NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - SEPT. 2005

September 30, 2005
Genesis Appear On CNN to promote Video Show DVD & Platinum Collection CD Releases

Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford recently appeared on CNN in North America promoting the release of Video Show, the new DVD chronicling Genesis' music videos, and their 3-CD anthology, The Platinum Collection. Click here to watch the 3+ minute clip and hear them answer the age old question of the possibility of a reunion.

September 30, 2005
Official Peter Gabriel Site Offers Bacci Brothers Remixes of "Big Time"

On the official Peter Gabriel site, you can now access samples of four new remixes of "Big Time." These new mixes are by the Bacci Brothers (and are surprisingly good!). 

September 30, 2005
Details on Additional Content On New Gabriel DVD Revealed

A new article in Billboard reveals details on the new Peter Gabriel DVD Still Growing Up: Live and Unwrapped due November 15th in North America. In addition to the previously announced track listing, we now know that the DVD includes a clip of "No Self Control" from the 1988 P.O.V. tour film (which has never before surfaced on DVD). The DVD's second disc features a tour documentary shot by Gabriel's daughter Ana in tandem with Hamish Hamilton. Among the bonus features are footage of Gabriel and his band working through "No Way Out," "Growing Up" and "Darkness" in the studio well in advance of the 2002 tour and performances of "Downside Up" and "Father, Son" on the BBC's Later... With Jools Holland.

September 30, 2005
New Italian Steve Hackett Biography Released

Mario Giammetti, best known for the Genesis fanzine Dusk, has just release the next volume in his series of biographies on Genesis related artists. This new 336-page book is called The Defector, and focuses on Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. The text is only available in Italian, but can be ordered at the link above. Mario claims it is the first such biography on the artist (just barely beating unofficial Genesis biographer Alan Hewitt's forthcoming English language Hackett biography to that title!).  

September 30, 2005
Phil Collins Tickets Go On Sale In Greece

According to the official Phil Collins site,
tickets have gone on sale for Phil Collins' the First Final Farewell concert in Greece. Check out the Collins site for all of the latest ticket information and scheduled tour dates.

September 28, 2005
Nick Davis Completes Trespass in 5.1; Begins Work on Wind and Wuthering

According to a post from Nick Davis on the official Genesis site, the remixing of the second Genesis album, Trespass, in 5.1 surround is now complete and test discs are being made for the band's final approval. Work has reportedly already begun on the surround mix for Wind and Wuthering. Once completed, all of the band's studio recordings from 1970 through 1977 will be remixed in 5.1. Although, to date, no official release date has been confirmed for any of them yet. 

September 28, 2005
Peter Gabriel To Play United Nations 60th Anniversary Concert in October

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, Peter will be playing at the United Nations 60th anniversary event to benefit malaria research. The event will be held on October 8th in Geneva. Gabriel will only be performing on the night of the 8th, and his set list has not been announced. The official site states that "Don't Give Up" and "Biko" are both possibilities.

September 28, 2005
Anthony Phillips New Album Available For Pre-Order!

You can now pre-order the new solo album from Anthony Phillips, Field Day. The album is tentatively scheduled for a UK release on October 10th (although the link provided above says it ships on October 4th). The track listing for the double disc set is as follows:

1. Voyage Out
2. High Fives
3. Credo
4. Cerise
5. Runaway Horses
6. Home Sweet Home
7. Steps Retraced
8. Field Day  
9. Nocturne  
10. Tryst  
11. Girl In The Gallery  
12. Bel Ami  
13. Concerto De Alvarez  
14. Lifer  
15. Chasing The Light  
16. Parlour Suite  
17. Swoon  
18. River Of Life  
19. Momento  
20. Open Road  
21. White Spider  
22. Half Way Out  
23. Weeping Willow  
24. Love Not Shared  
25. Sojourn  
26. Dawn Over The Field Of Eternity  
27. Fallen City  
28. Rain On Sag Harbour  
29. Days Of Grace  
30. Timeline  
31. Oubliette  
32. Tania  
33. Babbling Brook  
34. Shimmering Sharon  
35. Tea Room In Terra Del Fuego  
36. Mudlark  
37. Tearaway  
38. Midnight Blue  
39. Evening Shroud  
40. Rapscallion  
41. Beyond The Castle Walls  
42. Forgotten Pathway  
43. Fairy Ring  
44. Largo D'amour  
45. Whippersnapper  
46. Kissing Gate  
47. To The Lighthouse  
48. Driftwood  
49. Festoons & Billows  
50. Flotsam & Jetsam  
51. Sunfish Shallows  
52. Smart Alec  
53. Prayer For Natalie  
54. Out & Beyond  

September 28, 2005
Official Chester Thompson Site Announces Release of Roz Thompson CD

According to the official Chester Thompson site, Roz Thompson, Chester's wife, has released her first Christian album, Face To Face. The album can be purchased through her official site: www.RozThompson.com. It does not specifically state that Chester plays drums on the album. I am currently verifying this and will post the information when confirmed. Chester also reportedly appears on the new Frank Black album, Honeycomb.

September 19, 2005
News Revealed On Phil Collins' Broadway Adaptation of Disney's Tarzan; Opens May 10th

Disney Theatricals has officially announced a theater and dates for Tarzan. The show, directed and designed by Bob Crowley, will begin previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City on March 24th in preparation for a May 10th opening. Tarzan will be the final opening of the Broadway season as it opens on the final day for eligibility for the 2006 Tony Awards.
The tuner will feature choreography by Meryl Tankard, aerial movement by Pichon Baldinu, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by John Shivers and orchestrations by Doug Besterman. As previously announced, Phil Collins, who provided songs for the film, has written eight new songs for the stage Tarzan. Other songs featured in the Broadway version of the Disney adaptation include Collins' hits "You'll Be In My Heart" and "Son of Man." Tickets have not gone on sale yet, but are expected to shortly. Details will be announced when available.

