That's All (Genesis song)

That's All (Genesis song)

Single infobox |
Name = That's All

Artist = Genesis
from Album = Genesis
Released = November 1983 (USA)(UK)
Format = 7", 12"
Recorded = 1982- 1983
Genre = Pop rock
Length = 4:23
Label = Atlantic, Virgin, Vertigo
Producer = Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Chart position =

Last single = "Mama" (1983)
This single = "That's All" (1983)
Next single = "Illegal Alien" (1984)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Genesis
Type = studio
prev_track = "Mama"
prev_no = Track 1
this_track = "That's All"
track_no = Track 2
next_track = "Home by the Sea"
next_no = Track 3

"That's All" is a song by Genesis. The song, a group composition with lyrics written by lead singer/drummer Phil Collins, appears as the second track on their 1983 eponymous album, and was its second single after "Mama".

The US single, which went to #6 in early-1984, included "Second Home by the Sea" as the B-side. The UK single featured "Taking It All Too Hard" as the flipside, and went to #16. Another single version included a live section of "Firth of Fifth".

The song begins with Tony Banks playing the main riff of the song on a Yamaha CP-70 Electric Grand Piano. The other keyboards used on this song are a Sequential Circuits Prophet-10 for organ pads and a Synclavier II for the organ solo in the middle section. The coda features a guitar solo played by Mike Rutherford, as the drum beat intensifies, before the song fades away. The melody of the guitar solo borrows heavily from Steve Hackett's guitar solo on "The Fountain Of Salmacis".

The video depicts the band as homeless men playing cards and keeping warm at an open fire. It was the first time Genesis used director Jim Yukich for one of their promos.

Live Performances

The song was played live during the "Mama" [ [ Mama Tour Songs & Dates] ] , "Invisible Touch" [ [ Invisible Tour Songs & Dates] ] , "The Way We Walk" [ [ The Way We Walk Tour Songs & Dates] ] , and Calling All Stations (with Ray Wilson on vocals) [ [ Calling All Stations Tour Songs & Dates] ] Tour.The song was played only during the first few shows of the "Calling All Stations" tour, before it was completely dropped. [ [ Calling All Stations Tour Bootleg info (with set lists)] ]

A live version appears on their Albums "", and their DVD "Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium", as well as their Home Video "The Mama Tour";

The Song is also apart of the "Old Medley" featured on "" and "The Way We Walk - Live in Concert". Because of this the song wasn't always played in its entirety during the "The Way We Walk" Tour.

Other versions

The song is sampled by Ali & Gipp in the song I Told Ya from their album Kinfolk.

Keane covered the song for the VH1 Rock Honors in 2007 to honor Genesis. [ [ Keane singing "That's All"] at VH1 Rock Honors on YouTube.]

The Canadian country music group, Doc Walker, covered the song on their 2008 album "Beautiful Life" [ [ Doc Walker singing "That's All"] ] . It was released as the second single from the project.


*Phil Collins - drums, percussion, vocals
*Tony Banks - keyboards
*Mike Rutherford - guitars, bass guitar


External links

* [ Music Video] at VH1 Classic
* [ Music Video] on You Tube

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