Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992

Genesis Archive #2: 1976–1992 is a 2000 box set by progressive rock/pop band Genesis. This retrospective covers the band's history while Phil Collins was the lead singer.

Genesis Archive #2: 1976–1992
Box set by
Released6 November 2000
GenrePop rock, art rock
LabelVirgin (UK) CD BOX 7
Atlantic (US)
ProducerGenesis, Hugh Padgham, David Hentschel, Nick Davis
Genesis chronology
Turn It on Again: The Hits
Genesis Archive #2: 1976–1992
Platinum Collection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyC [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

The three discs consist of live recordings (mostly previously unreleased, with a few that had been B-sides), 12" remixes, a "work-in-progress" jam, non-album B-sides, and tracks from the Spot the Pigeon and 3X3 EPs. There was minor backlash from fans as "Match of the Day" and "Me and Virgil" were left off the set (although both had been released on CD before) due to Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford disliking the former track, while Phil Collins disliked the latter one. However, the band later changed their minds about the songs, and they were re-released on the Genesis 1976–1982 box set. Additionally, "Submarine" and "It's Yourself", neither of which had been released on CD before, were both edited—the former due to damage to the master tape, and the latter due to the band's preference. "Submarine" was later re-released in its original unedited form on the Genesis 1976-1982 box set.

Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992 reached No. 103 in the UK.

Track listingEdit

Disc one
1."On the Shoreline"Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "I Can't Dance", December 19914:47
2."Hearts on Fire"Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Jesus He Knows Me", July 19925:14
3."You Might Recall"Banks, Collins, Rutherford3×3 EP, 19825:30
4."Paperlate"Banks, Collins, Rutherford3×3 EP, 19823:20
5."Evidence of Autumn"Banksb-side of "Misunderstanding", August 19804:58
6."Do the Neurotic"Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "In Too Deep", August 19867:07
7."I'd Rather Be You"Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Throwing It All Away", July 19873:57
8."Naminanu"Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Keep It Dark", October 19813:52
9."Inside and Out"Banks, Collins, Hackett, RutherfordSpot the Pigeon EP, May 19776:43
10."Feeding the Fire"Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Land of Confusion", November 19865:49
11."I Can't Dance" (12" remix)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 7:00
12."Submarine" (new edited version)Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Man on the Corner", March 19825:13
Disc two
1."Illegal Alien" (live at the Forum, Los Angeles, on 14 January 1984)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 5:31
2."Dreaming While You Sleep" (live at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, in November 1992)Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Tell Me Why", 19927:48
3."It's Gonna Get Better" (live at the Forum, Los Angeles, on 14 January 1984)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 7:31
4."Deep in the Motherlode" (live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, on 5 May 1980)Rutherford 5:54
5."Ripples" (live at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on 6 May 1980)Banks, Rutherford 9:54
6."The Brazilian" (live at Wembley Stadium, London, on 4 July 1987)Banks, Collins, Rutherfordb-side of "Invisible Touch (Live)", 19925:18
7."Your Own Special Way" (live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in December 1986)Rutherfordb-side of "Hold on My Heart", 19916:51
8."Burning Rope" (live at the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, on 22 October 1978)Banks 7:29
9."Entangled" (live at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire, on 10 July 1976)Banks, Hackett 6:57
10."Duke's Travels" (live at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on 7 May 1980)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 9:32
Disc three
1."Invisible Touch" (12" remix)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 5:58
2."Land of Confusion" (12" remix)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 6:59
3."Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (12" remix)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 11:46
4."No Reply at All" (live at the Savoy Theatre, New York City, on 28 November 1981)Banks, Collins, Rutherford 4:56
5."Man on the Corner" (live at the Savoy Theatre, New York City, on 28 November 1981)Collins 4:04
6."The Lady Lies" (live at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on 6 May 1980)Banks 6:07
7."Open Door"Rutherfordb-side of "Duchess", May 19804:08
8."The Day the Light Went Out"Banksdouble b-side of "Many Too Many", June 19783:12
9."Vancouver"Collins, Rutherforddouble b-side of "Many Too Many", June 19783:01
10."Pigeons"Banks, Collins, RutherfordSpot the Pigeon EP, May 19773:12
11."It's Yourself" (new edited version)Banks, Collins, Hackett, Rutherfordb-side of "Your Own Special Way", February 19775:26
12."Mama" (work in progress)Banks, Collins, Rutherfordearly demo version recorded in 1983 during the Genesis sessions10:43


Additional personnel
  • Daryl Stuermer - bass, guitar on Disc 2 (except "Entangled") and on Disc 3, Tracks 4, 5 and 6
  • Chester Thompson - percussion, drums on Disc 2 (except "Entangled") and on Disc 3, Tracks 4, 5 and 6
  • Bill Bruford - percussion on Disc 2, Track 9


  1. ^ Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Morgan, Laura (2000-12-01). "Packaged Deals (Genesis: Genesis Archive 2: 1976-1992)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-06-09.
  3. ^ Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard (2004). The new Rolling Stone album guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 327–328. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone genesis album guide.