After more than 300 million album sales, the current rediscovery of the hugely successful and influential Genesis continues with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of an official career-spanning documentary Sum of the Parts which will be released in January by Eagle Vision.
Featuring contributions from key members past and present Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, as well as a wealth of archive performance footage of the band’s biggest tracks and fan favorites, this first official study of the band’s history commences with their formation at Charterhouse in 1967 and reunites the band for the first time in many years.
Produced by Eagle Rock Film Productions and directed by John Edginton, the film recounts an extraordinary musical story, exploring the band’s song writing as well as emotional highs and lows, alongside previously unseen archive material and rare performance footage from across their entire career.
“Sum of the Parts” explores the dynamic between the band members that have enabled them to survive numerous line-up changes alongside solo careers outside of the band.
The remarkable story encompasses their visionary influence as the leading lights of progressive rock with landmark albums such as “Foxtrot,” “Selling England By The Pound” and “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway;” the huge crossover success of the Eighties and Nineties which saw them hit the upper reaches of the singles charts with era-defining hits such as “Turn It On Again,” “Invisible Touch,” “No Son of Mine,” and “I Can’t Dance”; and through to their 2007 “Turn It On Again” comeback tour which included a show in front of 500,000 people at Rome’s Circo Massimo.
“Sum of the Parts” also contains the BBC’s “Together and Apart” Documentary, which aired on October 4. The release also adds more than 30 minutes of previously unseen footage.
“Sum of all Parts” will be available in stores on January 13.