January 31, 2005
Information on New Steve Hackett Album Announced!

As previous announced here, Steve Hackett will soon release Metamorpheus (pictured right), a classical album featuring orchestra and guitar. Credited as Steve Hackett and The Underworld Orchestra, the album is based around the Greek myth of Orpheus and his adventures in the Underworld. The European release date for the album is tentatively set for March 28th with a U.S. release to follow in early April (Camino/Inside Out #CAMCD35/SPV 085-40882).

Track Listing:
1. The Pool of Memory and the Pool of Forgetfulness
2. To Earth Like Rain
3. Song To Nature
4. One Real Flower
5. The Dancing Ground
6. That Vast Life
7. Eurydice Taken
8. Charon's Call
9. Cerberus At Peace
10. Under The World - Orpheus Looks Back
11. The Broken Lyre
12. Severance
13. Elegy
14. Return To The Realm Of Eternal Renewal
15. Lyra

Pre-order information will follow shortly!

January 31, 2005
Phil Collins Deluxe 2 CD + DVD version of Love Songs To Be Released In Europe

Just in time for Valentine's Day, A deluxe edition of Phil Collins' Love Songs CD with a bonus 5-track DVD will be released in Germany on February 2, 2005. This DVD is allegedly not compatible with North American DVD players.  

January 30, 2005
Details Announced For New Mike And The Mechanics DVD

The European release date for the forthcoming Mechanics DVD, Mike And The Mechanics With Paul Carrack - Live At Shepherds Bush, is set for March 7th in the U.K. While no North American release is confirmed yet, Mike Rutherford shared with World of in a recent interview that a U.S. release is in the works. Reportedly, the DVD will be released in North America on March 8th.

Among the added features on this concert DVD are:

  • An extensive interview with Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack talking about the history of the band, life on tour, and their feelings about playing on after the death of Paul Young.
  • The original promo videos for the songs: "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)", "The Living Years", "Word Of Mouth", "Over My Shoulder", "Beggar On A Beach Of Gold", "Another Cup of Coffee" and "One Left Standing."

The track listing on the DVD is as follows:

1. Falling
2. Now That You've Gone
3. Get Up
4. If I Were You
5. Another Cup Of Coffee
6. Beggar On The Beach Of Gold
7. Perfect Child
8. Whenever I Stop
9. All The Light I Need
10. One Left Standing
11. Silent Running
12. The Living Years
13. Over My Shoulder
14. Word Of Mouth

January 30, 2005
New Phil Collins Biography Released In Italy

Mario Giammetti has just released a new Phil Collins biography, The Singing Drummer, in Italy. The 346-page text also includes an updated discography, including side-projects and guest appearances, and is currently available exclusively in Italian. Like his Genesis book, Genesis: il fiume del costante cambiamento, I will bet that it's incredibly well done if you happen to be able to read the language. Click here for more information (in English). I hope to be able to post more information about the book in the near future.

January 25, 2005
Platinum Collection - Delayed Again!

Unfortunately, on Monday (the day before it's newly rescheduled release date), Genesis' forthcoming anthology, The Platinum Collection, was delayed until March 29th (the same date as the Genesis Video Show DVD) in North America. Luckily, The Platinum Collection is already available as a European import!

January 22, 2005
Mike Rutherford Interview Now On-Line!

My recent interview with Mike Rutherford is now on-line for your reading pleasure. Mike talks about Genesis' new Platinum Collection anthology (which, as a reminder, is in stores in North America on Tuesday!), the Video Show DVD, The Mechanics' Rewired album, the forthcoming 5.1 Genesis reissues, his recent activity in the studio, and he sheds light on his long career. For those who e-mailed questions to me via the Forum on the official Genesis site, I asked everything you wanted to know. Click here to read it. Enjoy! 

January 22, 2005
Lamb 5.1 Remixed Reissue Due In April

According to a recent post on the official Genesis site's Forum by Nick Davis, the band's engineer, the 5.1 multi-channel remix of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway will be released on April 18th in SACD format in Europe (North America is rumored to be getting the DVD-Audio format). 

January 22, 2005
Peter Gabriel Set For On-Line Chat On Monday

On Monday, January 24th, at 3:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time (6:00 p.m. Eastern Time), Peter will be participating in a live on-line chat with MSN. Please note: MSN does not offer Chat in the UK (So, you're out of luck if you live there, I suppose). 

January 22, 2005
New Ray Wilson Live Album Due In March

On March 1st, Ray Wilson will release a double live album, Ray Wilson Live. The independent release will include 32 tracks including 11 songs as Ray puts it "from The World of Genesis" plus songs from Stiltskin, his solo albums, and a special acoustic set. Joining Ray on this set are: Irvin Duguid: Keyboards (Stiltskin, Fish, Gun), Steve Wilson: Lead Guitar (Cut), Lawrie MacMillan: Bass, and Ashley MacMillan: Drums. 

The Track Listing:
1. The Last Horizon
2. These are the Changes
3. Goodbye Baby Blue
4. In the Air Tonight
5. Carpet Crawlers
6. Ever the Reason
7. Story
8. Follow You Follow Me
9. Sarah
10. Change
11. Another Day
12. Magic Train
13. Sunshine and Butterflies
14. Inside
15. Footsteps
16. I Can't Dance
17. Gypsy

1. The Actor
2. Alone
3. Ripples
4. Along the Way
5. Biko
6. Lover's Leap
7. No Son of Mine
8. Shipwrecked
9. Not About Us
10. Sometimes
11. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
12. Swing Your Bag
13. Knockin' on Heavens Door
14. The Airport Song
15. Rest in Peace

January 22, 2005
Steve Hackett To Release New Classical Album

According the Steve Hackett's management, Steve will release a new classical album for orchestra and guitar this spring. More information on this release should follow shortly.

January 22, 2005
Checking Out Of London Available For Pre-Orders

You can now pre-order the new John Hackett rock album, Checking Out of London (Hacktrax, catalog # HTRX-002), which is scheduled for release on February 7th in Europe. Pre-orders are being taken through Camino Records site (as mentioned previously, brother Steve happens to play on some of the tracks on the album). 

January 22, 2005
Chester Thompson Returns To The Studio

According to the official Chester Thompson site, Chester is recording with Shemekia Copeland. This new album will be Copeland's fourth for Alligator Records. Steve Cropper is producing the project, but no confirmed release date is known at this time. Stay tuned for details!

January 22, 2005
Nick D'Virgilo's Band Prepares For New Album and Tour

Fans of the former Calling All Stations drummer will be pleased to know that his band, Spock's Beard, are releasing their 8th studio album, Octane, on January 31st in Europe and February 1st in North America. The album's release kicks off with a brief March European tour followed by some U.S. dates. For more information or tour dates please check the official Spock's Beard site

January 8, 2005
Genesis' Video Show DVD Finally Gets a Confirmed North American Release Date

While the Platinum Collection title for the DVD that was going to be specific to the U.S. version is gone, an official release date under the more common title for this video collection is now known. Now re-titled Video Show, this long-awaited DVD will be available in North America on March 29, 2005. Click here to pre-order your copy today. If you ordered the title under the previous name, your order was switched over automatically.

Also, just a reminder... the Phil Collins First Final Farewell Tour DVD is due for release in North America on January 25th!

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