Genesis were one of the biggest bands in the world. For those in the know there's the three-man era, the four-man era and the five-man era. There are the Gabriel years, the Collins years and the Wilson year. There's prog-Genesis and pop-Genesis. There's studio Genesis and live Genesis.
Genesis have gone through a lot of changes but they're still with us and they haven't stopped yet; they're due to perform live again, if Covid ever lets them.
It's well-known that the first Genesis album, From Genesis To Revelation, sold just a few hundred copies when it was released. I often wonder who bought that original album and whether anyone who bought it followed Genesis through all their different incarnations. Will anyone who bought that original album when it was released be at the 2021 live shows? Will Silent Sun be an encore?
Genesis fans have a lot of music to choose from. There are all the Genesis albums, of course - 15 studio albums, 6 live albums, a couple of EPs and numerous non-album tracks scattered across numerous singles.
Then there are all the solo works, those by Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel being the best known. There are Mike and the Mechanics albums, Mike Rutherford albums, Tony Banks albums, albums by Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips, Ray Wilson, not forgetting albums by Chester Thompson and Daryl Stuermer.
So choosing a gift for a Genesis fan shouldn't be hard - there's a lot of music to choose from (well over 200 albums all together!). Want a few suggestions from the lesser-known parts of the Genesis catalogue of releases?
But you're not restricted to just music. You could choose a unique artwork created from a Genesis album...
A print that celebrates the entire output of the band - Genesis albums and solo albums from all the members. The albums are pictured in a row, as though on a shelf, leaning against each other. Each print includes all the Genesis studio and live albums plus key albums from each band member.
If you want, you can leave it to us to decide which albums to include. Or, you can choose the album selection yourself - so if you want to fill your print with the many albums of Steve Hackett, you can.
You can also include an optional personal message too. Each word of the message is printed on a different album spine, beginning with the album on the left hand side of the print.
Here's a close up so you can see some of the detail...
We also have a Genesis Discography Record Collection print that concentrates just on releases by the band: all 15 Genesis original studio albums, 6 live albums, 2 EPs and the 14 singles that reached the UK top 20. Read more about this Genesis Discography Print here.
This is a unique artwork created from every song on every Genesis studio album. The artwork resembles a wheel - every album is a different colour and every track appears as an arrow where the arrow's length is determined by the length of the song. So Supper's Ready from the Foxtrot album is, obviously, the longest arrow.
All the albums and track listings appear below the artwork so it's easy to look at the artwork and identify a particular track on a particular album.
Here's a close up of this unique gift for Genesis fans:
We turn any Genesis album (or, indeed, any album by any other artist) in to a unique piece of geometric art.
How do we create the artwork? We use the playing time of each songs on an album, so there's a direct link between the artwork and the album; the art wouldn't exist if the album didn't exist. This wall art is perfect for those who love the Genesis band but would prefer a unique piece of art on their wall rather than a band photo. It's about using one piece of art (an album) to create another piece of art.
We can add a Spotify Code at the bottom of the artwork too, so you can play the album using the Spotify App on your mobile phone.
Here's are a couple of examples - first Abacab:
Here's the Foxtrot album, shown in a different style of geometric art. That huge circle at the bottom represents Supper's Ready and the tiny circle just beside it is the beautiful little instrumental guitar piece Horizons.
A unique print that shows every Genesis studio album and every song on every album, all arranged as a piece of word art. Each album and its songs are colour-coded so it's easy to see which songs belong on each album. It doesn't matter if you prefer Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel or Ray Wilson as singer, all the albums are here...
The closer you get, the more detail you can appreciate...
This piece of wall art was originally designed for families, but it's a fun way to show a band line-up too, and because Genesis have been around for so long and gone through many different line-up changes, you can choose your favourite line-up! Here's an example of the classic five-man line up:
If you're choosing a gift for a Genesis fan - or you're a Genesis fan yourself - try our Genesis albums quiz - it's a quiz about all the Genesis studio albums. It'll test you in a way that's different to any Genesis quiz you've done before. Drop a comment below to let us know how you get on!
We create unique wall art for lots of music artists, not just Genesis.