originals and growing old with the 07/08 releases. Some of the original vinyl - Abacab, Genesis, 3 Sides Live is as good as it gets though.

Bloody 'ell Les , Pete has made a decision between original or '94 editions  and you come in with another choice xD

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29 minutes ago, Sumdumgi said:

Might be controversial with some but overall I’d go with the mid 2000 boxsets and my experience is growing up with originals and growing old with the 07/08 releases. Some of the original vinyl - Abacab, Genesis, 3 Sides Live is as good as it gets though.

Keen to check these out, so have you got a pointer to any of these mid-2000's CD boxsets Les?

26 minutes ago, Bazzer said:

Bloody 'ell Les , Pete has made a decision between original or '94 editions  and you come in with another choice xD

I'll probably still stick with the pre-1994 editions Barry... but its good to get alternatives :) 

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3 minutes ago, orbscure said:

but its good to get alternatives

Oh right because there are some Japanese editions........:D

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