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Peter Gabriel: his classics live released on vinyl from August 28 - PRE-ORDER

Between August, September, October and November 2020, four Peter Gabriel classical concerts will be released on vinyl by Real World. Three of them for the first time.

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A period of twenty years of live performances on four albums and over forty different songs.

The release schedule is designed to help the independent music retail sector as stores begin to reopen.

All albums are available for pre-order:

Live Plays Live in Athens 1987 Secret World Live Growing Up Live
28 August 25 September 23 October 27 November
2LP 2LP 2LP 3LP

All albums have been remastered and equipped with a high resolution audio download code.

The series begins with Plays Live, Peter Gabriel's first live album from 1983, which will be re-released on 2LP on August 28th.

On September 25 we move on to the tour that supported the release of Peter Gabriel's fifth solo album, "So", with Live's release in Athens on September 25, 1987, for the first time on vinyl.

At the third release, on October 23, we find ourselves immersed in the show of the Secret World Live tour. This is the first time on vinyl for "Secret World Live", presented as a 2LP set.

The latest release in this series is Growing Up Live on November 27th. Played on video, it is the first time on vinyl for "Growing Up Live", presented as a gatefold 3LP set, designed by Marc Bessant.

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Steve Hackett: "Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith" out September 25 - PRE-ORDER

Steve Hackett: "Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith" is out on September 25th.

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Steve Hackett announced the release of "Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith" on September 25th.

The 2CD + DVD live recording is taken from his 2019 UK tour.

Here are the various formats:

  • Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD + Blu-ray + DVD with Artbook
  • 2CD + Blu-ray Digipak
  • 2CD + DVD Multibox
  • Limited Edition black 4LP + 2CD Box Set
  • Limited Edition "Lawnmower green" 4LP + 2CD Box Set (300 copies - exclusively offered through Steve Hackett's online store store.hackettsongs.com/)
  • Digital Album - PRE-ORDER IT HERE.

The new single 'Déja Vu' is already available. BUY IT HERE.

And here is the video of Déja Vu:

The concert was recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo, the final evening of the tour.

Steve Hackett is accompanied by his band: Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxophones and flutes), Craig Blundell (drums and percussion) and Nad Sylvan on vocals.

Special guests for this performance were Steve's brother, John Hackett (flute) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).

This was a very special tour for Steve Hackett, as he reunited his favorite album of his time as a guitarist with Genesis, "Selling England By The Pound", which Steve and his band performed live for the first time in full.

The show also featured selected tracks from Steve's favorite personal album from his long solo career "Spectral Mornings", along with tracks from his latest studio album "At The Edge Of Light".

Steve comments on his site Hackettsongs"Mixing together three favorite personal albums, including the entire Selling England by the Pound, most of Spectral Mornings and At The Edge Of Light was a very special live experience. Both the audio and video of this product give a stunning experience of an unforgettable evening at Hammersmith ".

The first set of the concert includes songs from "Spectral Mornings", which celebrates its 40th anniversary, and "At The Edge Of Light". Steve and the band were joined by Amanda Lehmann on vocals and on guitar and by John Hackett on flute for The Virgin And The Gypsy and The Red Flower Of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere.

The second part is the live recording of "Selling England by the Pound" in its entirety, plus Déja Vu, a song started on the album by Peter Gabriel, but then completed by Steve.

The recording ends with the encores of the Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos concert.

Track list by format:

CD 1:
1. Every Day
2. Under the Eye of the Sun
3. Fallen Walls and Pedestals
4. Beasts of our Time
5. The Virgin and the Gypsy
6. Tigermoth
8. Spectral Mornings
9. The Red Flower of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere
10. Clocks - Angel of Mons
11. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
12. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)

CD 2:
1. Firth of Fifth
2. More Fool Me
3. The Battle of Epping Forest
4. After The Ordeal
5. The Cinema Show
6. Aisle of Plenty
7. Déja Vu
8. Dance On A Volcano
9. Los Endos

DVD Package:

DVD
Concert (2 hours)

Blu-Ray Package:

Blu-Ray
Concert (2 hours)
Documentary (30 mins)

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Steve Hackett: the new Djabe album "The Magic Stag" comes out on September 25th - PRE-ORDER

Steve Hackett: Djabe's new album "The Magic Stag" is released. Pre-order it here.

