7-89698 picture sleeve Illegal Alien
Produced by Genesis (with Hugh Padgham)
Released on January 23, 1984
UK CHART POSITION #46 . . .
US CHART POSITION #44 (charted March 10, 1984 for 10 weeks)
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7-89698 picture sleeve
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D ance of the Illegal Aliens, anyone? Perhaps taking the old Brand X title as inspiration (not to mention the melody to “Soho”), Genesis recorded “Illegal Alien” as part of their self-titled pseudo-concept album. It’s a nice track, silly on the surface but pretty dark underneath, following the format established on Abacab. The flip side is a nonalbum live version of “Turn It On Again,” different from the performance caught on Three Sides Live, but not much different. A shaped picture disc was released in the UK, while a 12-inch issued in the US (which I haven’t seen yet) seems to include an extended version of “Illegal Alien.”

TRACK LISTING

  1. ILLEGAL ALIEN    (Genesis)    4:33
  2. TURN IT ON AGAIN (NEW LIVE VERSION)    (Genesis)    5:24

    US 12-inch single
  3. ILLEGAL ALIEN
  4. TURN IT ON AGAIN (LIVE)
  5. ILLEGAL ALIEN (EXTENDED)

CREDITS

TONY BANKS --
PHIL COLLINS --
MIKE RUTHERFORD --

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US 1983 Atlantic 12PRO PR581  
UK January 23, 1984 Virgin 7"/7PIC/12 AL1/ALS1/AL112 picture sleeve, avail. as shaped picture disc
US January 23, 1984 Atlantic 7" 7-89698 picture sleeve
ARG 1986 Vertigo 12 8184111  

 

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