NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - APRIL 2005

April 29, 2005
New Ray Wilson Interview Now Available On World of Genesis.com!

I recently had a chance to catch up with Ray Wilson about his current tour, recent projects, and his up-coming plans to reunite with Stiltskin. Click here to read the interview.

April 29, 2005
New Ray Wilson CD Single With RPWL To Be Released In May

On May 9th, the new European only CD single for "Roses" will be released. The track features Ray Wilson on lead vocals and is part of the band's latest offering, World Through My Eyes. To order the new CD single click here.

April 29, 2005
New Steve Hackett Archive CD Due Soon

Steve Hackett's upcoming Archive 05 CD was recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England on his latest acoustic tour. The live recording has already been mixed, so a release date should be announced shortly.

April 29, 2005
New Interview with Jonathan King Coming To World of Genesis.com!

I recently caught up with the former Genesis producer and the man credited with discovering the band to talk about those early influential days in Genesis' history. The interview will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!

April 27, 2005
New Strat Pack DVD To Feature Rare Carrack/Rutherford Live Medley

On May 3, 2005, the North American DVD for Strat Pack: Live In Concert will be released. This concert was filmed in 2004 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stratocaster guitar. The concert includes a live medley by Paul Carrack and Mike Rutherford featuring "How Long", "All Along The Watchtower", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "I Can't Dance." Other featured artists include Brian May (of Queen), Paul Rogers (of Bad Company), Dave Gilmour (of Pink Floyd), Ron Wood (of the Rolling Stones), Joe Walsh (of The Eagles) and more.

April 27, 2005
Peter Gabriel Offers Up A Rare Demo For Download On His Official Site

On the official Peter Gabriel site, Peter has offered up a demo called "This Is The Road,"  which is an early mid-80s demo version of "Make Tomorrow Today" from Ovo.

April 27, 2005
Anthony Phillips Finished Library Music Project; Work Resumes on PP&P Album

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, Ant has now completed work on his latest Library Music project for Atmosphere Music and is apparently now looking forward to completing work on the long-awaited new Private Parts & Pieces album.

April 27, 2005
Genesis Announce Nursery Cryme 5.1 SACD Completed; Foxtrot Is Next!

According to a post on the official Genesis site, Nick Davis has completed work on the 5.1 SACD remix of the early Genesis classic Nursery Cryme. In about ten days he will start work on a similar re-working of the Foxtrot album. 

April 27, 2005
Genesis Announce Update On Live Archive Releases

According to a post on the official Genesis site, the fine folks at The Farm are actively digitizing live board tapes for up-coming archive releases. Below are some of the live recordings that have been recently identified as being in the queue:

01.05.76 The Starlight Bowl Burbank, CA SBD
13.06.76 Hammersmith Odeon London UK SBD (already completely digitized for CD)
01.01.77 Rainbow Theater London UK SBD
11.05.77 Gigantinho Stadium, Porto Allegre, Brazil SBD
30.03.78 War Memorial Rochester, NY SBD
22.03.80 Friar's Club, Aylesbury UK SBD
29.06.80 Madison Square Garden New York, NY SBD (1 tape)
25.09.81 Plaza de Toros Monumantal Barcelona Spain SBD
26.11.81 The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA SBD
09.08.82 The Forum Los Angeles, CA SBD (1 tape)
22.08.82 Forest Hills, New York, NY SBD (1 tape)
07.11.83 Horton Fieldhouse Normal, IL SBD
13.12.83 The Omni Center, Atlanta, GA SBD
26.11.86 Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia SBD
23.10.92 Mayflower Theater Southampton UK SBD

Interestingly, the official site reports "For those of you wondering why there are no Gabriel-era tapes included on this 'rarities' list, it is because experience has shown that it is likely to be easier to get later period material released quickly."

April 27, 2005
Steve Hackett Live DVD From 1978 To Be Released In Europe

A rare 1978 Live performance from Steve Hackett will be released on DVD
on May 20th in Europe. The source is from a Germany TV show called "Musikladen." On November 8, 1978, Steve made an appearance on the program. This DVD contains this performance (Please Don't Touch, Racing In A, Ace Of Wands, Narnia, Tower Struck Down / Spectral Mornings, Kim (Acoustic Section), Shadow Of The Hierophant / Clocks - The Angel Of Mons) - and a special bonus feature with live versions of Carry On Up The Vicarage and Star Of Sirius, that have not been broadcasted. There is currently no North American release date for this DVD at this time.

April 20, 2005
New Steve Hackett Tour Dates Announced

Steve has announced new acoustic tour dates for Europe! Click here for more information. Sadly, there is still no news of any North American dates.

April 20, 2005
Nursery Cryme To Be Remixed In 5.1 Surround Sound 

According to the official Genesis site, the classic Genesis album Nursery Cryme will be the next project to be remixed in 5.1 surround sound. This will be the third complete Genesis album to get this treatment following the remixing of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (tentatively due for release this fall) and Trick of The Tail, the later of which has no known release date yet. The remixing of Nursery Cryme began on April 14th by Nick Davis at the band's studio, The Farm. More information on the release of this project will be announced when available.

April 20, 2005
EMI Announces Official Downloads Of Genesis Songs

According to the official Genesis site, EMI have recently started up a service enabling customers to buy and download tracks from Genesis albums. Click here to download Genesis songs (legally!).

April 20, 2005
Locations On The 2005 Collins World Tour Announced

According to the official Phil Collins website,
it is now confirmed that Phil will be playing in the following countries during the period of October 13th through November 13th. Exact cities and dates will be published as soon as tickets are ready to go on sale. The cities on the next leg of the First Final Farewell Tour include: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lebannon, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, Turkey, and The United Arab Emirates.

April 20, 2005
Daryl Stuermer To Release New Progressive Influenced Album; New Tour Dates Announced

According to Daryl's management, he is currently working on a collection of his more progressive material. No exact release date has been confirmed but, once it is announced, it will be posted here. In other Stuermer news, there are some new tour dates on his official site. Click here for details.

April 20, 2005
Brand X To Reunite With Former Producer For New Studio Album

According to the band's official site, Brand X are reuniting with producer Dennis Mackay, who is set to engineer and co-produce the upcoming Brand X studio CD. Dennis produced the classic Brand X albums Unorthodox Behaviour and Morrocan Roll.

April 20, 2005
Ronnie Caryl To Perform Live In France

According to Philippe Claerhout, the Phil Collins guitarist and former member of the early Collins band Flaming Youth will be playing two concerts in June in France. Caryl is a member of a trio who plays covers of the Beatles, Eric Clapton, and Phil Collins as well as Ronnie Caryl's own material. The trio, called Ronnie Caryl and Friends, will be playing in Agen on June 21st, and Ste Foy La Grande (near Bergerac) on June 22nd. Both shows are reported to be free of charge. The trio consists of Ronnie Caryl (Gtrs and vocals), Thierry Moreno (Drums), and Philippe Claerhout (bass guitar).

April 20, 2005
Jonathan King Released From Prison

According to BBC News, Jonathan King, 60, who was jailed for seven years in November 2001 for offences against children, was released March 29th from prison in England. King is best known for his involvement as producer in Genesis' first album, From Genesis To Revelation and for "discovering" the band in the mid-1960s.  

April 20, 2005
New Interviews With John Hackett and Martin Levac On German Genesis Fan Site

On the German Genesis fan site, It, you can now read new interviews (in English) with John Hackett and Genesis tribute band drummer Martin Levac of The Musical Box. Check it out!
 

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