June 29, 2010
News on Forthcoming Phil Collins DVD/Blu-Ray For 2010 Tour; Details On Phil Collins U.K. TV Broadcast

Its been known a while that Phil Collins was recording his Friday, June 25th show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City for a forthcoming video release. Thankfully, a Genesis fan named Mike Bara was there to talk to the film crew and get details for us! According to Mike the project will be released via Eagle Rock and was shot in high definition. It was later confirmed by World of that Eagle Rock does have intentions of a DVD and Blu-Ray release. The project is shooting for a release close to that of Phil Collins' new album, Going Back, in the fall of 2010. The video release will also possibly include some bonus footage shot by Eagle Rock around the tour as well as some additional video taken around the promotional activities around the album in August. According to a source at Eagle Rock, the added bonus footage is subject to Phil's approval, so that may change by the time this is released. Stay tuned for more details soon.

In other video news, Phil Collins' ITV Studios broadcast in the U.K. on June 28th featured 8-songs: "Going To A Go-Go", "My Girl", "Tears of a Clown", "You Can't Hurry Love", "Heatwave", "Going Back", "Dancing in The Street" and "Two Hearts." To date, this is the only performance where "Two Hearts" has been performed on this tour. The show is expected to air shortly in Europe, but there are no plans at this time to air the program in North America.

June 20, 2010
World of Steve Hackett Out of The Tunnel's Mouth Contest Announced!

In celebration of the 9th anniversary of World of this month and Inside Out Records' North American release of the 2-CD special edition of Steve Hackett's Out of the Tunnel's Mouth, World of is holding a new contest! This time out, three lucky winners will get Hackett goodies including AUTOGRAPHED Steve Hackett Out of the Tunnel's Mouth U.S. promo posters and two winners will also receive copies of the new 2-CD Out of the Tunnel's Mouth courtesy of Inside Out! Click here to enter. The winners will be announced at the beginning of July.

June 19, 2010

Arif Mardin's All My Friends Are Here is Now Available For Pre-Order

As first announced here several months ago, some of Arif Mardin's final recordings were being packaged as All My Friends Are Here, an all-star project featuring many artists including Phil Collins, Hall and Oates, Norah Jones, Barry Gibb, Dr. John, David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Carly Simon and others is now available. A DVD documentary of the project is also scheduled to be released shortly.

June 19, 2010

A Slightly Tweaked Track Listing For Phil Collins' Going Back Announced

On the new official Phil Collins site, they announced an official track listing for his forthcoming album, Going Back, that differs very slightly from the initial leak of information that occurred back in April. The newly revised track listing is listed here.

June 19, 2010
Phil Collins' Accepts Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award

As previously announced here several months ago, Phil Collins received the Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on Friday. Click here to read about it.

June 11, 2010

Scratch Your Own Back! Peter Gabriel Begins Work on 'New Blood' Studio Project of His Own Solo Material

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, work has begun on a new Peter Gabriel studio project with The New Blood Orchestra. At George Martin's Air Studios in England, the orchestra has already revisited some Peter Gabriel's classic back catalog, including: "Digging In The Dirt"; "Rhythm of the Heat"; "Downside Up"; "Intruder"; "Father, Son"; and "Blood of Eden." No further information is available at this time, but since this project seems to be progressing more quickly than the typical Gabriel studio project, perhaps more details will be revealed in the coming weeks before the 2010 New Blood Tour resumes in Europe in September? Stay tuned!

June 11, 2010

Ticket Registration Available For Phil Collins TV Special in the U.K.

As first reported here on World of in May, on June 28th in London, Phil Collins will be doing a TV special entitled One Night Only for ITV. Collins will be performing songs from his forthcoming '60s soul/Motown tribute project, Going Back. As an update to this news, you may now register for tickets to this special TV event. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend.

June 7, 2010
World of Genesis Gets Feedback From Genesis' Management About the 1970 Roundhouse Film Footage

As reported here yesterday, World of contacted Genesis' management about the never-before-unearthed footage of Genesis live at the Roundhouse in 1970. Today, management has issued a statement on the footage exclusively to World of Its been reported that the band's management spent months tracking down this footage and actually located it. They considered adding it to the Genesis Movie Box last year, but ultimately it was not included since their exhaustive search never turned up the original audio track (what you hear in that YouTube clip is an alternate audio track overdubbed on the film footage - its not the genuine audio). So, at least for now, it sounds like our hopes of seeing the complete film footage from this historic event remain in the hopes and dreams of Genesis fans around the world... but at least we know it exists (somewhere).