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Djabe's new album "The Magic Stag" comes out on September 25 on CD / DVD (with a vinyl edition that will follow later in the year).

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The album is inspired by the work of the painter Imre Égerházi (father of one of the founders of the band: Attila Égerházi).

Steve Hackett not only wrote the text of the title track of the album, but also plays the guitar on seven tracks of the album and acts as narrator.

Here is the track-list:

DISC ONE: CD

THE MAGIC STAG

1. THE BEGINNING OF LEGENDS
2. THE MAGIC STAG
3. THE POWER OF WINGS
4. DOWN BY THE LAKE SIDE
5. FAR AWAY
6. UNSEEN SENSE
7. SOARING HILLS
8. TWO LITTLE SNOWFLAKES
9. A TRUE HOPE
10. RISING HORIZON
11. UNCERTAIN TIME

DISC TWO: DVD

"THE MAGIC STAG"
HIGH RESOLUTION 96 KHZ / 24-BIT
5.1 SURROUND SOUND & STEREO MIXES

1. THE BEGINNING OF LEGENDS (5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)
2. THE MAGIC STAG (5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)
3. THE POWER OF WINGS (5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)
4. DOWN BY THE LAKE SIDE (5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)
5. FAR AWAY (5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)
6. UNSEEN SENSE
7. SOARING HILLS
8. TWO LITTLE SNOWFLAKES
9. A TRUE HOPE
10. RISING HORIZON
11. UNCERTAIN TIME

EXTRAS VIDEO

1. BUBBLE DREAM (LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC)
2. DEEP LIGHTS (LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC)
3. WITCHI TAI TO (LIVE IN LVIV, UKRAINE)
4. THE LOST CARD (LIVE IN LVIV, UKRAINE)
5. GALLOP (WITH STEVE HACKETT) (LIVE IN BUDAPEST)
6. COFFEE BREAK (LIVE IN BUDAPEST)
7. THE POWER OF WINGS (WITH STEVE HACKETT)
(LIVE IN BUDAPEST)
8. LAVA LAMP - QUARANTINE VIDEO 2020
9. IMRE ÉGERHÁZI DOCUMENTARY

Steve Hackett & Djabe: the previous album: "Back To Sardinia" - CD / DVD-set & vinyl.

Djabe & Steve Hackett: "BACK TO SARDINIA".

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In 2016 DJABE and STEVE HACKETT spent a few days on the magnificent island of Sardinia.

Near the Cathedral of Our Lord of Tergu they built a temporary recording studio in the priest's house.

The recordings went well, the artists were deeply inspired by the surroundings.

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La Session improvised 3 days was recorded by Tamás Barabás, who later, in Budapest, produced an entire album from multitrack tapes to create Life Is A Journey - The Sardinia Tapes.

Released in 2017, the album was enthusiastically received by fans and critically acclaimed.

Three years after the first recordings, DJABE is back in Sardinia and recorded some Session improvised.

They played in them location and recorded on 24 track analog tape. STEVE HACKETT then completed his parts in Budapest before mixing, since his summer program did not allow sharing the fresh Sardinian air with his friends DJABE.

The output also includes a bonus DVD disc with a 5.1 Surround Sound and 96 kHz / 24-mit stereo mix from the album, along with bonus visual features including the song "When the Film is Rolling" and Live performances of tracks like the Genesis classic "In That Quiet Earth" and the track by Djabe and Steve Hackett "Tears for Peace" and "Turtle Trek".

"BACK TO SARDINIA" is a musical experience, born from the environment in which it was conceived and is the next stage of the particular musical journey of DJABE and STEVE HACKETT.

