Turn It On Again

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"Turn It On Again"
Single by Genesis
from the album Duke
B-side"Behind the Lines" (Edit)
Released8 March 1980 (UK)
August 1980 (USA)
Format7", 12"
RecordedAutumn 1979
GenrePop rock, Progressive rock[1]
Length3:50 (album version)
3:44 (UK single remix)
3:27 (US single remix edit)
LabelCharisma Records
Atlantic (US & Canada)
Writer(s)Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford
Producer(s)Genesis, David Hentschel
Genesis singles chronology
"Many Too Many"
(1978)
"Turn It On Again"
(1980)
"Duchess"
(1980)
Duke track listing
"Heathaze"
(4)
"Turn It On Again"
(5)
"Alone Tonight"
(6)
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"Turn It On Again"
Single by Genesis
from the album Duke
B-side"Behind the Lines" (Edit)
Released8 March 1980 (UK)
August 1980 (USA)
Format7", 12"
RecordedAutumn 1979
GenrePop rock, Progressive rock[1]
Length3:50 (album version)
3:44 (UK single remix)
3:27 (US single remix edit)
LabelCharisma Records
Atlantic (US & Canada)
Writer(s)Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford
Producer(s)Genesis, David Hentschel
Genesis singles chronology
"Many Too Many"
(1978)
"Turn It On Again"
(1980)
"Duchess"
(1980)
Duke track listing
"Heathaze"
(4)
"Turn It On Again"
(5)
"Alone Tonight"
(6)
Music sample
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"Turn It On Again" is a single from the British progressive rock band Genesis, from their 1980 album Duke. It reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

The lyrics, written by Mike Rutherford,[3] deal with a man who does nothing more than watch his television, so much that he becomes obsessed with the people he watches on it, believing them to be his friends.

The song is also characterised by a rhythmic structure uncharacteristically complex for pop music, with verse/chorus sections in alternating time signatures, 6/4 to 7/4 (13/4), while the intro and bridge sections are in 4/4 and 5/4 (9/4).

"Turn It On Again" has been a favourite in Genesis's live shows. Consequently, the group's 1999 compilation album Turn It On Again: The Hits was named after it, as was the band's 2007 Turn It On Again: The Tour reunion Tour.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs
  2. ^ Genesis UK chart history, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Prasad, Anil. "Genesis: Turning it on again". Innerviews. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

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