Genesis - "Tutti gli album, tutte le canzoni" book by Mario Giammetti

  • We have a review about MARIO GIAMMETTI's latest Genesis book available online here


    https://www.genesis-news.com/c…oni-book-review-s786.html


    Although this is only available in Italian language, Helmut Janisch explains why it's till worth buying it.


  • Hmmm. Well done MG and I'm sure some fans will lap this up. It sounds fairly comprehensive. The review and snippets suggest there's some good photo archive.


    As I've said before my personal ideal would be the Genesis equivalent of how Ian Macdonald's Revolution In The Head covers the Beatles - a song-by-song analysis of everything they recorded, released or not, in order of recording, set against cultural context.


    Odd choice for the front cover.

    Abandon all reason

  • not that odd. Mario is Italien, he is a journalist and the fanclub magazine DUSK is also published in Italian. It's not the first book he did. He did books about all members plus some extras.

    I'm aware he is Italian and I'm familiar with Dusk, I just think if you go through the process of writing a book, publishing it, only in Italian sort of limits your horizon, I don't think it's impossible or expensive to have somebody translating it in English, what I don't know is how hard it would be to find a publisher.

  • Useless book.....it's just a rework of his book "Musical Box ,Le canzoni dei Genesis dalla A alla Z" relesased in 2010.......much better the work of Steve Aldous "The Songs Of Genesis" much more complete and objective....Aldous has much more open-mindness then Giammetti and his way of writing is much less boring...but aniway if you don't read Italian language and you buy it only for the photos.....the cover it's just awful....it's seems that only Gabriel composed all the Genesis song...but here in Italy this is the only way to sell a Genesis book...anyway in Italy they are just followed by from over sixties.....



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  • Hmmm. Well done MG and I'm sure some fans will lap this up. It sounds fairly comprehensive. The review and snippets suggest there's some good photo archive.


    As I've said before my personal ideal would be the Genesis equivalent of how Ian Macdonald's Revolution In The Head covers the Beatles - a song-by-song analysis of everything they recorded, released or not, in order of recording, set against cultural context.


    Odd choice for the front cover.

    That's exactly what I tried to do with my own book, The Songs of Genesis. I acknowledged Ian's influence in my introduction and even used a similar cataloguing system. Ian's book is still my "go to" study of The Beatles' catalogue.

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    1. Steve ... I have read your book and it is extraordinary .... but there are two problems ... one is definitely the price which is too high for a paperback .... the other problem is its diffusion. ... your book is wonderful and by far the best of those recently written about our band..but despite this very few fans know of its existence ... this is because no site dedicated to Genesis has advertised it, much less a review .. .being you are an outsider you have not been taken into consideration ... too bad for the fans because they miss a great job.
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    1. Steve ... I have read your book and it is extraordinary .... but there are two problems ... one is definitely the price which is too high for a paperback .... the other problem is its diffusion. ... your book is wonderful and by far the best of those recently written about our band..but despite this very few fans know of its existence ... this is because no site dedicated to Genesis has advertised it, much less a review .. .being you are an outsider you have not been taken into consideration ... too bad for the fans because they miss a great job.

    Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it is too pricey. My publisher, McFarland & Co., aim at the library market primarily and price accordingly. They published my first book, The World of Shaft, so I went back for this one. Their pricing structure has certainly lifted since my first book and I was disappointed they were pushing it out at such a high price. It will come down, eventually. The Kindle version is much cheaper, but personally I prefer the real thing.