DISC ONE: CD
BACK TO SARDINIA

1. BACK TO SARDINIA
2. LONELY CACTUS
3. HAPPY TERGU
4. LAKE BY THE SEA
5. STONES AND MIRTO
6. GIRL IN THE PALAU WOODS
7. WALKING AROUND
8. FLYING KITES
9. PURPLE DREAM
10. DANCING IN A JAR
11. FIVE HUNDRED STRAWBERRIES
12. BOTTLES IN THE WATER
13. FLOATING BOAT

DISC TWO: DVD
"BACK TO SARDINIA"
THE 5.1 ​​SURROUND SOUND MIX & 96 KHZ /
24-BIT STEREO MIX

1. BACK TO SARDINIA
2. LONELY CACTUS
3. HAPPY TERGU
4. LAKE BY THE SEA
5. STONES AND MIRTO
6. GIRL IN THE PALAU WOODS
7. WALKING AROUND
8. FLYING KITES
9. PURPLE DREAM
10. DANCING IN A JAR
11. FIVE HUNDRED STRAWBERRIES
12. BOTTLES IN THE WATER
13. FLOATING BOAT

VISUAL EXTRAS
1. WHEN THE FILM IS ROLLING
2. IN THAT QUIET EARTH
3. CASTELSARDO AT NIGHT
4. TURTLE TREK

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Steve Hackett: the autobiography "A Genesis In My Bed" - BUY, INTERVIEWS & VIDEO

Steve Hackett: A Genesis In My Bed, the long awaited autobiography of the great guitarist and former member of Genesis.

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224 cardboard pages plus 8 photo pages.

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In this short video Steve thanks everyone «For the excellent feedback on the autobiography, and for those who have not yet read it»:

As for his music, Steve wrote a very detailed tome, fun and enveloping who traces the graph of his life, but with emphasis on his years with Genesis, from the band's rapid rise to success.

Steve speaks frankly of his first years of life, of the period with Genesis and of his personal relationships with the other four members of the band, with an anecdotes in the daily life of this important rock band.

Naturally A Genesis In My Bed also tells Steve's solo career, since he left Genesis and the many different journeys he took.

With his creative talent and his great lightness, A Genesis In My Bed it is a compelling reading.

A must for Genesis fans, but also for music lovers in general and for avid readers of autobiographies full of heartfelt and emotional stories.

He says Steve: “I explore personal feelings. I have answered many questions that fans have asked me over the years, such as why I quit Genesis. It took fifteen years to complete this book, writing between tours, recordings and legal challenges, but this gave me time to really develop it ».

Here are some quotes from Steve from the book (from Steve Hackett website):

The arrival in Genesis:

"He raised his head and looked at me with a steel look ..." You heard about it, didn't you? "

Once again I was against that invisible wall, aware that I could choose to sit there and give in or climb over it. But once past the wall, you can no longer go back. I knew I was going to jump into that new world and that my life was going to change forever. I was about to board a spaceship on a new planet with a group of aliens. I emptied my glass, put it down and went out the door into the sun, holding that ticket to Mars. "

The creation of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway:

«We were writing and recording at high intensity. The Lamb is a dense album with tons of details. All full of ideas, the disc was full of themes like "Times Square is full of people on a busy night, the voice abruptly abrasive like the horn of a New York fire truck. Forget golden dreams ... the drama it takes place day and night. "

The Lamb seemed like a titanic adventure that we were trying to survive ... We hit the icebergs, but bravely dragged us into shark-infested and unexplored waters. "

The exit from Genesis:

"Had I done the right thing? It was a big risk and a huge step into the unknown. I was leaving a world-class band that was now filling arenas internationally. I had to trust the power of my instinct and my inspiration ... "

Anecdote about a border customs experience:

“On one occasion, after customs had found a residual illegal substance left by a previous band in the car we had rented, we were taken to separate rooms. Customs officers were combative and aggressive, they challenged me with large dogs while I was there without my clothes on. Then suddenly an alarm startled these nervous characters who quickly pulled out their guns and turned wildly, their nostrils sniffing ... "

A Genesis concert involved in a revolution:

“The government was about to be overthrown the following day and it was like an explosion. There was a riot outside the club with guns and firecrackers exploding and overturning army jeeps on the street. I heard there were fatal accidents. The concert was sold to excess. Pyramids of people climbing over each other, we were dangerously close to the balconies. "

And of his latest works, Steve says:

«Musically, I am proud of the most recent album 'At The Edge Of Light', with the creative involvement of Roger and Jo, as well as the contribution of band members, orchestral musicians, singers and instrumentalists from distant worlds ...»

