OCTOBER 2006
 

October 31, 2006
Forums on the Official Genesis Site Return

As discussed here previously, the forums of the official Genesis site have returned! Enjoy!

October 30, 2006
Peter Gabriel Honored With Q Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Gabriel was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the star-studded Q Music Awards in a ceremony in London's Grosvenor Hotel this evening. The award was presented by dance/pop artist Moby, who considers Gabriel to be one of his "heroes."

October 30, 2006
Peter Gabriel Finds New Home For WOMAD Festival

According to Pollstar, Peter Gabriel has found a new home for the UK-based multi-cultural WOMAD festival at
Wiltshire's Charlton Park. Next year's 25th anniversary festival is scheduled to take place July 27-29, 2007.

October 30, 2006
Update On The Return of The Official Genesis Forum


The webmaster of the official Genesis site had a hidden version of the soon to be available, newly revamped Forum up today for Moderators to test out for "bugs." It looks and works great! I'm guessing it will be on-line again any time now. The webmaster is also putting the Phil Collins official site's Forum on the same dedicated server, so that should be back soon as well. As stated here previously, please note that due to the fast pace by which the Forums have moved and been implemented on the new server, that all old content from the previous Forum is basically gone. You will need to create (or recreate) your username and password when it's officially back open for business.

October 29, 2006
Virtual Phil Collins Featured On Trailer For New Video Game

On the downloadable trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which is released on PSP on October 31st, you will see a virtual Phil Collins performing "In The Air Tonight" in concert. In the '80s, Collins became almost synonymous with the television series Miami Vice, in which Collins' music became an integral part of the soundtrack (as well as an appearance as "Phil The Shill" in an episode). You can read about Phil's personal thoughts about his new digital self here.

October 28, 2006
Peter Gabriel Unveils The Filter For Download Enthusiasts

According to an article in today's Telegraph, Peter Gabriel is announcing the launch of The Filter. The Filter is designed to study the music stored on a computer and suggest other albums and artists based on the owner's tastes. The software is available to download free from the Internet, and it lets people click on a single track in their music library and create a play list of similar songs for a PC or iPod. Gabriel, who owns a share of The Filter's parent company, believes the software is the most intelligent of its kind. "I think we are drowning in information and choices and you really need good filtering to help you get the stuff you really want," said the ex-Genesis vocalist. The Filter is available at www.TheFilter.com and while it is only available for Apple MACs right now, a Windows version is already in the works.

October 28, 2006
Gabriel Discusses The State of Genesis; US and Euro Genesis Tour Dates Mentioned In Article

Today on NewKerala.com, Peter Gabriel comments that Genesis rehearsals are going well (despite his lack of involvement). Gabriel stated, "I think [the Collins, Banks, and Rutherford Genesis line up] seemed to be enjoying the rehearsals from what I've heard, so there's no bad feeling there." It also speaks of Genesis' plans to tour the United States and Europe as part of their reunion.

October 28, 2006
News About The Official Genesis Site

For those of you who miss the Forum section on the official Genesis site, I have some news. The webmaster of the official site is hopeful that Genesis' management will approve his suggestion that the site be moved to a dedicated Invision server.  The official Phil Collins site will then move there also.  The Forums will be back on-line shortly.  The bad news is that all postings on the old Forum (as well as User Names apparently) will be lost and everyone will need to start from scratch. More news on this when I get it. In other news, expect a revamping of the official Genesis site soon!

October 21, 2006
BBC News Confirms Genesis Reunion; New Album From Banks, Collins and Rutherford Possible!

According to the BBC, the Genesis reunion is confirmed and will happen. The article states that a spokesman for Genesis said specific details of the forthcoming tour and "long term plans," including possible NEW material, would be announced in the next few weeks. Classic Rock Magazine further announced that there would be a press conference on November 7th announcing Turn It On Again - The Tour. The reunion will include the popular '80s line-up of Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford. The official Genesis site acknowledges the press conference and says it will post more information that day. Peter Gabriel confirmed that there were talks of his participation at one point, but that he has decided not to participate. More on Peter Gabriel's decision can be read here.

October 21, 2006
World of Genesis.com gets a Face Lift!

