NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - AUGUST  2004

August 26, 2004
Two New Secret Policeman's Ball DVDs Coming Soon Featuring Phil Collins

On September 20, 2004, The Secret Policeman's Ball - The Music Edition will be released on DVD in Europe (Region 2 only) featuring performances recorded between 1979 and 1991. Among the artists included will be Phil Collins, Sting, Pete Townshend, Seal, Morrissey, Eric Clapton, Spinal Tap, and Tom Jones to name just a few. There is no U.S. release date scheduled at this time.

On October 25, The Secret Policeman's Ball - The Middle Years will be released in Europe on DVD (again, Region 2 only). This DVD features the 1982 charity concert with Monty Python, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Sting, Bob Geldof, and others. Of course, there is no U.S. release date scheduled at this time.

August 26, 2004
Phil Collins First Final Farewell Tour DVD Release Date Announced

According to several European retailers, the European release date for Phil Collins' forthcoming 2-DVD set, Finally...The First Final Farewell Tour, will be October 25th. The U.S. and Asian release dates are expected soon. 

August 22, 2004
Mechanics To Release "Perfect Child" As Second Single From Rewired

On August 30th in Europe, Mike & The Mechanics will release a commercial CD single for "Perfect Child" from the Rewired album. No track listing is available at this time, but a picture of the single is featured to the right.  Mike and the band are appearing on the TV show "Simply the Best" on the August 28th performing "Perfect Child" to kick off the single.

August 22, 2004
Mike & The Mechaincs' Rewired To Be Repackaged

According to the official Genesis site, The Mechanics Rewired album is being repackaged with their Hits album. The new package will be available on September 6th.

August 22, 2004
Mechanics Fall Tour Dates

Check out the official Genesis site for information on The Mechanics two announced September tour dates!

August 22, 2004
New Anthony Phillips Interview

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, there will be a new interview with Ant in the September edition of Music Mart Magazine in the UK. The focus of the article will be on his solo career and his many library music projects.

August 22, 2004
Daryl Stuermer CD Now Available

Until recently, the only way to get Daryl's new CD, Retrofit, was from the vendors at the gigs for Phil Collins' First Final Farewell shows. Now, you can buy it on-line!  Click here to order your copy today!

August 22, 2004
Steve Hackett Posts New Pictures To His Official Web Site

Steve Hackett has posted new and rarely seen photos from his 1979, 1980, and 2004 tours on his official website. Be sure to check them out!

August 22, 2004
Hackett Appears On New Nick Magnus Album

Hackett fans will be interested to know that Steve appears on Hexameron (catalog# MNCD1001), a new concept album by Nick Magnus a long-time collaborator of Hackett's. Steve Hackett's brother, John, also appears on the album. It can be purchased by clicking here.

August 22, 2004
Phil Collins Tribute To Buddy Rich Re-Released on DVD

Hudson Music has reissued the Buddy Rich Tribute concert featuring Phil Collins, Steve Smith (from the rock group Journey among others) and Dennis Chambers on DVD for the first time ever! The concert was recorded on October 3, 1998 at the Manhattan Center in New York. This NTSC all region DVD (catalog #HDDVDPC21) includes eight songs by Phil Collins including: "That's All", "Norwegian Wood", "Milestones", "Birdland", "Sussudio", "The Way You Look Tonight", "I Don't Care Anymore" and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" plus four more by Smith and Chambers and rare footage of Rich himself! A must own! Click here to buy it!

August 22, 2004
Gabriel To Appear On Soundtrack To The Alchemist & New Video Game

According to Film Web, Peter Gabriel will appear on the soundtrack to the forthcoming film, The Alchemist. Laurence Fishburne will write, direct, and star in the film, which is an adaptation of the popular novel by Paulo Coehlo. The Warner Brothers project follows the journey of self-discovery undertaken by a traveler (Fishburne) who ventures beyond his borders in Spain during the Inquisition, trying to understand man's purpose on the planet. The film has not yet been rated, but is scheduled for release later this year. More on what exactly Gabriel did for the project should be available soon.

For those who simply can't wait until the soundtrack's release for new Gabriel music, you can also find a new version of Peter's "Curtains" on the Ubisoft game, Myst - The Revelation, which is set for release in September.

August 22, 2004
Phil Collins Offers 2004 Tour Merchandise On Official Site

You can now purchase official Phil Collins 2004 tour merchandise on BandMad. The t-shirts all appear to be from the European leg (judging by the dates, etc.), but there's your chance to spread out the pain of buying many items at a gig! Yes, here is your chance to stock up on those lovely "You Can't Hurry Love" Phil Collins' condoms!

August 22, 2004
Peter Gabriel Offers 'Revelations' In New Classic Rock Magazine Interview

In the August 2004 issue of Classic Rock Magazine (#69), a new interview with Peter Gabriel sheds light on his solo career and his days with Genesis. This great interview has some surprisingly candid comments about his rushed second solo album and the recording of Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. In the interview, it reveals the Gabriel actually quit Genesis during the recording of the album when he was denied time off to go work with William Friedkin and was coaxed back by their management to finish the album! It later talks about his apparent second resignation from Genesis during the tour for the album and how he felt like a fraud keeping silent about his quitting the band for six months until it became public news. It is an amazingly good interview, and not one to be missed! Highly recommended!

August 22, 2004
Phil Collins DVD From 2004 Tour Coming Soon

As reported back in mid-July on the official Phil Collins site, the new DVD recorded on Phil's 2004 First Final Farewell Tour was recorded in Paris and will include many extras. Expect more news on this in the coming weeks.

August 22, 2004
Details on Phil Collins' Love Songs Album

Love Songs - A Compilation... Old & New is set for release this fall and offers two discs of classic ballads and a few new/rare gems! The tentative release dates according to HMV and Amazon are September 27th in Europe (catalog # PHILCDX2), September 28th in the U.S.A. (catalog #78058), and October 6th in Japan (catalog #WPCR-11946). Of course, advanced dates may be subject to change.

Here is the track listing:

disc 1

1
Tearin & Breakin

2
Everyday

3
One More Night

4
Against All Odds

5
Can't Turn Back The Years

6
Groovy Kind Of Love

7
Do You Remember?

8
Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away

9
Please Come Out Tonight

10
This Must Be Love

11
It's In Your Eyes

12
Can't Stop Loving You
disc 2

1
Testify

2
True Colors (Live)

3
You'll Be In My Heart

4
If Leaving Me Is Easy

5
I've Been Trying

6
I've Forgotten Everything

7
Somewhere

8
Least You Can Do

9
Two Hearts

10
Separate Lives (Live)

11
My Girl (Live)

12
Always (Live)

13
Way You Look Tonight (Live)

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