October 29, 2010
Update on Audio Fidelity Remasters of Phil Collins' Back Catalog; Pre-Order For Face Value 24k Gold CD Available Now!

Audio Fidelity shared directly with World of that their new 2010 24k gold CD remaster of Phil Collins' Face Value will likely be released November 30th rather than the initially announced November 16th release date due to production delays (see the October 23rd news for more details). It was also shared that the audiophile CD company is also planning to release Phil Collins' No Jacket Required as a 24k Gold digital remaster in early 2011. As with Face Value, the No Jacket Required remaster will feature the traditional track listing (no added songs). At that present, those are the only two Phil Collins titles being done by Audio Fidelity. You can pre-order the Phil Collins Face Value 2010 remastered 24k gold Audio Fidelity CD here.

World of fans will be pleased to know that in the coming weeks we will be announcing details of a new contest in celebration of the release of Audio Fidelity's new Phil Collins - Face Value 24k gold digital remaster!

October 24, 2010
Spock's Beard Announces New DVD and 'Official Bootleg' 2 CD-R Release

Nick D' Virgilio, best known to Genesis fans for playing drums on part of the 1997 Genesis album, Calling All Stations, has been a long-time member of of the progressive rock outfit, Spock's Beard. On their official site, its revealed that the Spock's Beard will be releasing a new DVD from their recent tour as well as a new 'official bootleg' from the group's first European tour in 1998. This 'official bootleg' is a 2 CD-R set and is limited edition. There is no official release date for the forthcoming DVD, but news of its release will be posted here when known.

October 24, 2010
Peter Gabriel Catalog To Be Reissued in 2011 in Europe; Update on His Forthcoming New Album and Concert DVD

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, the European pressings of his back catalog will be reissued in 2011. As you may already know, the catalog was reissued in North America just recently (see the Shopping Section on this site for details). These reissues are driven by Peter Gabriel's contractual departure from Universal/Geffen in North America and soon EMI in Europe. Like in North America, the titles are anticipated to be reissued on Peter's own label, Real World. Peter Gabriel shares that the reissue of his classic So album, which contains many of his biggest commercial hit singles, will get a special edition for its 25th anniversary with things like alternate versions or demos. Its also been implied that there may be some changes made to the album art as well for these 2011 reissues. No further information is available about these new reissues at this time.

Peter Gabriel's next album, (tentatively titled) New Blood, is anticipated for release in the spring of 2011 with the video from the 2010 tour due at some point in the future. Check out Gabriel's Full Moon Club for details straight from Peter!

October 23, 2010
Exclusive Phil Collins DVD/Blu-Ray Contest Announced!

World of and Eagle Rock Entertainment have joined forces to offer World of readers a new special contest in celebration of the release of Phil Collins brand new DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release, Going Back: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC. Recorded live on Collins' 2010 Going Back Tour, this new video offers the entire concert plus a new interview with Phil Collins plus never-before-seen footage from the rehearsals from the Going Back Tour (with commentary by Collins himself)! Enter today! As reported here previously, Going Back: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC will be released in North America on November 2, 2010.

October 23, 2010

Phil Collins Face Value Album Audiophile CD Remaster Coming Soon!

Engineer Steve Hoffman has remastered Phil Collins' solo debut album, Face Value, for release of the Audio Fidelity record label (catalog # AFGCD084). This 24k gold audiophile CD is scheduled for release on November 16, 2010. The new remaster of this album remains in its original track listing with no added bonus material. This is a limited, numbered edition. The suggested retail list price of this special limited edition release will be $24.99. Pre-order information should be available shortly.

The Audio Fidelity label has remastered and reissued classic albums by the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, The Beach Boys, Bad Company, Billy Joel, Deep Purple, Styx, Joe Walsh, Simon and Garfunkel, and many others.

October 23, 2010
New Steve Hackett Video Interview On-Line!

Sonic Shocks has posted a new on-line video interview of Steve Hackett. Be sure to check it out!

October 17, 2010
Gary Husband Album Featuring Steve Hackett Available For Pre-Order

As previously reported here, the new album by Gary Husband (of the band Level 42), Dirty and Beautiful Volume 1, features guest appearances by Steve Hackett as well as Robin Trower, Allan Holdsworth, Jan Hammer, Mark King, John McLaughlin, and many other noted musicians. We're pleased to report the album is now available for pre-order

October 17, 2010
Exclusive Smooth Radio Phil Collins Broadcast Announced

Smooth Radio in the U.K. has announced an exclusive interview documentary with Phil Collins being broadcast this Sunday from 1-2 p.m. (BST). Fans can stream the interview on-line all over the world. As part of the documentary, Phil talks from his home in Switzerland about his music (solo and with Genesis), his health, and more!

