"The hungry and the hunted, Explode into rock 'n roll bands"

- Bruce Springsteen
 

A Trick Of The Tail (album) by Genesis

This album At A Glance
A Trick Of The Tail
A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis (1976)
Overall rank: 544th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 432 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (134th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (544th)

Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Product Details Availability Price

eBay
eBay
Genesis – A Trick of the Tail,12’’ vinyl, LP,CDS 4001, 1976
Condition: Used
Time left:
3h 22m 50s

Ships to:
Worldwide
£11.95
Go to store

eBay
eBay
ATCO SD 38-101 Genesis - A Trick of the Tail 1976 12" 33 RPM
Condition: Used
Time left:
3h 44m

Ships to:
Worldwide
$15.97
Go to store

eBay
eBay
GENESIS A Trick Of The Tail VINYL LP 12" Atco- 1976 Phil Collins SD 38-101
Condition: Used
Time left:
3h 55m 52s

Ships to:
Worldwide
$40.00
Go to store
  Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the linked website at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.  See full search results on eBay

  My favourite store:  

Genesis bestography

A Trick Of The Tail is ranked 4th best out of 28 albums by Genesis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 135 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,966.

Genesis album bestography « Higher ranked (299th) This album (544th) Lower ranked (671st) »
FoxtrotA Trick Of The TailNursery Cryme

Members who like this album also like: Selling England By The Pound by Genesis, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

Upcoming concerts (searched for 'Genesis')

Sep
13
Fri
20:00
Rael- The Music Of Genesis With Tarkus
The Space at Westbury Theater, Westbury, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster See tickets (from $25.00)
 
Sep
21
Sat
20:00
Grand Parade - A Tribute to early Genesis
Wire, Berwyn, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster See tickets (from $15.00)
 
Sep
24
Tue
19:00
Charli XCX w/ Tommy Genesis
Emo's-Austin, Austin, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster See tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to A Trick Of The Tail on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

A Trick Of The Tail track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

#TrackRating
/
1.Dance On A Volcano
 85/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
2.Track pickEntangled
 86/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
3.Squonk
 83/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
4.Mad Man Moon
 80/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
5.Robbery, Assault And Battery
 80/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Amazon MP3
iTunes
6.Track pickRipples
 87/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
7.A Trick Of The Tail
 84/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes
8.Los Endos
 83/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Amazon MP3
iTunes

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Related links: top tracks by Genesistop tracks of the 1970s, top tracks of 1976.

A Trick Of The Tail rankings

A Trick Of The Tail collection

A Trick Of The Tail ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 432 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution  Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 432 ratings for this album.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. album ratings
Avg. album rating
 
85/100
3 days ago
90/100
 
70/100
08/15/2019 15:41
73/100
 
80/100
08/15/2019 14:32
78/100
 
70/100
08/14/2019 19:49
57/100
 
80/100
08/12/2019 21:54
89/100

Related links: top albums of the 1970s, top albums of 1976.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

A Trick Of The Tail comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 28 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
From CJMishellsan 3 days ago
There is still plenty of talent here and awesome performances despite Gabriel being gone. I just feel the songs were lacking a bit with some exceptions, and Phil Collins doesn't have as much charisma or power as Gabriel, and I actually enjoy his singing on the later pop albums personally. Something about this crystal clean and direct voice doesn't gel well with the crazy prog stuff going on, I think Peter was able to add to the music's intensity and wackiness very well, and changing up his style in songs, whereas Phil just sounds like he is towing the line and giving the same kind of delivery in every song. Nonetheless it's still an impressive album and showed that the band could continue and it's still worth checking out. The first two and the last three tracks are the best, with the middle section just feeling a bit too homogeneous and dragged out. This is the 2nd best Phil Collins era album behind Duke IMO. Nothing they did will ever match the Peter Gabriel era though, again, IMO.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From newt 3 days ago
A great transitional album between the pop and prog era Genesis and a highly underrated one at that.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
Wow, those bass pedals on the first track! An excellent album throughout. The way the bass and drums have been recorded really punch through the mix! Not a weak track throughout with excellent musicianship and probably the best Phil Collins vocals on any Genesis album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
65/100
From NickD89
Not so bad for a post-Gabriel genesis album. fav track: Robbery, assault and battery.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
One of the easiest Genesis albums to listen to all the way through. A pleasant acoustic, pastoral sound is the trademark of this album but the usual prog antics show up again in tracks like Dance on a Volcano and Robbery Assault and Battery. Decent
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
The album is actualy very good. It's like a bridge between Gabriel and Collins eras. Gabriel has gone and you can notice it, but the band still have the magic from the early yers. Plus Hackett hasn't left yet. Ripples is one of the the most beautifull Genesis songs along with Entagled. Dance on the volcano and Squonk are cathy as hell and still proggy. Mad man moon is a decent Banks song, but maybe too long. Robbery is failed attempt to recreate those "Gabriel theatrical" songs, that he is known for. The title song is catchy refreshing tune, after dramatic Ripples. Los Endos is... well one hell of a end for the album. 85/100
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From Scoott
While not my absolute favorite Genesis album, it's easily the most consistent
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
This comment is beneath your viewing threshold.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -3 votes (0 helpful | 3 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From Leonard
More simple then the 5 Albums before but yet complex enough. The sound has improved. Phil Collins voice sounds a little too smart.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
The first Genesis album after the departure of Peter Gabriel. Trick of the tail, is also the best post-Gabriel LP. Phil Collins does a magnificent job of replacing Gabriel and there are some stunning moments here. It's such a good record that I wouldn't want to pick out any individual tracks, it's just a wonderful run of songs. A trick of the tail, proved there was plenty of life in Genesis yet. As far as i'm concerned only, foxtrot, from the Gabriel era is as good(or maybe better)than this. Underrated and excellent.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 28 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for A Trick Of The Tail

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this album.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this album.
Login or register to add this album to your favourites.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. Desire by Bob Dylan
8. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
9. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
10. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
11. Rocks by Aerosmith
12. Rising by Rainbow
13. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
14. A Day At The Races by Queen
15. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
16. Destroyer by Kiss
17. Chronicle - The 20 Greatest Hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Moonmadness by Camel
19. Zombie by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Arrival by ABBA



Copyright © 2005-2019 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map