In the Genesis fan community, few hold the reputation of Mario Giammetti. The long-time writer of the Genesis fanzine/website Dusk has culled years of knowledge on the band into one comprehensive 480-page tome on the group from their origins in the late 1960s through the band’s 1997/1998 European tour. The detail provided by each album and tour provide a lengthy chronology on the history of Genesis, which, combined with numerous rare pictures, a discography, and other resources makes this book a true find. The paperback also includes a special preface by Anthony Phillips and a special message from Phil Collins!
The first part of the book features Mario’s analysis and excerpts of exclusive interviews he has conducted with the band members over the years. The second half of the text is a thick appendix dedicated to Genesis’ extensive history on tour. This section of the book has been prepared by Mino Profumo (from 1968 to 1977) and Alessandro Berni (from 1978 to 1998).
Sadly, the text is only available in Italian at the moment, and there are no plans for an English edition (which is somewhat problematic if you happen to not be fluent in Italian!). If you are fluent in Italian, I strongly recommend getting your hands on a copy of this book. Even if you’re not, I think many people will find the discograhy, pictures, and other gems to be a nice addition to their Genesis collections!
Publisher: Editori Riuniti
Authors: Mario Giammetti , with great assistance from Mino Profumo and Alessandro Berni
Format: Paperback (Softback)
Pages in number: 480
Country Of Origin: Printed in Rome, Italy
Date published: April, 2004