Monday May 25 the episode of "Whatever - La Casa Del Classic Rock", conducted on Radio Capital by Luca de Gennaro, was dedicated to the special "1970: 50 Top Album" of PROG ITALIA magazine.
Songs by Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, King Crimson, Chicago, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and others were broadcast.
«In this moment of great problems the attention on our magazine makes us happy ... thanks to Luca and to all of you who have allowed Prog Italia to get this far ... thanks to Luca and all the listeners», Guido Bellachioma, the Director of Prog. wrote on Facebook
«I didn't want anyone to feel dragged. I wanted Tony and Phil and myself to want to do it - want to do it. I wanted it to sound fun. "
Here's how Mike Rutherford explains the Genesis reunion in the new issue of Prog Magazine.
There is an interview with Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford to learn the true story of the reunion. Why do they do it? What time? And perhaps most importantly, what will they play?
In addition to the new Genesis, space also for the "old Genesis". 12 pages on the making of the album Trespass, with interviews with Banks, Rutherford, Peter Gabriel and Anthony Phillips who declare: "We became a band with that album."
Genesis, yet another question on the subject, confirmed that it would be "strange" to involve Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett on their tour of reunion.
Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks may understand why fans would like to see them all united, but they think it wouldn't work with all five.
When asked about the possibility of involving Peter and Steve, Phil told the magazine: «I think a reunion with Steve and Pete would be all uphill. Playing with Mike and Tony is the easiest option. "
Mike added: "I know people love the idea that the five of us get together again, but the songs that most people know and love are from the past 40 years. Peter left long ago. I don't really know what we could do with him now. "
Tony said to MOJO. "As much as I love those first albums, it would be strange to make songs from that period ».
As is known, Phil Collins is no longer able to play for health reasons. His 18-year-old son Nicholas will be on drums.
Phil insisted: "I didn't force it on the band. You can't force these guys to play with a certain drummer. "
But his companions had some initial reservations about the boy's recruitment.
Tony said: «When I first learned that Phil was using Nic, I thought it was stupid. Nic was only 16 years old. But then hor seeing Phil's show at Albert Hall and Nic was just amazing. "
In their first rehearsal together, they played "No Son of Mine" and "Land of Confusion".
“Nic knew them better than we did. It was embarrassing », Tony said.
The trio has no new album planned.
Mike said: "This tour is already a big undertaking."
Better 'Nursery Cryme' or 'Selling England'? Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins? And what were the songs with Ray Wilson like? On Rolling Stone Italia all the records made in the studio by the English band, from the unplayable to the essential.
"You couldn't have chosen a better time!", Anthony Phillips exclaims answering the phone. "I just took the tea bag out of the teapot and wet my nails with it olive oil: it's all for you ".
These are the words with which it begins the telephone meeting betweenMike Burnes of Prog Italy ed Anthony Phillips.
The interview will end up revealing why Ant gets his nails wet with olive oil, but he also tells details on the recent Strings Of Light album where you can listen to the twenty-four tracks in 5.1 Surround version. "Maybe it's a slightly bizarre choice, given that in most pieces there is only one guitar that plays, but in a couple of places where there are various twelve-string guitars we had fun inserting effects and cross-fades, in order to give the whole a different spatiality ", explains Phillips.
And it revealsnew anecdotes aboutthe years with Genesis.
For example some compositional moments with Mike Rutherford: "When we played different chords simultaneously, as a D major e a minor E, a set of came out creepy notes. Could have been agreements, but also arpeggios, rhythmic parts, revolts ... it's not that we wanted to be extravagant a all costs, we were just trying to hopelie and understand what we could bring out without copying anyone. We went to the cieca, without precluding us any possibility ".
Ant also tells his passion for guitars; he managed to accumulate almost 100 pieces. There is the Francisco Simplicio classical guitar made in Barcelona in 1931. "I consider myself lucky to have such a memorabilia. His age reveals himself with the sound so warm and round. Undoubtedly the possibility of using this type of instruments adds a fa- particular part of the compositions ", he reveals in the interview.
