Details on Steve Hackett's New Box Set Revealed
Here is all the information you need on the new Steve Hackett 4 CD live
box set. The collection is called
Live Archive - 1970's - 1990's
(catalog #: CAMCD 23) and set for official release on October 29th
(suggested list price is something like £19.99 which is approximately
$35.00 U.S.) . The track listing is as follows:
2. Please don't touch
4. Every day
6. Tai chi
7. Ace of wands
8. Carry on up the vicarage
|9. Etude in A min
10. Blood on the rooftops
13. The optigan
14. A tower struck down
15. Spectral mornings
2. Star of Sirius
3. Shadow of the hierophant
|5. I know what I
6. Wardrobe boogie
7. Racing in A
8. Racing in A coda
|1. The air
3. Funny feeling
4. Ace of wands
5. Picture postcard
6. The steppes
7. Every day
|8. Overnight sleeper
9. Hope I don't wake
11. A tower struck down
12. Spectral mornings
13. The show
|1. Medley -
2. Vampyre with a healthy appetite
3. Sierra quemada
4. Take these pearls
5. In the heart of the city
6. Walking away from rainbows
7. There are many sides to the night
9. Dark as the grave
10. Always somewhere else
11. Lost in your eyes
12. Spectral mornings/Firth of fifth/Clocks
13. Cinema paradiso
14. In that quiet earth
on this new live set will certainly follow soon...
September 26, 2001
Phil Collins Shares Details on His New Album
There is a brief new interview with Phil Collins featured on the Korg
website. In the interview Collins speaks of his new Disney project, his
interest in film scoring, and his new, long-awaited pop album. When
asked about his new album in the interview, Phil said, ďWell, Iíve
done a large share of the recording already. Iíve got the songs
sounding the way I want them except for maybe some real drums and
guitars. I probably wonít release it until next year (2002). For a
while, I must admit, I didnít even want to write, because I knew it
would lead to a tour and a tour these days would take 18 months of my
life. When youíre married and have a family coming, you donít really
want to be living in a hotel for another year. So I kind of shied away
from writing, but then I started to develop some of these ideas and I go
so excited. I think Iíve got stuff now that might be the best Iíve
ever written, so I really want to find a home for it.Ē Collins also
mentioned that 16 songs have already been written for the project.
Be sure to check out the Korg site
for more on this interview.
Calling All Stations Officially Deleted In The USA - No Reissue
Well, it's official. The final studio Genesis album, Calling All
Stations, is no longer being manufactured or distributed in the
United States. What does this mean to you? If you live in the USA, and
you think you might even remotely want to own this album -- buy it
quickly. Many retailers like CDNow and Amazon have already discontinued
carrying new copies of the title in The States. According to Atlantic
Records, the band's U.S. label, there are no plans at this time to
reissue the project. The album did poorly upon its U.S. release in 1997,
and its failure to captivate American audiences has even been cited by
the band as being a major factor in the group's decision to cancel their
97/98 North American Tour and eventually disband.
Does this mean if you own a U.S. pressing it's worth money? No. Many
used copies and promotional copies are still circulating for cheap on
places like EBay and apparently the European and Japanese CD issues are
still available. Despite what you might think or hear, Atlantic Records
pressed many promotional copies in a major "push" of the album
initially, but the marketing attempt failed. You have been warned fellow
American Genesis fans! Get it while you can!
Tony Banks Returns To The Farm To Work On Orchestral Project
According to the official Genesis website, Tony is expected to return to
the studio to continue working on his orchestral project over the next
few days. More news is expected soon...
September 22, 2001
Virtual Tour of Genesis' Recording Studio Is Now On-Line!
As promised, the Genesis Webmaster managed to get the virtual tour of
The Farm on-line Friday. Be sure to check it out on the official
September 22, 2001
Ray Wilson To Release Unplugged Storyteller Tour on CD
According to the official Ray Wilson site, Ray plans to release a
compact disc recorded during his recent unplugged Storyteller Tour
sometime in November. If you want to receive a notification from Ray's
site as to the exact release date you can do so by providing your
information on his website.
You will be contacted as soon as a date becomes official.
September 22, 2001
Details On The Second Genesis DVD Officially Announced!
The official Genesis site announced on Friday that the contents of the Genesis
Live 1992/Greatest Hits DVD are as follows:
- A double DVD with eight hours of footage;
- Multi-camera options;
- 5.1 Surround Sound;
- Full motion menus;
- A live commentary track;
- Band interviews;
- Slide shows;
- Contains the original tour program
The band is apparently in the process of approving the artwork of the
DVD. As of today, still no official word of a release date in the USA
(although, I'm certain that one will follow soon!).
Rutherford's Acting Very Strange and Banks' Wicked Lady
Being Considered For CD Reissue
World of Genesis contacted the official Genesis Webmaster about whether
or not there were any plans for Tony Banks' Wicked Lady
soundtrack to be reissued on CD (since it has never been on CD
officially). According to the official Genesis Webmaster:
Lady came up in discussion with Tony Smith (the band's manager)
today. This, plus Mike's Acting Very Strange, is not currently
available on CD, and we are looking into producing special editions at
some point along with a few other goodies."