The launch of A Genesis In My Bed arrives when Steve is stuck at home, like all of us, after having to abandon his US tour on short notice.

«I had never had to stop a tour halfway before ... However the concerts have been postponed, so we'll be back!

Being on the last flight from Philadelphia to London reminded me of my song "The last train to Istanbul". We were lucky to come home ...

We have the "Seconds Out" tour in front of us, so we can look beyond these dark times. We have every intention of playing as soon as the spaces are open again. "

On the occasion of the book's release, Steve has released some videos that tell passages of his career closely related to his autobiography. Here they are:

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Anthony Phillips: "The Living Room Concert: Expanded & Remastered Edition" - BUY

New re-mastered and expanded edition of Anthony Phillips' The Living Room Concert.

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Originally released in May 1995, the album featured the highlights of a live solo performance by Anthony, recorded on March 21, 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert Series for the US radio program Echoes, a contemporary instrumental music newspaper.

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The show was broadcast on 120 public radio stations in America on June 25, 1993.

For the execution Anthony has selected a series of pieces for acoustic guitar and piano, drawing mainly on songs originally released on the albums The Geese and The Ghost, Private Parts and Pieces and A Catch at The Tables, together with two New England pieces, the eighth volume of the Private Parts & Pieces series and a solo version at 12 strings of the first movement of a Guitar Quintet he composed in 1976, which had subsequently been recorded with parts for strings and wind instruments, Conversation Piece.

Not available on CD for many years, The Living Room Concert has been re-mastered and expanded to include three unpublished tracks recorded for the original broadcast, Jaunty Roads, Let Us Now Make Love and Lucy: An Illusion.

This edition of Esoteric Recordings restores the original artwork and includes new cover notes by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

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Genesis: Mimmo Vitale tells the DVD "The story of Mr. Rael" - INTERVIEW

The DVD "Mr. Rael's Story" is a gift to Genesis fans and an aid to Emergency. The author talks about it: Mimmo Vitale.

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Mimmo Vitale made a film of animated images, accompanied by the music of the double album "The Lamb Lies down on Broadway" performed by the best Italian tribute bands - Real Dream, Get'em Out, The Cage, Revelation, Supper's Ready, Dusk e-band, Anyway, Estro, Dancing Knights, Oberon - and international.

Not only. The film also involves two ex Genesis (Steve Hackett and Ray Wilson), Martin Levac (from the Musical Box) and pianist David Myers.

It is also a generous project that aims to collect donations in favor of Emergency (Rael for Emergency).

To buy the DVD send requests to: vitaledomenico.mimmo@gmail.com.

Horizons Radio talked about it with the author: Mimmo Vitale.

HR: How did you come up with this project?

Mimmo Vitale: This project was born from far away, the idea of ​​giving this concept album by Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" animated images of Rael's path, took more and more foot in me. I cleaned the disc, put the thumbtack on the grooves and entered another world, just like the protagonist (Rael). I imagined seeing a film with all the vicissitudes that Genesis told and, as I saw them, I wanted other fans like me to be able to experience them too.

Genesis have never managed to concretize the proposals of a film in all these years, and I don't think they will do it anymore. So I threw myself with my modest means in this adventure with the heart, then, if I succeeded, it is up to all those who will believe in this project to evaluate it.

You have involved - and, let's face it, even agreed - the main Italian Tribute Band of Genesis. How did you do? Have there been any discussions?

Honestly, the project was born with the original backing tracks of the album. What made me change my mind are the years I have spent so far chasing the concerts of the "Genesisian" tribute bands. First in Lombardy where I live, and then, more and more involved you also want for my photographic hobby, in other regions.

Often in their set lists they inserted "The Lamb", so I said to myself: "but why not give these musician friends the opportunity to accompany this project". By now Peter Gabriel & Co. no longer have to prove anything to anyone, while the cover bands felt more involved and eager to play them, and each of them also in different and interesting ways.

