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May 30, 2010
The Musical Box's David Myers Releases New Genesis Tribute

David Myers, of the Genesis tribute band The Musical Box, has announced the release of Genesis on Piano, a 2-CD collection of Genesis songs due for release on June 9th. The album is comprised of songs previously featured on his prior tributes reworked for this collection (the original versions appear on David Myers Plays Genesis and the aptly titled follow-up David Myers Plays More Genesis) and a complete disc of new recordings. The project includes songs like "Watcher of the Skies", "Eleventh Earl of Mar", "Stagnation", "Happy The Man", "Entangled", "Firth of Fifth", "Mad Man Moon", and more. 

May 30, 2010
Daryl Stuermer Confirms What Phil Collins Show Will Be Recorded For DVD

Guitarist Daryl Stuermer announced on WKLH Radio that the third night of Phil Collins stint of shows in New York City this June will be recorded for future video release. Collins will be touring in support of the forthcoming album, Going Back.

May 30, 2010

Peter Gabriel Sheds more Light on European Tour Dates and I'll Scratch Yours Project

On the official Peter Gabriel site, they now list some of the cities Gabriel will take the next leg of his Scratch My Back world tour. They include:

September 12th - Avenches, Switzerland
September 14th - Leipzig Germany
September 16th - Brussels, Belgium
September 17th - Arnhem, Netherlands
September 19th - Amnéville, France
September 22nd - Madrid, Spain
September 23rd - Barcelona, Spain
September 30th- Mannheim, Germany
October 2nd - Köln, Germany
October 3rd - Hamburg, Germany

Expect more dates soon. In the May update on the Gabriel site, he shares that he intends to play Melbourne, Australia and New Zealand. The official site also reveals glimpses of David Byrne's "I Don't Remember" and Elbow's "Mercy Street" from the forthcoming I'll Scratch Yours.

May 15, 2010

Peter Gabriel To Fight For Solsbury Hill

According to The Times, Peter Gabriel is fighting to help save the inspiration for one of his most popular songs. The Woolley Valley, where Gabriel once lived, is a mile from Bath and is supposedly protected land. Unapproved construction on the property, which was sold a few years ago, now threatens the sweeping landscapes of picturesque fields, winding lanes and natural beauty of the legendary "Solsbury Hill".
Peter Gabriel commented that the area was "one of the most beautiful valleys in the West of England." No stranger to global or community activism, he will join a press conference to help enforce the protection of the land on Wednesday. Almost every window and car in the tiny village of Woolley displays a “Save Woolley Valley” poster. Residents have a petition with 650 names and have raised “tens of thousands” of pounds to fight a legal battle. Good luck to the residents of this community on the saving of the land immortalized in Peter Gabriel's landmark 1977 debut album.

May 14, 2010
Anthony Phillips' Sail The World Remastered CD Available For Pre-Order

Anthony Phillips' Sail The World (catalog # VP-535CD) is now available for pre-order on Voiceprint Records in Europe. Originally released in 1994, the album has been out of print for years. Sail The World features music composed and recorded by Ant for the TV coverage of the Whitbread Around The World Yacht Race. This new edition features new album art and newly remixed tracks. The reissue is due for release in June. As previously reported, Phillips' newest Library Music album,2010's Ahead of the Field, is also due for release in June.

May 14, 2010

Peter Gabriel Site Implies Possible Live Album And New Scratch My Back Tour Dates

The official Peter Gabriel site's Tour Diary, in a recent posting, stated the following in a blog about Gabriel's recent Los Angeles performance "...Now for a short break before we get on with making a record of the second half of the show. We all know it really well, so it's going to sound fantastic. Then we can get ready for our possible new European dates in September.." Perhaps we can look forward to much more than a few new tour dates? It sounds like a live record is officially in the works!

May 14, 2010
Title Track From Phil Collins' New Album Streaming On-Line!

The title track from Phil Collins' forthcoming album, Going Back, is now streaming at 106.7 Lite FM. Check it out!

May 8, 2010
Steve Hackett's Spectral Mornings Finally Gets an NTSC release on DVD!

Well, it took about five years, but now North American and Japanese Steve Hackett fans can finally enjoy Steve Hackett's Spectral Mornings DVD, which was recorded live in concert on November 8, 1978! The PAL DVD of this rare footage has been available since 2005, but even if you purchased the old PAL pressing, this new pressing will still be of interest. Unlike the old PAL DVD which had the songs chopped up in an alternate playing order, this new NTSC/Region 0 DVD is reported to feature the tracks in their original running order for the first time ever (of the complete performance)! The concert film, which was recorded at Musikladen studio for German television, is probably the most pristine footage that exists from early in Steve's solo career. Like the original PAL disc, the DVD only offers stereo (no 5.1 surround channel). 
The track listing:
Intro (excerpts from Land Of A Thousand Autumns & Tigermoth)
Please Don't Touch
Racing In A / Ace Of Wands (closing section)
Carry On Up The Vicarage
Ace Of Wands
Acoustic Section: Blood On The Rooftops / Horizons / Kim
Optigan / A Tower Struck Down / Spectral Mornings
Star Of Sirius
Shadow Of The Hierophant / Clocks - The Angel Of Mons

(Stereo, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, NTSC/Region 0)

May 8, 2010
Marco Lo Musico Project Featuring Steve and John Hackett Now Available

As previously announced here in March, Marco Lo Musico, a progressive rock composer and keyboard player, recorded an album entitled The Book of Bilbo and Gandalf, a concept project based upon Tolkien's Middle Earth. Also mentioned previously was that the project includes a guest appearance by Steve and John Hackett. I am pleased to report that the album is now available for purchase.