For those who missed it, this site has been completely transformed. The old "look" of the site is dead and buried (with the exception of the screen shot you can see on the laptop of the Genesis loving bikini babe above!). Some of the features are not quite ready to go "live," but if something you recall from the old site is missing, not to fear, it will be back soon... Along with a number of new items for your viewing pleasure! There are many new updates coming soon, so be sure to check back often! New additions will be added to the news section of this site. So much to do... So little time!


October 21, 2006
Nick Davis Provides Updates On The Forthcoming Genesis Remastered Back Catalog

Nick Davis provided an update on the 5.1 Genesis back catalog reissues. Nick stated, "I still think there is a very good chance that the albums will come out on a regular DVD-V format and a hi-res (high resolution) format in the same package. This is what I am hoping for. As far as I know, they will be released in 'eras' with Trick of The Tail through to Abacab being the first releases." Nick says that it is looking very much like DVD-V on one disc and SACD hybrid (5.1 and the two stereo versions) on the other. (Webmaster's note: The two stereo versions refers to the stereo CD and stereo SACD layers - there is not a plan to include the original stereo mix at this time despite what you might be reading elsewhere).

October 21, 2006
Exclusive John Burns Interview Now Available!

After long last, the recent interview conducted with former Genesis producer John Burns is finally available on-line exclusively here at World of Genesis.com! Click here to read about John's work with Genesis, his latest work with the rock band JEBO, and more!

October 21, 2006
New Releases and Reissues Get Released In Abundance In Autumn 2006

The autumn has turned out to be a great season for new and reissued Genesis related artists! So far this fall, we have the new Paul Carrack career spanning anthology The Story So Far, the retail edition of Stiltskin's She (along with CD singles for "Lemon Yellow Sun" and "She"), Steve Hackett's new studio album Wild Orchids (two versions: the standard edition and the expanded deluxe edition), The  new Weather Report CD/DVD box set Forecast featuring Chester Thompson, and more! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (season)! Be sure to check out the new, New Releases Section for more information on other great new titles!


October 21, 2006
New Reissue Of Genesis Debut Album Planned

Genesis' debut album, From Genesis To Revelation, will be reissued on October 30th in Europe under the name Peter Gabriel and Genesis - The Genesis of Genesis (catalog # REVVCDA002). More information on this title will be made available when known. Allegedly, there will be a CD Single with "The Silent Sun 2006," which is apparently remixed.

The track listing is:
 

1. Where The Sour Turns To Sweet
2. In The Beginning
3. Fireside Song
4. The Serpent
5. Am I Very Wrong?
6. In The Wilderness
7. The Conqueror
8. In Hiding
9. One Day
10. Window
11. In Limbo
12. The Silent Sun
13. A Place To Call My Own
14. The Silent Sun 2006
15. Where The Sour Turns To Sweet 2006
16. A Winter’s Tale
17. One Eyed Hound (Decca single F 12775 B-side.)
18. That’s Me (Decca single F 12735 B-side.)
19. Image Blown Out (Rough Mix 1968)
20. She Is Beautiful (Demo 1967, later became “The Serpent.”)
21. Patricia (Demo 1967, later became “In Hiding.”)
22. In The Wilderness (rough mix)
 

October 21, 2006
New Japanese Only CD Reissue Featuring Chester Thompson Coming Soon

Hermeto Pascoal's classic jazz album, Slave's Mass, will be reissued in Japan next week in a mini-LP sleeve with three unreleased non-album tracks (catalog #VICW-60039). Among the many popular artists that make guest appearances on this album are Genesis' own Chester Thompson on drums.

October 21, 2006
Paul Carrack To Release Single For New Career Spanning Anthology

The new Paul Carrack 20-track anthology, Greatest Hits - The Story So Far, which is scheduled for release on October 16th in Europe (Carrack-UK, catalog #PCARCD14) will promoted with the CD Single "Love Will Keep Us Alive" 2006 version (catalog # CDPCAR111). The track listing for the Greatest Hits album includes "How Long" with Ace, "Tempted" with Squeeze, "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)" with Mike and The Mechanics plus 14 other Carrack classics and three newly reworked 2006 versions of "Love Will Keep Us Alive", "Dedicated" and "Living Years." Click here to order this great 20-track collection today!




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