NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS
APRIL 2008

April 30, 2008
Genesis' When In Rome DVD (NTSC) Available For Pre-Order!

Finally! After much anticipation the Genesis multi-disc DVD, When In Rome, recorded at the band's record-breaking 2007 concert in front of an estimated half-million fans at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy, is available for pre-order! The release date is now set at June 10th in North America. As previously announced (see below), no high definition version of the video will be released at this time. Be sure to order your DVD copy today!


April 28, 2008

The World of Genesis.com Genesis Encore Series Contest Is Here!

As promised, the biggest contest in the history of this site is here! In celebration of the one year anniversary of Genesis' legendary Turn It On Again reunion tour and the 7 year anniversary of this site you can now enter to win a 2007 Genesis Encore Series 50-CD Collector's Box Set featuring every show from the North American leg of the Genesis Turn It On Again reunion tour! That's a $660 value to one lucky winner! Enter the contest today! The winner will be announced on the one year anniversary of the start of the tour. Good luck!

April 28, 2008

Details on WALL*E Soundtrack Announced

Peter Gabriel's contribution to the WALL*E soundtrack is one song called "Down To Earth." You can pre-order the soundtrack, due June 24th, here.

April 28, 2008
Teaser Clip Available On-Line For Peter Gabriel's Big Blue Ball Project

Click here to watch a teaser clip of Peter Gabriel's Big Blue Ball project on the Real World site!

April 27, 2008

Early Review For Genesis' When In Rome DVD Is Very Positive

The Bolton News posted an early review of Genesis' When In Rome DVD, and sites "...as live DVDs go, this won't be beaten!" Click here to read the full review.

April 27, 2008

Official Peter Gabriel Site Acknowledges His Contribution To The Wall*E Soundtrack Is Near Completion

According to the April News on the official Peter Gabriel site, Peter has been working on the finishing touches to his contribution to the Wall*E soundtrack. As mentioned previously, the title will be available June 24th in North America and is available for pre-order now! Click here to order your copy today!

April 27, 2008
Official Genesis Site Confirms Rumors About When In Rome in High Definition Format

The official Genesis site has confirmed that the When In Rome concert video shot on the 2007 Genesis reunion tour will only be available on standard format DVD, and that HD-DVD and BluRay high definition versions will not be released despite prior announcements to the contrary. Apparently, the record label is concerned that the BluRay format does not have enough of a following yet in comparison to the cost to manufacture it (the HD-DVD format officially died earlier this year, so it's no surprise that this version would not be released). Rumors that the high definition format was being abandoned were circulating for the past two weeks, but this was the first official confirmation. This is, of course, very disappointing news for many Genesis fans. Hopefully, this decision will be revisited later.

April 27, 2008
Genesis' Debut Album To Be Reissued This June

Varsese Sarabande Records is scheduled to reissue From Genesis To Revelation, Genesis' 1969 debut album, on compact disc on June 17th in North America. Details, track listing, and pre-order information will follow shortly. What is known is that the new reissue with include new liner notes and period photographs of the band.

April 27, 2008
NME and The Times Report That Phil Collins Has Announced His Retirement

According to NME and The Times in the U.K., Phil Collins has announced his retirement from the music business. These reports have caused some speculation since some feel that these comments may be taken out of context or be slightly sensationalized journalism. Hopefully, Collins will officially confirm or deny this reports in May during the question and answer session Genesis have scheduled for May 20th in Europe (see below for details).

April 22, 2008
WALL*E Soundtrack Available For Pre-Order!

As revealed here in the February News Section and on the official Peter Gabriel site, Peter Gabriel has announced that he has contributed music to the forthcoming Walt Disney/Pixar animated film, WALL*E. I am pleased to announce that the soundtrack to WALL*E is now available for pre-order and will be released in North America on June 24, 2008. The soundtrack also features an original score by Thomas Newman. It is unknown at this time how many tracks Gabriel contributed to the soundtrack. In his video blog, Peter Gabriel commented that WALL*E will have a couple of new "bits" as well as a couple of pieces of music he is revisiting from his past.  Click here to pre-order your copy today!