I made a list of bands to contact and with my friend Leonardo Antonelli, who lives in Rome, already organizer of the event "When Ray in Rome" with Ray Wilson, Notturno Concertante and a Jam session consisting of several elements of various Italian bands the "Masters of Jam", we divided the tasks to contact them, and so we left for this adventure.

We clarified with them what the project consisted of and that it was intended to donate the proceeds to Emergency so that, given the pandemic period of COVID-19, we could help Lombardy, which was undoubtedly the most affected. I have to say that all the bands responded positively from the start, and this helped us a lot.

Topics? I would say more than anything else I had to give priority to those bands that had good quality audio material, and there was a first skimming there. Then the rest worked itself out.

By what criteria did you match a song from The Lamb to a band?

This was one of the questions that Leonardo and I immediately agreed with. It was obvious that here we had to decide not based on a movie that the bands had in their drawer, but on the audio, which had to be of excellent quality, we could not produce a DVD in high definition and then have poor audio. And this was the priority request to the bands that we had forwarded. Once all the audio material was sent to me, I sorted all the pieces, deciding which video clips could be combined. And here I must confess that unfortunately some bands I reluctantly had to oust from the project. Even if we had already announced to friends that if their audio had not been good we would have discarded it and we are very sorry.

If you allow me the thought that in this regard I have expressed to those who are not there, it is that, in the near future, never to be found unprepared in these things, at any time you consider it appropriate, create a sort of data base, try to record video or audio from a service or friend who has the right tools, and then put them away, they are always needed.

You also involved international stars: two ex Genesis (Steve Hackett and Ray Wilson), Martin Levac (from the Musical Box) and the pianist David Myers. What criteria did you follow with them?

A - It may seem strange, because rightly of them we think of sacred monsters, so getting close for a few requests always becomes a bit complicated. The merit in reality is always in showing heart, for us, because Leonardo Antonelli "precisely heart" is the classic piece of bread that many love and these are the results.

He contacted his friend Mario Giammetti whom we know as one of the greatest connoisseurs of Genesis in Italy and I believe also abroad, he explained the project and its purposes and in a few days Steve Hackett gave his consent. He didn't even impose the song, we put it in "The Chamber of 32 Doors" and so it was.

Ray Wilson as I said before, with the 2019 project "When Ray in Rome" he knew of the goodness and seriousness of our work and adhered with his eyes closed.

Martin Levac and David Myers, former members of the Canadian "The Musical Box", consequently encouraged by mutual friends Giorgio Rosa and Michele Maran, they also accepted willingly. The thickness of the artists as you see is not only assessed by the music.

What kind of animation technique did you use?

I usually work with Apple's "Final Cut Pro X" or Adobe's "After Effects". They are two of the best professional programs that I feel better with. Very versatile editing with the first, and effects during the creation of clips with the second.

I can talk to you about "brainstorming". The purpose of this technique is to gather ideas on a certain theme, both in the presentation phase and in a subsequent phase of reflection. We try to display on the time line the main ideas that arise regarding the topic in question, and then we try solutions at the moment. Or the "Stop Motion" which consists in taking a frame-by-frame image and moving it, then making the same appear in real motion. Etc ...

How did you deal artistically with the subtle border between reality, dream and hallucination that characterizes Rael's story?

As I already describe in booklet inside the DVD that accompanies step by step the various adventures of Mr. Rael, "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" is the story of a young American boy of Puerto Rican origins, led on an adventure in an underground world of New York, halfway between dream, nightmare and the most overwhelming reality.

From Peter Gabriel's explanation, Rael makes a "journey into his soul", it is not only a physical transport but also (and above all) a mental one. Phil Collins also recalls that the story of The Lamb derives from a split personality of the protagonist. Throughout the album we never know for sure if we are in the reality of the real Rael, in that of his most profound, reflective and good personality, or in a very vivid but not real dream. Maybe a little one and a little the other.

