NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS
JULY
2007
 

July 31, 2007
Starbucks Genesis Opus CD Missing In Action?

Despite an e-mail blast from the official Genesis site announcing its release on July 31st, the Genesis Starbucks Opus Collection does not appear to have been released. To date, there is still no news of its release on the Starbucks site either. When more news is available on this reported release (from the official Genesis site no less!), it will be posted here.

July 23, 2007
Phase Two of Enhanced Shopping Section Added To World of Genesis.com

In addition to the shopping features already on this site, I am in the process of dramatically enhancing the Shopping Section. In addition to being able to directly search through Amazon on this site (which you can do now), I have also started including new easy to use links that directly take you to all of the titles by an individual artist in the World of Genesis. To date, new comprehensive sections on Anthony Phillips, Chester Thompson, Chris Stewart, and Phil Collins (PC's is still somewhat in progress) have been added in addition to the sections for Genesis, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, and Ray Wilson which were added last month. The remaining artists will follow shortly (in the interim, you can still find them by searching in the section yourself). These individual artists' sections will make it much easier to go to one place to find imports, CD singles, CDs (including other artists' projects they appear on), DVDs, and other items. I hope you enjoy the second phase of this new feature!


July 22, 2007
Pre-Order Available Now For Genesis 1983-1998 SACD + DVD Box Set!

You can now click here to pre-order the second European SACD+DVD Genesis box set, 1983-1998, which includes new stereo and 5.1 mixes of their 1983 self-titled album, Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance, and Calling All Stations. Also included in this box set are new DVD video interviews with the band members, the period music videos, rare video footage, b-sides, and more! As with the first box set, the North American issue (which has yet to be available for pre-order and a release date has yet to be announced) will not be in SACD format. The North American issue will be in CD + DVD format - just like the first box set. This amazing 10-disc set is tentatively scheduled for release in Europe on Monday, September 3, 2007.

July 21, 2007
Additional Anthony Phillips Titles Coming Out On Mini LP Sleeve CDs

Two additional batches of Anthony Phillips mini LP sleeve CDs will be released in Japan. The first batch, due August 24th, includes Private Parts & Pieces (ARC-7238), Private Parts & Pieces 2 (ARC-7239), Private Parts & Pieces 3 (ARC-7240), Private Parts & Pieces 4 (ARC-7241), and Private Parts & Pieces 5 (ARC-7242). The second batch, due September 21st, includes Private Parts & Pieces 6 (ARC-7244), Private Parts & Pieces 7 (ARC-7245), Private Parts & Pieces 8 (ARC-7246), Private Parts & Pieces 9 (ARC-7247), and Private Parts & Pieces 10 (ARC-7248).

July 21, 2007
Peter Gabriel Joins Nelson Mandela In South Africa For 89th Birthday Celebration; Launches The Elders

According to Mercury News, On July 18th, Peter Gabriel joined former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing; Archibishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan; Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland; Mohammed Yunus, the Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Bank in Bangladesh and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson among a host of politicians and other 'great minds' in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the launch of The Elders. The Elders is a group of leaders convened by Mandela and Tutu, and founded by Gabriel and Branson, amongst others. The creation of this group was launched on this date, Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday.


Peter Gabriel with The Elders (far left)

July 14, 2007
Genesis Compilation CD Available At Starbucks Later This Month

"Would you like a Genesis CD with your scone and Mocha Frappachino?" is what the clerks at Starbucks will be asking you as you enter for your morning cup of coffee on July 31st. That's right! Following the path of Sir. Paul McCartney, Genesis will offer a 14-track compilation as part of Starbucks Opus Collection later this month (as of the date of this post, there is no information on-line about this specific release yet). Other artists in the Opus Collection include The Doors, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, John Lennon, Miles Davis, Bob Marley, and Chet Baker.

July 14, 2007
New Genesis Interview Sheds Light on Many Questions Being Asked By Fans (** Spoiler's Alert! **)

In a new interview with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford on the It (Genesis-News) German Fan Site, Banks and Rutherford shed some light on the changing set list for the North American leg of the 2007 tour, whether they will being doing the Encore Series for the North American leg of the tour, the status of Mike and The Mechanics, and much more.

July 10, 2007
New EMI Site Launched In Europe For Turn It On Again The Hits: Tour Edition

EMI in Europe has launched a new website to promote the release of the new limited edition European only 2-CD set of Turn It On Again: The Hits Tour Edition. This collection will allegedly go out of print following the 2007 Turn It On Again reunion and includes the rare single version of "The Knife" among many of the bands hit singles and other gems.


July 10, 2007
Genesis Recap From Live Earth

Genesis performed a shortened set for the Live Earth concert in London on Saturday. As someone there in London that weekend, I can tell you that the hype around Live Earth and Genesis' gigs in Manchester and Twickenham were incredible! To view the set list or to see the remaining dates of the tour, visit the On Tour Section of this site.

July 10, 2007
BBC Radio2 To Broadcast Highlights From Genesis Concert in England

BBC Radio2 will broadcast a program with one hour of highlights from the Sunday, July 8th, Genesis concert in Twickenham, England. The show will air at 8:00 p.m. (UK Time) on Saturday, July 14th. 

July 10, 2007
Phil Collins Regrets Long Genesis Reunion Commitment According To New Interview

According to a new interview in the August issue of Mojo Magazine (in stores now) and posted on the Contact Music site, Phil Collins states that he regrets committing to the 50+ date Genesis reunion tour. Collins explains, "I'm not interested. My life is in turmoil. Frankly, at the moment I am living for my two little boys, so this tour is actually a pain in the arse, because I'm away from home. I've been trying to keep it short. Every time somebody said we could pay for the tour if we do another four dates, I said no. I signed on to buy a blue suit: I don't want to end up with a red one." Collins is, of course, referring to his recent divorce, and his time away from his two young children from that marriage. The current Genesis tour will conclude in October at The Hollywood Bowl in California. For more information on the tour, visit the On Tour Section of this site. Speaking of current press, Genesis is featured in the August issue of Record Collector, another UK-based magazine, which is also available in stores now.

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