NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS
FEBRUARY 2008
 

February 13, 2008
Anthony Phillips CD Reissues Announced For Europe

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, the 2-CD reissue of Phillips' Geese & The Ghost will be released in Europe on Voiceprint Records on April 14th. Anthony Phillips' newest album, Wild Life, will be released on the label on April 21st following by the 2-CD reissues of Wise After The Event and 1984 which will be released in May and June respectively. Sadly, there are no plans to reissue any of the other Anthony Phillips titles which have surfaced recently in Japan. Reportedly, unlike the Japanese pressings, these European CDs will not be in mini LP style sleeves. For the limited edition Japanese reissues in mini LP style CD sleeves, visit the Shopping Section.


February 13, 2008

Peter Gabriel Confirms His Involvement In New Animated Pixar Movie

On the official Peter Gabriel site, Gabriel shares in his video blog that he is involved with the soundtrack to the forthcoming Pixar film, WALL-E. Gabriel was originally approached in 2005 about the WALL-E project. He reveals it will have a couple of new "bits" as well as a couple of pieces of music he is revisiting from his past. At this point, it is unknown exactly how many songs Peter Gabriel has developed for the film. The futuristic animated film is set for release in theaters June 27, 2008.

In other spaced aged Gabriel news, Peter's cover of "Book of Love" from the Shall We Dance? soundtrack was used by NASA as a wake-up call for the Space Shuttle Atlantis this month.
 

February 12, 2008
New Exclusive Interview with Genesis Biographer Now On-Line

Robin Platts, author of the new Genesis biography Behind The Lines 1967-2007, recently sat down with World of Genesis to talk about his new book and the research he conducted on the band. Click here to read it! 

February 7, 2008
Peter Gabriel and Paul McCartney Get Behind "Record Store Day" In April

According to UndercoverHD, April 19th has been declared National Record Store Day in the United States.  Artists like Paul McCartney, Blur's Damon Albarn, and Peter Gabriel have come out in support of this observance which acknowledges the importance of the record store to our society and culture. In response to Record Store Day, Gabriel said, "
I was introduced to lots of great music through my local record store. It was a place where people knew music and they knew me, and could make great suggestions and discoveries. Whether it is in the physical world or on-line, the value of a great and knowledgeable record store has not gone away."

February 7, 2008
David Rhodes Soundtrack Featuring Peter Gabriel Confirmed For 2008 Release

News has come out that a CD featuring David Rhodes and Richard Evans soundtrack to the National Geographic IMAX film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, will be released later this year. The soundtrack includes a couple of tracks featuring Peter Gabriel on vocals. While no release date is confirmed yet, we are hopeful a pre-order will be announced soon. Stay tuned!


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