September 19, 2005
Official Peter Gabriel Site Offers "The Tower" 1998 Demo As Free Download

The latest free download on the official Peter Gabriel site is the 1998 demo of "The Tower That Ate People." Check it out!

September 19, 2005
Peter Gabriel Africa Calling DVD Now Available For Pre-Order; Available in October

You can now pre-order the (other) new Peter Gabriel DVD entitled Africa Calling: Live8 at Eden. The scheduled North American release date is October 25th.

September 18, 2005
New Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics Contests On-Line Now!

As promised, the new World of Genesis.com trivia contests have been posted. This time out, we're offering free copies of Genesis' Platinum Collection 3-CD set and Video Show DVD as well as copies of Mike and The Mechanics Hits and Rewired CDs to a few lucky winners! For more information click here. The contest ends Sunday, October 16th. Good luck!

September 18, 2005
New Chris Stewart Interview Coming Soon

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with original Genesis drummer Chris Stewart to talk about the early days of Genesis, what he's been up to, his recent books, and the Genesis reunion in 1998. The interview will be posted before the end of the month. Stay tuned!

September 18, 2005
Chris Stewart To Release His Third Book

According to Chris Stewart, he will complete his next book about life in Spain shortly. This will be his third book on the subject following the critically acclaimed Driving Over Lemons and Parrot In The Pepper Tree. No release dates are available at this time.

September 16, 2005
New Contests Coming To World of Genesis.com!

Thanks to the fine folks at Rhino Records, World of Genesis.com will be holding two contests around the release of new releases by Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics. The first contest will be for FOUR lucky winners who will receive Genesis Prize Packs which include a copy of the band new Genesis Video Show DVD and the Genesis Platinum Collection 3-CD retrospective. The second contest will be for FOUR lucky winners to receive a Mike and The Mechanics Prize Pack which includes a copy of the new Mechanics album, Rewired, and their newly remastered anthology, Hits. Details on the contest will be posted this weekend. Stay tuned!

September 16, 2005
Pre-Orders Now Available In North America for Peter Gabriel's New DVD

November 15th is the official release date for Peter Gabriel's forthcoming DVD, Still Growing Up Live and Unwrapped. Details on this DVD were announced previously (see August News). To pre-order this great new DVD click here.

September 16, 2005
Lee Sklar Offers Fans a Chance to Ask Questions Via The Official Collins Site

A long-time bass player for Phil Collins' band (and an avid session player), Leland Sklar has offered to give fans an opportunity to ask him questions about his career in music via the official Phil Collins site. To ask Leland a question click here.

September 16, 2005
Carrack To Announce Irish Dates For March

According to the official Paul Carrack site, Paul will be playing Ireland March 6th to March 10th. Details should be posted on his official site shortly.

September 5, 2005
Nick Davis Provides Update on Remixing The Genesis Catalog in 5.1

According to a post by Genesis Engineer Nick Davis on the band's official website, the remixing of Selling England By The Pound in 5.1 is complete and is awaiting the band's approval before being put to bed. Next week, Nick starts on the remixing of Genesis' Trespass album in 5.1 surround.

September 2, 2005
Interview with Ronnie Caryl Now Available On-Line Exclusively At World of Genesis.com!

Click here to read a new interview with Ronnie about playing in Phil's band, Flaming Youth, growing up as a teenager in the '60s with Phil Collins, auditioning for Genesis' vacant guitarist seat, his solo albums, and more!

September 2, 2005
Nir Z Provides Update On Forthcoming Projects

On the official Nir Z site, the new Ray Wilson/Stiltskin album is produced by Peter Hoff and the album is, in fact, "heavier" than Wilson's last record, which was predominantly acoustic and melodic. Nir is said to have recorded the drum parts of Wilson's next album remotely from his own studio in New York.  

Nir also recently recorded five songs with Swiss singer Ivo Sidler. That project is scheduled for release via Sony Music in March 2006.

September 2, 2005
New 2-Disc Special Edition DVD To Be Released For Phil Collins' Buster

In Europe on September 19th, a new 2-Disc Special Edition DVD package will be released for Buster, the film starring Phil Collins as Buster Edwards, the infamous British train robber. This DVD is PAL/Region 2, and will not play in North America or Asia. As of now, there are no confirmed plans for this Special Edition to be released outside of Europe. Details on what the package includes will be provided when I get more information.

September 2, 2005
Miami Vice Season 2 DVD Box Set Featuring Phil Collins Scheduled for December Release

The second season of the popular '80s TV series Miami Vice is tentatively scheduled for a December release on DVD. Among the rumored 8 discs in the box set is the episode "Phil The Shill" featuring Phil Collins as the episode's bad guy. No pre-order information is available just yet, but news of a pre-order should be available this month. 

September 2, 2005
New Spock's Beard Live Album Coming Soon

According to the official Spock's Beard site, ex-Genesis drummer Nick D'Virgilio and company will release a new double live album called Gluttons For Punishment on September 5th in Europe and September 13th in North America. The album was recorded on the European leg of the Octane Tour in March 2005.

September 2, 2005
Ray Wilson Adds European 2005/06 Tour Dates

Ray has added some additional European tour dates for 2005 and even some for 2006. Check out the official Ray Wilson site for details.

September 2, 2005
Phil Collins Tour Dates Continue to Be Announced For 2005

On the official Phil Collins site, you can get the latest updates on several new shows that have been added or are about to go on sale for his First Final Farewell Tour.

September 2, 2005
Tony Levin Announces European Tour

On the official Tony Levin site, you can now get information on his up-coming European tour.
 

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