NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - FEB.  2004

February 28, 2004
Update on Tony Banks' New Classical Project

Courtesy of Naxos, Banks' label for this project, we now have a great deal of information on Tony's new CD. In addition, here is some other details on the album:

1. Spring Tide 10:12
2. Black Down 09:45
3. The Gateway 07:31
4. The Ram 08:52
5. Earthlight 04:43
6. Neap Tide 04:58
7. The Spirit Of Gravity 11:38

The release date is still set for March 29th. You can buy this CD for under $10 (U.S.)! Click here to order it!

February 28, 2004
Carrack To Perform At Charity Concert In Sheffield

According to the official Paul Carrack site, Paul will be appearing at the Sincerely Sheffield c
harity concert at the City Hall in Sheffield, England on Friday March 12, 2004. Among the other acts scheduled to perform are John Parr and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Rick Savage. For more information click here.


February 28, 2004
Mike & The Mechanics Release Date Confirmed

According to a post to the Forum on the official Genesis site, the Genesis Webmaster acknowledged that the new Mike & The Mechanics studio album is tentatively set for release in May 2004. Hopefully, more will be revealed on this release in the coming weeks.

February 28, 2004
46664 Benefit Concert Scheduled For CD/DVD Release In April

As the official Queen site posted back in late January and more recently on the 46664 website, the 46664 concert featuring Peter Gabriel, Beyoncé, Bono, Queen, The Eurythmics, and many others is set for release on DVD and CD on April 5th. The CD set is 3 CDs and includes Peter Gabriel with Youssou n'Dour and Angelique Kidjo performing "In Your Eyes" and Gabriel with Yusuf Islam on a cover version of "Wild World" by Cat Stevens. The double DVD features these songs plus "Biko" performed by Gabriel with Youssou n'Dour. 

February 24, 2004
Details on Brother Bear DVD Extras Announced; New Phil Collins Song Included! 

According to reliable sources at Walt Disney, the new 2-DVD Brother Bear release will include a number of great extras. Here is what is known as of today:

  • Three Viewing Options: Family Friendly Aspect Ratio 1.66:1; Original Theatrical Aspect Ratio 2.35:1; or "Rutt & Tuke's Commentary" option 
  • Fully Animated Outtakes -- Exclusive To The DVD
  • Deleted Scenes -- Including A New Character
  • Two Games Featuring Animals From The Film
  • All-New Song By Phil Collins, "Fishing Song" (UNRELEASED!)
  • Paths Of Discovery: The Making Of Brother Bear
  • "Look Through My Eyes" Music Video Featuring Phil Collins
  • And Much More!

Technical Specifications:

  • Color
  • 1.66:1, 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Closed Captioned
  • Region 1
  • DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, THX-Certified, Including THX Optimode

To order the NTSC/Region 1 DVD click here

February 16, 2004
Gabriel Confirms The Planned Release of So In 5.1; News on New Solo Album Revealed!

According to a new interview with Peter Gabriel in the February issue of Hi-Fi Choice (pages 24 and 25 for those who pick up the issue), Pete will be working on a new 5.1 mix for his classic So album! He also mentions that other multi-channel reissues may be done in the future.

When asked about a new solo album, Gabriel commented, "There's quite a lot of stuff we've recorded already, and I'd also like to try something very empty. I tend to always fill up my arrangements."

February 15, 2004
Carrack Plans New Live DVD

According to the official Paul Carrack site, Paul is currently working on the release of a new live DVD. More details on this will hopefully follow soon!

February 15, 2004
Gabriel To Perform Benefit Gig In Rhode Island; Daughter To Premier Film Bio

According to Indie Wire, The Newport International Film Festival announced that it is kicking off its 2004 season on March 5th with a benefit concert by Peter Gabriel at a private estate outside Newport, Rhode Island. According to the Newport Daily News, Gabriel will perform solo (without his band) at the event.

Gabriel's daughter, Anna, will premiere her first film, "Growing Up, on Tour" at the fundraiser. The film looks at her perspective on her dad's career. Proceeds from the evening ($500 a head including cocktails and dinner) will benefit the festival at Witness, a charity co-founded by Gabriel. For info and tickets, call 401-846-9100.

