More tours to explore:

 

THE HELLO, I MUST BE GOING TOUR – July 1982 through February 1983

 

THE PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS TOUR (With Robert Plant) – August 1983 through October 1983

 

THE NO JACKET REQUIRED TOUR – February 1985 through July 1985

 

THE BUT SERIOUSLY TOUR – February 1990 through October 1990

 

THE BOTH SIDES TOUR – April 1994 through May 1995

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR – January 1996 through December 1996

 

THE DANCE INTO THE LIGHT TOUR – February 1997 through December 1997

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR (PART II) – June 1998 through December 1998

 

THE TESTIFY TOUR – January 2002 through March 2003

 

THE FIRST FINAL FAREWELL TOUR – June 2003 through November 2005

 

THE GOING BACK TOUR – June 2010

 

THE NOT DEAD YET TOUR – June 2017 through October 2019

 

More radio broadcast shows to explore:

 

THE HELLO, I MUST BE GOING TOUR – July 1982 through February 1983

 

THE PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS TOUR (With Robert Plant) – August 1983 through October 1983

 

THE NO JACKET REQUIRED TOUR – February 1985 through July 1985

 

THE BUT SERIOUSLY TOUR – February 1990 through October 1990

 

THE BOTH SIDES TOUR – April 1994 through May 1995

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR – January 1996 through December 1996

 

THE DANCE INTO THE LIGHT TOUR – February 1997 through December 1997

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR (PART II) – June 1998 through December 1998

 

THE TESTIFY TOUR – January 2002 through March 2003

 

THE FIRST FINAL FAREWELL TOUR – June 2003 through November 2005

 

THE GOING BACK TOUR – June 2010

 

THE NOT DEAD YET TOUR – June 2017 through October 2019

 

PHIL COLLINS RADIO INTERVIEW SPECIALS – Various Dates

 

 

 

Now that you’ve had a chance to explore all of the Phil Collins pre-FM Radio Interview Specials, it’s time to look into those same type of shows for Phil’s band Genesis.
As previously mentioned, David Dunnington’s Complete Guide to Live Genesis Radio Shows (which can be found HERE) is a great source for live Genesis radio shows, but it lacks information on Phil Collins solo concert shows. What it lacks on the Genesis side of things is a complete listing of the pre-FM radio interview shows which have aired throughout the years. I have attempted to make up for that with this page.
As with the previously listed radio concerts, all of the interview specials are listed in order of broadcast date. And again, one of the main differences is that with these shows, the recording date was almost always unknown.
Here is a complete listing of all known radio interview shows with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, both with and without Phil being present. If you know of any that I’ve missed, please hit me up via the Contact Me page:

Nightbird & Company Program # 269 – 272 – Genesis, America, Chris Squire and David Pomeranz:

Narwood Productions Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
27 June – 18 July 1976

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

One of the earliest radio shows I’ve seen dates all the way back to 1976. This double LP show is from the U.S. Army Reserve, and features a weekly radio music and interview show with host Alison Steele, also known as  Nightbird.

This particular episode features Bill Bruford and Phil talking about the Genesis album A TRICK OF THE TAIL. The other three sides are separate shows featuring America (this segment aired 4 July 1976), Chris Squire of Yes talking about his FISH OUT OF WATER solo album, (which aired 11 July 1976) and  David Pomeranz (which aired 18 July 1976).

I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

 

B.B.C. Rock Hour Special #243 – Genesis:

London Wavelength Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
25 October 1981

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

As was the case with the Phil Collins Interview Radio Specials list, the earliest pre-FM interview special focusing on Genesis that I have in my private collection comes to us courtesy of the B.B.C. Rock Hour Special series.

Host Richard Skinner interviews Phil, Mike and Tony and plays tracks from their 1981 album ABACAB. Tracks include Another Record, No Reply At All, Like It Or Not and Me And Sarah Jane among others. Great, rare item. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

B.B.C. Rock Hour #243 on Discogs

The Robert Klein Radio Show:

Froben Production Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
31 December 1981

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

This is a one-off music and interview special hosted by actor and comedian Robert Kline and featuring Genesis.

