October 2013

October 29, 2013
More Peter Gabriel Shows Go On Sale For The Next Leg Of His Back To Front Tour

Tickets for all five of Peter's German Back To Front shows in 2014 will be on sale on November 2, 2013. Additional shows in Eastern and Northern Europe will go on sale shortly. Confirmed stops include: Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Rumania), Kiev (Ukraine), Lodz (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), and Oslo (Norway). For more information on the 2013/14 European Leg of Peter's Back to Front World Tour, visit the official Peter Gabriel site.

October 29, 2013
New 40th Anniversary Genesis Vinyl Misprinted - Creates An Instant Collectible (or Aggravation) For Fans!
  It has been reported that at least some initial copies of Genesis' new European only 40th anniversary picture disc LP pressing of Selling England By the Pound have been misprinted, creating an instant rarity for Genesis and Tangerine Dream fans (or annoying fans who are not collectors - take your pick depending on which one you happen to be!). Due to a mistake at the vinyl pressing plant, at least some of the new picture disc LPs of Selling England By The Pound actually feature the music of Tangerine Dream's Rubycon album in error (with the new Tangerine Dream Rubycon picture disc LP allegedly featuring the music of Genesis' Selling England By The Pound!).

At this time, it is unclear whether or not all of the initial copies are misprinted or if only a small batch are impacted. Its also unclear whether or not this will prove to be a true rarity or not. Either way, buyers should be aware that you may want to be very careful when buying this title until reprints are made (Especially, if you happen to be buying an import copy on-line or purchasing it overseas - returns may prove to be problematic!). Collectors, please note that the link above is provided as a reference and buying from that link does not guarantee a misprinted copy.

October 26, 2013
Gabriel Musters "Courage" In November

On November 4th, Real World Records in the UK will formally release a single edit of the Peter Gabriel song "Courage" to radio. The track is included on last year's So 25th anniversary deluxe immersion box set. The song is being released in conjunction with Peter's current Back to Front Tour in Europe. Collector's should note that a promotional only CD-R single is already in circulation. On November 5th in North America (November 4th in the UK), you will be able to download the new single on iTunes which includes the radio edit on the promo single plus the "The Hexidecimal Mix" Tchad Blake remixed version of the song (which is not on the So 25th Anniversary Box Set).

October 25, 2013
Genesis 40th Anniversary Selling England By The Pound Picture Disc LP Released; More Vinyl To Follow

On October 21st, in celebration of the 40th anniversary (of what I consider one of the greatest Genesis albums ever made), a reissue has been made in Europe of the Selling England By The Pound album on limited edition picture disc vinyl! To order your copy of this nice collectible, click here.

You can also expect more Genesis vinyl in November. In Europe, expect to see official reissued of Genesis' self-titled 1983 album (30th anniversary) on November 11th as well as a "Mama" reissue replica 12" single on November 4th.

October 25, 2013
Genesis' Debut Album Reissued (Again) In Japan

From Genesis To Revelation, Genesis' first album, will be reissued in Japan as an SHM-CD on November 20, 2013. This will be a single disc, 19-track version of the album (catalog #
TECI-18691). Order this new Japanese only pressing here.

October 25, 2013
Ray Wilson Makes A Surprise Appearance At Steve Hackett's Royal Albert Hall Performance; 2014 Gigs Announced
Steve Hackett brought his Genesis Revisited II Tour to London's Royal Albert Hall last night. Little did the audience know that they would be treated to the surprise of Ray Wilson joining Steve to perform their rendition of "Carpet Crawlers" as heard exclusively on the Genesis Revisited II Selections highlights CD. Ray has committed to some other dates with Steve Hackett but, to my knowledge, last night's appearance was a surprise to fans by all accounts.

The Steve Hackett tour rolls on with new dates announced for 2014! Check out the official Steve Hackett site for details.

Ray Wilson with Steve Hackett in Leipzig earlier this year

October 25, 2013
Steve Hackett Releases Live CD+DVD Box Set; Reissues 1978 Live DVD

On October 29, 2013 in North America (October 21st in the UK), Steve Hackett releases Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith taken from his May 2013 London appearance on his Genesis Revisited II World Tour. The box set features 3-CDs and 2-DVDs (NTSC/Region 0 with stereo and 5.1 surround sound) with a special bonus featurette. The performance features guest appearances by Nik Kershaw, John Wetton, Jakko Jakszyk, Steve Rothery and Amanda Lehmann. Order yours today! Also worth of note for collectors, in Japan the 3-SHM-CD/2-DVD Japanese pressed live set (WHD Entertainment, catalog #IEZP-63) will be issued in limited paper sleeves (also known as mini-LP CDs) on November 27, 2013.

