Abacab – Genesis – 1981


Album Abacab by the band Genesis
Album Abacab by the band Genesis

Abacab is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band Genesis, released in September 1981 by Charisma Records. The album marked a stylistic change from the progressive rock sound that characterized their previous albums to a more pop-oriented and experimental approach. The album’s title is derived from the first three chords used in the song “Abacab”, which were inspired by an exercise from a book on songwriting. The album was a commercial success, reaching number one in the UK and number seven in the US, and spawning three singles: “Abacab”, “No Reply at All” and “Keep It Dark”. The album also received positive reviews from critics, who praised the band’s creativity and diversity of styles. Abacab is considered one of Genesis’ most influential and innovative albums, as it paved the way for their subsequent success in the 1980s.

Abacab was a critical and commercial success, and is considered to be one of Genesis’s best albums. It is characterized by its catchy melodies, innovative production, and its departure from the band’s previous progressive rock style.

The personnel of the album Abacab by Genesis, released in 1981, are:

– Phil Collins: lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
– Tony Banks: keyboards
– Mike Rutherford: electric guitar, bass pedals
– EWF Horns: horn section on No Reply at All

Source: Wikipedia

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