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Genesis: “Invisible Touch Exclusive Orange Vinyl” - BUY

"Invisible Touch" by Genesis in Exclusive Orange Vinyl version.

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Genesis reached the pinnacle of commercial success with 1986's "Invisible Touch", still their best-selling album today.

Now comes out in orange vinyl - BUY IT HERE:

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The album brought the band to huge success by also ranking singles such as 'Invisible Touch', 'Throwing It All Away', 'Land Of Confusion', 'In Too Deep' and 'Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight' and is generally considered one of the landmark albums of the XNUMXs.

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Peter Gabriel: his classic lives released on vinyl - latest release: “Live in Athens 1987” - BUY & VIDEO

Between August, September, October and November 2020, four Peter Gabriel classical concerts are 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 16 October 6 November 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, re-released on 2LP on August 28.

An interview with Peter Walsh in charge of mixing and co-producer of Plays Live and Secret World Live has been published on Peter's website.

On October 16th we move on to the tour that supported the release of Peter Gabriel's fifth solo album, "So", with the release of Live in Athens on 25 September 1987, for the first time on vinyl.

In this video, sound engineer Ben Findlay discusses the process of restoring and mixing the audio for Peter's Athens ...

Published by Peter Gabriel su Thursday October 15 2020

At the third release, on November 6, 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's the first time on vinyl for "Growing Up Live", presented as a 3LP gatefold cover set, designed by Marc Bessant.

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Ray Wilson and the new album, here is the VIDEO of the first single

Ray Wilson is recording a new album. Here are all the stages, according to his social diary.

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This is the provisional cover for the new album, "The Weight Of Man", which Ray is recording and is scheduled for release in Spring 2021.

"Mother Earth" is the first single from the album, released on October 9th:

This is the video:

On September 15, Ray published the following post:

Strings being recorded on 2 new songs tomorrow, by these very talented ladies 🙂

Published by Ray Wilson su Tuesday September 15 2020

This was the first news about the registration steps:

In the video Nir Z (drummer of Callling All Stations Album & Tour) is recording for Ray's album.

To finance the project, a Crowdfunding.

By paying now, you can support the registration process.

In addition, you will receive a preview copy of the CD, personally signed by Ray.

Ray is back on tour. See here all the rescheduled dates:

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Phil Collins: “No Jacket Required” on orange vinyl - BUY

"No Jacket Required "by Phil Collins is available on orange vinyl.

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For a limited time only and to celebrate 35 years since the original release, the Grammy Award winning album "No Jacket Required "by Phil Collins, will be available on orange vinyl.

The orange version was released on October 9 (November 20 in the US) 2020.

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Phil Collins No Jacket Required 1985 cd Excellent / Booklet Very good + (C22)

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Steve Hackett: “Every Album, Every Song” book is out on November 26th - PRE-ORDER

Steve Hackett: the book "Every Album, Every Song"by Geoffrey Feakes is out on November 26th.

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Sonicbond, the book publishing house prog-friendly, celebrates its second anniversary with a special limited edition of a new book on Steve Hackett: "Every Album, Every Song" by Geoffrey Feakes.

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The book offers a track-by-track analysis of all of Steve Hackett's solo albums from "Voyage Of The Acolyte" to "At The Edge Of Light".

Steve's long and varied history is retraced. Collaborations, live albums and compilations are also considered, making this the most comprehensive guide to Steve Hackett's music ever published.

"Every Album, Every Song" by Geoffrey Feakes will be available in a special limited edition, signed by the author.

This version will be produced in a limited edition of 250 copies and will only be available at Burning Shed online retailer. A paperback standard edition will be published in 2021.

In 2019, in the same "On Track" series, a similar book on Genesis was released. Buy it here:

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Anthony Phillips: “Missing Links I-IV” box set out on November 27th - PRE-ORDER

New re-mastered and expanded edition of Anthony Phillips' "Missing Links".

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Anthony Phillips will release remastered versions of his four original "Missing Links" albums on November 27 in a 5-CD box set.

Pre-order it on the Cherry Red Records website - CLICK HERE.

The collection gathers the library of Ant and music for television from 1976 onwards. It also includes a 27-track disc of rare and unreleased material.

The very first "Missing Links" was released in a limited edition in 1989 and, although the four original volumes of the series were subsequently released on CD, they have been no longer available for some years, but exchanged between collectors:

Its popularity led to three other editions of "Missing Links", which collected not only soundtrack compositions, but also other rare archival recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years.

Anthony worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new edition with, in fact, a new additional CD of 27 tracks of unreleased and rare archival material, "Extra Links" exclusive to this set.

"MISSING LINKS I - IV" will surely appeal to fans of Anthony's work. This new boxed edition features liner notes by Jon Dann.