Also coming on October 29th in North America, Steve Hackett is set to reissue his popular 1978 Musikladen DVD (NTSC/Region 0). Recorded in November 8, 1978, the footage is from a German TV broadcast recorded just before Steve's Spectral Mornings album was released. It contains the 8 songs included on the two prior issues of the DVD plus two bonus tracks: "Carry On Up The Vicarage" and "Star of Sirius."

October 25, 2013

Early Phil Collins Albums Released In True HD Audio!

In Conjunction with Rhino Records in the U.S., HD Tracks has made the first three Phil Collins solo albums: Face Value; Hello, I Must Be Going! and No Jacket Required available in full 24bit HD audio downloads (audiophile quality 44.1kHz/24bit and 192kHz/24bit). These HD audio titles are available for download only (there is no physical product of these titles).

October 25, 2013
Peter Gabriel's Companion Set To Scratch My Back Finally Released!

The initial concept to Peter Gabriel's 2010 Scratch My Back project was to record a covers album of artists that Gabriel liked and then have those artists appear on a companion set And I'll Scratch Yours covering him immediately afterward. Fast forward more than three years to September 23, 2013 (in the UK), and that second collection has finally surfaced! Available individually and in a combined limited edition Scratch My Back / And I'll Scratch Yours 2-CD set (with alternate artwork for those collectors out there who care), you can now by this Gabriel tribute with songs done by the likes of Paul Simon, David Byrne (of the Talking Heads), Randy Newman, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Arcade Fire and more. 

October 25, 2013
Peter Gabriel Announces 2013 Encore Series For His European Tour

Peter Gabriel has announced that his current Back to Front European Tour will be available as part of the Encore Series on giving fans access to purchase soundboard recordings of every night of the current tour!
Shows can be purchased separately, or as a complete set (all 18 shows) in either our Collectors Edition Box Set or Deluxe Limited Edition Numbered Road Case. A complimentary 24 bit 96kHz high-resolution digital download of the show is offered with every purchase.

October 25, 2013
Mike & The Mechanics and Peter Gabriel Releases on Blu-Ray!

Oh, finally! In September, our fine friends at Eagle Rock Entertainment reissued the Mike and The Mechanics video Live at Shepherd's Bush on high definition blu-ray disc! Previously only available in standard definition DVD format, the new reissue features the Mechanics' 2004 Rewired Tour (Paul Carrack's final tour with the group), along with seven promotional video featuring some of the band's singles: "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)", "The Living Years", "Word of Mouth", "Over My Shoulder", "Beggar On A Beach of Gold", "Over My Shoulder" and "One Left Standing." Its not a complete collection of their videos, but at least its a start! The video is presented in widescreen format and offers great DTS sound!

Peter Gabriel as released his Live in Athens video (formally released only on DVD) on
blu-ray as well. Originally titled POV, the video was filmed on the final dates of the So World Tour in October 1987. The double disc release features the full concert plus bonus features, including:
Youssou N Dour's opening set with his band Le Super Etoile de Dakar introduced by Peter Gabriel and a Paul Gambaccini and Peter Gabriel interview from 1986. Plus, the original "Sledgehammer" video in full HD for the first time ever! Disc two contains the PLAY: The Videos music video anthology which has been expanded to go up through Gabriel's Up album. This is certainly a must own for any Gabriel fan!

October 25, 2013

Mike & The Mechanics Singles Anthology Delayed Until January 2014
The much anticipated European only Mike & The Mechanics collection, Singles 1986-2014, and deluxe double disc edition, Singles 1986-2014+Rarities, have been delayed from release until January 20, 2014 rather than its initially intended release before the Christmas holiday season in October. As stated in the album title, the collection spans the group's entire career from their self-titled debut release featuring Paul Carrack and Paul Young on vocals through the latest studio album, 2011's The Road, with Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar taking on the majority of the lead vocals.

