NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - APRIL 2003

April 21, 2003
Roger Waters DVD With Paul Carrack Coming Soon

If you live in Europe, you will be glad to know that the Roger Water's DVD for The Wall: Live In Berlin is set for reissue on April 28, 2003. Paul Carrack is among the many guest artists featured on this video. June 24, 2003 is strongly rumored to be the U.S. release date. Pre-order the U.S. (NTSC/Region 1) DVD here.

April 21, 2003
Confirmation of Release Date For New Carrack Album & Winter UK Tour

According to the webmaster of the official Paul Carrack site, Paul's new album, It Ain't Over, has been re-confirmed for release on May 5th. UK winter tour dates are expected to be announced in May. Stay tuned!

April 17, 2003
Genesis Ranks On Classic Rock's 30 Greatest Concept Albums List

For those who missed it, the March issue of Classic Rock Magazine features an article on the 30 Greatest Concept Albums of all-time. On this list, the Genesis album, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, ranks in at #6. The top five on the list were: #5 Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar, #4 Marillion's Misplaced Childhood, #3 The Who's Tommy, #2 Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime, and #1 Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon.

April 16, 2003
Lots of News From The Peter Gabriel Camp...

There is a nice healthy update on the official Peter Gabriel site today. First off, some Canadian tour dates have been added to the North American summer tour. Tickets will go on sale April 25th and 26th. Click here to go to the tour page for more info!  Also, speaking of Gabriel's Growing Up world tour, the support for the European leg of the tour pre-Milan has been announced as Sevara Nazarkhan.

Lastly, you can now check out the new music video for Peter Gabriel's "Growing Up." According to the official site, the video will also be available on a new DVD single due soon. The DVD single will also feature a 5.1 surround sound version of the album version plus what they described as "a mind expanding bonus."

April 10, 2003
Information On Limited Edition Ray Wilson CD Now Available

As a follow up to a news post here earlier this month, we now know more details on the alternate version of Ray's new CD. According to the official Ray Wilson site, the special edition version of Ray Wilson's new album, Change, includes three bonus cuts: "Guranga", "The Dark", and "Cool Water." Amazon also reports that a bonus DVD is included!

April 7, 2003
Pre-Order Your Autographed Copies Of Ray Wilson's New Album & Single Now!

You can now pre-order copies of Ray Wilson's forthcoming album, Change, as well as his new single. Pre-orders will be autographed by Ray! Go to the official Ray Wilson site for details.

April 7, 2003
Official Hackett Site Announces News On Forthcoming Studio Album

According to the official Steve Hackett site, Steveís first studio rock album since 1999ís Darktown is tentatively set for a May 26th release date in Europe. The album, entitled To Watch The Storms, was mainly recorded with his touring band after the North American shows last year. The album allegedly offers the reappearance of many of the Hackett compositional trademarks which graced earlier classics such as Voyage of the Acolyte and Spectral Mornings.

To Watch The Storms will appear in two formats. There will be the standard CD jewel case edition with 8-page booklet and a deluxe Special Edition package, initially available in the form of a deluxe hard back book with slipcase. The Special Edition features:4 bonus tracks,
a 40-page booklet with Hackett's own extended sleeve notes  on each track, and Kim Poor original artwork for each track. Although unconfirmed just yet, I have it from a very reliable source in Japan that the Asian pressing may have alternate artwork! Stay tuned for details! You heard it here first!

April 7, 2003
Hackett's Management Gives Update On Other Forthcoming Projects

According to Steve Hackett's manager, Steve's concert in Budapest with his brother John will be released on DVD in July. Click here to order a special edition pressing with both the DVD (NTSC) and the double CD in one package!

As for other Hackett releases, Steve's acoustic cover album with Jim Diamond is now delayed until at least the autumn. The delay is due to a number of factors, not the least of which are the releases of To Watch The Storms CD and the Budapest DVD and 2-CD set. Like above, more information on this will follow when available.

April 7, 2003
Peter Gabriel Single Delayed Until Late June

According to Amazon and Virgin, Peter Gabriel's next single from Up, "Growing Up" (catalog # PGSCD15), has been delayed until June 30th in Europe. The track listing will be: "Growing Up" (Radio Edit), "Growing Up" (Album Version), "Growing Up" (Trent Reznor Mix).

April 5, 2003
Phil Collins To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

As posted on the official Phil Collins site, Phil will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 34th annual induction ceremony.

April 2, 2003
Two Versions Of Ray Wilson's New Album To Be Released

According to Amazon, there will be two versions of Ray Wilson's forthcoming studio album, Change, released. The two versions will be a standard commercial pressing (catalog # SPV08565552) and a "special edition" pressing (catalog # SPV08765550). No news at this point how they actually differ. Both versions will allegedly be released on April 21st in Europe. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

April 2, 2003
Phillips' Radio Clyde Album Now Rescheduled For May Release

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, the official release of Ant's 1978 session for Radio Clyde is now set for release in May.  The finishing touches supposedly being made to the sleeve design and the mastering of the CD is almost completed.

April 2, 2003
Track Listing Revealed For New Anthony Phillips Compilation


According to the official Anthony Phillips site, the track listing for Soundscapes (catalog # SMDCD458), the forthcoming mid-price Snapper Music compilation of Ant's music, has now been confirmed:

CD 1: Bleak House / Tregenna Afternoons / Lucy: An Illusion / Old Wives Tale / The Women Were Watching / Heart of Darkness / Bubble & Squeak / The Anthem From Tarka / Slow Dance (excerpt)

CD 2: Land of Dragons / Boulevard of Fallen Leaves / Cathedral Woods / Sail The World (opening theme) / Exile / Chinese Walls / She'll Be Waiting / Turtle Race / Fiesta Del Chirangas / Passepied

** Also of note: the collection features no new material.

April 2, 2003
More Gabriel Tickets Go On Sale Today

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, most of the rest of the U.S. summer gigs will go on-sale today at 10 a.m. Among the shows on sale today are concerts in Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Houston, Texas.   

April 2, 2003
More News On Disney's Brother Bear Project

For those interested in Phil Collins' next Walt Disney project, Brother Bear (a.k.a. Bears), The Internet Movie Database has confirmed additional actors who will be providing voices to the animated film. Among the actors not previously announced are Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Jeremy Suarez, D.B. Sweeney, Joan Copeland, and Jason Raize. Also confirmed is Michael Clarke Duncan and Joaquin Phoenix, who were first announced to be involved with the project on World of Genesis.com back in 2001. No new information is available yet on Phil's soundtrack for the film, but hopefully more information will follow shortly.
 

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