40th Anniversary of A Trick of the Tail

Photo credit: thegenesisarchive.co.uk/1975/

Released on 2 February 1976, A Trick Of The Tail, was the first post-Gabriel album and was produced by David Hentschel. It had cleaner production than previous releases and was the best selling Genesis album to date.


It is clear from the start, with “Dance On A Volcano”, that this was a new Genesis. It is powerful and lively in a way that was not heard before on previous albums. The album features much more of the powerful drumming and driving aspect that the band were known for when playing live.

It is amazing to hear that there was no loss of momentum after the loss of Peter Gabriel. Happy Birthday ‘Trick’.

More Lego Trick pictures here. A Brick of the Tail.

Genesis In Convert 1976