August 31, 2003
Peter Gabriel To Appear On Forthcoming Jools Holland Album

According to the official Jools Holland site, Peter Gabriel has committed to performing on the forthcoming Jools Holland album. Among other artists intended to appear are Eric Clapton, Share McGowan, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, Michael McDonald, BB King, and Herbie Hancock. 

August 26, 2003
Chester Thompson Announces Live Gigs In The USA

According to a post from Chester on his official site, there are two up-coming gigs for North American fans:

The Franklin Jazz Festival will happen on August 30 and 31, 2003 in Franklin, Tennessee. On the 31st, Chester Thompson will perform and admission is free. Show show takes place at The Factory on Franklin Road south of Mack Hatcher.

Then, on September 8, 2003 Chester will kick-off the Belmont University Faculty Concert Series in Nashville, Tennessee.  The event will be at the Massey Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Chester will perform with artists like Kirk Whalum, Rod McGaha and Jeff Kirk as a horn section.  Chester's son, Akil Thompson, will also perform on guitar.

August 26, 2003
New Ace Collection Featuring Paul Carrack To Be Released In October

According to an A&R Executive at Varese Sarabande Records, the label will be releasing a new digitally remastered anthology for Ace, called The Best of Ace Featuring Paul Carrack (catalog # 302066509-2) on October 3rd in North America. The track listing will be as follows:

Track Listing:
1 Sniffin' About (Paul Carrack-Alan King) Anchor single 21000 (B), 1975
2. Rock & Roll Runaway
(A.B. King-Phil Harris-Paul Carrack) Anchor single 21002; Pop #71, 1975
3. How Long
(Paul Carrack) Anchor single 21000; Pop #3, 1975 
4. The Reel Feeling (Paul Carrack)
5. 24 Hours
(Paul Carrack)
6. Why
(Paul Carrack)
7. Time Ain't Long
(Paul Carrack-Jes Walker)
8. Know How It Feels
(Paul Carrack) Anchor single 21002 (B), 1975
9. Satellite
(Paul Carrack)
10. So Sorry Baby
(Phil Harris)
11. I Think It's Gonna Last
(Paul Carrack)
12. I'm A Man
(Paul Carrack-Alan King-Tex Comer-Phil Harris) Anchor single 21001, 1975
13. No Future In Your Eyes
(Paul Carrack) Anchor single 21001(B), 1975
14. You're All That I Need
(Paul Carrack) Anchor single 21004(B), 1976
15. Crazy World
(Alan King) Anchor single 21004, 1976
16. Let's Hang On
(Paul Carrack)

Tracks 1-10 are originally from the album An Ace Album, Anchor 2001, 1974 Produced by John Anthony 11-13 are from the album Time for Another, Anchor 2013, 1975 Produced by John Anthony 14-16 are from the album No Strings, Anchor 2020, 1977 Produced by Trevor Lawrence

August 17, 2003
Phil Collins Serious Hits... Live! DVD Available For Pre-Order In North America

As promised, I am happy to announce that the North American (Region 1/NTSC) DVD for Phil Collins' Serious Hits... Live! is now available for pre-order! The U.S. pressing is officially set for release on September 2, 2003. Click here to order this much-anticipated DVD!

August 17, 2003
Phil Collins Working With Tina Turner On Brother Bear

According to Billboard, Phil Collins is working with Tina Turner on "Great Spirits," the opening song from the forthcoming Walt Disney movie, Brother Bear. The soundtrack will be released in the U.S. on October 21st. The film itself will be released on October 26th in New York and Los Angeles and get wide release in theaters on November 1st.

August 17, 2003
Peter Gabriel DVD Single For "Growing Up" Released

It's release may not be reflected on the European Amazon websites, but Gabriel's "Growing Up" DVD single has been released (mine just arrived today!) somewhere in Europe (I don't know where exactly, because the DVD single does not say). As previously reported, this is a R2 DVD, so it will not play in North America (with the exception of on your PC with you have a DVD-ROM drive). 

August 12, 2003
New Squeeze DVD Featuring Paul Carrack To Be Released

On September 8th in Europe, Squeeze's Greatest Hits - Classic Cuts video (Universal, catalog # 98107218)
will be released on DVD. This DVD is Region 2, which means that it will not play on most North American DVD players. The 16-track DVD is remastered in 5.1 surround sound and includes the following videos:

1.Take Me I'm Yours
2.Cool For Cats
3.Up The Junction
4.Another Nail In My Heart
5.Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
6.Is That Love
7.Messed Around
9.Black Coffee In Bed
10.Love's Crashing Waves
12.Last Time Forever
14.Trust Me To Open My Mouth
16.If It's Love

No word on whether this DVD will be released in North America.. stay tuned!

August 12, 2003
Ray Wilson Confirms New German Tour Dates

On Ray Wilson's official site, he has confirmed new German tour dates for the fall. Click here to check them out!

August 9, 2003
Phil Collins DVD Available For Pre-Order... Sort Of

If you happen to live in Europe or the Middle East, you can now pre-order the soon-to-be-released Region 2 formatted DVD for Phil Collins Seriously Hits... Live! from the official Genesis or Phil Collins sites. Please note: These sites are NOT offering the Region 1 formatted DVD, so if you live in North America, this won't help you very much. Once I have news of a Region 1 pre-order, I will post it here. I'm sure it will follow shortly...

August 9, 2003
Hackett Plays Acoustic In Philly

I had an opportunity to check out Steve's acoustic performance in Philadelphia yesterday. A review with pictures and set list will be posted soon in the Concert Reviews Section.

August 2, 2003
Hackett To Participate In "Guitar Wars" In Japan

According to the official Steve Hackett site, Steve will be traveling to Japan towards the end of August to participate in the Guitar Wars event. This is being presented in Tokyo and Osaka by Universal Music (Steve's label in Japan) and Udo Artists (Japan's leading promoter) in conjunction with The Hard Rock Cafe's 20th anniversary in Japan. Other confirmed participants to date are Paul Gilbert and Nuno Bettencourt with the possibility of one more guitarist yet to be announced. The band will consist of our very own Roger King on keyboards with King Crimson's Pat Mastelotto on drums and Mike Szuter of The Szuters on bass. There is talk about filming the event as well. More on this when available.



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