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(Phil Collins/Tony Banks/Mike Rutherford)

This is one of the tracks written by Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford and recorded on the 1982 Genesis 3×3 EP which reached No.10 in the UK.  The idea for the song came from a line from “Dancing in A Moonlight Knight” in the Genesis album Selling England by the Pound, where Peter Gabriel had sung about a news-seller: “Paper late!, cried a voice  in the crowd”.  The horn section in this recording is performed by Earth, Wind and Fire.  It was released as a single in the US after it was released on Genesis’ Three Sides Live album, and reached No.32.

Genesis recordings
(Charisma GEN 1, 33rpm mono/stereo)( UK EP PS)

* “Paperlate”, “You Might Recall” and “Me and Virgil” are the tracks on the Genesis 3×3 EP which had been left off the Abacab album, as it was felt they didn’t fit.  It reached No.10 in the UK.  The sleeve of it was designed to resemble The Beatles Twist and Shout EP.


  1. Genesis 3×3 EP cover notes.