Tracklist:

Disc One - Missing Links Volume One: Finger Painting

1 Force Majeure (1987)
2 Mountain Voices (1987)
3 Lord Of The Smoking Mirror (1987)
4 Sea Horses (1987)
5 Dungeons (1987)
6 Between The Rings (1983)
7 Evening Ascent (1983)
8 Streamer (1983)
9 After The Rain (1987)
10 Rottweiler (1983)
11 Sad Fish (1983)
12 A Song (1979)
13 God's Chosen Car Park Suite (1986) Processional - Meditation - Cave Painting
14 Tropical Moon Over Dorking Suite (1985) Estrangement - Myra's Dream - Reconciliation
15 Fountain Pool (1986)
16 Q. (1984)
17 Three Piece Suite (1984) To The Shrine - Through The Forest - Towards The Light
18 Boulevard Of Fallen Leaves (1981)
19 Land Of Dragons Suite (1989) Land Of Dragons (Part 1) - Kites - Harbor At Sunset - Dance Of The Crabs - Sand Octopus And The King Crabs - Do The Shrimps Know They're Chinese - Land Of Dragons (Part 2)
20 And A Prayer (1979)
21 Tierra Del Fuego (1979)
22 Paradise Found (1979)

Disc Two - Missing Links Volume Two: The Sky Road A Collection Of Archive, Commission And Unreleased Album Material

1 Exile
2 Lifeboat Suite Opening Theme - Sunday Morning - Another Shout - Across The Sandbar - Storm Warning - Kim Waits - The Rescue Of The Janet C - Let Not The Deep Swallow Me Up - Closing Theme
3 The Bitter Suite part 1 - Part 2
4 Across The River Styx
5 A Flock Of Souls
6 Along The Towpath
7 The Sky Road
8 Tears On A Rainy Day
9 Tiwai: Island Of The Apes bats - In The Firmament
10 Wild Voices, Quiet Waters Suite Twilight On The Lake - Winterloons - Waterstar
Serenity
11 Timepiece
12 Field Of Eternity (Excerpts From The Original Version)
13 The Beggar And The Thief

Disc Three - Missing Links Volume Three: Time And Tide A Collection Of Television And Library Music 1992 - 1997

1 Amazonas
2 Peruvian Plains
3 Manatee Garden
4 Turtle Race
5 Indio Wedding
6 Underwater Forest
7 Fiesta Del Charangos
8 Slow Hand Sloth
9 River Chase
10 Sacred Kingdom
11 African Dream
12 Bedouin Train
13 Sandstorm
14 Kalahari March
15 Songoku
16 Schuan Journey
17 Slow Boat To China
18 Back In The Land Of Dragons
19 Shadow Puppet
20 Sea Jewel
21 End Theme For Five
22 Minnow Dance
23 Sunken Galleons
24 Haunting The Dark Sea
25 Time And Tide
26 Okavanga
27 Under Desert Stars
28 Lost In A Desert Night
29 Blue Lagoons

Disc Four - Missing Links IV: Pathways & Promenades

1 The Golden Road To Samarkand
2 Promenade
3 Sceptred Isle
4 Cucaracha dance
5 Fallen Idol
6 Cascades
7 Sky Dawn
8 Misty Mountains
9 It's All Greek To Me
10 Haven From The Sea
11 Heavenly Gene
12 Ironclad
13 Water Gardens
14 Night Train
15 Sleeping Giant
16 Sombrero
17 Irish Lament
18 Aurora
19 Without You
20 Sad Exodus
21 Summer Of Love
22 Light Rain
23 Halcyon Days

Disc Five: Extra Missing Links

1 Opening Theme For Five
2 Empire Of The Elephant
3 Great Rift Valley
4 Dwellers Of The Deep
5 Exile Link
6 Freeway Dude
7 Sumatra
8 Tears On A Rainy Day Link
9 Is There Anyone Out There?
10 Antibes Cocktail
11 Tropical Moon Romance
12 Sitar Pastoral
13 Wings Over The World
14 Stakeout
15 Bush Babies Suite
16 Sky Road Link
17 Citizens Of The Coral
18 Estrangement (Piano Mix)
19 Night Search
20 Granada
21 A Noble Spirit
22 In The Heart Of Africa
23 Malvern Hills
24 Flight Of The Snow Geese
25 Never Meant To Be
26 New Alchemists Suite
27 The Beggar & The Thief (Instrumental V)

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Steve Hackett: "Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith" - BUY & VIDEO

Steve Hackett: here is "Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith".

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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

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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 album with Djabe “The Magic Stag” - BUY

Steve Hackett: the new album with Djabe "The Magic Stag". Buy it here.

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Djabe's new album with Steve hackett "The Magic Stag" is out on CD / DVD.

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The double vinyl edition comes out on November 27th. Contains all tracks from the CD edition plus two extra tracks (both featuring Steve).

