July 2011

July 30, 2011
Paul Carrack Returns To The Studio Today

Paul Carrack returned to the studio today to begin work on a new studio solo album in the U.K. No further information is available at this time, but its great to hear that we should have something to look forward to from Carrack in the coming months!

July 30, 2011

Italian Author To Release New Mike Rutherford Biography
Mario Giammetti, Italian Genesis biographer and writer for the Italian Genesis website Dusk, has completed a new book on Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford. Pictured right is the proposed artwork for Mike Rutherford: Silent Runner. The book is Giammetti's next in a series of Genesis biographies that has included Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and Genesis. While a specific release date has not yet been confirmed, you should be able to get more information on the book's release shortly here and through the Dusk site. As with the other Genesis related books in his series, these are all written in Italian (there is sadly no English translated edition). That being said, if they hold true to the quality of Mario's other books, it will have many rare photographs and include discography information that fans of all tongues will find desirable. Also highly recommended is Mario's Musical Box Genesis biography (details are available at the Dusk site as well).  

July 22, 2011
No Book Deal Required: Phil Collins Completes His First Book

According to the London Evening Standard, Phil Collins has completed his first book and is now seeking a publisher for his study of Texan history. Collins spoke at the Mojo Awards on July 21st in London, England, where he shared with The Evening Standard, "The book has been taking up most of my time, certainly the last couple of years, but I've finished it now. It sounds very anoraky and I'm a bit embarrassed talking about it."

July 22, 2011

Steve Hackett Appears on New Porcupine Tree Solo Project

Steve Hackett plays guitar on "Remainder" from the forthcoming Steven Wilson solo album, Grace For Drowning, due this fall. Steven's official site offers more information about the project and a free download of the track. Wilson is best known for his work with the progressive band Porcupine Tree.

July 10, 2011

Update provided on Ray Wilson's New Albums

The official Ray Wilson site has provided an update on the release of Ray's latest album (double CD/DVD) with the Berlin Symphony Ensemble, Genesis Klassik Live In Poznan. The album will finally ship by July 11th, so copies are coming our way very soon! Initially due out some time ago, the title was plagued with production issues which have since been resolved. Ray's new album with Stiltskin will be available September 9th.

July 10, 2011

New Paul Carrack European Tour Dates Announced

The official Paul Carrack site has announced a string of new tour dates for 2011 and 2012, including 6 December shows with the SWR Big Band. Check out his official site for details and to get your tickets!

July 9, 2011

Peter Gabriel Confirms Release of Forthcoming Concert Video and Album
Both on the official Peter Gabriel site and on his recent North American Tour, its been confirmed that Peter Gabriel's new concert film, recorded over two nights in March 2011 with his New Blood Orchestra in the UK in 3D, will be available this fall. While it's not specified on his official site, during Gabriel's North American Tour, promoted that the title will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The video features some songs from his recent Scratch My Back covers album, the majority of the video features many Peter Gabriel classics with a New Blood orchestral arrangement, making it a sure fire favorite for Gabriel fans everywhere!
In addition, this autumn sees the release of Peter Gabriel's new studio album, New Blood (pictured left), which completes his studio work with arranger John Metcalfe and the New Blood Orchestra and serves as the companion collection to 2010's Scratch My Back. New Blood features classic Gabriel tunes reworked for orchestra (no drums, guitars, or bass guitars). In addition to a standard CD edition, a "special edition" pressing is also in the works. More details on this release should follow shortly.   

July 9, 2011
New Mini-LP Sleeve Steve Hackett CD Includes Exclusive Material

The new Steve Hackett Japanese only limited edition mini-LP CD issue of Out of The Tunnel's Mouth includes two exclusive bonus tracks: the studio track "Fast Flower" and a live version of "Everyday" recorded live at Club Citta in Japan. As mentioned, these tracks are not available on either the standard or 2-CD special edition European or North American versions of Out of The Tunnel's Mouth that were previously released.

July 9, 2011
Steve Hackett Announces Details About His Forthcoming New Album And Other Projects

Steve Hackett has revealed news of his forthcoming projects. Hackett's new studio album, Beyond the Shrouded Horizon
, is due for release in the early autumn. According to Steve, "Itís a voyage of discovery, from Blighty to coconut palms, from coracles to spaceships, traveling beyond the known and the hidden to places where waves break on the shores of imagination..." Hackett is also nearing completion of the forthcoming DVD from his Shepherds Bush show in London last year with special guests John Wetton and Steven Wilson and a new documentary. Steve plans to immediately follow the release of his new album with a Breaking The Waves Tour of Europe with his electric band. For more on Steve Hackett, including his up-coming dates with Djabe and his acoustic trio shows, please visit the official Steve Hackett site.

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