May 8, 2010
Nick Magnus' Latest Album Featuring Steve and John Hackett Now Available

For the past couple of weeks, I've been enjoying Nick Magnus' latest solo album, Children of Another God. Hackett fans will know Nick from his work on Steve's early solo works and tours. Also worthy of note is that Steve and John Hackett appear on this new album. If you are a fan of Steve's first few solo efforts, this album is sure to please!

May 8, 2010
More Anthony Phillips '2 in 1' PP&P Packages Coming Soon

Similar to the recently released '2 in 1' package Anthony Phillips released for his Private Parts & Pieces I and II European only 2-CD set, we can now look forward to specially priced '2 in 1' collections of Private Parts & Pieces V and VI (catalog # VP-553CD) and Private Parts & Pieces VII and VIII (catalog # VP-554CD). Each of these new 2-CD sets are specially priced (still European only) and actually cost less than buying the albums individually as single disc imports. Sadly, these two new sets are not remastered (they are the same masters as the single disc versions). Both titles are now expected to be available by May 31, 2010.

May 8, 2010

New Anthony Phillips Library Music Project Coming Soon

Ahead of the Field, Anthony Phillips' latest Library Music album, will be released this June. The album features compositions Phillips was commissioned to write for De Wolfe publishing circa 1984. According to the official Anthony Phillips site, Ahead of the Field is one of a number of De Wolfe library titles that Voiceprint are releasing (including titles composed by Darryl Way and Karl Jenkins & Mike Ratledge) and is primarily a showcase of Ant as a composer rather than a performer.

May 8, 2010

World of Peter Gabriel Concert Review Now On-Line

You can click here to read WOG's recent review of Peter Gabriel's performance on his 2010 New Blood Tour at Radio City Music Hall in New York City earlier this week.

May 8, 2010

Phil Collins To Do TV Special In the U.K.

According to The Daily Mail, Phil Collins will be doing a special
one-off ITV1 special, Phil Collins…..For One Night Only, which takes place in , England on Monday June 28, 2010. The Daily Mail is running a competition to win tickets to the event at the link above if you're within traveling distance to the U.K. this June.

May 2, 2010

New Phil Collins Interview Featured on The Daily Mail Website

As mentioned last month, today, U.K. readers of The Daily Mail were treated to a FREE Phil Collins compilation CD with the Sunday edition. As part of that release, you can read a new interview with Collins. Click here to read it.

May 2, 2010
Old Official Genesis Site Goes Away... Sort of.

As expected based upon news provided earlier this year, the old official Genesis site created by Ultrastar is finally off-line. In its place is an official Genesis splash page at that same link complete with links to official musician sites, unofficial tribute band sites, and a select group of four fan sites, including World of, The Movement, The Waiting Room, and the Genesis Discography fan page.

May 2, 2010

Phil Collins To Speak on The Alamo In Texas This May

Dallas News reports that Phil Collins will speak on his other hobby, his love of the history behind The Alamo, in Dallas, Texas on May 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall in the Hall of State at Fair Park. Tickets are $35 for members, $50 for non-members, and $150 for VIP program seating and a reception with Collins. For tickets, call 214-421-4500, ext. 101 or on-line.

May 2, 2010
Phil Collins Cancels First of Four New York 2010 Tour Dates

According to RTT News, Phil Collins has cancelled the first of his four New York tour dates in support of his forthcoming '60's soul/R&B cover album, Going Back (his first studio album since 2002's Testify, which debuted and peaked at #30 on the Billboard chart). The four dates were scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd, through Friday, June 25th, at the Roseland Ballroom. Fans who purchased tickets for the June 22nd show can get refunds through their ticket retailer. The remaining dates for June 23rd, 24th, and 25th are not impacted by this decision. The cancelled show is allegedly due to "scheduling and production difficulties."

May 2, 2010

Phil Collins Announces An Additional Concert Date In Montreux on July 1st

ABC News reports that Phil Collins will add a special pre-festival tour date prior to the start of the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival. Phil Collins, who will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Going Back, will essentially open the festival, which features acts like Roxy Music, Billy Idol, Massive Attack, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Gary Moore, and many more. The Montreux Jazz Festival which takes place from July 2nd through July 17th is considered by many to be one of Europe's premier summer music events.

May 2, 2010

Phil Collins Announces Two New Philadelphia Shows

Phil Collins has announced two rare Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shows at The Electric Factory on June 20th and 21st (two days before the previously announced New York shows). Tickets go on sale May 10th.

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