Virtual Tour of The Farm Coming Soon To The Official Genesis Website
The official Genesis webmaster visited the band's Fisher Lane Farm
Studio and was given an extensive guided tour by Genesis stalwarts Geoff
Callingham and Dale Newman. No part of the 'complex' was off limits and
the fruits of the five hour visit will apparently be posted shortly.
Further comments made by the webmaster in the Genesis Talk section of
the site say that the virtual tour may be on-line as soon as this coming
Friday. For more on this go to the official Genesis
September 19, 2001
Mechanics Album In The Works; Genesis Live Archive CDs Coming ~ Details
Revealed By Rutherford
In a new interview with Mike Rutherford, the official Genesis Webmaster
revealed today that Mike is working on some tracks he has written with
Paul Carrack and B.A. Robertson, and expects to put them out as a
Mechanics project. Mike has already done some new material with Paul
Carrack which may end up on the Mechanics album or perhaps on a future
Carrack release in addition on five or six tracks written with
Robertson. In fact, Paul Carrack was to appear at the Farm today
(Wednesday, September 19th) and B.A. Robertson shortly thereafter for
additional work on the up-coming Mechanics album. Rutherford described
the new Mechanics project as possibly being "slightly darker."
Mike comments in the interview that he thinks autumn is a good time to
release a record, but wouldn't disclose a tentative release date. He
says that there are currently no plans to tour with the Mechanics once
the album is completed, but he certainly keeps the option open in this
Mike Also mentioned in the interview that he has a number of other
projects in the works including some songs with Chris Neil, Marie Claire
and a few others. In addition, he may be taking part in a film score.
Mike explained, "It would be very natural and easy for me to fix on
the Mechanics and do nothing else, but I think it's quite important at
this stage to actually spend a bit of time in other areas, developing
other sides of writing as well. But having said that, the last six
months have been that way, but I'm now focusing on the Mechanics and
we're putting an album together."
In the interview, Mike also talks about his enthusiasm about the
up-coming Genesis We Can't Dance DVD, the prospects of officially
releasing rare and unreleased live Genesis concerts on CD, and his
satisfaction with the the fans' interest in the new Genesis website and,
in particular, the Genesis Talk section of the site.
Mike invited the official Genesis Webmaster to rummage through his attic
for rare memorabilia for the Genesis Archive section of the site, so
hopefully more vintage clippings and other artifacts will be added to
the site shortly! For more on this great new interview click here!
It's not a long interview, but it's very informative and certainly the
most exciting news Genesis fans have heard in a while!
Chester Thompson Appears on yet ANOTHER New Album!
James Brown better start working overtime if he wants to keep his title
as "The Hardest Working Man In Show Business." In addition to
the new albums reported this month and last month here on WOG, you can
now also hear Chester Thompson on the new independently released album
by Jon Ims, Esoterica. Chester plays drums on the whole album,
which was mixed and co-engineered by jazz guitarist Denny Jiosa. This CD
should be available soon exclusively through Jon Ims' official website: http://www.jonims.com
(which is still apparently in development). If you simply don't want to
wait, you can always search on Ebay
(that's where I found it).
Chester Thompson To Return To The Studio Tomorrow; Tour In The
According to jazz guitarist Denny Jiosa, Chester Thompson will return
with him to the studio tomorrow (Friday, September 14th) to start work
on Jiosa's next album due in February 2002 (In fact, the two had just
finished setting up his drums in the studio when we spoke). Once the
album is completed, Jiosa expects to hit the road in support of his new
album with Chester accompanying him on drums. Tour dates will be posted
to World of Genesis when they become available along with ticket
information for those interested in checking out the show. Denny and
Chester have worked together on a number of projects both as session
players and on most of Jiosa's previous solo albums.
September 13, 2001
Chester Thompson Appears On Yet Another New Album!
In other Chester Thompson news, you can hear him on the new album by
jazz pianist Joe Augustine,
Cool Today, Jazz Tonight (1201 Music
#6012-2). Chester plays on the entire album along side of Denny Jiosa
among others. To purchase this CD
September 13, 2001
Nick D'Virgilo's First Solo Album Coming September 18th
Nick D'Virgilo, best know to Genesis fans for his drumming on Calling
All Stations, is just about to release Karma, his first solo
album. To pre-order the CD click
In addition to starting a solo career, Nick has launched a new website,
which can be found at: http://www.ndvmusic.com.
World of Genesis hopes to have a recent interview we did with Nick
on-line sometime next week. Stay tuned!
Daryl Stuermer's New Album, Waiting In The Wings, Is Now
According to the official website for Daryl Stuermer, his latest solo
effort is now available. The album features Stuermer's current touring
band with a special guest appearance by percussionist Luis Conte (best
know to Genesis fans for his work on the Phil Collins Dance Into The
Light tour). The album, which is available exclusively at CDBaby.com,
an independent artist on-line music store, is apparently a "Limited
Edition" release, so grab your copy quickly (UPDATE: This
title became officially available at CDBaby on August 14th).