October 17, 2010
Phil Collins' Going Back Continues to Dominate the European Charts

According to Billboard, although the chart position has slipped very slightly, Phil Collins continues to sit atop the European charts for a third week in a row with his new album, Going Back. Collins' new project continues to stay in the top 10 across Europe. In its second week of release in The United States, Going Back has slipped more dramatically to #70 on the Billboard albums chart.

October 9, 2010
Anthony Phillips releases new '2 in 1' Reissue Package Featuring Harry Williamson

Floating Worlds Records has announced the re-release of Anthony Phillips and Harry Williamson's The Battle of the Birds and Gypsy Suite in a specially priced '2 in 1' CD package. Available in Europe exclusively, this budget priced collection features the two albums in their entirety at a great price. Unfortunately, these albums are not remastered and do not contain any new material. So, if you already have the albums on CD, you don't gain anything with this new set. That being said, if you don't own them, this is a great way to purchase them inexpensively! This title was released on October 4th in Europe. For more information, please visit the official Anthony Phillips site.

October 9, 2010
New Phil Collins Contest Coming Soon To World of!

In the coming days, World of hopes to announce details of a new exclusive contest around the release of Phil Collins forthcoming DVD and Blu-Ray video, Phil Collins - Live at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC, which is scheduled for release in North America (NTSC) on November 2nd, and recorded on Phil Collins brief 2010 Going Back Tour. Stay tuned for details very soon!

October 9, 2010

Steve Hackett Announces Forthcoming Live Album, New Live Performances, and An Update on The "Squackett" Project

Steve Hackett reported today that his project with Yes bassist Chris Squire is completed (affectionately dubbed as "Squackett") and will be released in a few months time. Hackett also revealed that he will be releasing a new live album taken from his best 2010 Train On the Road Tour dates (in support of his latest studio album, Out of the Tunnel's Mouth). If that wasn't enough, Hackett shares some additional European tour dates have been added to the end of his latest tour, including a show on November 30th at Shepherd's Bush Empire featuring a one-off performance with John Wetton (of Asia and King Crimson fame) performing Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" and a second one-off performance with Steve Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) performing Hackett's own "Shadow of the Hierophant" from his classic 1975 album, Voyage of the Acolyte! The set list of these last few shows of 2010 are said to offer a newly modified set list. If you are able to get a ticket, it sounds like that Shepherd's Bush gig will be a must-see event! For more information, please visit Steve Hackett's official website.

October 7, 2010
Phil Collins Joins Mark Hoppus For 'A Different Spin'

Fuse's (Madison Square Garden’s national music television network) new weekly show, “A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus” will feature an interview with Phil Collins and a performance by Travie McCoy tonight at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and again at 11 p.m. (ET). The program will be re-broadcast exclusively on Fuse this Friday, October 8th, at 7 p.m. (ET) and Tuesday, October 12th, at 7 p.m. (ET). Among other things, Phil Collins will be discussing the release of his new solo album, Going Back, released in North America last Tuesday. As previously reported here, Collins will also release Going Back: Live at Roseland Ballroom in NYC from his 2010 Going Back tour on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on November 2nd in North America.

“A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus,” is hosted by musician (from the bands Blink-182 and +44) and Producer Mark Hoppus, who along with his co-host, comedian Amy Schumer, covers everything in the world of music with a humorous twist.  For local television listings in your area visit (also available on DirecTV 339)

Host Mark Hoppus (left) with Phil Collins   (photo credit: Rebecca Taylor/MSG Photos)

October 7, 2010
Phil Collins' Going Back Debuts at #34 on the U.S. Billboard Charts

While the new Phil Collins solo album, Going Back, did not debut at #1 as it did in the U.K., the album did respectably well with a chart debut of #34 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Truth be told, the U.K. release benefited from a pre-order and release that proceeded the North American version and the option of an expanded European CD+DVD (NTSC / Region 0) version of the album not manufactured in North America which certainly helped the U.K. chart position its opening week (due to additional orders from many North American fans).

October 7, 2010
Free Download From Peter Gabriel's New Blood Orchestra Available Now!

For a limited time, you can download a new version of "Washing of the Water" featuring Peter Gabriel and his New Blood Orchestra (also available on! Check out the official Peter Gabriel site for details!

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