November 2008

November 30, 2008
All Star Tribute Concert Featuring Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack Released in High Definition!

Available now in high definition Blu-Ray disc, The Strat Pack Concert featuring Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, and a host of other musical legends is on sale now! The title was previously only available on standard DVD and represents the first Genesis related title to ever be presented in true high definition. Just in time for the holidays!

November 30, 2008
Phil Collins Performed At Charity Concert Last Night

According to Swisster, Phil Collins performed at a charity concert last night at the Châtaigneraie campus of the International School of Geneva. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, and
The concert was performed for a privileged few members of the school community as part of a centenary gala in a 300-seat hall on the campus. Collins helped direct a music group of nine students aged 14-18. They started off the anniversary celebrations by performing a selection of Genesis songs in a 20-minute set. As part of the second set of the concert, three songs were sung by a choir of 30 students aged 13 to 18 years old, who had been rehearsing this week with Collins. The songs sung by the choir included: True Colours, Come with Me, and Take Me Home. The second set also included Collins' own 45-minute performance with three members of his touring band.

November 30, 2008
Japanese Only David Palmer/Steve Hackett SHM-CDs Delayed

According to BMG Japan, the company distributing the Japanese only audiophile SHM-CD reissues of David Palmer's orchestral tributes to Genesis and Pink Floyd (featuring Steve Hackett on guitar), both titles have been delayed and will not be released on December 24th as previously scheduled. A new release date will be announced shortly for early 2009.

November 23, 2008
Annual Genesis Fan Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Now On-Line!

For the past several years, its become a tradition here on World of to create an easy-one page list of some of the newer Genesis related items from the past year or so, some popular favorites, imports, hard to find items, and so on to help find that ideal gift for the Genesis fan in your life (or perhaps for a little something for yourself!). This year is no exception! Be sure to check it out! Of course, you can find many, many more items in the World of On-Line Shop!

November 23, 2008
Contests Galore! Enter To Win Genesis' 1970-1975 box set AND John Hackett's Prelude To Summer!

World of is finishing out 2008 with a bang with two exclusive contests! Enter for your chance to win a CD+DVD copy of the new Genesis box set 1975-1975 and John Hackett's new album, Prelude To Summer! John Hackett's new album is out now and features Steve Hackett on guitar. For the John Hackett contest, THREE lucky winners will get an autographed copy of Prelude To Summer not only signed by John Hackett, but by Steve Hackett as well! This contest is open to everyone regardless of where you may live in the world. The Genesis contest is for ONE lucky winner to receive the NTSC CD+DVD 1970-1975 box set which is also in stores now. Due to the fact that this is an NTSC box, the Genesis contest is restricted to entries in North America only (sorry!). For more information on the Hackett contest, click here! For more on the Genesis contest, click here! Good luck!

November 23, 2008
Genesis 1970-1975 LP Box Set Delayed

As previously reported, the European only LP version of the Genesis 1970-1975 box set has been delayed several weeks. There are now reports that it may be delayed even longer. More news on this once it is confirmed. Stay tuned! Please note that this has no bearing on the CD+DVD and SACD+DVD versions of the box set, which are in stores now (and sure to be the hot holiday gift amongst Genesis fans this year)!

November 23, 2008
Paul Carrack To Play Private Club Date To Kick-Off Promotion For New Solo Album

According to the official Paul Carrack site, Paul and his full band will be showcasing the new album I Know That Name on Tuesday, December 9th, at the Soho Review Bar in London, England. Only a handful of tickets were made available to the public and as expected they went fast! the majority of the tickets were reserved for music industry professionals and the press. Congratulations to the select few who actually got tickets!

November 23, 2008

The Official Peter Gabriel Site Offers A Pre-Sale For The 2009 WOMAD Festival

While it has yet to be confirmed whether Peter Gabriel will perform or not, a small batch of tickets has been set aside for advance sales on the Official Peter Gabriel site for next year's WOMAD Festival at Charlton Park in the UK scheduled for July 24 through the 26th. If you are a fan of Peter's Real World label and the world music artists on it, you may want to consider grabbing your tickets early - supplies are apparently limited and the offer ends December 16th.

