Turn It On Again: The Hits

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Turn It On Again: The Hits
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Greatest hits album by
Released26 October 1999 (1999-10-26) [1]
Recorded1973–1999 (Original)
1970–1999 (Tour Edition)
Genre Progressive rock
Label Virgin
Atlantic (US/Canada)
CompilerGeoff Callingham [2]
Genesis chronology
Genesis Archive 1967–75
Turn It On Again: The Hits
Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992
The Tour Edition (2007)
Singles from Turn It On Again: The Hits
  1. "The Carpet Crawlers 1999"
    Released: 2 November 1999 [3]
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Turn It On Again: The Hits is a greatest hits album by British progressive rock/pop-rock band Genesis. The album was originally released as a single album on 26 October 1999 [1] by Virgin Records in the UK and by Atlantic Records in the US.


In 2007, an expanded two-disc edition, subtitled The Tour Edition, was released to promote the Turn It on Again reunion tour. All of the tracks, except for "The Carpet Crawlers 1999," were remixed by Nick Davis. In addition, the album features more songs from every album in the band's catalogue (minus the live albums, Foxtrot and From Genesis to Revelation ). Besides the 2-CD version, a 2-CD + 2-DVD version was issued, which included The Video Show DVD and When in Rome DVD.

Album profile

All tracks feature the long-lasting Banks-Collins-Rutherford lineup of Genesis, with the exception of "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" and "The Carpet Crawlers 1999", which feature the Banks-Collins-Gabriel-Hackett-Rutherford lineup, and "Congo", which features the Banks-Rutherford-Wilson lineup.

Upon its release, Turn It On Again: The Hits reached No.4 on the UK Albums Chart and No.65 on the US Billboard 200, where it achieved gold record status.

In 2007, the compilation was re-released as a 2-CD set with bonus tracks for the new tour of the group, this time including several songs from the Gabriel-era band, as well as the transitory Banks-Collins-Hackett-Rutheford lineup. The project was again successful, re-entering the UK charts at No.14 and the following week climbing to No.5. The 2-disc version was released in the US on 11 September replacing The Platinum Collection.

The seven letters of the Genesis logo on the cover are parts of the different album cover logos over the years. They are as follows:

The band's official website has taken to using a similar format for its homepage; when the mouse is moved over each letter, the picture changes.

Track listing

Original album (1999)

All songs by Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford, except where indicated.

1."Turn It On Again" Duke , 19803:50
2."Invisible Touch" Invisible Touch , 19863:27
3."Mama" (Radio edit) Genesis , 19835:19
4."Land of Confusion"Invisible Touch4:45
5."I Can't Dance" We Can't Dance , 19914:00
6."Follow You Follow Me" ...And Then There Were Three... , 19783:59
7."Hold on My Heart"We Can't Dance4:38
8."Abacab" (UK single edit) Abacab , 19814:10
9."I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" (Banks, Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Rutherford) Selling England by the Pound , 19734:05
10."No Son of Mine" (Edited version)We Can't Dance5:44
11."Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (New edit of single version)Invisible Touch4:28
12."In Too Deep"Invisible Touch4:57
13."Congo" (Single version; Banks, Rutherford)...Calling All Stations..., 19974:03
14."Jesus He Knows Me" (Single mix)We Can't Dance4:16
15."That's All"Genesis4:25
16."Misunderstanding" (Collins)Duke3:15
17."Throwing It All Away"Invisible Touch3:49
18."The Carpet Crawlers 1999" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford; re-recording of the 1974 composition with the original performers)Previously unissued, 1999; originally from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway , 19745:39
Total length:1:18:37

The Tour Edition (2007)

Disc one
1."Turn It On Again"Duke3:49
2."No Son of Mine" (Edited version)We Can't Dance5:46
3."I Can't Dance"We Can't Dance4:00
4."Hold on My Heart"We Can't Dance4:38
5."Jesus He Knows Me" (Single mix)We Can't Dance4:16
6."Tell Me Why"We Can't Dance4:59
7."Invisible Touch"Invisible Touch3:28
8."Land of Confusion"Invisible Touch4:46
9."Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (New edit of single version)Invisible Touch4:28
10."In Too Deep"Invisible Touch4:58
11."Throwing It All Away"Invisible Touch3:50
12."Mama" (Radio edit)Genesis5:18
13."That's All"Genesis4:24
14."Illegal Alien"Genesis5:16
15."Abacab" (UK single edit)Abacab4:10
16."No Reply at All"Abacab4:33
17."The Carpet Crawlers 1999" (Re-recording of the 1974 composition with the original performers; Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford)Previously unissued; originally released on The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway5:40
Total length:74:58
Disc two
1."Paperlate" 3×3 EP, 19823:25
2."Keep It Dark"Abacab4:32
3."Man on the Corner" (Collins)Abacab4:27
4."Duchess" (Single version)Duke4:20
5."Misunderstanding" (Collins)Duke3:11
6."Follow You, Follow Me"...And Then There Were Three...3:59
7."Many Too Many" (Banks)...And Then There Were Three...3:31
8."Your Own Special Way" (Rutherford) Wind & Wuthering , 19766:18
9."Afterglow" (Banks)Wind & Wuthering4:11
10."Pigeons" Spot the Pigeon EP, 19773:15
11."Inside and Out" (Banks, Collins, Hackett, Rutherford)Spot the Pigeon EP6:48
12."A Trick of the Tail" (Banks) A Trick of the Tail , 19764:34
13."Counting Out Time" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford)The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway3:40
14."I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford)Selling England by the Pound4:08
15."Happy the Man" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford)Non-album single, 19713:08
16."The Knife (Part 1)" (single version; Banks, Gabriel, Anthony Phillips, Rutherford) Trespass , 19703:17
17."Congo" (Single version; Banks, Rutherford)...Calling All Stations...4:04
Total length:68:08
1." The Video Show " (2004, 2DVD) 
1." When in Rome " (2007, 2DVD + Documentary "Come Rain or Shine") 


Additional personnel



Chart (1999)Peak
Australian Albums Chart [6] 98
Austria Top 75 Albums [7] 6
Belgium (Vlanders) Top 100 Albums [8] 24
Belgium (Wallonia) Top 100 Albums [9] 26
Canadian Top 100 CDs [10] 28
German Longplay Chart [11] 1
New Zealand Top 40 Albums [12] 15
Norway Top 40 Albums [13] 1
Sweden Top 60 Albums [14] 15
UK Albums Chart [15] 4
US Billboard 200 [16] 65
Chart (2003)Peak
Netherlands Top 100 Albums [17] 9

Year-end charts

Chart (1999)Position
German Albums Chart [18] 54
2007GermanyIFPI#97 [19]


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP) [20] Gold100,000*
Germany (BVMI) [21] Platinum500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) [22] Gold50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) [23] Gold25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [24] 2× Platinum600,000^
United States (RIAA) [25] Gold500,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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