Kline interviews Phil and Mike both and plays tracks from both Phil and Genesis albums. Tracks include Abacab, Turn It On Again, No Reply At All and I Missed Again. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained via Discogs.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Robert Kline Featuring Genesis on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #82-39:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 3 October 1982

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

 

Host and Interviewer Mary Turner once again “meets” with the artist, this time, Mike Rutherford alone, but the discussion centers on all things Genesis related.

Commercial blocks and studio tracks are mixed with conversations between Rutherford and Turner. Another in the Off The Record Specials series.

Tracks include Paperlate, No Reply At All, Man On The Corner and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. From my personal collection.

NOTE: My copy did not come with a Cue Sheet.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP # 82-39 on Discogs

Retro Rock – Genesis Show # RR 82-47/48:

Clayton Webster Corporation Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 15 November 1982

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

A two-hour hour radio show on two LPs hosted by Meg Griffin and featuring an unidentified male interviewer who provides a detailed history of the band while playing brief interview clips with all three members, plus Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett. Commercial blocks and studio tracks are included.

Tracks include Turn It On Again, Counting Out Time, Watcher Of The Skies, Abacab – Live, Paperlate, Misunderstanding – Live and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. I do not have this set in my personal collection; but I do have a torrent of this show, which includes the entire broadcast taken directly from the pre-FM LPs. 

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #83-30

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 18 July 1983

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

This is an identical double LP set as the OTRSP #82-39 listed above, repackaged for broadcast in July of 1983. It was not uncommon for this series to re-use show material multiple times, as was the case here.

Tracks include Squonk, Robbery, Assault And Battery, Misunderstanding and I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). I do not have this set in my collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

Rolling Stone Magazine’s Continuous History Of Rock And Roll #83-94:

ABC Rock Radio Network Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 24 July 1983

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

This show is one hour in length, but unlike most radio programs of the day which compressed the hour show into 30 minute sides of one LP, this show comes on two LPs. The show features several interview segments covering topics such as the history of the band, Genesis without Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett and Tony Banks solo projects.

Tracks include Abacab, Paperlate, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and I Missed Again.

From my personal collection.

This item is not currently listed on Discogs, so no link is available.

Genesis – Three Into One An Authorized 3 Hour Special:

London Wavelength Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1983

pre-FM Triple Vinyl LP

A gigantic, three hour, three LP broadcast containing a rare radio special from London Wavelength Records.

This is a very lengthy show which contains a detailed overview of the band’s history up to that point, as well as lots of information about each member’s solo career. The show is divided into three parts, one for each of the band members. Hour One (Sides A & B) focuses on Mike Rutherford, Hour Two (Sides C & D) on Phil Collins and Hour Three (Sides E & F) on Tony Banks.

Host Alan Freeman interviews all three band members and plays tracks from their 1983 self-titled album GENESIS, as well as multiple tracks from their respective solo endeavors.

Tracks include Illegal Alien, Taking It All Too Hard, Mama, Just A Job To Do, Silver Rainbow and Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea all from the “new” album. Solo tracks include Acting Very Strange, You Can’t Hurry Love, In The Air Tonight and Wicked Lady Theme.

Contains original commercial blocks for Maxell Tapes and nine pages of detailed timing sheets. The show comes stored in an LP box holding said Cue Sheets sheets and three LP sleeves.

Great, rare item. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Three Into One on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #84-30:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1984

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Identical contents as the OTRSP # 84-10 listed directly above. It was not uncommon for this series to reuse material for multiple shows. Another in the Off The Record Specials series. From my personal collection.

NOTE: My copy did not come with a Cue Sheet.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP #84-30 on Discogs

Pioneers In Music Show #16 – Genesis:

D.I.R. Broadcasting Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 4 November 1985

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP (Side D is blank)

Host Dave Herman discusses the history of the band while playing live tracks and interview segments from the band’s extensive catalogue. Part of the Pioneers In Music radio series.

