May 2008

May 25, 2008
Trespass Interview Now On-Line

Click here to read a new interview with Brian Powers from the '70s era Genesis tribute band Trespass.

May 24, 2008

omplete List U.S. Theaters Announced For Genesis' When In Rome Premier

According to the official Genesis site, below is the complete list of U.S. movie theaters that will be showing the two and a half hour digital, high definition broadcast of When In Rome on June 9th. As with the European high definition broadcast in May, it does not include the documentary footage, which will be exclusive to the 3-DVD set. Visit the D&E Entertainment Genesis - When In Rome U.S. Premier website for more information (they are the company in the U.S. that is running these shows).

State, City                           Theater   
AL   Birmingham                   Summit 16
AL   Mobile                          Wynnsong 16
AZ   Sunrise Pointe               UltraStar 14      
CA   Berkeley                       Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
CA   Los Angeles                  The Bridge   
CA   San Diego                     UltraStar Mission Valley
CA   San Francisco                Opera Plaza Cinema
CA   Apple Valley                 UltraStar Apple Valley 14
CO   Denver                        Chez Artiste Theatre   
GA   Atlanta                       Midtown Art Cinema   
IA   Johnston                      Wynnsong 16   
IL   Chicago                        City North 14   
IL   Naperville                     ShowPlace 16   
IL   Niles                            ShowPlace 12   
IL   Skokie                          Kerasotes Village Crossing 18   
IN   Evansville                    Showplace Cinema East 18   
IN   Indianapolis                 Kerasotes Showplace 16   
IN   Schereville                   Kerasotes Showplace 12   
MA   Cambridge                  Kendall Square Cinema   
MI   Birch Run                    Cinema Hollywood   
MI   Grand Rapids               Celebration Cinemas Rivertown   
MI   Portage                       Celebration Cinemas Crossroads   
MI   Lansing                       Celebration Cinemas Lansing
MI   Muskegon                    Cinema Carousel   
MI   Novi                            Emagine Novi   
MI   Canton                        Emagine Canton   
MN   Coon Rapids                ShowPlace 16   
MN   Inver Grove Heights      Showplace 16   
NC   Asheville                     Carmike 10   
NC   Raleigh                       Carmike 15   
NJ   Hackettstown               Manssfield 14   
NJ   Parsippany                   Parsippany Cinema 12
NY   Port Washington          Soundview Cinemas
NY   New York                    62nd & Broadway   
NY   Yorktown Heights         Jefferson Valley Mall 8   
PA   Bala Cynwyd                Bala Theatre   
PA   Dickson City                Endless Mountains Theatre
PA   Meadville                    The Movies At Meadville   
PA   Pittsburgh                   Carmike 10   
TN   Franklin                      Thoroughbred 20   
TX   Houston                      River Oaks Theatre   
TX   El Paso                       Carmike 16   
VA   Roanoke                     Carmike 10   
VA   Midlothian                   Carmike 10
WA   Seattle                      Metro Cinemas

** Canadian Shows Anticipated Soon! **

May 24, 2008
Phil Collins Wins Ivor Novello Award; Confirm His Focus on Family Life

On May 22, 2008, Phil Collins received the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England. During his acceptance speech, Collins acknowledged reports that his focus is predominantly on his family rather than his music career at this point in his life, as other reports stated recently. Whether or not this truly means "retirement" is anyone's guess. I suppose only time will tell. Other award winners at the event included: Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and Shakira, Radiohead, David Gilmour and Diane Warren among others.

May 24, 2008

New Interview With Anthony Phillips Coming To World of Soon!

On May 22, 2008 Ant sat down for a candid discussion with World of about his career, the Genesis 5.1 remixed and remastered version of Trespass, his recent 2-CD reissues of The Geese & The Ghost, 1984 and Wise After The Event as well as his new album, Wildlife. Expect it on-line in June! Other interviews are in the works for June... Stay tuned for more details shortly!

May 24, 2008
New Interview With Genesis Tribute Act Coming Soon

World of recent sat down with Brian Powers, drummer for the Genesis tribute band Trespass. The interview should be on-line within the next day or so. You can also catch Trespass live on May 30th in Collingswood, New Jersey. Visit for details.

