1980 album reissued on limited edition 180-gram white vinyl LP!
Genesis' tenth studio album, released in March 1980 on Charisma Records, is one of the band's groundbreaking albums and their biggest selling one after stripping down to the threesome of Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Duke was Genesis? first ever No.1 album and it finally provided them with a firm foothold in the USA via some of the great singles from the album, namely, the strutting "Turn It On Again," the sprightly "Duchess" and the excellent "Misunderstanding."
Duke was the album via which Genesis finally managed to shed their "heavy progressive rock" tag and start to branch out a bit more — especially with the additional confidence of Phil Collins' vocals after replacing Peter Gabriel. The result was an album which boosted their worldwide audience massively and paved the way for both Genesis and Phil Collins' later success.