Official Genesis releases: Mistakes and misprints

  • Hey

    I recently found my old "Jesus he knows me" single CD and it reminded me of that track mistake, stating "Hearts on fire" as "Give it up".



    So I thought - why not open a thread and we collect all those mistakes (or at least some of them) on official releases? I am sure we will find quite a few.

  • On the Genesis cassettes distributed in France, probably dating from the beginning of the 80's, Nursery Crime and Selling albums have mismatches.

    https://fr.shopping.rakuten.com/photo/2267418038_L.jpg


    and


    https://www.picclickimg.com/YRUAAOSwqCJlOq8X/Cassette-audio-tape-GENESIS-Selling-England-by-the.webp


    For years, as a child, I thought Hogweed was Salmacis, and More Fool Me was Battle (I was only listening to cassettes). It was only when I began to study and understand English (at school), and paying attention to the lyrics that I thought "it seems there is a problem, the theme of the song does not fit with the title..." but I still wasn't sure. And then came the internet, and I was so surprised to discover the mistakes...

  • On my copy of the Definitive Edition remaster of THREE SIDES LIVE, the live tracks from the original UK side 4 have footnotes that were incorrectly carried over from the original US version with 5 studio tracks:


    Recorded at... * The Farm Surrey '81 and + Polar Studios Stockholm 1979


    "One for the Vine" and "Fountain of Salmacis" are marked with "*" and "It/Watcher of the Skies" is marked with both "*" and "+". (Of course, the "*" tracks were actually "Paperlate," "You Might Recall" & "Me & Virgil," while the "+" tracks were "Evidence of Autumn" & "Open Door.")


    Also, my copy of the Definitive Edition of A TRICK OF THE TAIL has some incorrect writing credits:

    "Robbery, Assault and Battery" - Banks (should be Banks/Collins)

    "Ripples" - Banks/Collins (should be Banks/Rutherford)

    "A Trick of the Tail" - Banks/Rutherford (should be Banks)

    “When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’” -- Yogi Berra

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  • Speaking of Definitive Editions and SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND: My copy of the Definitive Edition of SELLING has the second part of the lyrics to "The Battle of Epping Forest" -- i.e., starting with "They called me the Reverend" -- under the title "After the Ordeal."

    “When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’” -- Yogi Berra

  • I think the DER Lamb had Broadway Melody coded as being just the tranquil bridge section before Cuckoo didn't it? Making it about 40 seconds long, with all BMO74's words attributed to Fly.

    On my copy of the Definitive Edition remaster of THREE SIDES LIVE, the live tracks from the original UK side 4 have footnotes that were incorrectly carried over from the original US version with 5 studio tracks

    Speaking of which, was the incorrect 1980 attribution for Salmacis live later corrected?

    Abandon all reason

  • My copy of 3SL CD contains the lyrics for all the songs on ABACAB despite several of them not actually appearing on the live album. I have listed the songs lyrics as they appear below. As you can see it's is all over the place.


    Page 1

    1. TURN IT ON AGAIN

    2. DODO

    Page 2

    1. ABACAB

    2. NO REPLY AT ALL

    3. ME AND SARAH JANE (only forst 3 lines)

    Page 3

    5. DODO

    8. MAN ON THE CORNER.

    (no number) LURKER

    Page 4

    begins with second half of IN THE CAGE

    9b. THE CINEMA SHOW (full lyrics)

    9c. THE COLONY OF SLIPPERMEN (full lyrics)

    Page 5

    THE COLONY OF SLIPPERMEN continued

    10. AFTERGLOW

    11. ONE FOR THE VINE

    Page 6

    ONE FOR THE VINE continued

    12. FOUNTAIN OF SALMACIS

    Page 7

    3. ABACAB

    3. BEHIND THE LINES

    5. DUCHESS

    Page 8

    DUCHESS continued

    6. ME AND SARAH JANE

    7. FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME

    Page 9

    FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME continued

    8. MISUNDERSTANDING

    9a. IN THE CAGE

    Page 10

    ME AND SARAH JANE (second half)

    4. KEEP IT DARK

    Page 11

    7. WHODUNNIT?

    9. LIKE IT OR NOT

    10. ANOTHER RECORD

    Page 12

    End of FOUNTAIN OF SALMACIS

    13a. IT

    13b. WATCHER OF THE SKIES

  • There is also the famous Picture 12" of Selling England, that plays a Tangerine Dream album.


    / Genesis: Mixup with the "Selling England" Picture Disc

    cheers

    Christian


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  • Incredibly enough, as of 2011, there were still reissues misprinting the second half of One for the Vine as Salmacis.

    That's how the track divisions are on my DER copy of 3SL: "One for the Vine" is divided into two tracks while "Fountain" and "It/Watcher" are lumped together in one track.

    I think the DER Lamb had Broadway Melody coded as being just the tranquil bridge section before Cuckoo didn't it? Making it about 40 seconds long, with all BMO74's words attributed to Fly.

    My copy of the DER LAMB has the wrong track division, leaving "Broadway" at a mere 0:33 (and listed with that time on the back). However, the booklet has the lyrics to "Broadway" in the right place.


    The same wrong track division also shows up in the live versions of "Fly" and "Broadway" on my copy of ARCHIVE 1.


    (BTW, not an error but something I find interesting: My old LP copy of LAMB had Peter's story printed inside the gatefold, and at the end -- as if to fill some space that was left -- the story was started over again for a few paragraphs, stopping abruptly when the space ran out. Well, I just noticed that it's the same way in my DER CD copy!)

    “When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’” -- Yogi Berra

  • I could mention again the erroneous credits on some of my dad's vinyl copies he got back in the 70's:

    Foxtrot credits all songs as Banks/Collins/Gabriel/Hackett/MacPhail/Rutherford.

    Seconds Out credits all Gabriel era songs as Banks/Collins/Rutherford; Volcano is credited as Banks/Rutherford/Hackett.


    Also, the BBC box credits Pacidy as Banks/Collins/Gabriel/Phillips/Rutherford.

  • Quote from DecomposingMan

    (BTW, not an error but something I find interesting: My old LP copy of LAMB had Peter's story printed inside the gatefold, and at the end -- as if to fill some space that was left -- the story was started over again for a few paragraphs, stopping abruptly when the space ran out. Well, I just noticed that it's the same way in my DER CD copy!)

    I've always believed the repetition to be deliberate although I've never thought about why it would be. Something about the cycle repeating?


    It's survived so many different releases there must be a reason - maybe. Will it be in the 'bells and whistles' SDE of The Lamb? Or was that comment a misprint in itself?

  • Speaking of Definitive Editions and SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND: My copy of the Definitive Edition of SELLING has the second part of the lyrics to "The Battle of Epping Forest" -- i.e., starting with "They called me the Reverend" -- under the title "After the Ordeal."

    It's the same on my UK edition DER of Selling England, plus the songs in the booklet are in the wrong order:

    The Battle Of Epping Forest

    After the Ordeal [with the continuation of Battle's lyrics]

    The Battle Of Epping Forest (continued) [with the remainder of Battle's lyrics]

    The Cinema Show

    Aisle Of Plenty

    Dancing With The Moonlight Knight

    I Know What I Like

    Firth of Fifth

    More Fool Me


    Similarly the DER of Nursery Cryme has the same problem:

    The Musical Box

    Harold The Barrel

    Seven Stones

    For Absent Friends

    The Fountain Of Salmacis

    The Return Of The Giant Hogweed

    Harlequin