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And Then There Were Three The album marked a change in the band's sound, mixing elements of their progressive rock roots with shorter material, and Collins contributing to more of the group's songwriting.
The album received mixed reviews from critics, but reached No. To further promote it, Genesis toured worldwide with their new live guitarist Daryl Stuermer. The album was remixed in as part of the Genesis — box set in 5. The band proceeded to edit and mix their second live album, Seconds Outin Augustduring which time Hackett left the band as he wished to pursue a solo career.
Since Genesis had now played Madison Square GardenHackett felt the group had run out of things to do. Rehearsals began at Shepperton Studios for around six weeks. Rutherford wished to remain in London, but noted recording abroad was their "one tax concession". Genesis also shared production duties and are credited on the album's sleeve. Banks and Rutherford remained the more dominant songwriters with four and three songs written by them respectively, one from Banks and Collins, and three tracks written by all three members.
As with their past three studio albums, the Undertow - Genesis - . And Then There Were Three cover and packaging was designed by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis.
Thorgerson later said the cover was "trying to tell a story by the traces left by the light trails". The photograph was shot using time-lapse to represent the "comings and goings" in the album's lyrics, and over the change in personnel. The album marked a change in the band's sound, moving from their progressive rock roots towards more shorter, concise songs.
Thompson found its more complex time signature difficult to reproduce on stage at first as Collins could not explain the riff and rhythm which Rutherford Alive (Original Mix) - Delta-S Feat. Christina Novelli - Alive merely "added to the confusion".
Banks plays a Yamaha electric grand piano on the track which also incorporates voice loops made by the band that were kept "low-key and subtle" in the final mix.
The section was reworked and used as a part of "From the Undertow", a track on Banks's first solo album A Curious Feeling The lyrics to "Ballad of Big" were written by Collins.
The introduction contains a wobbly guitar effect created by Rutherford whereby he rubbed his guitar strings with pieces of metal, giving it a "slightly Eastern strain". The end of the track has Banks and himself duelling between the Yamaha electric piano and his Roland guitar synthesiser.
The original title to " Deep in the Motherlode " was "Heavy". Rutherford uses a bottleneck slide guitar which he was inexperienced with at first to the point of placing it "on the wrong hand".
Once the basic tracks had been put down, the group were still unsure on how to finish the song and sought more arrangements to complete it, including a string sound Banks played on a Moog synthesiser. At one point, they considered using orchestral instruments for the track but they never tried it. The band instead settled on a set of lyrics that Collins offered during down time while mixing at Trident Studios that brought in a different melody and more harmonies.
The guitarist intended the track to be a "piss-take on the Dean Martin 'set 'em up Joe' alcoholic style'", but thought it was not going to work until Banks added his keyboard overdubs and the band started mixing the track, at which point it "came to life".
Hence the title". The song was remixed and included on the album. He Undertow - Genesis - . And Then There Were Three said it was the easiest Undertow - Genesis - . And Then There Were Three of lyrics he had written, spending "about ten minutes" on it.
It reached platinum status on 11 February for selling one million copies. Genesis released two singles from The lead single" Follow You Follow Me ", became their most successful since their formation, peaking at No. It was released in the US and Canada as part of the Genesis — box set. This includes the album in remixed stereo and surround sound, and related video tracks. The only exception is the track "Say The Subcontinentals - The Early Years Alright Joe", which was not remixed because the band was unable to locate the multitrack recordings.
In an April review for Melody Makerreporter Chris Welch praised the album as "strong, confident" that is "as good as any they have made in the band's post-Gabriel years". Welch noted the songs have "a sense of purpose" and come with "a remarkably powerful sound", and picked "Ballad of Big" as his favourite track. The rest of the album is "a tapestry of imaginary landscapes filled Green Green Grass Of Home - Guillermo Sanchez - Tom Jones the struggling mythic heroes that Genesis has learned to depict so well".
He concluded that Genesis succeed at points on the album but thought many songs on it fail to go anywhere, "blending into one another like some sort of hip musak". The album, he thought, has "hard, almost ominous" tracks like "Down and Out" and "softer, more melodic" ones like "Say It's Alright Joe", all of which create "a magical, mystical sound that sets them apart from the numerous similar but usually inferior European art-rock ensembles".
He names Banks as the one of the trio most responsible for their sound with his "rich" arrangements complemented by Rutherford's restrained guitar work which is "more felt than heard" which worked well to his praise on "Burning Rope".
Walters, however, thought Collins's vocals has shortcomings that lacks expansion or breathtaking moments, though is a drummer who can still be melodic.
Other reviewers were more critical of the album, including Village Voice critic Robert Christgau and Jon Pareleswho said that "without lead guitarist Steve Hackett, the band loses its last remaining focal point; the rest is double-tracking. Hence a sound as mushy as the dread Moody Blueswith fewer excuses. He also declared Rutherford's lead guitar playing as "unbearably clumsy" compared to Hackett but remains a "rare bassist" whose string guitar playing reminded the reviewer of Rutherford on Trespass and the surrounding period in the band's history.
Retrospective appraisals have also been mixed. Considine deemed it "a genuine pop breakthrough" that "does hone the playing so that there's less empty flash and wasted energy",  while MusicHound Rock said it "put Genesis on the radio with 'Follow You, Moon Martin - Signal For Help Me' but lacked the meaty songcraft and ambitious arrangements of its predecessors". Genesis embarked on the The group needed an additional touring member to cover all the material, but Rutherford only wanted to play lead guitar on the new songs from The successful applicant would have Undertow - Genesis - .
And Then There Were Three play bass on the new material and cover Hackett's old lead parts. Johnson suggested instead that they consider jazz-fusion guitarist Daryl Έχεις Την Πόρτα Σου Κλειστή - Στ. Κουγιουμτζής*, Γιώργος Νταλάρας, Άννα Βίσσυ* - Στα Ψηλά Τα Παραθύρwho was already a Genesis fan. Collins later said the tour was "an end of an era" and thought the group did not need to play live as much in the future.
All songs arranged and performed by Genesis. Genesis recorded two additional songs that were left off the album, and released as B-sides. Credits are adapted from the album's and liner notes.
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