Tracks are all live in concert and include Turn It On Again, Misunderstanding, The Musical Box and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Pioneers In Music Show #16 on Discogs

NBC Countdown To Christmas:

NBC Radio Entertainment Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast -Weeks of 12-24 December 1985

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

NBC Radio Entertainment Christmas Special featuring host Billy Crystal playing Side One of the 1983 self titled release GENESIS in its entirety followed by several solo Phil Collins tracks.

This was a series Crystal did featuring artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Police, The Cars, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and others. Each LP contains one side of a classic album plus a “Fantasy Side 2” of selected songs by the artist, interspersed with Billy Crystal’s comedy bits, comments from the artists, and commercials from Old Spice, AT&T, US Army, etc.

Tracks include Mama, Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea, You Can’t Hurry Love and Against All Odds.

NOTE: The labels on this LP are switched with the Side 1 label affixed to Side 2 and vice-versa. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Countdown To Christmas on Discogs

Genesis – The Invisible Touch Interview Picture Disc:

Baktabak Records (BAK 2008)

Recording date:
16 June 1986

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day/Year

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

A limited edition interview picture disc which contains a discussion with Phil and Tony regarding their 1986 release INVISIBLE TOUCH.

At the very beginning of the interview (which is the only track on the LP) you can hear the unknown interviewer list the date as June 16th. Clearly this is from 1986 as at about the 15:00 mark, Phil begins discussing songs like Invisible Touch. The boys also discuss touring, playing large arenas, album reviews and making their new album. There is no music presented on this disc. This exact interview was also released in 1994 on compact disc, and that listing can be seen further down this list. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Invisible Touch Interview Picture Disc on Discogs

Rock Of The World #ROW 032:

Barnett Robbins Enterprises

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 15 August 1986

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

Part of the Rock Of The World series. This show contains interview segments with Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford along with tracks from the band’s 1980’s period. I do not have this item in my collection; information obtained from the Discogs listing.

Complete track listing can be found here:

ROW 032 on Discogs

REX Rock Interview Show:

Unknown Record Company

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Weeks of 16 August –
14 September 1986

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

This is one of the rarer radio interview shows that I’ve ever seen. It is simply called REX, and contains ten (10) mini-shows on each side of the LP. Each mini-show featured an artist or group with an interview segment and commercial blocks, and each mini-show was slotted for a single day broadcast window. Radio stations would utilize the mini-show interview segments as a special attraction for their listeners, and it was often bits like this that would make the difference in a station’s drive for top ratings in their market. 

This particular LP contained interview segments with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Winwood, Tom Cohcrane, members of the band Bananarama, and others. There is a single interview segment on Side B, slotted for broadcast on 31 August 1986, which simply states: Balancing Genesis And Home Life. No indication is given if this is an interview with Phil, Mike or Tony… or all three. As I do not have this item in my collection, information is limited and was obtained from an eBay listing.

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #86-41:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 6 October 1986

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Mary Turner (interviewer) “meets” with Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins, and the discussion centers on all things Genesis related. This was the very first OTRSP show I ever purchased.

Commercial blocks and studio tracks are mixed with conversations between Rutherford, Collins and Turner. Another in the Off The Record Specials series.

Tracks include Abacab, In Too Deep, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight and The Brazilian. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP #86-41 on Discogs

Genesis – TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT:

Atlantic Records (ST-PR-965- A-1/B-1-SP)

Exclusive Candid Interview – Limited Edition Vinyl

Recorded 1986

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

Host and Interviewer Dan Neer meets with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks and discusses the history of Genesis and the band’s latest release (at that time), INVISIBLE TOUCH. Very similar in format to the COLLINS ON COLLINS radio promo release.

The LP was sent to radio stations under the Atlantic Records label, which makes it an “official release”, and therefore it is not hard to come by. Many listings for this exact LP still show up on eBay on a regular basis.