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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Mario Giammetti tells his new book “Genesis. All albums all songs "

The book "Genesis. All albums all songs" by Mario Giammetti is out. We asked him a few questions.

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Mario Giammetti analyzes all 15 studio albums recorded by the band, also examining the historical context and circumstances that led to their creation, as well as the recording processes.

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Illustrated with rare performance photographs and collectible material, it is an unmissable book for collectors and enthusiasts or for young people who want to rediscover the music of this extraordinary band in all its evolution.

Here's what Mario Giammetti told us.

HR: What are the novelties contained in your book "Genesis. All albums all songs"?

Mario Giammetti: Surely those who have already read my other books, in particular “Musical Box - Genesis songs from A to Z ”, published ten years ago by Arcana, will find points of contact, but apart from the fact that the songs are not more analyzed in alphabetical order but album by album, the text has been dried and made smoother, as well as naturally integrated with the new and valuable information acquired over the last few years, with the icing on the cake represented by the preface by Steve Hackett.

In essence, we talk about how the songs were born through the words of the protagonists themselves, the compositional story is told and if briefly makes the story on stage, even if in particular this section is deliberately less verbose and stuffed with data.

The idea was in fact to create a listening guide that was complete, but not manic, with the aim of not boring a hypothetical casual reader, perhaps a young person who approaches music of Genesis for having heard of it from their parents or even from grandparents. Our favorite band deserves it a rediscovery by the new generations and this book I hope will be a pleasant one tool to begin to enter their world, thanks also to a graphic and iconographic apparatus by very first level and the attention also shown graphically (for example, in the well-kept captions, that represent a sort of mini appendix in turn).

And herein lies the other, and fundamental difference: I have made a careful selection of the material and for the first time I found a publisher who did not pull
back in front of my request to complete a really beautiful book to look at, as well as from to read. In the past, from this point of view, with the only partial exception of "Genesis - The Prog Years" (Joints 2013), I was always disappointed. The Castle, on the other hand, did not play for savings: a hardcover thick format 22x28, fine paper, accurate printing.

I have long wanted to make a book that represented a summary of all (and I stress all) the career of Genesis but presented as
he deserved, and the time has come.

What was the Genesis "formula for success" according to your studies?

A recipe requires a number of ingredients and I would say that, in the case of Genesis, it is material of top quality. Looking at everything globally (it is evident that their artistic history is so great variegated that it is difficult to incorporate the entire path into a single parameter), the band was in possession of one excellent instrumental technique but never excessive (and this in my view is a great merit) which, putting at the service of a compositional ability indisputably out of the ordinary (as it is out of the ordinary from the ordinary the characteristic of a group in which they have always written in five, or rather six counting Anthony Phillips), created a formidable blend, made particularly pleasant by one component very strong melodic.

On the merits of the old debate between Genesis prog and Genesis pop, I will limit myself to reiterating that, if they didn't make that choice, they would be confined to the sad fate of faded copies of themselves themselves, perpetrating the same repertoire for decades and more and more wearily. So, personally I am delighted with their courage to change completely, even if obviously not always the results they thrilled me.

Were you able to also find out the background on any album or song? There are still undisclosed secrets and that could remain so forever, in the history of Genesis records? Which?

Obviously the decades that pass inexorably do not help in this sense: memories vanish or become confused, and it is not easy to get sensational revelations.

Yet, every now and then something comes up. Listen to the records of the Gabriel period together with one of the protagonists (work I did from 2008 to 2011 and which he then has formed the basis for “Gli Anni Prog”, recently published in England with the title "Genesis 1967 to 1975 - The Peter Gabriel Years ") was from this point of view very exciting and revealing.

Some members of the group (especially Hackett and Banks) have a good memory and every time you talk to them something very interesting always comes up. But the search also continues with other characters.

For example, in the newest issue of Dusk I interviewed John Burns, sound engineer at "Foxtrot" and producer of “Selling England” and “The Lamb” and some of the news he gave me is really interesting for Genesis scholars.

Apart from the progressive "drift" towards pop, evident to all, a more careful study as you do, that kind of evolution (or involution) had the music of Genesis from "69 to" 98, in composition, in arrangements, instruments, etc ...?

Personally, I don't consider the so-called pop turn, as I mentioned before, a drift, but an intelligent evolution and acknowledgment of the changing times.

Moreover, the Genesis, even in the period lighter, they have always kept a harmonic imprinting that is anything but simple and I add that it is not
by no means said that pop music, if done at the levels Genesis have accustomed us to, is easier to play compared to a moog solo on odd tempos.

It is certainly true that the arrangements have simplified and that even the melodic structure of the songs has gradually been stripped away, but I would say that every album by Genesis is a child of his time, which cannot be said for most of their other groups contemporaries, often tied hands and feet to the origins because they were simply unable to go
beyond. Time, then, is a gentleman.

