July 29, 2010
The Official Phil Collins Site Offers Special Edition Versions of Going Back

The official Phil Collins site now offers a number of special edition versions of Phil Collins' forthcoming covers album, Going Back. These include a 7" vinyl single box of the album (30-tracks, including "My Girl" live from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City from the 2010 tour), a 12" vinyl LP version of the album (17-tracks - the same as the single CD version), a CD+DVD version of the album (which includes the 17-track CD and a DVD with the album and an additional 9 tracks with WAV+MP3 files plus bonus video content, including: "Going Back...the Home Movie", "A Conversation with Phil Collins", and music videos for "Heatwave" and "Going Back"), and finally an over-sized exclusive issue in a special folder with lithographs (which includes the same tracks as the CD+DVD above).

Of course, you can buy the normal version of the CD as well (the last of which is also available almost everywhere as a pre-order at this point and, as mentioned, is the 17-track edition). Please note these titles from the official Phil Collins site ship from Europe, so if you live outside of Europe, the shipping costs are extremely high. If you are just looking for the standard CD, its much cheaper to go with someone like Amazon. At some point in the future, the U.S. shop will open on the official Collins site, but alas, its not there just yet.

July 24, 2010

Paul Carrack Announces Two Special Live Performances

Paul Carrack will play a short 40-minute acoustic set for Southampton, England based Radio station WAVE 105 at the Soul Cellar S'oton on July 28th. Carrack will be accompanied by Jeremy Meek (bass) and Jack Carrack (percussion). Paul Carrack and his band will also headline a gala event in aid of Help 4 Heroes. The event will be held at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, England on Wednesday, August 25th. For more information or to view other Carrack European tour dates posted through March of 2011, please visit the official Paul Carrack site.

July 24, 2010
Paul D'Adamo's Genesis/Collins Covers Project Now on iTunes

While the pressed CD is not yet available, you can now purchase Paul D'Adamo's new album, Tell Me Something, on iTunes. As you may recall from prior months of news here, D'Adamo's new project features guest musicians from Phil Collins' band, including: Brad Cole, Chester Thompson, Daryl Stuermer, Luis Conte, Amy Keys, Leland Sklar, and more! The album features several cover versions of songs by Genesis and Phil Collins plus a couple of originals by D'Adamo. Check it out!

July 21, 2010
Exclusive Update on Live Nation/Ultrastar Fan Club Audio Download

As first reported here July 3rd, Live Nation and Genesis' management informed World of that paying members of the former official Genesis site,, would soon receive their year two 'gift' for membership and that it would be in the form of an audio download. Today, we have more details.

A representative from Live Nation (who owns Ultrastar) shared with World of that the audio download will be available shortly - possibly as soon as the end of this week! The actual audio content is not what fans were initially expecting though. Rather than demo or "work in progress" versions of Genesis songs, this audio will be taken from the band's tour rehearsals in Toronto, Canada on September 5, 2007. This live recording is previously unreleased and taken from the start of the North American leg of the Turn it on Again Tour.

July 21, 2010

Official Phil Collins Site Goes "Live"

If you missed it, the official Phil Collins site which premiered over a month ago as a teaser-page is now "live" in all its glory! Be sure to check it out!

July 10, 2010

Daryl Stuermer Discusses Possibility of Further Phil Collins Going Back shows

WKLH 96.5 FM in Wisconsin recently interviewed Daryl Stuermer following the completion of the seven Phil Collins Going Back live performances in Philadelphia, New York, England, and Switzerland. Daryl discussed the possibility of additional Phil Collins shows in support of this new Going Back release and the forthcoming Going Back tour video. Check out the link above on WKLH for a podcast of the interview. Thanks again to Mike for passing this along!

July 5, 2010
Winners Have Been Announced For WoG's Steve Hackett Out of the Tunnel's Mouth Contest!

The three winners of the World of Out of the Tunnel's Mouth contest have been selected and notified. Check out the contest page to see who won. Special thanks to Inside Out Music, (the official Steve Hackett site), and Steve Hackett for their participation in this special contest to mark the 9th anniversary of World of If you didn't win, Steve's Out of the Tunnel's Mouth 2-CD special edition is available in stores now at a great price!

July 3, 2010

World of Exclusive: News On Fan Club 'Gift' CD

Here's some news your only getting here! World of had a chance to catch up with Genesis' management and Live Nation (who owns UltraStar, the company that ran the old official Genesis site). If you were a paying member of the official Genesis site ( and were expecting the year two 'gift' for your paid subscription, you'll be pleased to know you will soon be receiving it!

Genesis' management has supplied UltraStar with the audio and they will soon be providing a link to download the content (it will not be available as a pressed CD - it's download only). You will only receive the link to download the exclusive tracks if you were a paying member of the site and you were due for the year two 'gift' (the first year's 'gift' was a special pressed DVD from the 2007 Turn It On Again tour). According to sources at Live Nation, we should have all the details in the next few weeks. This is fantastic news! Stay tuned... More will be posted here when known. 

July 3, 2010
World of Steve Hackett Contest has ended

Winners of the World of Steve Hackett Out of the Tunnel's Mouth contest will be notified in the coming days and the answer to the trivia contest will be posted here this week. Thank you to all who entered.

July 3, 2010
New Peter Gabriel Cover Included On The Voice Project
According to Rolling Stone, Peter Gabriel's previously unreleased solo piano cover version of Tom Waite's "In The Neighborhood" will be featured on the Voice Project. The Voice Project is intended to raise awareness and benefit war torn Central East Africa.

Gabriel's daughter Anna is one of the founders of the Voice Project, and his cover will also be streaming on the sites of non-profit groups Invisible Children, Oxfam America, Resolve Uganda, WITNESS, and HOPE Campaign. The Voice Project also features a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Shock The Monkey" performed by Realworld Records recording artist Joseph Arthur. For more on the project, click on the link above. 

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