Side A of this recording features the Neer asking questions and the boys answering them. Side B features the answers only, which allowed DJ’s to create their own “live interview” as if the band members were right there with them in the studio. This LP does not contain any commercials or album tracks. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Tonight, Tonight, Tonight Interview Disc on Discogs

Genesis – Solo And Together:

Radio International Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1986

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

This is a double LP interview and music special produced by Radio International Records, the people who brought you the Rock Over London series of shows, and broadcast in 1986. Host Graham Dene plays pre-recorded interview clips and music from not only the band, but solo tracks by some of its members. There is much more music and far less interviews on this show than were presented on other programs that I have listed on this page, but it’s still a nice, rare set to have.

Tracks include Shock The Monkey, Silent Running, Abacab, Red Rain, The Hunter and When The Heart Rules The Mind (by GTR), Shortcut To Somewhere (by Tony Banks), and the 12″ remix versions of Mama, Sussudio and Sledgehammer.

A note about the release date: Nowhere on this show does any form of broadcast date appear. The listing on Discogs states it was released in August of 1986, however, there is no supporting evidence that I can find. Again, no dates are listed anywhere on the packaging, the Cue Sheets, the labels or the Matrix / Runouts. (The Runouts are simply: GENESIS SPECIAL S1 / S2 / S3 and S/4 respectively.) I am confident, however, that the show was released at some point in late ’86 given the inclusion of an Atlantic Records commercial advertising the band’s latest release (at that time) INVISIBLE TOUCH. This ad can be found in the commercial block at the end of Side C, during which, the announcer states: “Invisible Touch… new from Genesis.”

Complete track listing can be found here:

Genesis Solo And Together on Discogs

Legends Of Rock 1987 Genesis Part 1 #87-01:

NBC Radio Entertainment Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 5-11 January 1987

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP (Side D is blank)

Another show in the Legends of Rock series, featuring host Ray White.

This time we have a two-part show which aired over consecutive weekends in January 1987. Each part is one hour long and contains pre-recorded interview segments with all of the members of the band as well as original commercial blocks. The show contains studio tracks from several Genesis albums.

Some album tracks included are Watcher Of The Skies, A Trick Of The Tail, Turn It On Again and Land Of Confusion (12″ Extended Version) among others. Released on Translucent vinyl. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Legends Of Rock #87-01 on Discogs

Legends Of Rock 1987 Genesis Part 2 #87-02:

NBC Radio Entertainment Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 12-18 January 1987

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP (Side D is blank)

Part 2 of the two-part show which is listed directly above. Each part is one hour long and contains pre-recorded interview segments with all of the members of the band as well as original commercial blocks. 

The show contains studio tracks from several Genesis albums. Some album tracks included are Squonk, Throwing It All Away, That’s All and one of my favorite B-sides, Feeding The Fire among others. Released on Translucent vinyl. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Legends Of Rock #87-02 on Discogs

Star Trak Profiles #87-08:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 16 February 1987

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Another show in the Star Trak Profile series, featuring host Phil Hendrie. Interview clips of Phil alone detail the history of the band. The show contains commercials and studio tracks from several Collins solo and Genesis albums.

Some album tracks included are Follow You, Follow Me, Throwing It All Away, That’s All and In The Air Tonight among others. From my personal collection.

Identical contents as the Off The Record Special Show # 86-41 listed above. It was not uncommon for this series to reuse material for multiple shows. Another in the Off The Record series. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Star Trak Profiles #87-08 on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #87-12:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 16 March 1987

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Identical contents as the OTRSP # 86-41 listed above. It was not uncommon for this series to reuse material for multiple shows. Another in the Off The Record Specials series. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP #87-12 on Discogs

Rock Connections With Mike Harrison:

CBS Radio Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 24 April 1987

pre-FM Single Vinyl LP

This LP contains an hour-long radio show hosted by syndicated radio DJ Mike Harrison, in which he discusses the history of the band Genesis. Featuring pre-recorded interview clips from Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks and Philip Bailey, plus songs from the band itself, along with tracks from solo works from several members of the band. Includes original commercial blocks and historical notes about the band. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Rock Connections on Discogs

Star Trak Profiles #87-39:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 21 September 1987

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Another show in the Star Trak Profile series. The show contains commercials and studio tracks from several Genesis albums.

