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November 29, 2009
Happy Holidays! The 2009 World of Genesis Holiday Shopping Guide Is Here!

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November 21, 2009

Steve Hackett's Appearance at NEARFest Prog Rock Festival Confirmed

On Friday, June 18, 2010, Steve Hackett will perform at the U.S. Progressive Rock festival, NEARFest, at the Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This is the first U.S. date confirmed for Steve's 2010 North American summer tour. Expect more dates very shortly. This appearance at NEARFest will be Steve's second. His first appearance was back in June 2002 and has been released as part of his Live Archive series.

November 14, 2009
Track Listing Confirmed For Peter Gabriel's Forthcoming Release
 
The official Peter Gabriel site has confirmed the track listing for Peter's forthcoming "song swap" album, Scratch My Back. The track listing is as follows:

Heroes (David Bowie)
The Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon)
Mirrorball (Elbow)
Flume (Bon Iver)
Listening Wind (Talking Heads)

    Scratch My Back
The Power of the Heart (Lou Reed)
My Body is a Cage (Arcade Fire)
The Book of Love (The Magnetic Fields)
I Think it's Going to Rain Today (Randy Newman)
Apres Moi (Regina Spektor)
Philadelphia (Neil Young)
Street Spirit (Radiohead)

The album, recorded with orchestral instruments and voice, will be released in the U.K. on Virgin Records on January 25, 2010. As previously reported here, it will be released in Japan on Toshiba/EMI on January 27, 2010. A North American release date will be announced shortly. No details have been officially announced about the other half of this "song swap" project. Once more is known, it will be posted here.



November 8, 2009
Sad Cafe's Live Delayed Until 2010

Unfortunately, the CD reissue of Sad Cafe's Live has now been postponed until January 26, 2010. No further information is available at this time.

November 8, 2009

Video Clip From Ray Wilson's Genesis Klassik Available; Pre-Order Announced
 

To your right, you can now see a video clip performance of Ray Wilson's new project with the Berlin Symphony Ensemble, Genesis Klassik. You can also find a few others on YouTube to get a taste for Ray's forthcoming project. A pre-order is now available on Ray Wilson's official site.

As previously mentioned, you can read more about this project here.
The Genesis Klassik show is a collection of well known Genesis songs, performed by Ray, his band, and the Berlin Symphony Ensemble. Other known Genesis songs include: "Ripples", "Jesus He Knows Me", Land of Confusion", Follow You Follow Me", and "Carpet Crawlers."

November 8, 2009
Peter Gabriel Provides Personal Update on Scratch My Back

On the official Peter Gabriel site, you can now access Peter's latest video update as part of his Full Moon Club (paid membership not required). In the November 2, 2009 update, Gabriel comments that he expects to "cut" the Scratch My Back record this week. So, it appears that the new 2010 release date will, in fact, stick!


November 3, 2009

Sad Cafe's Live To Finally Get A Release On CD!

Renaissance Records have announced that they will re-release the Sad Cafe Live album on compact disc, featuring the late Paul Young (of Mike & The Mechanics). This will mark the 1981 album's first EVER release on CD anywhere in the world! The reissue is scheduled for a North American release on November 24, 2009 (the same day as the Genesis 5-DVD Movie Box Set on Rhino Records in North America).

November 3, 2009
Tony Banks' New 2009 Reissue Scheduled For Japanese Limited Edition Release

Disk Union in Japan will release a mini LP CD + DVD (NTSC) version of Tony Banks' A Curious Feeling (catalog #DUPG033). This limited edition Japanese only mini LP version features the 2009 stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes - identical in content to the European Esoteric Records CD + DVD (NTSC) pressing.
 

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