I, for example, to an album like “Abacab”, which I hated deeply at the time of publication, I subsequently recognized the role of necessary watershed and today I find it, in its own way, also innovative.

Conversely, “Invisible Touch” remains my way to see the artistically lowest point of their career, both in compositional and sound level, e however that record broke the charts around the world, managing to attract the attention of crowds oceanic despite, in the years of hedonism, it was difficult to find an artist less sexy than Phil Collins!

Surely the advent of electronics has brought innovations that are not always exciting; the use of drum machine and above all of the programming and sequencers, as well as the sounds of synthesizers, they made the sound more plasticky and less sophisticated, also due to the progressive involution (o
however of the minor use) of instruments such as Tony's piano and Mike's bass.

But every album of the Genesis contains harmonic pearls of devastating beauty, even the very latest ones. Think of certain sequences of chords used in songs like “No Son Of Mine”, “Calling All Stations” and “Uncertain Weather”.

Many, even on Dusk, argue that, instead of a tired reunion, the Genesis could have produce a studio album. Aside from Phil's condition, do you think it would be possible? And what kind of music would they make in 2020?

Personally I have great respect for those who, despite their age, continue to produce new music. Think about people like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen. Or, to stay with the family, to Steve Hackett.

The other way around, I find Gabriel and Collins' attitude irritating, unable to question themselves. Nobody here necessarily expect a masterpiece, because the most creative years are usually for all those of
youth, but be terrified of an unflattering judgment or, worse still, of not selling enough (fear by now senseless, if we still think in the order of millions of copies of records, nowadays a chimera for anyone) does not do honor to artists who, however, have always shown that they have attributes to give a damn about everything and go straight on their way.

Personally I was deeply disappointed also from reunion of 2007, artistically useless, let alone today, 13 years later, and with all that
that there was in between, obviously starting with Phil's physical ailments.

Therefore, I too would have preferred far that they would start writing something new. Sure, the odds of a disappointment would have been very tall: they are now 70 years old and have not worked all three together for almost 30, so even the famous chemistry that always clicked between them might not work, this one time.

But it would have been a good test of courage and the fans would surely have welcomed them with open arms, subject to critical honesty.

When asked what kind of music they would make, though, it's really difficult
reply: the last original Phil composition that we have been able to hear dates back to 2003, Tony is stopped even in 1995 with rock (then as we know he dedicated himself to classical music, which compositionally it is a very different thing), while Mike with his Mechanics (in which he always writes in company, let's remember) has shown that he favors a pop of few pretensions and a lot of electronics.

Maybe a meaningless mess would come out of it, but maybe not. And anyway, if you don't get involved proof will never be found out. One fact is certain: Genesis as a group have stopped composing together in 1997, when Tony and Mike were just 47 years old. And this is something that is difficult to forgive him.

Earlier you mentioned the new Dusk. What have you covered in this issue?

Apart from the cover story, dedicated as I told you to John Burns, in issue 95 of Dusk we publish the second part of Tommaso Rivieccio's study on the instruments and effects used by Tony Banks on “The Lamb ".

As for the news, we deal with the reprints of "Rated PG" by Peter Gabriel (who last year it was only released on vinyl for Record Store Day) and Anthony's “The Living Room Concert” Phillips, which contains three unreleased songs.

Great space is occupied by the reviews of books, since recently
quite a few have come out, Steve Hackett's official autobiography above all.

And then we continue to host the memories of tangential characters that make us discover many details about the world of Genesis: this time it's up to Noel McCalla, unforgotten vocalist on Rutherford's "Smallcreep's Day", and Bob Ezrin, producer of Gabriel's first solo album.

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Richard Macphail: the book "My life with Genesis" available in Italian - BUY

The book by the former tour manager of the band with the preface by Peter Gabriel, already published in English, now in the Italian version.

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It's called "My life with Genesis", the Italian version of the book by Richard Macphail, the ex road manager the period from 1969 to 1973, the early days of the band and the sessions for recording the album Trespass , which came to life right in the legendary Cottage owned by his parents.

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Increasingly important figure within the Genesis, until the sensational farewell later Foxtrot. Officially to deal with other things, but it seems he was increasingly in difficulty in the face of the appetites of the music business towards the band.

A last and warm greeting you can find it on the back cover of the album Genesis Live, enough to alarm fans and make them fear Richard's death. Who is instead alive and well, still in contact with Genesis & Co. and often participates in Genesis Days all over the world, including Italy.

Already in "My Book Of Genesis" Peter Gabriel's preface demonstrates Macphail's excellent relations with former adventure companions.

The book is written with Chris Charlesworth and will give readers a picture of the life of the band of that period, viewed from its angle. In addition to Gabriel there will be interventions by the other members of the band and even more photos and an unpublished chapter compared to the English version.

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