June 6, 2010
Genesis 1970 Roundhouse Film Footage Surfaces!

Its been rumored, discussed, and wished for by Genesis fans for years - the long, lost film footage of Genesis performing live at the Roundhouse on March 11, 1970 - Now, after long last, it has finally been unearthed! Well, snippets of it... and where else? YouTube! The performance, which was part of The Atomic Sunrise Festival opening for David Bowie, featured the Genesis line-up of Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and John Mayhew and is the earliest known professional concert film footage known to have ever been recorded on the band! This pre-Trespass footage is allegedly about 20 minutes in length and the quality is amazingly good (the snippets show glimpses of "Looking For Someone" and "The Knife")! World of has passed the YouTube link on to Genesis' management. Hopefully, a deal can be arranged to release this important historical film in the future. Stay tuned!

June 6, 2010
Peter Gabriel Confirms Two Additional 'New Blood' Tour Dates

In addition to those Peter Gabriel tour dates posted here in the May News section last month, the official Peter Gabriel site confirms new dates in Zurich and Verona. Check out the official Peter Gabriel site for more information on the next leg of the forthcoming 2010 European tour.

June 6, 2010

'Ultimate Edition' of Paul Carrack's I Know That Name Announced; Official Bootlegs Also Available!

This month will see the release of the 'Ultimate Edition' of Paul Carrack's 2008 album (2009 in North America), I Know That Name. This new digitally remastered edition replaces the six songs released as singles with new single edit versions and two new bonus tracks: "Soul to Soul" featuring the London Community Gospel Choir and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" featuring The Blessed Voices. This new edition also includes a new "string-laden" version of Carrack's "If I Didn't Love You", which was co-written by ex-Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford. The new version of the album is available as a CD edition or as a less expensive digital download edition.

Also, for those who may have missed it, on Paul Carrack's official website, you can now purchase 'official bootlegs' of some of Paul's live shows from his current European tour (currently 7 different shows are available and more seem sure to be added soon).

June 5, 2010
Phil Collins' Official Site Offers New Contest To Fans for Free Concert Tickets

The new official Phil Collins site is offering a competition to win two tickets to Phil's June 25th performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City! Click here to enter! No purchase necessary for the contest.

June 5, 2010
Nine Years And Counting...

It was nine years ago this month that World of made its debut on the worldwide web (It's hard to believe that I've been doing this that long)! Expect news shortly on a new exclusive World of Genesis contest in celebration of this special anniversary and in honor of a brand new Genesis related release! Details to follow shortly!

June 5, 2010
Phil Collins Talks On Philly Radio About His Forthcoming Album, Going Back

On June 2nd, Phil Collins called into the John DeBella Show on 102.9 FM WMGK Radio in Philadelphia to promote his up-coming shows at The Electric Factory and his forthcoming album, Going Back. In addition to revealing news we already posted here in previous months (namely, that the new album has 18 songs and that he recorded 29 songs), he shared something new about Going Back. According to Phil, the standard 18-track version of the CD will be accompanied by a special edition release containing the full 29-tracks! This is fantastic news for Collins collectors and fans alike! Click on the WMGK link above to hear Phil talk about these releases and more.

June 5, 2010
Yngve Guddal and Roger T. Matte Reissue Genesis For Two Grand Pianos Collection

Not to be out-done by David Myers' repackaging and updated version of his David Myers Play Genesis and David Myers Plays More Genesis 2-CD reissue set announced here in May (pre-order coming soon), pianists Yngve Guddal and Roger T. Matte have announced their reissue of Genesis For Two Grand Pianos: Volume I & II. This new 2-CD set features both original albums with new artwork and packaging. If you don't already own the original copies, this is certainly worth checking out! I really enjoyed it.

June 5, 2010
Steve Hackett's 2-CD Out of The Tunnel's Mouth - At A Blow-Out Price!

As many people know, Inside Out Records has picked up the distribution of Steve Hackett's latest album, Out of the Tunnel's Mouth. Many people also know that in addition to the standard 1-CD version that was previously available, there is a special edition 2-CD set with a bonus disc of live tracks (including many Genesis tracks). What fans may not realize is how much less expensive the U.S. pressing of the 2-CD set is compared to the European import. Its a bargain! Check it out!

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