And it owns an old man is an Italian mandolin, built by Antonio Vinaccia even in 1789, of which he says: "I'd like to know his story. It was the period of the French revolution in which some heads began to roll, who knows what bad shows he witnessed. Too bad he can't tell us about them".
E a gift for you from Guido Bellachioma, Director of Prog:
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Listen to String Of Lights:
Anthony Phillips: Strings Of Light, 2CD / 1DVD Digipak Edition.
For his first new album in seven years Anthony Phillips composed and recorded the twenty-four songs of this album, which span two CDs, using the many rare guitars from its collection, which made "Strings Of Light" one of the best instrumental guitar albums of Ant's long and acclaimed career as a musician and composer.
This set is made even more special by the inclusion of a mix of 5.1 Surround Sound on DVD (NTSC / Region Free).
After seven years of absence of new registered works, "Strings Of Light" is a welcome return and a beautiful album by a legendary musician.
1. JOUR DE FÊTE 2. DIAMOND MEADOWS 3. CAPRICE IN THREE 4. CASTLE RUINS 5. MERMAIDS AND WINE MAIDENS 6. WINTER LIGHTS 7. SONG FOR ANDY 8. PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE 9. SKIES CRYING 10. TRIP MOUSE 11. RESTLESS HEART 12. STILL RAIN
DISC 2: CD
1. INTO THE VOID 2. ANDEAN EXPLORER 3. MYSTERY TALE 4. SUNSET RIVERBANK 5. THIS ENDER 6. SHORELINE 7. DAYS GONE BY 8. CRYSTALLINE 9. FLEUR-DE-LYS 10. GRAND TOUR 11. HOME ROAD 12. LIFE STORY
DISC 3: DVD
1. JOUR DE FÃŠTE (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 2. DIAMOND MEADOWS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 3. CAPRICE IN THREE (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 4. CASTLE RUINS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 5. MERMAIDS AND WINE MAIDENS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 6. WINTER LIGHTS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 7. SONG FOR ANDY (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 8. PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 9. SKIES CRYING (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 10. MOUSE TRIP (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 11. RESTLESS HEART (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 12. STILL RAIN (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 13. INTO THE VOID (5.1 SURROUND MIX)) 14. ANDEAN EXPLORER (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 15. MYSTERY THAT (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 16. SUNSET RIVERBANK (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 17. TALE ENDER (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 18. SHORELINE (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 19. DAYS GONE BY (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 20. CRYSTALLINE (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 21. FLEUR-DE-LYS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 22. GRAND TOUR (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 23. HOME ROAD (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 24. LIFE STORY (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
"The January issue for those who edit a magazine is a bit special ... because it always seems the first, because it gives the sensation of the continuous beginning, because it expresses a little the magic of a magazine that was born thinking to last only a few issues , given the dark times of publishing. Instead, thanks to those who still deeply love music and are not afraid of contamination, the number 21 of Prog Italia will be released on the 28st of this month ... January 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.
Despite a fewhe "hoodoo" we are still there and tomorrow we think with joy (staying with the music because the panorama around is really disheartening) ... thanks
In the summary of number 28: Special battery / 70s - DAVID SYLVIAN - FEAT. ESSERELÀ - NUCLEUS - OFFICINA F.LLI SERAVALLE - ROCCO ZIFARELLI - MASTERS OF THE COMPOSITION: Progressive rock, first part - CAMEL - PETER BAUMANN - IQ - FLYING COLORS - MARILLION - PINK FLOYD / THE LATER YEARS - ARTURO STALTERI - FRUUP - MAN THE SNAPSHOTS OF MY LIFE / Lino Vairetti - BERLIN ZOO - RECOVERED: HISTORICAL ALBUMS "RE-THINKED" / Rare Earth: GET READY (1969) by Giampiero Wallnofer. "