Nursery Cryme is the third studio album by Genesis and was recorded and released in 1971. It is also the first album to feature the lineup of Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Steve Hackett, the latter two replacing John Mayhew and Anthony Phillips on drums and guitar, respectively in 1970 following the release of Trespass. This lineup would remain consistent until Gabriel's departure in 1975.
"The Musical Box" and "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" - both the major highlights of Nursery Cryme - became staples of their live performances.
Although not a success upon release in their homeland, Nursery Cryme became an unexpected hit in Italy - spurring on Genesis' European success - with the album eventually reaching #39 in the UK in 1974.
A SACD / DVD double disc set (including new 5.1 and Stereo mixes) is planned for release in late 2007/early 2008.
Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, bass drum, tambourine
Steve Hackett – electric guitar, 12 string guitar
Tony Banks – organ, mellotron, piano, electric piano, 12 string guitar, vocals
Mike Rutherford – bass, bass pedals, 12 string guitar, vocals
Phil Collins – drums, vocals, percussion, lead vocals (uncredited) on "For Absent Friends"
All songs credited to Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett/Mike Rutherford.
"The Musical Box" – 10:24 (lyrics: Gabriel)
"For Absent Friends" – 1:44 (actual writers: Collins/Hackett)
"The Return Of The Giant Hogweed" – 8:09 (lyrics: Gabriel)
"Seven Stones" – 5:08 (lyrics: Banks)
"Harold The Barrel" – 2:59 (lyrics: Gabriel)
"Harlequin" – 2:53
"The Fountain Of Salmacis" – 7:54 (lyrics: Rutherford)