February 14, 2004
Hackett to Perform Acoustic Set and Interview On BBC Radio

According to the official Steve Hackett site, Steve will be the guest of Bob Harris (who's standing in for Richard Allinson) on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday, February 17th. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. UK time (approximately 5:30 p.m. EST). Steve should be on from 10:45 p.m. (5:45 EST) for around 40 minutes. The show will include a mix of chat and solo acoustic performances. If you live outside the UK, you can access the show on-line by clicking here (Note: You will need to have installed the free download of the RealOne Player from http://www.real.com in order to listen via the web). 

February 11, 2004
Brother Bear 2-DVD Set Now Available For Pre-Order

On March 30th, Walt Disney Home Video will release a two-disc Special Edition DVD, VHS, and a second VHS pressing (dubbed in Spanish) for Brother Bear in North America. As most of you know, the film features music by Phil Collins and Mark Mancina. To order the NTSC/Region 1 DVD click here

February 11, 2004
Release Date For New Tony Banks Project Confirmed

According to the webmaster for the official Genesis site, the new Tony Banks classical project, Seven, will be release on March 29th. More information will follow shortly.

February 8, 2004
Paul Carrack Biography Now On-Line!

I am actively working on several enhancements to this site. Among them is a new biography on Paul Carrack which can be accessed by clicking here. Enjoy!

February 7, 2004
Guitar Wars Released In Japan; Special Edition with DVD Also Available

Guitar Wars, a performance featuring Steve Hackett, Paul Gilbert (from the band Mr. Big), Nuno Bettencourt (from the band Extreme) and John Paul Jones has recently been released in Japan on CD (Universal, catalog # UICE-1070). The show was recorded in Japan in 2003 and there are no plans for a U.S. or European release.

There is also a Japanese only limited "Special Edition" pressing which also features a NTSC/Region 2 DVD from the event! The Guitar Wars Special Edition (UICE-1073) is also available now!

February 7, 2004
Paul Carrack Featured On Spanish Remake of "Eyes Of Blue"

The new album by Joan Tena, Cosas Que Pasan (Vale Music, catalog # VLCD 249-1), features a cover version of Paul Carrack's "Eyes of Blue." The remake, "Mirada Azul," is actually a duet with Carrack himself! There is no planned U.S. release at this time. 

February 7, 2004
Steve Hackett Releases New Live Archive Release

Live Archive 03 (Camino, catalog #CAMCD33) is a double CD compiled from Hackett's 2003 To Watch The Storms European tour. The release features tracks recorded at the High Wycombe, Stockholm, Braunschweig, Croydon, Mannheim, Rotherham and Limbourg dates. Click here to order your copy today or see a complete track listing!

February 7, 2004
Ant Phillips' Archive Collection Volume 2 Nears Completion

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, the work to compile Archive Collection Volume 2 is nearly complete, with artwork, track information and some track titles currently being worked on and final mastering due to take place in early February.  As previously mentioned, the set is a 2-CD collection, and it can now be confirmed that it will contain 36 previously unreleased recordings (a mixture of previously unheard pieces alongside alternate versions and different mixes of known tracks) made between 1971 and 1988, with a total playing time of over 2 hours.

February 7, 2004
Chester Thompson To Hold Drumming Clinic In Oklahoma City

According to the official Chester Thompson site, Chester will hold a drumming clinic at Brook Mays Music in Oklahoma City on February 20th. 

February 7, 2004
Italian and German Versions of Phil Collins' Brother Bear To Be Released (Finally!)

It seems strange that it has taken so long, but the Italian (catalog # 5050466 79162) and German (catalog # 5050466 82932) language versions of Phil Collins' Brother Bear soundtrack have finally been rescheduled for release on February 20th in Europe according to Warner Music. The releases have been pushed back several times. Hopefully, this release date will actually stick!

February 7, 2004
Ray To Perform Two Shows At Genesis Fan Club Sponsored Event In Germany

Ray Wilson will be performing live and acoustic on May 29th and 30th at Welkers, Germany. The event, named RayVent, is being sponsored by the German Genesis Fan Club, It. The show on May 30th is sold out, but some tickets remain for the May 29th gig. Click here to get your tickets or for further information.

February 7, 2004
Peter Gabriel Joins Forces With Brian Eno To Form MUDDA

According to a report from BBC News, Peter Gabriel has joined forces with Brian Eno to form MUDDA (Magnificent Union of Digitally Downloading Artists). The purpose of MUDDA is to serve as a collective voice for recording artists in the digital age. Gabriel spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos where he addressed topics on copyright issues and digital downloading.
 

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