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<p>From Genesis to Revelation is the first album by Genesis, released in March 1969 on Decca Records in England (London Records in North America). It was produced by Jonathan King, who discovered them in 1967 while the members of Genesis were pupils at Charterhouse School, King's alma mater.
Genesis originally consisted of Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Anthony Phillips, without a drummer. Once one of their demo tapes caught the attention of Jonathan King, he took them under his wing and, with the addition of schoolmate Chris Stewart on drums, recorded "The Silent Sun" as their first single. It was later described by the band as a "Bee Gees pastiche" written specifically to win King's approval. Its February 1968 release on Decca Records was not a commercial success. Neither was the follow-up "A Winter's Tale" three months later. After replacing Chris Stewart with John Silver, King had them compose an album of songs loosely based on the Bible. The album was recorded in August 1968 during school holidays, and later overdubbed with strings and horns, to the band's chagrin. King sequenced the songs together like a concept album, with no gaps in between the tracks.
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