January 29, 2011
New WOG Richard Haines Genesis Print Contest!

Last month, you may have read our interview with Genesis photographer Richard Haines. This month, Richard has generously offered up a signed, high quality Genesis print (perfect for framing!) from his personal archive of photographs on the band taken between 1973 and 1976. The winner will actually get to choose which picture he or she wants from the collection! To enter this great contest, please click here!

January 29, 2011

New WOG Paul D'Adamo Contest Now On-Line!

So, you missed out on winning in that last Paul D'Adamo contest we ran in 2010? Well, it looks like you have one more opportunity! World of has been given more Paul D'Adamo goodies for a second contest! Click here to enter for your chance to try and win the new deluxe CD+DVD (NTSC/R0) version of his Tell Me Something album or his DVD only documentary Something to Tell!

More contests are coming soon! Stay tuned!

January 28, 2011

New Peter Gabriel Book Released This Month

From Genesis to Growing Up is a new hardback book on the career of Peter Gabriel released this month by Ashgate Publishing. This collection documents and critically explores the most central themes found in Gabriel's work. These are divided into three important conceptual areas arising from Gabriel's activity as a songwriter and recording artist, performer and activist: 'Identity and Representation', 'Politics and Power' and 'Production and Performance.' The book was put together by Dr. Michael Drewett, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Rhodes University, South Africa; Dr. Sarah Hill, Lecturer in Music, University of Southampton, UK; and Kimi Karki, Research Fellow, Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland. Much like the Ashgate publishing Genesis book, Genesis and the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, these books offer a different perspective from your garden variety biography. Check them out!

January 28, 2011
More Details on The Forthcoming Paul Young Chronicles CD

Five days ago, we provide you with some of the back story behind the forthcoming release by the late Mike and the Mechanics singer, Paul Young, called Chronicles. Here is some additional information courtesy of our friends from Escape Music (the company releasing the album): The album will be released in Europe on March 25, 2011 (catalog # ESM223). There will be two different singles released around the album, "Your Shoes" in the U.K. and "Two Wrongs" in other parts of Europe. Both will be issued in March as well. In addition to the guest musicians already mentioned from Mike and the Mechanics and Sad Cafe,
Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart of 10cc also make a guest appearance on the album.

Track Listing:
1 House of Many Nations
2 Your Shoes
3 Grace of God (duet with Paul Carrack)
4 Loss of Innocence
5 Frozen Heart
6 Two Wrongs
7 Water Now the Seed
8 Here Comes the Future
9 Everything
10 One Heart
11 We Did Nothing Wrong
12  I'm in Heaven Again
Everyday Hurts [Recorded Live with Mike and The Mechanics] (bonus track with first pressing only)

You can pre-order Paul Young's new CD, Chronicles, here.

January 23, 2011
Two New Exclusive Contests Coming This Week!

Be sure to stop back to World of this week for two new contests! The first contest will be related to our recent interview with photographer Richard Haines. One lucky winner will get a full-sized 10" x 12" Genesis photo of the winner's choice from Richard's exclusive collection - signed by Richard himself! If you want to check out some of Richard's rarely seen Genesis shots, be sure to visit his official site. He also has many great shots for sale!

In addition, we will run a second contest around the new Paul D'Adamo album, Tell Me Something. Paul's generously offered up a few autographed copies of the new CD+DVD edition of his album plus some DVD (NTSC/R 0) copies of his DVD documentary, Something To Tell. The documentary goes into lengthy detail about the making of the album and how Paul got people like Brad Cole, Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson, Luis Conte and other members of Phil Collins' touring band involved in the album. This DVD documentary is not included on the European issue of his CD (only the North American issue).

If that wasn't enough, there is a third contest coming soon that you won't want to miss! Details are coming soon!

January 23, 2011

Paul Carrack Offers New Download Only Concert Performance

On the official Paul Carrack site, you can now download Paul's complete performance from The Bournemouth BIC recorded last October. This download is exclusive to the ex-Mike and the Mechanics singer's site!

January 23, 2011

Peter Gabriel to Film 2011 New Blood Performance in 3-D!

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, two new concert dates have been added for March 23rd and 24th at the Hammersmith Apollo in London for the purposes of filming the event in 3-D for a future video release! For more information click here.

January 23, 2011

Mechanics Fans: Paul Young Solo Album Slated For Spring 2011 Release!

In addition to the Japanese Sad Cafe mini LP sleeve remasters announced late last year (available in the WOG on-line shop) and the reissue of the Loz Netto album (see below), Paul Young fans have even more news to celebrate in 2011! According to the webmaster of the official Sad Cafe site, some of the final and never-before-released recordings of late Mike and the Mechanics singer Paul Young (who died of a heart attack in July 2000) are tentatively scheduled for a spring 2011 release. The vocals were recorded by Paul between 1998 and 1999 for a new album he was working on with Alistair Gordon (who Genesis fans are likely familiar with from Tony Banks' 1989 Bankstatement album).
After his passing, these songs were thoughtfully completed by members of Paul's former band, Sad Cafe, including Ian Wilson, Des Tong, Dave Irving, Ashley Mulford and Lenni. The album also features Mechanics band-mates Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack. Of the songs with Rutherford and Carrack is a familiar song re-recorded and reworked for this album and the other is completely unreleased. In total, 16-tracks were completed for this project, 13 of which will likely make the final album. The album is called Chronicles and can be pre-ordered now!  

Apparently, many other tracks remain in the Young family archive including 17 tracks recorded with Frank Renshaw in the early 1970s, which were intended at the time for a follow up to the Young & Renshaw album. In addition, there are approximately 8 outtakes and alternate versions of Sad Cafe tracks. Hopefully, most of these gems will see the light of day in the future along with some of the early solo singles Young recorded earlier in his career.

January 23, 2011
'80s Loz Netto Album with Paul Young Reissued on CD

Loz Netto's self-titled 1986 album, which has been out of print for close to 25 years, is now available on compact disc exclusively through the official Loz Netto site. The album features a guest appearance by the late Paul Young (formerly of Sad Cafe and Mike and the Mechanics).

January 23, 2011
Daryl Stuermer - Rewired

If you haven't visited Daryl Stuermer's official website in the past month or two, you may want to go back and check it out. The site has been completely revamped and features more information about the various band line-ups Daryl appears in, including Genesis Rewired, the Daryl Stuermer Band, and the Daryl Stuermer Duo Project.

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