Some album tracks included are Follow You, Follow Me, Throwing It All Away, That’s All and In Too Deep among others. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

Masters Of Rock – Genesis:

Capitol Radio Ventures Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month / Day / Year (Possibly 1987)

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

This is a interview and music radio show from the Masters Of Rock series. Host and Interviewer David Jansen profiles the band ad plays interview bits from all three members. The show also contains commercials and studio tracks from several Genesis albums.

Some album tracks included are Land Of Confusion, Taking It All Too Hard, Abacab and Invisible Touch among others. I do not have this item in my personal collection, but I do have a torrent with the full contents of the disc.

*A note about the release date: The torrent that I downloaded did not contain any information about when this show originally aired, and the included images of the Cue Sheets do not provide any details either. I am assuming this aired sometime in 1987 or later given the heavy use of tracks from the INVISIBLE TOUCH album, but this is absolutely just a guess. It could have been released anytime between 1987 and 1991. I have placed the listing at the end of the 1987 shows as a place holder until more information is obtained.

Star Trak Profiles #88-18:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 18 April 1988

pre-FM Double Translucent Vinyl LP

Another show in the Star Trak Profile series, featuring host Craig Hines. Interview clips of Phil alone detail the history of the band. The show contains commercials and studio tracks from several Genesis albums.

Some album tracks included are Cuckoo Cocoon, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, That’s All and In Too Deep among others. My copy did not come with a Cue Sheet, however, it did come with a Satellite News Roundup sheet, pictured in the Gallery. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Star Trak Profiles #88-18 on Discogs

Legends Of Rock #88-23:

NBC Radio Entertainment Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 30 May – 5 June 1988

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Another show in the Legends Of Rock series. Very limited information is available as this listing was gleaned from a very vague Discogs entry.

Said entry can be found here:

Legends of Rock #88-23 on Discogs

Genesis: Up-Close #88-31:

Media America Radio Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 25 July 1988

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Another in the Up Close series with Dan Neer. Neer profiles the latest Genesis release (at that time) INVISIBLE TOUCH, while also exploring some of their better known albums from the 1980’s in this two hour, two disk radio special. Interview clips with Phil, Mike and Tony are interspersed between tracks from several Genesis albums as well as Phil’s first two solo efforts. The band members do not appear in the studio with Neer, but on some interview clips, all three are present at the same time. Contains original commercial blocks.

Album tracks include Invisible Touch, Abacab, Throwing It All Away, In The Air Tonight and All I Need Is A Miracle

This show, like the below  listed Up Close from 1992, was sent to radio stations in a “fatboy” double compact disc case.

While I do not have a copy of the original Cue Sheets for this show in my collection, I have included pics from a recent eBay listing which shows them. This is important as the sheets list the show number and original broadcast date, neither of which appear on the discs themselves. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Up Close 88-31 on Discogs

Star Trak Profiles #88-45:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 31 October 1988

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Another show in the Star Trak Profile series, featuring host Craig Hines. Includes interview clips, commercials and studio tracks from several Genesis albums.

Some album tracks included are In The Cage, Misunderstanding, Dodo, Abacab and No Reply At All among others. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

Genesis (And Other Artists): A Night With The Best Of British Rock:

Radio Today Entertainment Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month / Day 1988

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

This is a rare one-off, 90 minute radio special from Radio Today Entertainment which includes interviews with and music by various British artists including Phil, Mike and Tony, along with Steve Winwood, Roger Daltrey and Joe Jackson. Presented by Michelob beer. Contains original commercial blocks and DJ intros by Tony Pigg. The interview segments are conducted by radio personality Dan Fermento.

Each commercial block contains a Michelob beer advertisement which features tracks by Ray Charles, Steve Winwood and Wang Chung. Michelob beer utilized several tracks from British artists during the late ’80s to promote their beer, and they were also a promoter of the ’86-’87 Invisible Touch Tour.

