In the UK, Genesis grew substantially with the "Trespass" and "NurseryCryme" albums but it was their historic tour in the winter of 1972/73 thatthe collective talents of Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, PhilCollins and Mike Rutherford exploded into the general acclaim, with a headline gig at London's Rainbow Theatre. Soon came the release of "Foxtrot" and Genesis really consolidated the following summer with the release of this outstanding live album. It was recorded at the De Montfort Hall, Leicesterand The Free Trade Hall, Manchester in February 1973 and established Genesisas a ma jor force in the rock worId.
In 1974, the band recorded the stunning and ambitious double album"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" and that same year received the firstof many awards from New Musical Express as 'Best Live Band Of The Year'.
In 1975, Peter Gabriel left the band and Phil Collins performed alllead vocals on the "Trick Of The Tail" album. On stage, Phil fronted aslead vocalist whilst Bill Bruford played drums and percussion.
"Wind And Wuthering" was recorded in 1976 and in 1977 Genesis againput their stunning show on the road and recorded the double live ,, set"Seconds Out" which has been hailed as one of the best live albums ; ofall time. Steve Hackett announced his departure which left Banks, Collinsand Rutherford to record "And Then There Were Three".
During 1979, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks recorded solo albums whilst Phil Collins worked with Brand X. After this, the band headedback into the studio to record their latest album "Duke".
All albums mentioned in these notes are currently available in Australia.