May 24, 2008
Live Chat With Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford was a Success

The official Genesis site hosted a live chat with Mike and Tony for subscribers of their fan club about the forthcoming Genesis When In Rome 3-DVD set and to take random questions from Genesis fans. The session went smoothly and the transcription of that discussion will probably be available on the official site shortly.

May 21, 2008

Peter Gabriel Helps Start High Quality "Lossless" Digital Download Site

According to the Boston Herald, a deal struck between Peter Gabriel and digital pioneer Bowers & Wilkins, Britain’s leading manufacturer of high-end loudspeakers, is about to offer audiophiles an alternative.
Bowers & Wilkins Music Club will offer an exclusive, full-length, digital-only new release each month featuring artists cherry-picked by Gabriel and recorded at his Real World Studios complex in Bath, England.What’s more, they will be so-called DRM-free (digital rights management) files that carry no copy protection and can be moved freely between devices and easily burned to CD. They’ll come complete with artwork and, best of all, in an audiophile-quality lossless format for a sound experience beyond that of even top-shelf mp3s.Music Club subscriptions (available at cost $59.95 annually and trial offers are available.

May 21, 2008
When In Rome U.S. Premier Shows Revealed!

While the official Genesis site has yet to formally confirm it, the following locations have been confirmed to be showing the June 9th Digital High Definition premier of When In Rome in the U.S.:

WHEN IN ROME - U.S. Premiere

Monday, 9th June 8:00 pm (local times) at the following cinemas:

Clearview Cinemas
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Hackettstown, NJ
Parsippany, NJ
Port Washington, NY
New York City, NY

UltraStar Cinemas (click for info & tickets)
Surprise, AZ (Glendale/Phoenix area)
Apple Valley, CA
San Diego, CA

Celebration! Cinemas
Grand Rapids, MI (South)

Additional dates are anticipated shortly. Stay tuned for details!

May 17, 2008 Withdraws Pre-Orders For When In Rome Due To Wal-Mart Exclusivity Agreement with Genesis

Unfortunately, Amazon withdrew pre-orders for Genesis' forthcoming 3-DVD set, When In Rome, today. The When In Rome title will still be released on June 10th in the United States, but because of the exclusivity agreement that Genesis' management signed with the U.S. retail chain Wal-Mart, Amazon can no longer offer the title. If you pre-ordered the title through in the USA, you will either need to purchase it at the official Genesis site, Wal-Mart stores in the United States, or through a Canadian on-line retailer like (where the DVD is also NTSC/Region 1). As previously reported, this has no impact outside of the United States.

May 17, 2008
Digital Satellite Broadcast Reportedly Coming To U.S. Theaters

In addition to the European cinemas that will carry the Genesis digital satellite broadcast this month, its been revealed that some U.S. theaters are allegedly planning to run the broadcast on June 9th in North America. Once this is confirmed officially and theaters are announced, it will be posted here.

May 17, 2008

Nick Davis Confirms The Rare Album Tracks Featured on the Genesis 1970-75 Box Set

Nick Davis, Genesis' long time producer and engineer who newly remixed the Genesis back catalog in stereo and 5.1 surround sound, has confirmed that the audio rare tracks on the third and final Genesis box set covering 1970 through 1975 will include: "Pacidy", "Let Us Now Make Love", "The Shepherd", "Going Out To Get You", the never-before-released Genesis Plays Jackson tapes ("Resignation", "Provocation", "Frustration", and "Manipulation"), "Twilight Alehouse", and "Happy The Man." Now word yet on what archive video will be included. The 1970-1975 Genesis box set is tentatively scheduled for a September 2008 release.

May 17, 2008
Order Big Blue Ball Today!

Just in case you missed it last week, you can now pre-order Peter Gabriel's Big Blue Ball project (which also features various artists on the Real World label) on compact disc and in addition to the limited edition blue vinyl double LP and black vinyl double LP sets from the USA. More more information, visit the Shopping Section of this site. There is still no announced release date outside of North America.

