NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - January 2006

January 22, 2006
New Stiltskin Website Launched

There is a new website to promote the forthcoming Stiltskin album, She (formerly known under the working title Lemon Yellow Sun). The new website is: www.stiltskin.org. Be sure to check it out and hear samples from all 12 tracks on the new album! You can also enter to win a signed copy of the new CD! The album will be released this summer followed by a fall tour.
 

January 21, 2006
Hackett Remasters Released In North America & Asia

Caroline Records in North America will finally release the remasters of the first four Steve Hackett solo albums on CD there official release date is this coming Tuesday for the first two (Voyage of The Acolyte and Please Don't Touch!) and February 21st for the third and fourth solo albums (Defector and Spectral Mornings). 

Perhaps more interestingly, The Japanese pressings are expected to be released on EMI/Virgin on February 23, 2006. Unlike the North American and the European issues which are in normal CD cases, the Japanese pressings will be in mini-LP style CD sleeves! 

Here are links to pre-order the Japanese pressings:

Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte (Japanese Remaster)
Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch!
(Japanese Remaster)
Steve Hackett - Defector
(Japanese Remaster)
Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings
(Japanese Remaster) 

January 21, 2006
Anthony Phillips Records New Library Music 

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, Ant is working on another Library Music project for Atmosphere Music. The music is not expected to be commercially available.

January 21, 2006
Gabriel Material From Cancelled Fifa Gala May Still Be Released

In a recent issue of the Berlin Newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, there was an interview with Andre Heller. Heller, who was involved in the planning of the Fifa World Cup Gala that was cancelled a week ago, disclosed that some of the material Peter Gabriel produced for this event may surface. Heller stated that they would like to "release bits and pieces of the work on DVD to give the world an impression of what we were about to create." No word yet on any details of such a release. Stay tuned for details!

January 21, 2006
The Who's Tommy DVD Featuring Phil Collins Reissued

You can now order The Who's DVD box set of Tommy and Quadrophenia Live. The box set includes The Who's 1989 performance of Tommy featuring an all-star cast including Phil Collins as Uncle Ernie. Click here to get it (NTSC/Region 1)! 

January 14, 2006
Mario Giammetti Interview Now Available On-Line

With the start of a new year, we've added a new section of the site, a World of Genesis Fan Forum. Here, a different fan will be interviewed and highlighted periodically for their contributions to the Genesis fan community. Our first interview for this new section of the site is Mario Giammetti. 

A Genesis fan since in the '70s, Mario is best known for his Italian based fanzine, Dusk, which printed it's 50th issue in August 2005. In addition, Mario has written numerous books on the band and it's members including his latest book on guitarist Steve Hackett. Mario sat down to talk with World of Genesis about his books, his fanzine, and his passion as a Genesis enthusiast. 
To read the interview with Mario click here.

January 14, 2006
Fifa World Cup Gala Cancelled - Peter Gabriel Will Not Perform

According to BBC News and the official Peter Gabriel site, the 2006 Fifa World Cup Opening Ceremony gala in Germany that was supposed to feature performances by Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno has been cancelled. Speculation is that the costs for the event rose over 17m and ticket sales were extremely sluggish.

January 14, 2006
Gabriel Makes Plea For Fans To Donate To Help South East Asia Earthquake Victims

Peter Gabriel's official website just posted a new video clip with Gabriel asking for his fans to make a small contribution to assist in the aid of the victims of South East Asia earthquake. In return for this contribution, the family of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a former native of Pakistan, has agreed to offer two downloads from the official Gabriel site: one a collaboration with Massive Attack, "Mustt Mustt," and "Taboo", which was recorded with Peter Gabriel (formerly from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack). 

With a 1 donation, you will get both downloads and send relief to those who need it. To download these songs and make your contribution to this worthy cause click here. To watch the QuickTime video clip featuring Peter Gabriel click here (QuickTime 6 required).

January 14, 2006
Duke 5.1 Remaster Should Be Completed By The End of The Month

According to Nick Davis, the digitally remastered and remixed version of Genesis' 1980 album Duke is nearing completion. Davis started on January 9th, and says that it will take approximately two weeks from that date to remix the songs he has not already done (several of the songs from Duke were already remixed for The Platinum Collection CD).

January 12, 2006
Chester Thompson To Appear On Forthcoming Denny Jiosa Album

Since finishing the 2005 Phil Collins First Final Farewell Tour, Chester Thompson has been busy. He just finished some studio work with jazz guitarist Denny Jiosa. Thompson will appear on one track on the new album, which is still being completed and is yet un-named. Thompson has worked with Jiosa on several other of his solo albums. More on this project when I have it!  

January 12, 2006
New UK Ray Wilson Tour Dates Announced

According to the official Ray Wilson site, new tour dates for the UK in May, June and July have been announced. Click here for more information.

January 12, 2006
World of Genesis.com Interviewed For New Article On Potential Genesis Reunion

The Sault Star in Canada has just published a new article on the possibility of a Genesis reunion today. Among the people interviewed is World of Genesis.com's Dave Negrin. Click here to read it (WEBMASTER'S NOTE: It says in the article that I said that if a Genesis reunion happens it may not be until 2007. What was actually said to the reporter was that due to the official statement from Genesis' management that a reunion could not possibly happen before 2007.). 

January 8, 2006
Update On Forthcoming Official Steve Hackett Biography

According to Allan Hewitt, the author of the forthcoming official Steve Hackett biography, the book is in it's third draft and is getting close to completion. Steve Hackett himself is apparently pleased with the outcome of the book thus far and continues to make minor suggestions to improve the biography even further. No street date has been announced yet, but when it is, it will be posted here.

January 8, 2006
Genesis Featured In The New Issue of Classic Rock Magazine

On sale January 11th, the March 2006 issue of Classic Rock Magazine will have as it's cover and main feature the story of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway with the members of Genesis looking back at the making of their classic 1974 album. Special thanks to the team at Classic Rock Magazine for passing this news along!

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