The standard single disc version (Universal Records, catalog #
CDV3118) features 18 of the band's singles including hits like "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)", "All I Need Is a Miracle", "Taken In", "The Living Years", and more. The deluxe double disc edition boasts the new track "When My Feet Don't Touch The Ground" and 16 b-sides, non-album cuts, and a few never-before-heard gems.

CD 1 **:
1. Silent Running
2. All I Need Is A Miracle
3. The Living Years
4. Word Of Mouth
5. Over My Shoulder
6. A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold
7. Another Cup Of Coffee
8. Now That You've Gone
9. Taken In
10. Nobody's Perfect
11. Everybody Gets A Second Chance
12. Nobody Knows
13. Seeing Is Believing
14. A Time And Place
15. Whenever I Stop
16. Perfect Child
17. Reach Out (Touch The Sun)
18. Try To Save Me

CD 2 - Rarities Disc **:
1. When My Feet Don't Touch The Ground *
2. One By One ***
3. Nobody Told Me
4. I Think I've Got The Message
5. Too Many Friends
6. You Never Change
7. Always The Last To Know
8. You Don't Know What Love Is
9. Boys At The Front
10. My Crime Of Passion
11. Little Boy (Tender Touch)
12. Help Me
13. Revolution
14. I Get The Feeling
15. Taken In
16. Word Of Mouth
17. Too Far Gone

* Brand new studio recording featuring Andrew Roachford on lead vocals.
** Early track listing - may be subject to change (reportedly it likely will change slightly).
*** Unreleased recording featuring Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young.

October 25, 2013
New Peter Gabriel Biography Released

Author Daryl Easlea's new biography, Without Frontiers: The Life And Music of Peter Gabriel, was released on September 17th in the UK. The 270+ page book chronicles the career of the musician, activist, and philanthropist. I'm looking forward to reading it!

October 25, 2013
Peter Gabriel O2 Performance To Be Filmed For Future Release; 2014 Tour Dates Announced!

Done + Dusted confirm that they will be filing the Peter Gabriel O2 gigs in October for future video release! Stay tuned for more information! Peter has also announced a handful of 2014 gigs. For details, visit the official Peter Gabriel site.

October 25, 2013
Ray Wilson Updates Fans On Long Awaited Video Release

On Facebook, Ray Wilson shared that he still intends to get his new video,
Genesis vs Stiltskin: 20 Years and More, out before the end of the year. Recorded at Radio Trojka in Warsaw, Poland, Ray says the project is being released by Universal and will be both a live album and video (both in DVD and Blu-ray formats according to Wilson). Ray also confirmed that the video will have 5.1 surround sound. Hopefully, we will have more information (including a pre-order) shortly.

October 25, 2013
German Genesis Fan Club Announce "The Anthony Phillips Event"

The German Genesis Fan Club will be presenting "The Anthony Phillips Event" on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Seating is limited to 100 people and tickets are already on sale! If you plan to be in Germany in March, don't delay!

October 25, 2013
Unsanctioned Genesis Duke Documentary DVD Released

On September 24, 2013, Anvil Records in Europe has released a new documentary DVD entitled Genesis: Duke (catalog #
ANV5066) as part of their "Music Milestones" series (NTSC/Region 0). This documentary is completely unsanctioned by Genesis or their management. Buyers beware!

October 25, 2013
Paul Carrack's Rain or Shine and Swinging Christmas Coming Soon!
Paul Carrack's new studio album, Rain or Shine, is set for a European release on November 25th. You can preview the new 10-track album on the official Paul Carrack site (and even pre-order an autographed CD!).  The album tracks include:
1. Stepping Stone
2. That's all that matters to me
3. One in a million
4. You don't know me
5. If loving you is wrong
6. Time waits for no one
7. Hard Times
8. I'm losing you
9. Life's too short
10. Come rain or shine

In other Carrack news, you can expect Paul's new double album with the SWR Big Band, Swinging Christmas (India Big Lake Records, catalog # B-M89566) on November 11th in Europe. The live set includes four exclusive studio recordings. Pre-orders of his new holiday collection should be coming very soon! Stay tuned!

October 25, 2013
Andrew Roachford Releases New Solo Album

Mike and the Mechanics fans might be interested in knowing that Andrew Roachford, one of the new Mechanics' lead singers, has released a new solo album called The Beautiful Moment in Europe. For more information, visit Andrew's official website.

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