April 22, 2008

Anthony Phillips' 2-CD Digitally Remastered Reissue of Wise After The Event Now Available From Europe

Click here to order the Voiceprint Records 2-CD digital remaster of Anthony Phillips Wise After The Event. This is the European issue, which is significantly less expensive than the limited edition Japanese only mini LP style sleeve CD issue that came out in 2007. While it is in traditional packaging (not a mini LP sleeve) the European issue contains the same bonus disc of previously rare recordings included in the Japanese version! For more Ant Phillips reissues from Europe and Japan, be sure to check out the Shopping Section of this site!

April 22, 2008
Major Contest Announcements Coming Soon

World of Genesis.com has two big contests coming soon, one of which is by far the biggest contest in the seven year history of this website! Stay tuned for details very, very soon!

April 22, 2008
Official Genesis Site Announces Up-Coming Events For It's Fan Club Members

On the official Genesis site, news of possible exclusive features for paying members were posted today around the forthcoming press conference / question and answer session that Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford are planning to broadcast via satellite to 20 movie theaters in Europe (see the news on April 6th for more details). While the exact details are still unconfirmed, there is discussion of a live chat with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford who will take questions from Genesis fans, a possible sponsoring of a fan "meet up" in London, transcription of the Q&A session (for those of us outside Europe who cannot attend), and possibly more. If you are not already a subscriber of the official Genesis site, now might be a good time to sign up! Tell 'em World of Genesis.com sent you!

April 15, 2008
New Articles On Peter Gabriel's The Filter

You can now read new articles featuring interviews with Peter Gabriel about his website venture The Filter on USA Today and The Los Angeles Times.

April 13, 2008
Details On Peter Gabriel's Big Blue Ball Project Revealed

 

Finally! We have the details on Peter Gabriel's much anticipated group project, Big Blue Ball. The 11-track CD and double black vinyl LP will be released on June 27th in North America (no European or Japanese date is confirmed yet) on Real World Records. The album will also be issued early on June 10th as a limited edition double blue vinyl LP that is sure to be a collectible! The CD was mastered by Tony Cousins at Metroplis in London and the 2 LP vinyl editions (packaged in deluxe gatefold jackets) were mastered and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, using Classic’s “ALL TUBE” cutting system.
 
TRACK LISTING:

1. "Whole Thing (Original Mix)" (featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White)
2. "Habibe" (featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes)
3. "Shadow" (featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba)
4. "Altus Silva" (featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid)
5. "Exit Through You" (featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger)
6. "Everything Comes From You" (featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinead O’Connor, Guo Yue)
7. "Burn You Up, Burn You Down" (featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble)
8. "Forest" (featuring Levon Minassian, Arona N’Diaye, Vernon Reid, Hukwe Zawose)
9. "Rivers" (featuring Vernon Reid, Marta Sebestyen, Karl Wallinger)
10. "Jijy" (featuring Arona N’Diaye, Rossy, Jah Wobble)
11. "Big Blue Ball" (featuring Peter Gabriel, Manu Katché, Karl Wallinger)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRST SINGLE "WHOLE THING" FEATURING PETER GABRIEL!

April 6, 2008

Genesis Plan Question and Answer Session For When In Rome Video Release

According to Billboard, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford will participate in a special question and answer session on May 20th that will be beamed via satellite to 20 Odeon cinemas next month. The band will take questions from the audience, but will not be performing as part of the publicity campaign for the new When In Rome DVD that is set for U.S. release on May 27, 2008 (May 26, 2008 in Europe). For those who have been hiding under a rock the past year or so, When In Rome was recorded live during the band's 2007 Turn It On Again reunion tour. Genesis performed in front of an estimated 500,000 people at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy last July when the show was recorded. Billboard also reports that in addition to the 5+ hours of bonus video content that was already reported here and elsewhere that the package will include an impressive 28-page booklet!

April 3, 2008
Major Update Underway On World of Genesis.com!

While March may have seemed quiet on this site, I've been working on a number of updates and additions both from the old World of Genesis site and some new items as well. Many of these updates you can now see here on-line. In addition to adding archived news going back seven years of history on this site which is accessible in the Archived News Section, I've also restored the Video Reviews Section, the Book Reviews Section, and brand new Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks biographies in the Biographies Section. I'm actively working on other areas of this site and adding more reviews and features in the sections mentioned above. These updates will surface shortly. Enjoy!


 

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