This was the first single from the long awaited album Duke, Turn It On Again about a person who fantasises about life through their TV screen. The song started life as a guitar song which Mike brought the riff into the writing sessions whilst it was slower than it now sounds… Mike sped it up and it ended up being in 13/8. Phil tried hard to put a more conventional rhythmic beat to the song to underpin it and detract from the obscure time signature.
Turn It On Again became a live favourite and it has been performed on every tour from 1980 until the present day!
Here we have the Dutch pressing with sleeve and the UK pressing without sleeve.
Turn It On Again
Behind The Lines (Part 2)
UK chart information
Turn It On Again / Behind The Lines (Part 2) was released on the 3rd March 1980 on Charisma Records ( CB 356 ) reaching number 8 in the charts, The single remained in the charts for 10 weeks and even earned Genesis an appearance on Top Of The Pops!