NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - SEPT.  2004

September 28, 2004
Official Website In The Works For Nir Z

Nir Z, Genesis' final drummer, will soon have an official home on the world wide web. The site, http://www.nirz.com, is still under development, but will hopefully be up and running soon.

September 28, 2004
Pre-Orders Available For New Genesis Music Video Anthology DVD & 3-CD Set

You can now pre-order the forthcoming Genesis music video anthology DVD, The Platinum Collection (NTSC/Region1). The video anthology will be released by Rhino and is set for a November 16th release in North America. Click here to get it! According to a source in Japan, the Japanese release date is November 15th. The source reports that it is called Video Show in Japan (catalog #WD44245). More on that when it can be confirmed.

You can also pre-order the 3-CD version Genesis Platinum Collection by clicking here. Like the DVD anthology, this release is also being released by Rhino and planned for a November 16th release in North America.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

September 27, 2004
Pre-Order Available In North America For New Phil Collins & Peter Gabriel DVDs!

You can now pre-order the long-awaited NTSC/Region 1 DVD of Phil Collins' Finally... The ! Click here to get it! The official U.S. release date is November 30, 2004.

Also, you can now pre-order the NTSC/Region 1 DVD of Peter Gabriel's music video anthology, Play! Click here to order it! The DVD is set for U.S. release on November 16th.

September 21, 2004
Official Peter Gabriel Site Announces Additional Details On Play DVD 

The official Peter Gabriel site posted the following about his forthcoming video anthology DVD, Play:

"For the first time ever on DVD the video collection you've been waiting for. Featuring 23 videos, with fully restored visuals and amazing new 5.1 mixes by Peter and Daniel Lanois, and extras including three bonus videos (also with full 5.1 surround mixes). The 5.1 mixes are presented for the first time in a brand new DTS format that is at full 24bit/96khz surround for the ultimate audiophile experience and Play will be the first DVD to market with this new technology. In addition, Dolby 5.1 and Dolby Stereo soundtracks are provided for those of us without the latest and greatest equipment."

"As if this wasn't enough each video has a short introduction with either "Making Of" footage and/or spoken introductions by Peter through the ages. Also there is an advanced programming feature that allows you to create you own play list of up to 18 tracks, play it once or set it to loop forever! Release dates will vary per region, but check back as we will post them as soon as we have the official word."

September 18, 2004
Thompson Gives Update On New Solo Album

As reported here in the past, Chester Thompson has been working on a new solo album since 2001 in between other commitments such as teaching, touring, and session work. Chester reports from the road that his sophomore album may have a slightly different feel to it. Thompson adds, "I am currently studying arranging and writing big band charts... there will definitely be horns on the next CD." Hopefully, work will resume on the project at the close of Phil Collins' First Final Farewell Tour.

September 18, 2004
Additional UK Tour Dates Announced For The Steve Hackett Trio

Below is the latest tour schedule for the Steve Hackett trio. Details of this tour were previously announced here, but the trio includes brother John Hackett and Roger King.

DATE TOWN VENUE BOOKING
MARCH 2005
Wed 30 Birkenhead Pacific Rd Arts Centre Box Office 0151 647 0752
Thu 31 Manchester The Lowry Online Booking
APRIL 2005
Fri 01 Morecambe
Platform

Sat 02 Derby
Assembly Rooms
Box Office 01332 255 800
Online Booking

Sun 03 London Queen Elizabeth Hall 24 Hr Ticket Hotline 0870 735 5000
Online Booking:  QEH  bookingsdirect.com

Mon 04 Brighton Komedia Box Office 01273 647 100
Online Booking

Tue 05 Worcester Huntingdon Hall Box Office 01905 611 427
Wed 06 To be confirmed

Thu 07 Bristol St. Georges Hall Box Office 0117 923 0359
Fri 08 Liskeard Carnglaze Caverns Box Office 01579 320 251
Sat 09 To be confirmed

Sun 10 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall Online Booking
Mon 11
Norwich
Maddermarket Theatre
Box Office  01603 620917
Tue 12
To be confirmed

Wed 13 Milton Keynes The Stables Box Office 01579 320 251
Thu 14 Milton Keynes The Stables Box Office 01579 320 251
Fri 15
To be confirmed

Sat 16
Barking The Broadway

Additional tour dates may be added shortly.