September 10, 2001
New Details Revealed On Phil Collins New Disney Project
I got some new inside news on the newest Phil Collins/Walt Disney
project, Brother Bear. This news comes from an alleged executive
at Disney who says he "wishes to remain anonymous."
Apparently, the working title of the film was simply Bears. It
didn't really sound like a Disney title to me, but I also received a
scan of the new Disney logo for the project which looks authentic
(although, I don't see a Walt Disney logo anywhere on it). In any case,
the title may very well change several times before it's released.
In addition, I was told that Actor Micheal Clarke Duncan (best known for
his work in The Green Mile with Tom Hanks, The Whole Nine
Yards with Bruce Willis, and Tim Burton's remake of Planet of The
Apes) is apparently in serious consideration for the voice of Griz.
According to the source, Disney is allegedly trying to get the film out
by Fall 2004 (ahead of their previously announced 2005 date). As
for the soundtrack, the first track was supposedly finished (master
copy--not demo) in March of this year. As previously mentioned, the
soundtrack rejoins the winning combination of Phil Collins and Mark
Mancina who, as you all know, achieved great success with Disney's Tarzan
This contact is a new source for me, but he seems credible. I was half
and half on posting this until these details are verified but, as I
said, the guy seemed to be "legit." World of Genesis will be
verifying this information with our existing contact at Disney and
through the official Genesis website as soon as possible. Stay tuned for
more... If you are reading this and you can verify this information,
please contact me. Thanks!
Anthony Phillips' Tarka album set for reissue on September 24th
According to the webmaster of the official Ant Phillips page, Blueprint
Records had run out of the initial reissue of his
With some prompting, the record label is making additional copies which
will be available starting Monday, September 24th.
September 5, 2001
Paul Carrack's Official Website Gets A Face-Lift
Just in time for the release of his new album, Paul's official website
has been upgraded with new graphics. Check out the official
site and learn about his up-coming CD,
Chester Thompson To Perform at the 2001 Worship Explosion
Chester Thompson will be performing with popular Gospel performer Ron
Kenoly at the 2001 Worship Explosion in Korea which is being hailed as
"The World's Biggest Worship Festival." The event is scheduled
to take place in October at the Korean War Memorial Hall and will
feature noted musicians such as Sheila E., Harry Kim (best known to
Genesis fans for his work on Phil Collins recent solo tours), Tom
Brooks, and The Asian Nations Union, which is a choir of more than 300+
people. For more information on this event click here.
September 5, 2001
Mike Rutherford Returns To The Studio
According to the official Genesis website, Mike will be returning to The
Farm next Monday and Tuesday. No news as to whether this is for a
possible future Mechanics project, his previously reported project with
Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, or something entirely different. More news
will (hopefully) follow shortly...
September 5, 2001
Official Genesis Site Continues To Expand It's Archives
For those who have been under a rock for the past couple of weeks, there
have been some fantastic additions to the official Genesis site. The
archive section now features a number of vintage press clippings, album
and concert reviews, early press releases, and much more. Most of these
gems are reported to have come from Tony Banks' personal collection, so
be sure to check it out! Click here
for the official Genesis site.
More Ant Phillips Remasters Possibly Coming in 2003 or 2004
According to the webmaster of the official Anthony
Phillips website, the release rights to The Geese & The Ghost,
1984 and Wise After The Event will become available again
in 2003 and VoicePrint Records (Phillips' current label) will be able to
re-release these albums once that happens. The bad news is, at the
moment, it is unknown exactly at what point in 2003 that the Virgin
Records contractual period ends. Thus, if the Virgin deal ends in late
2003, fans might not see these reissues until 2004! Unfortunately, no
specific news is anticipated for some time on this matter as it is quite
far away--obviously, things may change over the next few years. So,
while nothing is set in stone, at least you know they're coming out at
some point, right?! For more details to follow...
World of Genesis Hackett Interview Acknowledged On The Official Genesis
We are very happy to report that mention of our recent interview with
Steve Hackett has made it's way to the official Genesis site! Special
thanks for the Genesis Webmaster for posting it there.
September 1, 2001
Jonathan King Goes To Court This Month On Sex Charges
Former Genesis Producer and 60s U.K. pop star, Jonathan King (a.k.a.
Kenneth King) is scheduled to begin trial this month in England. King is
charged with 14 counts of sex offenses, one allegedly involving a 13
year old boy. The alledged offences were believed to have occurred
between 1969 and 1987.
The 55 year old producer pleaded not guilty to all charges and was
granted continuation of his current bail conditions in April which
included surrendering his passport and being forbidden to contact the
prosecution witnesses in the case(s) until the trial begins. King was
originally arrested at the end of 2000 following allegations from a
number of men who claimed that he molested them as children.