Album tracks include Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Land Of Confusion, In The Air Tonight and Turn It On Again

I chose to put this one in the Genesis section of radio shows despite the fact that Phil is featured discussing his solo work because both Mike and Tony are also featured discussing the band. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

A Night With The Best of British Rock on Discogs

The Genesis Story – Together And Solo:

United Stations Programming Network (USPN) Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 17-19 March 1989

pre-FM Triple Vinyl LP

Dave Charity (interviewer) chronicles the band’s career and discusses many of the same topics as the previously listed USPN Records release entitled The Phil Collins & Genesis Story. The show also contains much of the same material featured in the COLLINS ON COLLLINS Exclusive Candid Interview LP as well, along with commercials and studio tracks from several Genesis albums as well as its solo member’s offerings. Phil, Mike and Tony are all interviewed, along with Peter Gabriel and Philip Bailey for this three hour, three LP radio show.

Album tracks include Follow You, Follow Me, That’s All, Your Own Special Way and Man On The Corner along with Sledgehammer, The Living Years and Take Me Home among others. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Together And Solo on Discogs

Modern Drummer Sound Supplement: Drum Duet

Evatone Sound Sheets Records

Recorded Live at Wembley Stadium, July 1987

Original Release –
July 1990

pre-FM Special 7″ Magazine Insert

This next entry is not a radio broadcast interview special, nor a specific pre-FM live concert. It is, however, a unique one-off 7″ recording of Phil and Chester’s famous Drum Duet from the 1987 INVISIBLE TOUCH Tour show at Wembley Stadium in July of 1987. The recording was produced on a flimsy, clear vinyl insert which was included inside copies of the July 1990 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. (The included scan of the individual 7″ makes it appear to be white in color, but it is definitely completely clear. This can be more clearly seen in the attached photo of the magazine opened to the article in question, which is where the 7″ was inserted. I’ve also included scans of the full interviews of both Phil and Chester from the magazine.) 

The A-side audio is taken from Phil and Chester’s Drum Duet from the Wembley Stadium show featured in the official video release VISIBLE TOUCH. This includes Phil’s slight “hiccup” when playing his portion of a solo in the early part of the duet. The lone track quickly fades out just as Los Endos begins. There is no music on the B-side of the 7″.

This item is incredibly rare and a funky little piece of Genesis history, thus my inclusion here. From my personal collection.

Genesis 25th Anniversary Special

United Radio Network

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 20-22 December 1991

pre-FM Triple Compact Disc

Earle Bailey (interviewer) chronicles the band’s career from their humble beginnings to the 25th anniversary of the group. There are 29 tracks and 27 interview segments featuring Phil Collins (16 segments), Mike Rutherford (7 segments) and Tony Banks (3 segments), along with commercials and studio tracks from several Genesis albums as well as its solo member’s offerings.

Songs include: The Lambs Lies Down On Broadway, Your Own Special Way, Follow You, Follow Me, Misunderstanding, No Reply At All, I Missed Again, In The Air Tonight, Abacab, Man On The Corner, Paperlate, I Don’t Care Anymore, That’s All, Easy Lover, One More Night, Sussudio, Don’t Love My Number, Take Me Home, Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Invisible Touch, Throwing It All Away, Land Of Confusion, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, In Too Deep, The Living Years, Another Day In Paradise, I Wish It Would Rain Down, No Son Of Mine and I Can’t Dance. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing and a Discogs entry.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Genesis 25th Anniversary on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #92-02 Part I:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 6 January 1992

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

 Another entry in the Off  The Record Specials series. This time, Turner “meets” with all three members and discusses the history of the band, making music together and their latest release (at that time), WE CAN’T DANCE. This is Part I of a two-part special.

Commercial blocks and studio tracks are mixed with conversations between Phil, Mike, Tony and Turner. As with all of the shows in this series, many of the studio tracks are trimmed down as Turner speaks over them and plays the interview bits. Released on translucent vinyl.

Tracks include Living Forever, Driving The Last Spike, Misunderstanding and Man On The Corner. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP # 92-02 on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #92-03 Part II:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 13 January 1992

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Mary Turner (interviewer) “meets” with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks for Part II of this two-part interview special. The discussion continues on this double LP set, which aired one week after Part I. Commercial blocks and studio tracks are mixed with conversations between Collins, Rutherford, Banks and Turner. Released on Translucent vinyl. 