September 18, 2004
Track Listing For Forthcoming Phil Collins DVD Now Available

Below is the track listing for the new Phil Collins DVD, Finally! ...The First Final Farewell Tour. 

Disc 1
Total running time 140 min. (Concert - 78 min./Extras - 60 min.) 

  • DRUMS, DRUMS & MORE DRUMS *
  • SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO HEAVENi
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS
  • DON'T LOSE MY NUMBER
  • Chat to audience
  • YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART
  • ONE MORE NIGHT
  • CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
  • HANG IN LONG ENOUGH
  • TRUE COLOURS
  • COME WITH ME *
  • GROOVY KIND OF LOVE
  • I MISSED AGAIN
  • ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
  • NO WAY OUT
  • SEPARATE LIVES
  • Drums, Drums & More Drums - 2 extra angles  - 7 min 45 sec 
  • Come with me - 1 extra angle - 4 min 57 sec

    VIDEOS
  • SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN - 5 min 57sec 
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS - 3 min 36 sec
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS (Live Aid-Philadelphia, PA) - 4 min 17 sec
  • DON'T LOSE MY NUMBER - 6 min 8 sec
  • YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART - 4 min 17 sec
  • ONE MORE NIGHT - 5 min 8 sec
  • CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU - 4 min 14 sec
  • HANG IN LONG ENOUGH - 6 min 9 sec
  • TRUE COLOURS - 4 min 34 sec
  • GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - 3 min 58 sec
  • I MISSED AGAIN - 3 min 38 sec
  • ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE 4 min 50 sec
  • NO WAY OUT- 4 min 9 sec
  • SEPARATE LIVES - 4 min 20 sec
  • WILD CARD - 22 min 3 sec

    Disc 2
  • Total running time 183 min. (Concert - 55 min. /Extras - 128 min. total)

    CONCERT
  • IN THE AIR TONIGHT
  • DANCE INTO THE LIGHT
  • YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE
  • TWO HEARTS
  • WEAR MY HAT
  • EASY LOVER
  • SUSSUDIO
  • IT'S NOT TOO LATE
  • TAKE ME HOME
    *Wear my Hat - 1 extra angle - 4min 47sec
    *Easy Lover - 2 extra angles - 4min 30sec
    VIDEOS:
    IN THE AIR TONIGHT 4min 41sec
    IN THE AIR TONIGHT (Secret Policeman's Other Ball) 4min 56sec
    DANCE INTO THE LIGHT 4min 29sec
    YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE 2min 48sec
    TWO HEARTS 4min 8sec
    WEAR MY HAT 4min 42sec
    EASY LOVER 4min 47sec
    SUSSUDIO 5min 35sec
    TAKE ME HOME 6min 8sec
    PHIL'S WORLD:
    A BIT OF A PARKING PROBLEM 17min 49sec
    BUT FIRST...THE FINAL DOCUMENTARY 30min 10sec
    PHIL'S FLASH GALLERY (Tour Photo gallery) 23 photos
    PHIL'S SPECIAL: "AT LAST..." THE LONG LOST NETWORK TV SPECIAL 47min 40sec.(1990 US TV Special featuring: Bruce Willis, John Travollta, John Candy, Dr. Dre, Henry Mancini, Gilbert Gottfried, Vanessa Williams, and Jeffrey Tambor). 45 minutes.

September 18, 2004
Track Listing Announced For Peter Gabriel Play DVD

Below is the track listing for the forthcoming Peter Gabriel music video compilation DVD previously announced for release in October on Rhino Vision:

  • Father, Son
  • Sledgehammer
  • Blood Of Eden
  • I Don't Remember
  • Big Time
  • Lovetown
  • Red Rain
  • In Your Eyes
  • Don't Give Up
  • The Barry Williams Show
  • Washing Of The Water
  • Biko
  • Kiss That Frog
  • Mercy Street
  • Growing Up
  • Shaking The Tree
  • Shock the Monkey
  • Steam
  • The Drop
  • Zaar
  • Solsbury Hill
  • Digging In The Dirt

