August 2009

August 29, 2009
Paul Young Biography Added To World of

You can now read a new Brief History of Paul Young, the late singer of Mike and the Mechanics, in the Biographies Section of this site. More exciting updates should becoming within the next two weeks.

August 29, 2009
Chester Thompson Updates

Chester Thompson's new jazz trio will be performing at the first annual Barkley Jazz Festival on September 12th in Kentucky. Details of the jazz festival can be found here. In other Chester Thompson news, Chester will be instructing at The Slammin' Symposium in Wayne, New Jersey on September 26th. Details on this drum clinic can be found here.

August 8, 2009

World of Contest Begins For Sketches of Steve Hackett

As promised, the contest for the autographed first edition hardback of Steve Hackett's new official biography, Sketches of Steve Hackett has begun! Click here to read about it, enter the contest, or even purchase a copy. The contest will end next Saturday. Good luck!

August 6, 2009

Details on Tony Banks' A Curious Feeling Reissue Announced

On October 19th, Esoteric Recordings in Europe will release the new Tony Banks' 30th anniversary edition of his solo debut, A Curious Feeling
There will be two different pressings: the standard single CD edition with newly remixed stereo (catalog #ECLEC 2160) and the limited edition deluxe CD + DVD edition (catalog #ECLEC 22161). The limited double disc pressing is a hardback edition that comes complete with a 20-page booklet. This CD + DVD version features the full album in remixed stereo and 5.1 surround sound plus bonus rare videos for "For A While" and "Waters of Lethe!" Pre-orders will be available soon!

August 6, 2009
Additional Details On Forthcoming Steve Hackett Album Revealed!; Hackett Contest Coming This Weekend!

The forthcoming Steve Hackett studio album, Out of the Tunnel's Mouth, is scheduled for release on October 5, 2009. As previously reported here, the project features appearances by Roger King, John Hackett, Chris Squire (of Yes), Nick Beggs, and Anthony Phillips among others. This new album will be the first on Steve's new label, Wolfworks Records. The track listing is as follows:
1 Fire On The Moon 5


2 Nomads 7 Ghost In The Glass
3 Emerald And Ash 7 Still Waters
4 Tubehead 8

Last Train To Istanbul

For more information on Steve's 2009 European tour, please visit his new official website (and be sure to check out his blog for audio snippets from this new release)!

Also of note: Hackett fans will be pleased to know that World of and Wymer Publishing have teamed up to offer a special contest for Steve Hackett fans! Sketches of Steve Hackett, the new official biography on Steve Hackett written by Genesis Revisited author Alan Hewitt, is available now! In celebration of this release starting this weekend, World of will be starting a contest where one lucky winner will receive a limited edition hardback edition of the Sketches of Steve Hackett biography complete with bonus interview DVD and AUTOGRAPHED by Steve Hackett himself! Check back this weekend for details!  

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