Tracks for Part II include I Can’t Dance, No Son Of Mine, Robbery, Assault & Battery and Never A Time. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP #92-03 on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #92-15
Part I:

Westwood One Radio
Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 6 April 1992

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Another entry in the Off  The Record Specials series. This show is exactly the same as the above listed OTRSP # 92-02, and thus is Part I of a two-part set. The contents, tracks and interview clips are identical, with only the commercial blocks changing slightly. Released on translucent vinyl. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRSP #92-15 on Discogs

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner #92-16
Part II:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 13 April 1992

pre-FM Double Vinyl LP

Another entry in the Off  The Record Specials series. This show is exactly the same as the above listed OTRSP # 92-03, and thus is Part II of a two-part set. The contents, tracks and interview clips are identical, with only the commercial blocks changing slightly. Released on translucent vinyl. I do not have this item in my personal collection, and have never actually seen a copy for sale, but based on the programming schedule that Westwood One typically utilized this show would follow directly after OTRSP # 92-15.

Genesis – Up Close: Part I

Media America Radio Records (Show #9205)

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1992

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Another in the Up Close series with Dan Neer. In this outing, Neer profiles the latest Genesis release (at that time) WE CAN’T DANCE, while also exploring some of their better known albums from the ’70’s and 80’s in this two hour, two disk radio special. Interview clips with Phil,  Mike and Tony are interspersed between tracks from several Genesis albums.

Tracks include I Can’t Dance, The Musical Box,  The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Behind The Lines, Way Of The World and Your Own Special Way.

Contains original commercial blocks. This is Part I of a two-part show; info on Part II can be found below.  This show, like the above listed Up Close from 1988, was sent to radio stations in a “fatboy” double compact disc case. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Up Close 9205: Part I on Discogs

Genesis – Up Close: Part II

Media America Radio Records (Show #9206)

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1992

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Part II of the above listed Up Close show.

Tracks include Driving The Last Spike, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Jesus He Knows Me, Invisible Touch, Abacab, Man On The Corner and Land Of Confusion.

Contains original commercial blocks. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Up Close 9206: Part II on Discogs

Genesis – The Invisible Touch Interview Picture Disc:

Baktabak Records (CBAK 4028)

Recording date:
16 June 1986

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1994

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

This is one I’ve had in my collection literally for years, and until recently, never listened to. As you will see from the artwork, there is no recording or release date anywhere on the packaging for this compact disc, despite the use of an image clearly from the ABACAB era. (Amazon lists the release date as 13 June 1994, though I can’t recall when or where I picked up my copy.)

This CD contains the exact same interview as the vinyl picture disc of the same name listed above. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Invisible Touch Interview Picture Disc on Discogs

Genesis: Up-Close

#97-41 / 97-42:

Media America Radio Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month / Day 1997

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Another in the Up Close series with Dan Neer. I do not have this item in my collection, information obtained from a Discogs listing.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Up Close 97-41/42 on Discogs

Genesis In Conversation:

Talking Music Records

Recording date: Unknown Month/Day 1992

Original Broadcast – Unknown Month/Day 1998

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

An unknown female interviewer meets with the boys at an undisclosed location about a myriad of topics including Tony’s “upcoming” release STILL, (which he states is coming out in March – firmly establishing the recording date of this interview in late 1991 or early 1992), Phil offering his services to various bands, his double LIVE AID appearances and his bit part in The Beatles’ film A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, solo material, writing credits on the albums, and success. Oddly enough, no mention is made about the latest release (at that time) from the band, which would have been their last studio album with Phil, WE CAN’T DANCE.

The recording starts and ends rather abruptly and contains no music. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Genesis In Conversation on Discogs

The Classics – Genesis Alone & Together Show #01-12:

United Stations Programming Network (USPN) Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 19-25 March 2001

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Steve Downes (interviewer) chronicles the band’s history as well as the solo music created by the individual members in this two hour, double disc show.