    Extras
  • Games Without Frontiers (Live 2004)
  • Modern Love 
  • The Nest That sailed the Sky
  • Trailer for Growing up Live
  • Trailer for Growing UP On Tour A Family Portrait
  • Trailer for Secret World Live
  • Credits

    Featuring 23 videos, with fully restored visuals and amazing new 5.1 mixes by Peter and Daniel Lanois, and extras including three bonus videos (also with full 5.1 surround mixes). The 5.1 mixes are presented for the first time in a brand new DTS format that is at full 24bit/96khz surround for the ultimate audiophile experience and Play will be the first DVD to market with this new technology. In addition, Dolby 5.1 and Dolby Stereo soundtracks are provided for those of us without the latest and greatest equipment. Click here to order!

September 15, 2004
Track Listing For Genesis' Platinum Collection Revealed; Some Tracks Remixed!

Here is the track listing for the forthcoming Genesis Platinum Collection due in November:

Disc 1
  1. The Knife
  2. The Musical Box
  3. Watcher Of The Skies
  4. Supper's Ready
  5. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  6. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  7. Counting Out Time
  8. Carpet Crawlers
Disc 2
  1. Ripples
  2. A Trick Of The Tail
  3. Los Endos
  4. One For The Vine
  5. Your Own Special Way
  6. Afterglow
  7. Many Too Many
  8. Follow You Follow Me
  9. Behind The Lines
  10. Duchess
  11. Misunderstanding
  12. Turn It On Again
  13. Abacab
  14. Keep It Dark
Disc 3
  1. Paperlate
  2. Mama
  3. That's All
  4. Home By The Sea
  5. Second Home By The Sea
  6. Illegal Alien
  7. Invisible Touch
  8. Tonight Tonight Tonight (edit)
  9. Land Of Confusion
  10. In Too Deep
  11. Throwing It All Away
  12. No Son Of Mine
  13. Jesus He Knows Me
  14. I Can't Dance
  15. Hold On My Heart
  16. Calling All Stations

According to a post by Nick Davis on the official Genesis site, all tracks are studio versions. Nick shared, "There will be new mixes of pretty much everything up to the [Genesis] album, [although] probably not "Supper's Ready" (after all band members approval of course!). For your [information], I do a 5.1 mix of the old title and do a new stereo mix at the same time. This means that slowly we are building up a 5.1 catalog which will bring the SACD releases closer - I hope!!" One can only assume that the comment about complete band approval obviously relates to Peter Gabriel's supposed disenchantment with the 5.1 mix of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.  

September 15, 2004
5.1 Mix of The Lamb Lies Down - Delayed Again

While Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Steve Hackett were fine with the new 5.1 mix of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, it appears Peter Gabriel is not. According to a post by Genesis engineer Nick Davis on the band's official site, additional work will be done on the mix prior to releasing it. This means that the November release formally planned is not going to happen. 2005 anyone?

September 15, 2004
Steve Hackett Announces UK 2005 Tour Date

Steve Hackett's acoustic trio, which includes John Hackett and Roger King, will be appearing in London, England at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Click here for more information. This will be part of a 2-week tour with additional dates added shortly.

September 6, 2004
New Single Announced From Forthcoming Collins' Love Songs Collection

"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away" which originally appeared on Phil Collins' Hello, I Must Be Going! album, has been announced by Atlantic/Rhino Records as the first single from his forthcoming retrospective, Love Songs A Compilation... Old and New. The single will be going for "adds" to U.S. radio starting September 7th.

September 4, 2004
Live Aid 4-DVD Set Now Available For Pre-Order!

You can now pre-order the 4 DVD box set for Live Aid, one of the biggest concerts in rock music history, scheduled for North American release on November 9th (November 22nd in Europe). The DVD set features many of the '70s and '80s biggest acts including Queen, Phil Collins (who made history playing in both the UK and Philadelphia the same day!), Sting, U2 and many others! Click here to order yours!

September 4, 2004
Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack To Appear at Fender Strat Concert This Month

Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack are planned to appear at "Miller Strat Pack - Celebrating 50 Years Of The Fender Stratocaster" on September 24th at Wembley Arena in London, England. Other guests include Dave Gilmour (of Pink Floyd), Joe Walsh (of The Eagles), Gary Moore, Phil Manzanera (of Roxy Music) and others. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.  

