Ray Wilson Unplugged Review Now Available On-Line
A review of the new Ray Wilson Unplugged album has been added to
Album Reviews Section.
Limited Edition Phil Collins Gold CD Box Sets Released In Europe
The WEA record company has issued limited edition box sets for classic
albums in their catalog exclusively in France. These box sets feature a
remastered aluminum CD and an unplayable gold award display CD in a
collector's plastic stand. Of the titles issued, two Phil Collins
albums, But Seriously (catalog # 2292-56984-5) and Face Value
(catalog #22292-54939-5) were issued.
World of Genesis wishes everyone a happy holiday and a joyous new year
(hopefully, filled with plenty of new Genesis related releases).
Just to recap, here are a few of the known Genesis related items
scheduled to come your way in 2002:
Tony Banks - new classical solo project
Phil Collins - new studio solo album
Peter Gabriel - Up (The long-awaited new studio solo album)
Peter Gabriel - remastered back catalog
Peter Gabriel/David Rhodes - Rabbit Proof Fence (soundtrack)
Genesis - Interactive Songbook DVD (TBA)
Steve Hackett - new tribute/covers CD with Jim Diamond among others
Mike & The Mechanics - new studio album (featuring Paul Carrack and
Anthony Phillips - Archive #2 (TBA)
Chester Thompson - appearing on the forth-coming album by jazz guitarist
Ray Wilson - new studio solo album
... And much more will be announced in the coming months including more
Genesis goodies from the official website!
December 24, 2001
Phil Collins Donates Original Artwork For Charity Auction
Leading medical research charity Action Research has 26 baby T-shirts up
for grabs, which have all been specially customized by a host of
celebrities. High-profile figures have kindly added their signature,
doodle, and artistic talents to these one of a kind items. Genesis fans
might be interested in bidding on a t-shirt upon which Phil
Collins has drawn his beloved drum kit. The t-shirts were
unveiled during a recent anniversary launch in Belfast, where they were
displayed on a washing line to highlight the fact they are online for
auction, between December 20 and mid-day January 11, 2002.
Kindly donated by BHS, all the T-shirts are made to fit babies of either
3-6 months, 6-9 months, or 9-12 months, and have been designed my famous
mums, dads, or grandparents, or in some cases their own children. To
make a bid for a t-shirt, which could make a special gift, please visit
the site: www.actionresearch.co.uk/auction.
All the t-shirts are in aid of Action Research’s 50th Anniversary
Touching Lives Appeal, which aims to raise £2.5m in 2002 – 50 years
after the charity was first founded.
Action Research currently funds more than 160 research projects. A vast
proportion of its work focuses on pregnancy, babies and children –
including meningitis, premature birth, epilepsy and diabetes. Medical
breakthroughs like playing an integral part in the development of
Britain’s first polio vaccine and ultrasound scanning in pregnancy are
thanks to Action Research.
December 24, 2001
Genesis Makes "100 Greatest Classic Rock Albums Ever" List
In the Christmas 2001 issue of Classic Rock Magazine, Genesis get
their due. The album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway ranks in at
#40 on their "100 Greatest Rock Albums Ever" list. Among the
top five albums are Led Zeppelin IV, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of
The Moon, Black Sabbath's Paranoid, AC/DC's Back in Black
and Led Zeppelin's Physicial Graffiti.
Ray Wilson Launches 2002 Italian Tour; Official Wilson Site Gets A
Ray Wilson has booked six new European concert dates including five
shows in Italy for January 2002. The Italian dates kick off in Rome on
January 16th. For more on the new 2002 tour click
With the release of Ray's new Unplugged CD, fans may also be interested
in checking out Ray's newly revamped official
December 23, 2001
Carrack Webmaster Corrects Release Date For New Single
According to Paul Copley, Paul Carrack's official Webmaster, the new
Carrack CD single "Any Day Now" is due Christmas eve, December
24th, in Europe. The release date of January 7th (listed below) is still
the planned release date according to HMV music shops.
Genesis Shop Will Be Closed Until 2002... But The World of Genesis Shop
As of Wednesday, December 19th, the official Genesis shop will close its
doors until January 2, 2002 when the Hit & Run offices reopen after
the holiday season. The good news is, you can still get all of your
Genesis related music and video needs in the
of Genesis shop!
December 17, 2001
Genesis Interactive DVD Making Progress...
More news on the Genesis Interactive DVD songbook has been made
available on the official Genesis site. The contractual agreements are
nearly complete, but production will still take some time. The site says
that this release will most likely not be released in early 2002.
As previously reported, the Interactive DVD songbook will feature sheet
music for various Genesis tunes. More information should be available in
the new year.
New Paul Carrack Single Due In January 2002
Paul's new CD single, "Any Day Now"/ "Walk On By"
(catalog # CDPCAR104),
from his latest release, Groovin', will be released on January
7th in Europe.