So I tried this transposition between boundary and reality by alternating real images with those built like comics, because everyday life could be just that. You wake up, a coffee, go to work, come back, a shower, and then with your head between a book or a DVD you immerse yourself in a fantasy world where many of us would like to be.

Making the Lamb movie has always been Peter Gabriel's dream. Do you think he would like this work of yours?

In 1979 Peter Gabriel proposed to director Jodorowsky to make a film, Peter did everything to be the protagonist, but as we know, all this was never conceived.

I don't know if my work could reflect Gabriel's artistic thought and I don't even know how Jodorowsky got the score of the proposed film and the reasons why the two did not agree. I made this animated transposition of the concept album after seeing and reading many books and videos, sometimes very opposed to each other, to then get an idea and work on it.

To think that Peter Gabriel might like this way of seeing me would be, as a fan, an immense satisfaction, but I remain with my feet firmly glued to the ground and I enjoy the appreciation of friends or the "sick" like me of Genesis who have donated to have this DVD.

Will you let her have it?

With our friend Leonardo Antonelli we moved in this direction with the 4 guest stars of the project. We sent the DVD to the referents who take care of their image. As for Peter Gabriel, he is a little more complicated, he is a very private person, we don't want the job to be handed over to any person and then put aside. We are interested in being able to get it to him by people he trusts short hand, then if we are lucky enough to have an answer we will let you know.

Do you think it can ever become a real movie, with actors in flesh and blood, as Peter thought it?

In an interview from 1988, granted by Gabriel to his biographer Spencer Bright, the singer tells how two adapted versions of the story were elaborated, one written in his own hand and the other by Jodorowsky. Gabriel realized the "weakness" of his version compared to that of the director and so, unconvinced of the turn that the project was taking, he decided to end it.

The version told by Gabriel does not shed light on two other important aspects that heavily influenced the failure of the film. First, Gabriel's idea of ​​playing Rael was discarded, and in my opinion even more unlikely today. Secondly, then, Charisma Films considered the cost too high and risky, Gabriel persevered pursuing the making of the film for a few years but met with less and less support, even from the other members of the band, not very enthusiastic about taking part in a totally focused project on them frontman and who seemed to have died on departure. Today, for the economic conditions of the film market and the conditions of any protagonists, one name above all, Phil Collins, seems absolutely unthinkable to me.

Why do you think Rael is so symbolic for Genesis fans? What strings does it touch?

Rael is trying to describe the indomitable entity of life. A life that changes constantly, as he himself changes into solid, liquid, fluid, which converge together towards the true Rael. It means that in all the moments of his life in New York, and then in that surreal adventure, in every beautiful, ugly, terrifying or exciting moment, he was always simply Rael.

We perhaps, but certainly I, find myself in this thought. In everything you do, you have to be yourself. What Rael saw in his brother John is none other than himself and therefore I always try to be good and bad myself. Peter Gabriel encourages each listener to find its meaning. There is an incentive to make our life what we want.

And why were you attracted to The Lamb, why is it a concept album or for other reasons?

I started following Genesis very early, I am from '57, end of '60 beginning of '70 were the years of great rock in all its facets. From Trespass in '70 to Foxtrot in '72 I saw the quality of their compositions grow album after album, 1973 with the release of "Selling England by the Pound" for me was the apotheosis of progressive rock or as they called it then " Symphonic Rock ".

The quality of the sounds, the compositions, the lightness that Hackett and Rutherford gave to the guitars was unrivaled. That album was for me the consecration of the best prog-rock band. I thought, "but after that, what could they have done better?"

Instead the year after arrival "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" BRILLIANT! Still considered the best story ever conceived and put into music ever. I must confess that at the beginning I struggled to understand the concept, I hardly chew English and the album is full of expressions and meanings very difficult to understand.

Then there are pieces full of sound effects such as "The Waiting Room" where Rael, caught by his fears, remains petrified not knowing where and how to escape from the imaginary white walls where he is. Or "Ravine" with the raven running away with the test tube containing Rael's penis. Here are these passages, over time, made me appreciate, in addition to the beauty of the album, also a story, as I said before, in which we could all meet.

