February 26, 2012 The First Ever Official Tony Banks
Website Anticipated to Go On-Line Shortly!
In all of the years that the Internet has existed, Tony Banks has never had
an official presence on-line beyond the
official Genesis site. Its been
announced that a new Tony Banks official site:
go "live" shortly to coincide with the release of his forthcoming orchestral
album, Six Pieces for Orchestra, due for European release in late March and
North American release in late April. For those who missed it, specific details are listed below
(Please note that the official Genesis site says the release of Tony's new
album is March 6th, but most retailers are saying March 26th).
February 26, 2012 Get A Sneak Peak of "Siren" From Tony
Banks' New Orchestral Album
As mentioned here previously, Tony Banks did a world premier of an excerpt
of his forthcoming orchestral album, Six Pieces for Orchestra, on Classic FM
in the UK on February 18th. Thankfully for us fans outside of the UK, a kind
fan has posted the song premiered ("Siren"), on YouTube for us all to enjoy
(you can hear the piece to the right of this text)!
"Siren" is a piece that features Martin Robinson on alto saxophone, and
opens this new album. A complete track listing and release dates are listed
below. The song is definitely a strong composition, and in my mind
definitely shows Banks' growth as an orchestral composer.
February 26, 2012 Peter Gabriel Hints A Re-Release of P.O.V.
on Video; Acknowledgement that Gabriel is Working on a New Album
Peter Gabriel's Facebook page, it's revealed that Gabriel's camp is
remixing the live in Athens, Greece performance from 1987 in high definition
and 5.1 surround! This title has been out of print on video for years and
will mark the release's first time on DVD and Blu-ray Disc ever!
In another Facebook post,
it's acknowledged that Peter is working on a new studio album. Hopefully,
that's something we can look forward to sooner than later! According to
Peter, one tune mentioned is a "fast groove based song."
February 18, 2012 Special Limited Edition Squackett 7"
Vinyl Release Being Issued For Record Store Day
Esoteric Records, who will be releasing the forthcoming Steve Hackett/Chris
Squire project, Squackett, later this year has announced the limited release
of a new 7" single for Record Store Day on April 21, 2012. The single is
limited to 2,000 copies and includes a single edit of "Sea of Smiles" and
"Perfect Love Song" on the b-side (both tracks will be part of the album
when released). The Squackett album is scheduled for a European release on
May 28th. For more on Record Store Day
February 18, 2012 Tony Banks' New Orchestral Album, Six
Pieces for Orchestra, coming to the U.S. in April; UK Radio Premier
Its been confirmed by Naxos that the U.S. release date of Tony Banks'
forthcoming orchestral album, Six Pieces for Orchestra, will be April
24th. This date is a little less than a month behind the European release
(details are below). A North American pre-order is anticipated in the coming
weeks (and it will cost less than importing the European version).
UK fans can tune into
Classic FM on the Alan Titchmarsh Show from 9-12 (U.K. time) for a
European premier of select songs from the release today. Please note that
you need a U.K. postal code to stream the radio broadcast (not that you
can't find one on the Internet). All fans can listen to a brief 4 minute
interview with Tony Banks about his new orchestral album
February 13, 2012 Tony Banks' New Orchestral Album To Be
Released In Late March In Europe
Naxos Records will
release Tony Banks' second orchestral album, Six Pieces For Orchestra,
on March 26th in Europe and a North American release is expected to be
announced shortly. The album features compositions by Banks performed by
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Charlie Siem on
violin and Martin Robertson on alto saxophone. More details on the album
are expected to follow shortly. Six marks Banks' first solo project
since 2004's orchestral album, Seven.
Siren (featuring alto saxophone
solo by Martin Robertson)
Blade (featuring violin solo by Charlie Siem)
City of Gold
February 13, 2012 Phil Collins' Live in Montreux 2004 -
1996 Video Now Available for Pre-Order!
You can now pre-order the blu-ray disc for Phil Collins' forthcoming video
Live in Montreux. If you missed the details on this release, you can
get all the information you need in the
January News Section of
this site. The video will be released on March 27th in North America.
February 13, 2012 Daryl Stuermer Announces A Rare Concert
Appearance in the Northeastern U.S.
Daryl Stuermer will be performing at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in
Englewood, New Jersey (near New York) on Saturday, March 31st. Tickets have
already gone on sale! Get yours today at
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