NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - April 2006

April 30, 2006
It, The German Genesis Fan Club, Announce Jubilee Event With Armando Gallo

On October 21, 2006, the German Genesis Fanclub It will celebrate its 15th birthday with an event called The Evolution Of Genesis & 15th Anniversary of Deutscher Genesis Fanclub It. As always, their event will take place in Welkers, Germany. This year's special guests are John Morrell (who will perform live) and famous celebrity and concert photographer Armando Gallo. Gallo is probably best known to Genesis fans for the creation of the Genesis photo book From One Fan To Another. At the event, they will also auction an original Mike Rutherord guitar! Tickets are already on sale. For more information, please visit the It website.

April 30, 2006
The New York Times Publish Article on the Opening of Disney's Tarzan on Broadway

Courtesy of the official Phil Collins site, click here to read an article from the New York Times about the new Phil Collins/Walt Disney musical, Tarzan (this is a PDF file and you will need Adobe Acrobat to open it). WorldofGenesis.com has been invited to an advanced preview of Tarzan before opening day, so expect a review shortly!

April 30, 2006
Information On Chris Stewart's New Book Officially Announced

As announced here first back in 2005, Chris Stewart's new 256-page book, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, will be released in Europe on June 1st according to Amazon in the UK. There is no North American release date announced at this time.

April 28, 2006
Tentative Release Date For Tarzan Broadway Cast Recording CD Revealed

According to a very reliable source at Walt Disney, the tentative street date for the U.S. pressing of the Original Cast Recording of Tarzan on CD is Tuesday, June 27, 2006. There are a few factors that may change this date slightly, but the source says that this is more than likely to be the release date. More on this when I get it.


Collins, actor Josh Strictland (Tarzan), 
and Director Bob Crowley April 23, 2006

April 24, 2006
New Paul Carrack Tour Dates Posted For The UK

On the official Paul Carrack site, they have posted some new tour dates for October through December. Click here to check them out!

April 22, 2006
Tarzan Broadway Cast Recording Available For Pre-Order; Release Due In June

Good news for Phil Collins fans! The original Broadway cast recording for Collins' adaptation of Walt Disney's Tarzan is now available for pre-order! You will be able to order the official soundtrack at the new Tarzan website or by telephone at (212) 403-7227 (Monday through Friday, 9 AM-6 PM ET). 
No record label has been announced for the cast recording yet, but it will be released in June, and it will include five songs from the Disney film and nine songs written especially for the stage production by Collins (the show officially opens May 10th at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City). Song titles include: "Two Worlds," "You'll Be In My Heart," "Jungle Funk," "Who Better Than Me?," "No Other Way," "I Need to Know," "Son of Man," "Sure As Sun Turns to Moon," "Waiting for This Moment," "Different," "Trashin' the Camp," "Like No Man I've Ever Seen," "Strangers Like Me," "For the First Time" and "Everything That I Am." You can read more on this pre-order news here.

April 22, 2006
Nick Davis Provides Update On 5.1 Remastering Project

Nick Davis, in a post on the official Genesis site's Forum, announced that he had completed the 5.1 remixing and remastering of Genesis' self-titled album and, as of April 19th, was working on the 5.1 remix of Invisible Touch. Nick has already completed the remixing of the first half of "Domino" plus "Invisible Touch", "Land of Confusion", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "In Too Deep" and "Anything She Does" which he remixed for the Genesis Video Show DVD. Davis commented that he may revisit some of those earlier mixes from the DVD, because he thinks that they could be improved. More news on the remixing project when I get it!  

April 18, 2006
Phil Collins Sheds Light on Possible Genesis Reunion and 2005 Band Meeting

On KGO- A.M. 810, a news radio station in California, Phil Collins acknowledged the Genesis meeting that occurred last November to discuss a possible reunion and he revealed that the discussion focused around performing the entire Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album live as they did on the 1974/75 world tour. Lastly, Collins stated that they talked about a "limited run of shows" and "recording and filming it." Click here to listen to the short audio clip. 

April 18, 2006
Ant Phillips Wise After The Event CD Remaster Now Being Prepared

According to the official Anthony Phillips website, the powers that be are doing the preparatory work for the remaster of Wise After The Event. As reported previously, this will be a 2-CD reissue featuring bonus tracks. Three of Ant's classic albums: The Geese & The Ghost, Wise After The Event, and 1984 are no longer under contract to Virgin Records, and will all be reissued on the Voiceprint label as 2-CD sets in the future. No specific release date(s) has/have been set, but the official site reports that The Geese & The Ghost is essentially completed. Stay tuned! 

April 18, 2006
Nick D'Virgilio Provides Update On New Projects

Nick D'Virgilio, best known to Genesis fans for playing drums on some of the songs from Calling All Stations, recently provided an update on his activity on his official website. Some of these projects include playing on a new Tears for Fears 2-disc limited edition CD/DVD called Secret World, which is a live album recorded in Paris, France, in June 2005. This new live Tears for Fears project features new bonus studio recordings (one of which Nick plays on). This CD/DVD package is reportedly exclusively being released in France and is due for release on May 2nd. D'Virgilio will also be featured on the new album from The Rubinoos, Twist Pop Sin, available exclusively on the Vivid Sound label in Japan. Lastly, Nick will be rejoining his band Spock's Beard for a U.S. tour this summer. Details on gigs can be found at the official Spock's Beard website.

April 18, 2006
Ray Wilson Announces New European Tour Dates

On the official Ray Wilson site, you can now get information on a number of new gigs that have been added on to Ray's current 2006 European tour. You can also go to: www.worldofgenesis.co.uk to get information on his "World of Genesis Tour" - catchy name, eh?

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