Duke (Definitive Edition Remaster)

Label
EMI Records Group UK & Eire
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
54:56

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Behind the Lines 5:31 34,034
2 Duchess 6:25 33,494
3 Guide Vocal 1:35 19,109
4 Man of Our Times 5:34 16,909
5 Misunderstanding 3:14 84,960
6 Heathaze 4:59 16,701
7 Turn It On Again 3:50 117,009
8 Alone Tonight 3:56 18,079
9 Cul-de-Sac 5:04 15,583
10 Please Don't Ask 4:01 15,731
11 Duke's Travels 8:40 14,762
12 Duke's End 2:07 15,868

About this album

Duke is the tenth studio album by British rock group, Genesis. Recorded in 1979 during the months of October, November, and December, the album was released in March 1980 where it became the band’s first record to reach #1 in the United Kingdom.[6] In the US, the album peaked at number 11 on the Billboard charts,[7] and received an RIAA certification of platinum. Much like the preceding …And Then There Were Three…, Duke presents a more mainstream sound while retaining a strong progressive influence.

The release of Duke followed solo albums by Genesis members Tony Banks (A Curious Feeling) and Mike Rutherford (Smallcreep’s Day).

Phil Collins, meanwhile, had taken an extended leave of absence of the band in order to try to save his first marriage.[8] During this time he wrote a number of songs on his own. These songs would make up the bulk of his first solo album, Face Value, released in 1981, after the release of Duke. Banks and Rutherford picked two Collins songs, “Please Don’t Ask” and “Misunderstanding”, for inclusion on the album.

Once Duke was released, the song “Turn It On Again” became the band’s second UK Top 10 hit, while “Misunderstanding” reached the Top 20 in the US.

Duke was originally meant to include a roughly 30-minute suite featuring songs in the order of “Behind The Lines/Duchess/Guide Vocal/Turn It On Again/Duke’s Travels/Duke’s End,” ultimately telling the story of fictional character “Albert.

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