May 12, 2008

Paul Carrack Announces New Single, Album, and Up-Coming European Tour

Paul Carrack has revealed that he has been busy working on a new solo album which is tentatively scheduled for release in the autumn of 2008 to coincide with an extensive UK tour. It is stated that as many as 30 dates have already been booked for Europe and will be announced shortly. Among the new recordings is "Ain't No Love In The Heart of The City" which Paul recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with acclaimed producer Peter Collins. The track includes a horn section, strings, and is reportedly a really lush all-around production. The single is expected to be released as soon as June or July. Carrack reports that the CD single will include non-album Carrack tunes like "If you Believe In Me" from the Sharon Stone film Beautiful Joe, and his re-working of the classic Genesis song "Your Own Special Way" as heard on Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited (also released as Watcher of The Skies: Genesis Revisited in North America). More news on the single, album, and tour should follow soon.

May 10, 2008
New World of Genesis Contest Announced For Signed Peter Gabriel Posters!

Click here to check out our second contest this month as part of our month long celebration of World of's 7th anniversary. This contest will give five lucky winners a limited edition, high quality, poster of Storm Thorgerson's cover art for Peter Gabriel's third self-titled album (a.k.a. 'Melt') signed by Thorgerson himself! This contest is courtesy of Hypergallery, who offers a number of Thorgerson art prints for famous albums by Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Pink Floyd and more. Stay tuned for a third exciting contest very shortly and don't forget to enter the first contest for a 50-CD Genesis 2007 Encore Series Collector's Box!

May 10, 2008
Peter Gabriel Named One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

For Peter Gabriel's humanitarian efforts, founding of human rights organizations like WITNESS, and the co-founding of think tanks like The Elders, Peter has been named as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the May 12th issue of the magazine. Peter's induction piece in the magazine is written by Bishop Desmond Tutu, and is in stores now.

May 10, 2008
Genesis' Management Signs Exclusivity Deal With Wal-Mart For New DVD in the U.S.

The official Genesis site has confirmed that Genesis' management has just signed an exclusivity deal with the discount retail chain Wal-Mart to the sole rights to carry Genesis' forthcoming 3-DVD set, When in Rome, in the United States. According to the site, this will mean that other retail chains (including Amazon which was linked on this site) will be canceling those pre-orders people have made as a result of this new deal, because they will not be permitted to stock the title. Please note that as of right now, Amazon in the U.S. has not removed the link to pre-order When In Rome and there is a possibility that they may carry the Canadian 3-DVD pressing, which will work in all of North America (Canada is apparently not part of the Wal-Mart deal). More information on this when I get it. The release of When In Rome in the rest of the world is completely unaffected by this deal with Wal-Mart. 

May 10, 2008
Additional Countries In Europe Will Have Access to Genesis' Satellite Q&A Broadcast

In addition to the previously announced locations at 20 Odeon movie theaters in England for the satellite broadcast of Genesis' question and answer session in support of the When In Rome DVD, additional locations in Spain, Austria, and Germany have also been announced. Check out the official Genesis site for details. No U.S. theaters have been announced, but reportedly Genesis' management are considering the feasibility of North American showings prior to When In Rome's scheduled June 10th release date.

May 10, 2008
Peter Gabriel's Web Servers Are Stolen!

A week ago today, Peter Gabriel's web server for his official site was stolen from his Internet Service Provider (ISP). To date, the site still is not fully functioning as the staff from Real World attempt to resurrect the data. Hopefully, they backed-up the information somewhere! At the moment, only limited information, the shop, and WOMAD tickets can be purchased on the site.

May 4, 2008
More Japanese Steve Hackett Mini-LP Sleeve CDs To Be Reissued

WHD Entertainment in Japan will be reissuing many of the Steve Hackett titles that were not part of the previous series of mini-LP sleeve CDs issued by the label exclusively in Japan as limited editions on June 25, 2008. These titles include Tribute (catalog #IECP-10147), Genesis Revisited (catalog #IECP-10148), Tokyo Tapes (catalog #IECP-20132), Somewhere in South America (catalog #IECP-20134), and Hungarian Horizons (catalog #IECP-20136).  There is also talk of a possible new 14-disc CD + DVD box set (catalog #IEZP-6) exclusive to Japan! More on that when I get the details, but it will probably surface in June as well. Pre-orders for all titles are expected shortly. Stay tuned!