Album tracks include Follow You, Follow Me, Invisible Touch, Games Without Frontiers, I Missed Again and All I Need Is A Miracle along with Sledgehammer, Sussudio and Take Me Home among others. 

From my personal collection.

In The Studio Show #689:

Duke / Abacab 20th Anniversary Special

Winstar Radio Services

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 3 September 2001

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

This is an interview with Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford “in the studio” with nationally syndicated DJ / host Redbeard. For this outing, the boys discuss the albums DUKE and ABACAB on the eve of what would be the twentieth anniversary of both albums.

Tracks from each album are played, and there are commercial blocks as well. There are five tracks on the CD. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

In The Studio #689 on Discogs

The Classics – Genesis Alone & Together Show #02-50:

United Stations Programming Network (USPN) Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 9-15 December 2002

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

A repackaged broadcast of the previously listed Classics show from March of 2001, this time airing in December of 2002. Identical contents of that show. I do not have a copy of this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

In The Studio Show #796:

Genesis (Self-titled) 20th Anniversary Special

X Radio Networks

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Week of 22 September 2003

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

This is another interview with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks “in the studio” with nationally syndicated DJ / host Redbeard. For this outing, the boys discuss the 1983 self titled album GENESIS on the eve of what would be the twentieth anniversary of the album. Tracks from the album are played, and there are commercial blocks as well. There are five tracks on the CD. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

In The Studio #796 on Discogs

The Classics – Genesis Reunion Show #07-24:

United Stations Programming Network (USPN) Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast –
Week of 6-17 June 2007

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Once again, Steve Downes (interviewer) chronicles the band’s history as well as the solo music created by the individual members.

Album tracks include Abacab, Selling England by The Pound, The Musical Box and All I Need Is A Miracle along with In Your Eyes, Shock The Monkey and Sussudio among others. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

Off The Record Classic Special (West) #07-27:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Weekend of 7-8 July 2007

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

“Uncle” Joe Benson chronicles the life and music of the band. Some bits are clearly taken from the aforementioned COLLINS ON COLLINS LP.

The show contains commercials and studio tracks from several of the band’s albums, plus In The Air Tonight. There are thirty-four tracks on the compact disc, with Tracks 1 – 4 containing the actual interview and song segments, Tracks 5 – 7 are show promo spots, Tracks 8 – 17 are commercial spots, while Tracks 18 – 34 are the actual interview segments separated into individual tracks.

Songs include Abacab, Follow You, Follow Me and The Carpet Crawlers. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRCL #07-27 on Discogs

Off The Record Classic Special #08-27:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Unknown recording date

Original Broadcast – Weekend of 5-6 July 2008

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

“Uncle” Joe Benson chronicles the life and music of the band. (Virtually the same show as the one listed directly above, but with different commercial blocks.) Once again, some bits are clearly taken from the aforementioned COLLINS ON COLLINS LP.

The show contains commercials and studio tracks from several of the band’s albums, plus In The Air Tonight. There are thirty-three tracks on the compact disc, with Tracks 1 – 4 containing the actual interview and song segments, Tracks 5 – 7 are show promo spots, Tracks 8 – 17 are commercial spots, while Tracks 18 – 33 are the actual interview segments separated into individual tracks.

Songs include Abacab, Follow You, Follow Me and The Carpet Crawlers. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

OTRCL #08-27 on Discogs

The Classics – The Genesis Family Tree Show #08-32:

United Stations Programming Network (USPN) Records

Unknown recording date

Original Airdate – Weekend of 9-10 August 2008

pre-FM Double Compact Disc

Once again, Steve Downes (interviewer) chronicles the band’s history as well as the solo music created by the individual members.

Album tracks include Behind The Lines, Just a Job To Do, Mama and Silent Running along with Sledgehammer, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight and Take Me Home among others. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained from an eBay listing.

That’s it for The Genesis Radio Interview Specials. Of course, as I discover more such items, I will add them to the list. For now, click HERE to view the pre-FM Radio concerts from Phil’s first ever solo tour.