September 4, 2004
New Phil Collins Interview On The Waiting Room Site

For those who may have missed it, there is a new interview on The Waiting Room site with Phil Collins. Be sure to check it out!

September 4, 2004
New Mechanics Single Released!

The new Mike and The Mechanics CD single, "Perfect Child" is planned for release. The 2-track single also includes the instrumental album track "Underscore." Click here to pre-order it!

September 4, 2004
Nick D'Virgillo Releases Live & Acoustic CD/DVD

Former Genesis session drummer Nick D'Virgillo just released Live & Acoustic recorded live on Nick's 2003 acoustic tour with guitarist Rick Musallam. The CD and DVD release have different track listings and are available exclusively from Nick's official site. The CD even includes "Here Comes The Flood!"

September 4, 2004
Gabriel Video Compilation Coming Out On DVD In October

According to Billboard, on October 21st, a world-wide release is planned through Warner Vision for a new 18-20 track DVD of Peter Gabriel's music videos in 5.1. Produced by Daniel Lanois (who produced So and Us), the project will include classic videos from Gabriel's past including "Digging In the Dirt", "Sledgehammer", "Biko", "Shock The Monkey", "Games Without Frontiers", "Don't Give Up", "Mercy Street", "Love Town", and "Zaar" to name just a few. The final sequencing has not been chosen and some videos will be re-edited with new images. More on this project should follow very soon.

September 4, 2004
Details on "New" Phil Collins Track From Forthcoming Love Songs CD

According to Billboard, the song "Tearing and Breaking," from Phil Collins' forthcoming Love Songs album was actually co-written with singer/songwriter John Martyn and was recorded during sessions for Collins' 2001 album, Testify.

September 4, 2004
New Release Date For The Lamb Lies Down in 5.1; Other Genesis Releases In November

According to the official Genesis site, November will be a busy month for Genesis fans with three releases in the month. First up comes the SACD version (or DVD-A depending on where you live) of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (delayed from its intended September release). Next, will be the release of Genesis' Platinum Collection (supposedly, similar to the Collins' Platinum Collection with no new or unreleased material) and, lastly, an Anthology DVD with the band's music videos.

September 4, 2004
More Information On Extra Features From New Collins 2004 Live DVD Announced...

According to the official Genesis site, we now know the following about the extras on the 8-hour DVD recorded on Phil Collins 2004 "First Final Farewell Tour": The DVD will not only include the live footage but, as special bonuses, the promotional videos from singles played as part of the concert will be available plus various other live performances of songs taken from other concerts. In addition, the DVD features the CBS Special, a documentary, and a photo gallery.

September 4, 2004
Brief Video Interview With Collins Now Available On The First Final Farewell Tour

Click here to see a brief interview with Phil Collins as he discusses whether this is actually his last tour. He also mentions that the stage adaptation of Tarzan is still an on-going project!

September 4, 2004
Chester Thompson and Daryl Stuermer Acknowledge World of Genesis.com

Special thanks to Chester Thompson who has chosen to link World of Genesis.com to his official site. It is the only Genesis related fan site he has chosen to link to date!

Also, Daryl has posted the World of Genesis.com review of his new CD, Retrofit, to the homepage of his official site. Thanks, Daryl!

It's nice to know they're stopping by the site!

September 4, 2004
Steve Hackett Finishes Up New DVD For November Release

According to the official Steve Hackett site, Steve and mix engineer Ben Fenner have now completed work on a 5.1 surround mix of the Live Archive 04 Budapest show for DVD. The DVD is should appear in November and PAL & NTSC editions will be available. More news on this release will follow soon!

September 4, 2004
Ant Phillips Works On New Solo Album

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, Ant is working on a new Private Parts and Pieces album. While the album is not completed, and no release date is set, the site reports that Phillips has written and recorded over 40 tracks for the project. Recording for this new album will resume between library music commitments.

September 4, 2004
Wilson Confirms New Tour Dates For The Next Best Thing Tour

According to the official Ray Wilson site, new dates have been announced for Ray's 2004 tour. Click here for details.
 

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