With his previous works, Peter Gabriel has demonstrated that he has an excellent Homeric and Baroque historical background, with texts that are very difficult to interpret in order to identify us. While The Lamb is more within reach. The difficulty in creating animations in these points as difficult as the two songs described was a challenge for me. And in these two years in which I collected the material and then assembled it, I have deepened even more the beauty of this work and consequently the attraction towards it.

The DVD supports Emergency in the fight against Covid-19. Why this choice?

This project, as mentioned before, had been incubating for two years, however it was necessary to have time to assemble the puzzle of all the material I had accumulated. And of time - alas or in this case fortunately, don't get me wrong - COVID-19 and this lockdown made one possible full immersion at work.

Eight hours a day dedicated exclusively to video editing, including effects, character overlays, etc. So Even in this case, as last year for "When Ray in Rome", my friend Leonardo Antonelli, suggested me, given the period of discouragement for the epidemic in Italy, to give help to an association, in the Emergency case , to ensure that they could purchase medical supplies through donations for the DVD.

To date, thanks to the many friends who believed in this project, we have already collected a first important figure and we are proud of it.

Remember how you can buy the DVD.

You can send your requests directly to me: vitaledomenico.mimmo@gmail.com.

If you allow me, I would like to thank my friend Leonardo Antonelli for supporting me in full. This project is also his. Special thanks go to Mario Giammetti, Giorgio Rosa and Michele Maran with the cultural association “Duke”Of Padua, I thank Marco Zatterin, journalist and writer for his detailed review inside the booklet, a hug to my dear friend Roberto Conditi important presence when it comes to Genesis, without their help we could not have given an impression of professionalism to the DVD. Finally, our heartfelt thanks to these extraordinary professionals who married the Rael per Emergency project and initiative without batting an eyelid, giving us their presence and their extraordinary music.

Thanks! Mr. Steve Hackett, Mr. Ray Wilson, Mr. Martin Levac Mr. David Myers

The bands that participated in the project:

Anyway (Turin), Ray Wilson & band, Dancing Knights (Rome), Real Dream (Genoa), Dusk eB @ nd (North East Italy), Revelation (Rome), Estro (Rome), Steve Hackett & band, Get'em Out (Milan), Supper's Ready (Bolzano), Martin Levac & band, The Cage (Parma), Oberon (Palermo), only David Myers piano.

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Peter Gabriel: "Rated PG", the CD and vinyl edition - BUY

Peter Gabriel's Rated PG and black vinyl edition is out.

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The CD comes in a digi-pack package, while the LP is made of heavy black vinyl, has a printed inner bag and contains a high resolution download code.

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The LP was mastered at half speed by Matt Colton at Metropolis Mastering.

In the United States, vinyl was printed by Record Technology Inc, while vinyl for the rest of the world is printed by Optimal.

«We know that many of you have wondered what happened to this release, but, as for the "Book of Love", the reasons for the delay are long and boring. Suffice it to say that we are sorry for the wait. » is written on the Peter Gabriel website.

There was also a chance to win a test artwork, personally signed by Peter Gabriel.

A test of was generated artwork to control the printing process. Peter agreed to personally sign the trial for a lucky winner. Who will also receive the album on CD and LP.

Click here to know the other versions of the album on the market.

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Steve Hackett "Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2013" - BUY & AUDIO

Steve Hackett Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2013 was released in a 3LP & 2CD set version.

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Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2013 was released by InsideOut Music as a special 3LP & 2CD set.

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This is the streaming version in Mp3:

And the first time this show is available on vinyl e the audio has been remastered for the new edition.

The legendary concert saw the participation of Amanda Lehmann, Roine Stolt, John Wetton & Ray Wilson.

Here is an excerpt from the album - "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight":

Here are some official videos of the concert:

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Nick D'Virgilio (Calling All Stations & Steve Hackett): the solo album "Invisible" is out - BUY

Nick D'Virgilio, one of the drummers of Genesis' Calling All Stations and the last two albums of Steve Hackett, has released a new solo album.

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With the name NDV, the American drummer has released a new album entitled "Invisible" on the English Electric label.

