"From Genesis to Revelation" was the first Genesis album, released in 1969, by Decca records, 3 years after the band had been formed by Jonathan King, their producer, in 1967. This album was an attempt to venture away from the unsuccesfull singles format that genesis had been using up to then, having released: "The Silent Sun," and "A Winter's Tale" in this format. Jonathan King's idea was to have Genesis come up with songs related to the bible, and this is exactly what they did. While the entire band was on holiday, the album was mixed, and some intrusive strings and horns were added. A decision made by Jonathan King that Genesis did not agree with. Genesis never made an album with the sound on "From Genesis to Revelation" ever again, and the band completely broke off from Jonathan King and Decca Records, as they felt that they limited the band's potential in creativity and songwriting.
Releasing the album was a complete disaster. Due to copyright issues appertaining to an american band apparently having called itself Genesis, the band's name was not put on the cover of the LP, and as a result, stores had nothing to go on but the title, which prompted them to place it in the religion sections, where it received little attention, with it's 600 total copies printed.
The album only briefly dented the charts peaking at #170 in 1974, after the release of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, by which time the band was already immensly popular.
- "Where the Sour Turns to Sweet" (Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel) – 3:16
- "In the Beginning" (Gabriel, Anthony Phillips) – 3:47
- "Fireside Song" (Banks, Phillips, Mike Rutherford) – 4:20
- "The Serpent" (Banks, Gabriel) – 4:40
- "Am I Very Wrong?" (Banks, Gabriel) – 3:33
- "In the Wilderness" (Banks, Gabriel, Phillips, Rutherford) – 3:33
- "The Conqueror" (Banks, Gabriel) – 3:42
- "In Hiding" (Gabriel, Phillips) – 2:40
- "One Day" (Banks, Gabriel) – 3:22
- "Window" (Phillips, Rutherford) – 3:35
- "In Limbo" (Banks, Gabriel, Phillips, Rutherford) – 3:32
- "Silent Sun" (Banks, Gabriel) – 2:15
- "A Place to Call My Own" (Gabriel, Phillips) – 2:00