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
Phil Collins Performed At Charity Concert Last Night
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
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.
Annual Genesis Fan Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Now On-Line!
For the past several years, its become a tradition here on World of
Genesis.com 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 Genesis.com On-Line Shop!
Contests Galore! Enter To Win Genesis' 1970-1975 box set AND
John Hackett's Prelude To Summer!
World of Genesis.com 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
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,
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
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)!
Paul Carrack To Play Private Club Date To Kick-Off Promotion For New Solo
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!
The Official Peter Gabriel Site Offers A Pre-Sale For The 2009 WOMAD
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.
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
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).
Secret Policeman's Ball DVD Compilation Finally Gets a North American
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
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!
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!