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It's a concept album in which many participate guest star, including two bassists from the Genesis galaxy like Tony Levin and Jonas Reingold.

Listen to the single:

This song is the central track of the album. The choir melody is a recurring theme throughout the album

Drums, loops, vocals: Nick D 'Virgilio

Bass: Jonas Reingold

Guitars: Randy McStine

Piano and Synthesizers: Jordan Rudess

Background Vocals: Nick D 'Virgilio, Kat Bower, Beth Cohen, Nathan Heironimus, Sophia D' Virgilio

Brass / Strings: Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios

So NDV tells about the birth of the disc in his website:

«The idea of ​​this story came to me for the first time when I started concerts with the show Totem del Cirque Du Soleil.

It would have been the first time in my musical career that I would have been listened to but not seen. I had never played in "Broadway" style shows where I was in the "hole" with the rest of the band. I am and have always been a rocker. Strong and proud on stage with the band. But for Totem I played the drums and sang from a stand behind the stage.

The music for the Cirque shows serves to support the incredible artists who literally stake their lives in the name of entertainment for up to 10 shows a week.

In the end it was a very special moment not only for me, but also for my family. I didn't have to play just the drums, but also the guitar and then sing a song right in the center of the stage, in addition to some other small parts. I also became the band leader's assistant, which meant that I was conducting a couple of shows a week.

During my spare time, I was writing music and after a while I started piling up a bunch of riffs, melodies, song ideas and more. The word "invisible" kept coming to mind. It made me think of people who really do hard work in the world. Or that they don't have a job at all. The outliers. The ones we all take for granted. Those we will never know, but if they weren't there, our lives would hardly be the same anymore.

It was at that point that I realized I wanted to write a concept album. Something I had never done before. I had the idea and I knew it was a concept that I wanted to explore. I studied, asked questions, looked, listened and learned the best I could. Although this story is fiction, I have drawn on some of my personal experiences and have disseminated them everywhere.

The main thing this record has done for me is to reaffirm my strong belief that we are all here for something. Be it small or large. Whether everyone knows your name or not. We all have a purpose. Find your."

D'Virgilio played with i genesis, in the album "Calling All Stations" (in "Alien Afternoon" (first part), "If That's What You Need", "Uncertain Weather", and "Small Talk" on percussion) ...

And he also played drums on albums "The Night Siren"(in the song"Martian Sea") is "At The Edge of Light"(in"Those Golden Wings") by Steve Hackett.

NDV's solo debut album, "Karma" (2001), came out while he's busy with the titans of American progressive rock Spock's Beard, with whom he started as a drummer in the early 90s, before taking on other roles as a solo singer and frontman live in 2002 for four studio albums before his departure in 2011.

He performed with i Tears For Fears, with whom he has been touring for over a decade, edto 2007 he is also drummer of the British band Big Big Train.

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A new book: "The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings" - BUY

A new book on Genesis: "The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings", by Steve Aldous. Double format.

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"The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings", by Steve Aldous it is the chronological history of the band, with the critical analysis and key details of each of the 204 Genesis songs recorded and published.

There are two formats, for now only in English.

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Born in Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom, in 1960, Steve Aldous has been interested in cinema, music and police fiction all his life.

In recent years he has devoted himself to writing. His first published book, "The World of Shaft: A Complete Guide to the Novels, Comic Strip, Films and Television Series", is a story and analysis of Ernest Tidyman's black private investigator, John Shaft and was well welcomed by fans of the genre.

His latest book is "The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings".

Here is an excerpt from the preface:

Genesis' songs have been a huge part of my life, and this book was meant to tell the story behind each of them.

The book chronologically catalogs all the songs of the band from their earliest demo in 1967 until the last studio recording in 1997, a period of thirty years, which has seen Genesis progress from the origins of a schoolboy band to one of the largest rock bands in the world.

In addition to offering opinions on each of the band's songs, I provide information on recordings based on extensive research of archival material.

Along the way I contrast mine opinions with those of the band members and of the music press, which in the post-punk days, they often wrinkle their noses at the mere mention of Genesis.

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