May 4, 2008

Rare 1974 Genesis Photos Unearthed
Professional photographer Jim Summaria took concert photos from 1973 through 1978 in Chicago capturing bands like The Who, Genesis, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Heart, Peter Frampton, Yes, Aerosmith, Slade, and numerous other rock legends. Many of these amazing pictures have never been seen before in print! 

To purchase these and other great rare concert photos, you can visit Jim Summaria's official website. Jim also provides other photography services should you be interested in inquiring. 
May 3, 2008
Details Revealed For 2008 Reissue of From Genesis To Revelation

As announced first here on World of last month, a subsidiary of Varese Sarabande Records (Varese Vintage) will reissue Genesis' debut album, From Genesis To Revelation (catalog # 30206-6895-2). The CD reissue, scheduled for a June 17th release in North America, is a one disc, 17-track pressing with the original LP track listing with the bonus tracks being the original singles. The liners notes are by Mike Ragogna from Hollywood and Vine and the book features some of the images of the band's early vinyl issues, including the Parrot Records "Silent Sun" single and the original mono Decca red label LP pressing of From Genesis To Revelation along with pictures of the band and Peter Gabriel from the period. Pre-orders should be announced very shortly.

May 3, 2008
Update on Steve Hackett's Forthcoming Official Biography

According to Alan Hewitt, author of the forthcoming official Steve Hackett biography, Sketches of Steve Hackett, he has completed his last interviews for the book and expects that the final draft will be sent to Steve Hackett for approval in May of this year. The book is expected to be available for the start of his next tour, which is tentatively set for October 4, 2008, the 30th anniversary of his first solo tour! The artwork for the book is also in the process of completion by artist Richard Nagy.

You can also read new interviews with Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips on Hewitt's Genesis related fan site, The Waiting Room. The Hackett interview was done to promote his latest release, Tribute, and Phillips' interview is done to promote his new album, Wildlife, and his new 2-CD remasters of The Geese & The Ghost, 1984, and Wise After The Event which were just released in Europe this year.

May 3, 2008
New Weather Report Collection Released

In Europe, MSI Records has released a new 11-track Weather Report anthology, Collections, including songs featuring Genesis' tour drummer, Chester Thompson. To order your copy click here.

May 3, 2008
New EMI Website Promoting Genesis' 3-Disc When In Rome DVD Unveiled

EMI in Europe has launched a new website to promote the forthcoming When In Rome Genesis 3-DVD set. The site includes an interactive advanced look at the incredible packaging, video clips, and more! Check it out! As previously announced, When In Rome is set for a North American release via Rhino/WEA on June 10, 2008.

May 3, 2008
Peter Gabriel's Big Blue Ball Project Available For Pre-Order on Double Blue Vinyl LP

As previously discussed in the April News Section of this site, the forthcoming Rkyo/Realworld Records release of Peter Gabriel's latest group project, Big Blue Ball, is now available for pre-order on limited edition blue vinyl. The standard black vinyl LP and the CD will be available for pre-order very shortly. To date, there is no confirmed release date outside North America for Gabriel's Big Blue Ball project. The U.S. release date for the limited edition blue double vinyl LPs is June 10th and the standard black LPs and the CD is scheduled for a June 27th release.

May 3, 2008
Limited Edition Genesis Art Print Released For The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

  Hypergallery has commissioned a licensed art gallery quality reproduction of artist Storm Thorgerson's original rendering for the album artwork for Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. This high quality, limited edition release is not a cheap poster or low-grade copy. This is a deluxe museum grade print from the original source for serious fans and collectors. The art print lists for £470 and can be purchased by clicking here

In celebration of the release of this very special Genesis print, World of will be announcing a second contest this month in association with Hypergallery's new line of Storm Thorgerson's art prints, which include Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Genesis and others. Stay tuned for details coming this week for your chance at winning one of FIVE limited edition Peter Gabriel art prints for the artwork from Peter's third solo album, Peter Gabriel (a.k.a. Melt). These are highly collectible pieces of memorabilia. Be sure to check out the Hypergallery site for more information. 

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