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Sum Of The Parts [2014]

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Of course, the average consumer won't notice any of this, but does that justify painting a completely distorted picture of the band? Turn It On Again is playing to the background images from the 2007 tour, the Invisible Touch Tour and the Misunderstanding video – all in the usual infinite loop. The story then moves on through the departure of founder member Anthony Phillips and the arrival of Phil Collins and Steve Hackett in 1970 to form the 5-man line-up that established the band’s career with albums such as “Foxtrot” and “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”. The eighties and nineties were triumphant decades for Genesis with hugely successful hit albums and singles around the world such as “Genesis”, “Invisible Touch” and “We Can’t Dance”.

This is followed by a jump to the 2006 band rehearsals (not 2007 as the subtitle indicates) and we're left to wonder whether the years 1993-2006 never really happened. It tells of the band’s formation at Charterhouse (where Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford were all pupils) in the late sixties and the release of their debut album “From Genesis To Revelation”. There are a few others who are just as excessively featured as Kate: Mark Billingham is a novelist and even though the reason for him being involved isn't exactly obvious, he often manages to hit the nail right on the head. The documentary has a running time of about 90 minutes and will be published by Eagle Vision on 17 November 2014. Tony's remarks about how everyone (besides Phil) was somewhat stiff back then, which also affected Steve's solo, is illustrated by a current interpretation by Daryl Stuermer in the studio.He stated: "All of the group's serpentine twists and turns were dutifully recorded in this 90-minute documentary", but he concluded: "It's an awesome tale in its way, yet the endless list of hit records and enormous tours eventually became tedious, and somehow Genesis managed to remain untouched by all the history going on around them. In fact, Sum Of The Parts is a slapdash documentary, showing a distorted picture of the band's history and bluntly revealing the conditions within the band. Following its broadcast, guitarist Steve Hackett expressed his displeasure, describing the documentary as a "biased account of Genesis history" that "totally ignores" his solo work. It tells of the band s formation at Charterhouse (where Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford were all pupils) in the late sixties and the release of their debut album From Genesis To Revelation . Sum Of The Parts” explores the dynamics of the group that has enabled them to survive changes of line-up, see their musical direction steadily evolve and maintain both group and solo careers along with their enduring popularity as evidenced by their hugely successful 2007 reunion tour.

The impression that Phil's arrival changed the band immediately and may have been more decisive than Steve's is illustrated quite clearly and definitely understandable – Steve's influence was much more subtle and slower while Phil's drumming had an immediate impact on the band. The credits reveal some other apparently unused interviews – Sebastien Lamothe and Marc LaFlamme of The Musical Box are named among others. The main menu is quite modest – the letters w, s, l, f, h, k, r can be seen, but that probably doesn't mean anything.The shit storm after the “exciting news”, the production of a documentary like this and how the situation was handled as a whole unfortunately only mean four things: the band won't do anything together anymore. Booklets are not the standard with DVDs and Blu-rays (for example Three Sides Live doesn't have one), but the contents seem more than a little strange here – almost like Satire. Internal disputes that used to be mere speculation were revealed beyond doubt and visible for everyone in the documentary. There is an interesting side trip, regarding the development of Collins's drum sound on Peter Gabriel's 3rd album.

Ranjit, a farmer in India, takes on the fight of his life when he demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the victim of a brutal gang rape. There's still barely any Steve in the documentary's 80s while Tony Banks is featured with a lot of quite poor songs.

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. A band that almost died in the mid-1970s with the loss of its leader ; it then survived a change of lead singer and style to storm the charts in the 1980s. It does contain some live footage I've never seen before and it's nice to see Ant get some attention.

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