NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS
October 2008

October 12, 2008
Chris Squire Talks About Forthcoming Steve Hackett Project

In a new interview with Billboard Magazine, legendary prog rock bassist Chris Squire (who is touring with a slightly modified line-up of Yes right now sans Jon Anderson) talks about his forthcoming project with Steve Hackett. "We may call it Squackett," He joked with Billboard revealing that the album will be released in early 2009, with European dates in the spring. "We're nearly 75 percent done," Squire says. "It's real good. Steve Hackett is a very underrated writer and actually a very good singer. We're doing a lot of harmonizing, and some of it is almost in the Crosby, Stills & Nash vein."

October 12, 2008
Nick Davis Nearing Completion of Tony Banks' A Curious Feeling

Nick Davis posted to the forum of the official Genesis site that his newly remixed stereo and surround sound mix of Tony Banks' debut solo album, A Curious Feeling, was nearly complete with nine of the eleven album tracks finished. This SACD is believed to be scheduled for release in 2009 for the 30th anniversary of the original album's release.

October 12, 2008
EMI Launches Official Site For Genesis 1970-1975

You can now access the official EMI website for Genesis' 1970-1975. As previously reported the third Genesis box set spanning "the Peter Gabriel era" is due in November. In addition to the newly remixed stereo and 5.1 surround sound audio and rare and previously unreleased video content already revealed in prior months, an e-mail from the official Steve Hackett site also mentioned that the accompanying booklet to 1970-1975 also includes sleeve notes by: Richard McPhail (Trespass), David Baddiel (Nursery Cryme), Roger Taylor (Foxtrot), Jeremy Clarkson (Selling England By The Pound) and Tony Robinson (The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway). The set also contains new liner notes from Genesis members from this period in the group's history. Pre-order your copy of this box set today as a U.S. CD+DVD (NTSC) box set or the European SACD+DVD version of the box set.

October 12, 2008
John Hackett Album Delayed Until November

John Hackett's forthcoming 18-track album, Prelude To Summer, which was initially scheduled for release on October 24th has been pushed back until November 3rd. As previously reported last month, John's brother Steve also appears on this album! Pre-order your copy at the Camino Records site.
 
October 4, 2008
Ray Wilson Offers Free Download of New Single

As previously reported, Ray's forthcoming album, Propaganda Man, hits the streets in November. In the meantime, you can get a taste of the new album now by downloading the single (radio edit) version of "Bless Me" free on his official website.

Autumn is shaping up to be a big season for Genesis related releases again this year between Ray's forthcoming album, Genesis' 1970-1975 box set, Nick D'Virgilio's Rewiring Genesis project, the new Anthony Phillips biography (see below for details), the new Paul Carrack album, and more! Check out the World of Genesis on-line shop for more details!
 



October 4, 2008
New Biography On Anthony Phillips Released

A new biography on original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips has been released in Europe. The biography, entitled The Exile, was written by Mario Giammetti (Editor of the Italian Genesis fanzine, Dusk) and is the fourth book in his Genesis Files series with previous volumes written on Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Phil Collins (which are also still in-print and available for purchase). The book, like the previous three Genesis Files books before it, are written in Italian, but even if you don't speak the language, the book promises to be a wonderful resource. If it is anything like the three previous books Giammetti has done, it will be filled with rarely seen photographs, discography information and other details sure to please fans of all tongues! For more information or to purchase a copy of any of the Genesis Files books, please contact Mario Giammetti.
 
October 4, 2008
Genesis Vinyl LP Version of 1970-1975 to Be Released; 1970-1975 Box Set Website Launched!

According to Amazon in Europe, EMI will be releasing a slightly modified version of the 1970-1975 Genesis box set on 200 gram, half-speed master audiophile LPs on November 10th (the same day as the release of the European SACD + DVD version of the box set and a day before the U.S. CD + DVD version - the latter of which remains the least expensive format). The 6-LP set will include the studio albums: Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound and the double LP set of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but will not include any of the bonus non-album content or rare video featured on the SACD + DVD and CD + DVD versions.

You can also now get more information on the forthcoming Genesis 1970-1975 Box Set on the official EMI website.
 
October 2, 2008
Paul Carrack's I Know That Name Due This Month!

On October 27th in Europe, Paul Carrack will release his new studio album, I Know That Name, on his Carrack-UK label. The album includes the first pre-album release single "Ain't No Love In The Heart of the City" plus the new single "I Don't Want To Hear Anymore" which is a remake of the song Carrack co-wrote for The Eagles' recent #1 album, The Long Road To Eden. In fact, it is reported that the Eagles' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmidt actually sing back-up vocals on Carrack's new version!

The album also features a duet with Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame. Pre-orders should be available soon! Check out the official Paul Carrack site for European tour dates for late 2008 and early 2009!

 

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