Genesis Site Says New Goodies Are On The
The official Genesis site hopes to able to have sample
designs available for viewing in the next few days of new and seemingly
exclusive merchandise. Given the closeness
to Christmas they will not be making them available until the New Year,
but they will start offering the limited edition t-shirts and the
'genesis-music' polo shirt towards the end of December for shipping in
New Peter Gabriel Documentary Broadcast Delayed
As most things in the world of Peter Gabriel, the much anticipated new
radio documentary on Gabriel by BBC Radio 2 has been delayed. Initially
planned for a December broadcast, the program will seemingly be
rescheduled for 2002 (perhaps to assist in the promotion of his
up-coming remastered back catalog or for his next solo project, Up,
next year?). When a new date has been chosen, World of Genesis will let
December 8, 2001
Gabriel's Zulu Time Hopes To Make A Second Attempt In The UK
Zulu Time, the combined effort of Peter Gabriel and Director
Robert Lepage, is now attempting to get its debut in England next year.
The theater piece was supposed to open in New York in September, but the
terrorist attacks in New York on September 11th forced the project to be
December 8, 2001
Peter Gabriel makes progress on Up!
According to the official Peter Gabriel website, a few tracks for the
new studio effort, Up, are completed and mixed. Gabriel is said to be
continuing to develop lyrics for the remaining tracks. The album
features contributions from a number of artists including Nusrat Fateh
Ali Khan, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), and The Blind Boys of Alabama
among others. The site now claims that the project will finally be
released in 2002... Let's all keep our fingers crossed! For more on
this, check out Gabe's official
December 8, 2001
Update on Gabriel Remasters
According to the official Gabriel site, Gabriel's entire catalog has
been remastered using the latest technology to produced the best quality
CDs possible. The remasters will also be ready for new formats (SA-CD
and DVD-Audio). They also hope to reissue the back catalog on
vinyl throughout 2002! The official site also says that due to the
limitations of the vinyl format, the newly reissued titles may differ
slightly in track order (as the original tracking was determined by the
LP format's needs, and not by Peter Gabriel). The remastered back
catalog will be released between February and April 2002. For more on
the up-coming remasters, go to the official
Genesis Shop Opens - First 300 Shoppers Could Walk Away With Genesis
& Run Genesis on-line shop has been expanded to allow for the sale
of Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Mike + The
Mechanics and Brand X CDs. They plan to extend sales to The Genesis
Songbook, Phil Collins' two DVDs and Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and
Ant Phillips CDs soon.
As a special introductory offer, the site has 300 copies of Abacab
signed by Tony, Phil and Mike. If you buy Abacab plus any other CDs (CDs
ONLY) to a value of £25 or more you will get your copy of Abacab
signed by the three of them. To participate in this promotion follow
December 5, 2001
Genesis Site Offers Merchandising Poll
Would you be interested in buying coffee mugs or t-shirts with Genesis
related artwork on them? Be sure to fill out a survey on the official Genesis
site and let your voice be heard!
Genesis Site Says Record Collector Claims Are Bogus
According to the webmaster of the official Genesis site, claims made in
the European music magazine Record Collector which state that a
second archive type Genesis DVD video is being considered for release in
2002 as well as a double CD BBC sessions package featuring various
classic recordings from the '70s is completely unfounded. There are
currently no plans for such releases.
December 4, 2001
Ray Wilson's New Live CD Is Available
Ray's new live album is now available for sale on his official website.
This CD was recorded live at the Edinburgh International Festival 2001
during 13 sold out nights. The album includes Ray's acoustic versions of
songs from Genesis and Stiltskin as well as Phil Collins' "In the
Air Tonight" and Peter Gabriel's "Biko." There are also
original songs from the Guaranteed Pure and Cut era, as well as guest
performances from vocalist Amanda Lyon and guitarist Steve Wilson. For
more information, visit Ray's
December 4, 2001
Ray Wilson Returns To The Road In 2002
According to Alan from The Waiting Room fan-site, Ray Wilson has
announced a new acoustic live date on April 4th at Alexander's Club in
Chester, England. For information on tickets or directions for the event
call: 01244 340005 (UK telephone number). This newly added show takes
place the day before "The Genesis Weekend" at The Limelight
Club in Crewe, England. "The Genesis Weekend" will also
feature Genesis related cover bands like In The Cage, Invisible Touch,
and Face Value. For more information on this event check out The
Waiting Room site.
Phil Collins Completes New Solo Album - Planned For Release in December
According to the official Genesis site, Phil's new album is waiting to
be mixed and he is looking for a pre-Christmas 2002 release. He will not
be touring the album; however, and will be restricting his live
appearances to a few special events.
More Genesis Press...
Genesis fans can check out yet another interview/review of the new DVD, The
Way We Walk, on the website for the Financial
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