August 2012

August 30, 2012
Audio Fidelity 24k Gold CD Remaster of The First Mike and The Mechanics Album One Step Closer To Release
  The Audio Fidelity 24k Gold CD remaster of the first Mike and the Mechanics album is one step closer to release today. The company issued our first glimpse of the new album art for this special release (pictured left). The first edition is numbered to 5,000 copies and the CD was remastered by Engineer Kevin Gray. As mentioned here previously, this remaster was done from the original master tapes provided directly from the band and their management. Pre-orders should be announced very shortly.

August 30, 2012
Inside Out Provides 'Teaser' Clip On Steve Hackett's Up-Coming Genesis Revisited II Album
While we've posted details on musicians and songs set to appear on Steve Hackett's forthcoming Genesis Revisited II album, Inside Out Records (the label releasing the project) has leaked out their own 'teaser trailer' to fans to get people excited about Hackett's latest homage to his former band presented by Steve Hackett himself. Watch the video to your left to hear Steve Hackett, in his own words, talk about this album (and hear clips of music from the release)!

If you would like to pre-order Steve Hackett's up-coming Genesis Revisited II album, click here to order the 2-CD set (a 4-LP limited edition vinyl pre-order will follow shortly)! Also, expect details on the Genesis Revisited II Tour soon!

August 15, 2012
Details and Pre-Order for Peter Gabriel's 25th Anniversary of So Available!

We now know what the Peter Gabriel deluxe edition 25th anniversary 'Immersion' edition, the 3-CD version, and the single disc edition of So includes:
1. The re-mastered ‘So’ album [CD] - The album is in a new track order.

2. So DNA [CD] - A unique insight into the writing and recording of So, experienced via a track by track evolutionary process leading you from the early moments when rhythms, melodies and lyrical ideas were discovered through the various stages of song development and recording.

3. Live in Athens 1987 [DVD] - Directed by Michael Chapman, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese. This previously unreleased Peter Gabriel concert live from Athens has now been fully restored and pieced together from over 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and remixed in 5.1, this concert is made available for the first time on DVD (previously titled P.O.V. on VHS and laserdisc).

4. So: Classic Album [DVD] - This documentary tells the story behind the making of 'So' and features contributions from many of those involved in the album and videos, with interviews with Peter, co-producer Daniel Lanois and many more.

5. An 180-gram So LP [Vinyl] - The vinyl has been mastered at half speed to maximize the audio quality & the track listing, unlike the original, is that favored by the artist.

6. Double A side 12" [Vinyl] - Contains two previously unreleased tracks ‘Courage’ and ‘Sagrada’ plus Don’t Give Up (alternative version piano and bvox mix).

7. A 60-page case bound book - Includes an introduction and So DNA summary by Peter, new liner notes and an extensive collection of rare and never before seen photographs.

The Deluxe edition is said to include a loss-less digital download of the Double A side 12" as well as the So album.

2. The second option is a 3-CD version which includes the remastered So album with the 2-CD Live in Athens audio (no video). Pre-Order Here!

3. The next option is the single disc remastered CD (with the new track order). Pre-Order Here!

These editions will be available October 23, 2012!

August 12, 2012
Details On New Paul Carrack Album Now Available!
Ex-Mechanic Paul Carrack's forthcoming album, Good Feeling, is due for release in the UK as a CD and a download on September 24th (it will also be available as a specially priced MP3 download in North America on that date). If you pre-order the CD from the newly revamped official Paul Carrack site, not only will you get the CD a month early, but they are offering a special promotion if you buy the album along with Paul's latest double live album, Paul Carrack Live at at Sheffield City Hall.

The track listing for Good Feeling is:
1. Good Feelin' About It                     7. If I Should Fall Behind
2. Marmalade Moon                           8. From Now On
3. Nothing Without You                     9. I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
4. I Can Hear Ray                             10. Time To Move On
5. Long Ago                                     11. When My Little Girl Is Smiling
6. Make It Right                               12. A Child Is Born 

August 12, 2012
Mike Rutherford Makes a Surprise Appearance with Nick Mason at the 2012 Closing Olympic Ceremonies
While the rumors of Phil Collins' participation in the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London were sadly bogus, it was a nice surprise to see Mike Rutherford's appearance tonight with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, guitarist Richard Jones (of the group The Feeling) and A-Team vocalist Ed Sheeran for a rendition of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."

The performance was complete with a tightrope walker who crossed the top of the stadium and ultimately paid homage to the classic Wish You Were Here Album, complete with a burning dummy!

Pictured Right: August 12, 2012 (clockwise) - "Wish You Were Here" with
Mike Rutherford, Ed Sheeran, Richard Jones, and Nick Mason at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London.

August 12, 2012
Dusk Fanzine Sponsor's "Genesis Day"

My apologies for posting this late, but two days ago, the Dusk fansite sponsored a 'Genesis Day' event in Italy featuring Steve Hackett, who talked about his recollections of Genesis' first Italian show in 1972, 40 years ago! Hackett also signed autographs as part of the many events that day. For more information, please visit the Dusk site.

August 12, 2012
EMI Says Peter Gabriel's Deluxe Edition of So Will Be Delayed

While posted previously on audiophile forums, EMI has now posted that Peter Gabriel's deluxe edition remaster of his classic So album will be pushed back  to "mid-October." You can read an article about it here. No further information is available at this time.

August 12, 2012
Audio Fidelity Announces Additional Copies of Phil Collins' Remasters

Many of the Phil Collins' 24k gold CD remasters from Audio Fidelity sold out quickly (as did other non-Genesis related titles). As a result, Audio Fidelity will continue to number the first 5,000 copies of each release they issue, but additional non-numbered copies will be available after the numbered copies sell-out. For more on Phil's 24k gold remasters, visit the World of On-line Shop.

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