November 23, 2008

Two New Interviews With Daryl Stuermer Now On-Line!

Daryl has recently done interviews with ProgSheet's John Wilcox and AVRant/Audioholics' Gene DellaSala (the latter of which is an audio clip which will require iTunes or a similar audio/MP3 type program). Check them out!

November 16, 2008

Release Dates Announced For Japanese Only Mini LP SACD + DVD pressings for "Gabriel Era" Genesis Albums

As with the prior two batches of Genesis 24-bit, remixed and remastered titles, the final batch of studio albums spanning 1970 to 1975 will be released in Japan as exclusive mini LP sleeve pressings in SACD + DVD (NTSC/Region 0) format on January 28, 2009. Also like the prior two sets of reissues, the bonus disc included in the 1970-1975 box set will NOT be available individually from Japan. So, if you want the rare audio tracks, the complete box set is probably the preferred way to go. That being said, collector's will rejoice at the quality of these great mini LP SACD + DVD sets! As with the prior reissues, these mini LP versions are exclusive Japanese only editions and are limited edition. Mini LP SACD + DVD sets being released in Japan in January include: Trespass (catalog # TOGP-10520), Nursery Cryme (catalog # TOGP-10521), Foxtrot (catalog # TOGP-10522), Selling England By The Pound (catalog # TOGP-10523), and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (catalog # TOGP-15024).

November 16, 2008
Secret Policeman's Ball DVD Compilation Finally Gets a North American Release

Although its been released in Europe, the Secret Policeman's Ball concerts have eluded North American release in DVD... Until now. The balls were a series of benefit concerts established to raise money for Amnesty International in the '70s and '80s and included artists such as Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Sting, Bob Geldof, members of Monty Python, Pete Townshend, Joan Armatrading, Lou Reed, Kate Bush and many others. After much delay, these concerts will finally see their way to DVD in North America on January 20, 2009. The 3-DVD set (NTSC), entitled The Secret Policeman's Balls, will include footage from 1976, 1979, 1981, 1987, and 1989. This video collection will also include rare footage, documentaries, and other content never seen in North America. Pre-order your copy today!

November 10, 2008
Ray Wilson Announces New 2009 EU Tour Dates; New Album On Sale!

The official Ray Wilson site has posted new German gigs for late 2008 and early 2009. Wilson is touring in support of his new album, Propaganda Man, which is now available now along with a complete list of scheduled European tour dates on his site. Check it out for more information!

November 10, 2008
Genesis 1970-1975 Officially Released!

Today in Europe and Tuesday, November 11th, in North America, the third Genesis box set, 1970-1975, will officially be available for sale! The long awaited release will certainly be the hottest Genesis related item of the holiday season. Be sure to order your copy today!

November 8, 2008
David Palmer/Steve Hackett Being Reissued As An SHM-CD; Genesis Turn It On Again Gift Pack Coming Soon

On December 24, 2008, BMG Japan will reissue several of the David Palmer orchestral rock tributes that were released in the 1980s and early 1990s. Among them are We Know What We Like: The Music of Genesis (catalog number: BVCM-34464) and Orchestral Maneuvers: Symphonic Music of Pink Floyd (catalog number: BVCM-34465) both of which featured Steve Hackett on guitar! Other Palmer symphonic rock tribute titles scheduled for release include his homage Jethro Tull and to Yes. All of these reissues will be limited edition SHM-CDs, which are audiophile issues that are compatible with traditional CD players. There are no SHM-CD reissues planned for these titles outside of Asia.

Also set for release in Japan on December 10th is the Genesis - Turn It On Again Gift Set (catalog number: TOCP-70664). this set is comprised of the Genesis double disc Turn It On Again: The Hits - Tour Edition from 2007 repackaged with a copy of the 2005 NTSC/Region 0 DVD of Video Show, a collection of the band's music videos. Aside from the slightly modified artwork, there is no previously unavailable material in this repackaging. Europe has also followed suit by releasing this gift set as a 2-CD+DVD (NTSC/Region 0) which was released October 27, 2008. It is reportedly a digipack fold-out picture sleeve package in a slipcase! 

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