October 19, 2003
New Hackett Interview Available On-Line

BBC Hereford & Worcester's Andrew Marston spoke exclusively to Steve before his sell-out show at Worcester's Huntingdon Hall.
Click here to hear the full 10-minute interview!

October 19, 2003
New Clapton/Collins DVD Released

Eric Clapton And Friends has been released on DVD in North America. The DVD is taken from a classic 1986 tour video featuring Phil Collins and Nathan East. The DVD is in DTS surround sound, but is sadly in full-screen format (not widescreen). Among many classic Clapton tunes is Phil Collins performing "In The Air Tonight!" A classic! To purchase the DVD click here.

October 19, 2003
Gabriel Announces His Feelings About Future Releases in 5.1

According to an article from Yahoo! News, Peter Gabriel has declared that if he has his way, he will record in only 5.1 surround sound from now on. He made the comments Tuesday in London while promoting the November 3rd international release of the best-of set HIT and the Growing Up Live DVD. As previously reported, both items arrive the following day in North America.

Gabriel said the conventional stereo format has simply become dissatisfying. "I will consider using 5.1 only in the future," he revealed. "Working in 5.1, including on film scores, is a new discovery . It influences how you can use that capacity to shift sound; you can get bolder moving sounds around the place." He added: "I tend to use a lot of elements in my arrangements and often there isn't enough space on stereo."

October 19, 2003
Peter Gabriel Contributes "Burn You Up, Burn You Down" To Video Game

According to Yahoo! News, Peter Gabriel will contribute his musical talents to "Myst," one of the best-selling video game franchises in history with sales topping 12 million. Gabriel has licensed his song "Burn You Up, Burn You Down" for next month's release of "Uru: Ages Beyond Myst." He also will provide another track for the next game in the Ubisoftfranchise.

October 19, 2003
Phil Collins Talks About Brother Bear's World Music Influence

According to Yahoo! News, in a new article, Phil Collins' describes his new Brother Bear project with Walt Disney as being anything but your average Disney soundtrack. Collins explained, "It's unlike anything I've ever done before and it doesn't sound like anything that's been in a Disney film before... It's kind of a melting pot. It's definitely world music." The soundtrack hits stores this week!
October 19, 2003
Official Collins Site Announces Phil's Promotional Activity

According to the official Phil Collins site,
here are the details of Phil's forthcoming European TV appearances. 

He will be performing on:
1st November, Italy, Torino - Lotto Show
4th November, Berlin - Zat 1 TV
5th November, Amsterdam - RTL4 Pulse TV
12th November, Paris - Hit Machine TV
14/15th November, Paris - Star Academy (one song w/ candidate & 'Least You Can Do')
19th November, London - GMTV
21st November, London - Children in Need
13th December, Berlin - Herz Fur Kinden TV

October 15, 2003
Review/Pictures of Steve Hackett U.S. Acoustic Gig Now On-Line!

You can now check out a review and pictures from Steve's recent summer 2003 acoustic gigs in the U.S. by clicking here.

October 15, 2003
Steve Hackett CD LP Style Sleeve Remasters Coming Soon In Japan

Last Month WoG was the first to announce the reissue of several Steve Hackett CDs in Japan on November 21st. These titles included: Genesis Revisited, The Tokyo Tapes, and others.  The new news today is that these CDs will be repacked in LP style sleeves! More on these release soon!

October 15, 2003
Three Variations Of Peter Gabriel's HIT collection Revealed - More To Follow

Click here to see the track listings for the U.S., the U.K., and the German versions of Peter Gabriel's new HIT compilation. The Japanese version is also apparently different. A track listing from the Japanese edition will be added soon.

October 15, 2003
Anthony Phillips Release Announced For October 27th In Europe

According to the official Anthony Phillips site,
"Voiceprint Records are reissuing the 1981 Mother Gong release Battle of the Birds, which was previously only available as a cassette release available via mail order and sold at gigs.  The recording makes use of Ant and Harry Williamson's 1978 recording of "Gypsy Suite" (with additional flute parts by Didier Malherbe and oboe by Ant's brother, Robin) as the backing music for Gilli Smyth's narration of the story of the Battle of the Birds..."

The site added, "Just to be clear, this CD essentially makes use of Ant and Harry's music as the backing for the story and is not a "new" Ant release.  Ant's contribution to the recording is confined to his co-writing and playing on "Gypsy Suite," which is available in it's original form on the Gypsy Suite CD release" (Thanks to the official Phillips site for this news!). 

October 15, 2003
Hackett Recorded 2003 Tour; MP3s Now Available On His Official Site

According to the official Steve Hackett site, the Hackett 2003 European tour is now in full swing. On October 5th, the band played Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall and that gig was recorded for possible future release. In the meantime, live versions of "The Mechanical Bride", "Serpentine Song" and "Watcher Of The Skies" from that show were uploaded for your listening pleasure. Click here to purchase these MP3s from Steve's site.

October 15, 2003
Peter Gabriel Hosts Press For Growing Up DVD Release

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, last night saw the press preview of the new Growing Up Live DVD in the sumptuous screening rooms of London's Charlotte Street Hotel. The official Gabriel site now offers a QuickTime video preview, information and pictures of the rich delights you can expect when the title is released by Warner Vision on November 3rd in Europe and through Geffen/Universal Video on November 4th in North America.

According to Gabriel's site, along with the 5-track promo version of the DVD (which includes "The Barry Williams Show", "Downside Up", "Growing Up", "Sledgehammer" and "Signal To Noise"), journalists lucky enough to be present also got a white label copy of HIT, Gabriel's new anthology, in their goody bags (webmaster's note: lucky bastards!) which is due to be released on the same day. 

October 15, 2003
New Ace Compilation Finally Released

As previously reported here, you can now order the new digitally remastered Ace compilation CD, The Best of Ace. Ace was one of Paul Carrack's first bands and this set includes the smash hit "How Long" which remains one of Paul's signature tunes. Click here to order it today!

October 15, 2003
Paul Carrack Gigs Rescheduled

According to the official Paul Carrack site, due to a Bomb scare at Basingstoke and Roof repairs at Bradford both shows have been rescheduled Basingstoke Anvil is now on Tuesday, the 25th of November 2003 and Bradford St. George's Hall is Sunday the 8th of February 2004.

October 15, 2003
Phil Collins To Perform Live In New York On October 20th

Before you get too excited... Phil Collins will be doing a promotional gig in New York to promote new new Brother Bear soundtrack on October 20th. This is a private show (no public tickets are apparently available).  

October 15, 2003
Details on Limited Edition Paul Carrack CD Announced

Back in September, WoG announced the forthcoming release of a special edition version of Paul Carrack's It Ain't Over album on CD. We now know that the bonus tracks on the new version are: "Georgia", "Love will Keep Us Alive" and "Anyday Now" which were recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall last year and "The Living Years" which was recorded live at Abbey Road with The London Community Gospel choir last year to celebrate their 21st Anniversary. The disc will supposedly be released on October 27th in Europe. There is no U.S. release planned of this special edition pressing.

October 15, 2003
Invisible Touch Tour DVD Release Date Announced

According to the official Genesis site, The Invisible Touch Live Concert DVD will be released in the UK on November 17th (there is no official North American release date yet). More on the DVD will follow shortly. 

According to a post on the official site from Nick Davis, the band's producer, the DVD is one disc in widescreen format and includes a digital tour book, a mini-documentary, DTS and Dolby 5.1 surround and stereo sound.


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