Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Genesis Holding Out Hope For Gabriel Gigs

Zen Peach





Posts: 24390
(24565 all sites)
Registered: 3/31/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/7/2008 at 11:57 AM

November 03, 2008 , 1:15 PM ET
Gary Graff, Detroit

With a third box set of catalog upgrades looming, a reunion of Genesis' revered 1971-75 lineup is still in the ether -- but hardly in stone.

"We've never said never about it, you know," keyboardist Tony Banks tells Billboard.com. "I know Phil (Collins) would be quite happy with the idea of just playing the drums; it would be quite fun for him. Mike (Rutherford) and I are certainly happy to do it. I know Steve (Hackett) is keen as well. I think it'd be down to Peter (Gabriel) more than anyone else."

Gabriel was actually the first to broach the idea of reuniting that Genesis lineup, initially for a handful of performances of the 1974 concept piece "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," in 2004. He later pulled back in order to concentrate on a solo album he's still making. It did lead to Banks, Collins and Rutherford reuniting for a tour in 2007, and there are still hopes that the older roster will eventually do something together.

"It would be fun to do something like that purely for the fun of working together again and seeing where it takes you," Rutherford notes. Hackett adds that, "I think we should do this before one of us dies; we're not getting any younger, to quote one of the songs, so maybe one day it'll happen." Banks, meanwhile, says that rather than merely "The Lamb...," he'd like to see the group "do a sort of best-of from that era. You want to do things like 'Supper's Ready,' I think, and 'The Musical Box,' definitely."

All of that music is showcased on "Genesis: 1970-1975," a seven-CD and six-DVD box set that includes upgraded editions of all five albums the group recorded between those years. Each has a DVD of time-appropriate performance footage and new interviews, as well as a set of rare "Extras." It's the third in a series of boxed reissues, saved for last even though they're earlier recordings.

"I think they're the ones there's possibly more anticipation for," Banks says. "These albums have a reputation but they probably didn't sell as many in the first place, so there's a feeling that they have a chance to do something now."

Banks says Genesis is considering some further catalog reissues, including a possible boxed set of the group's several live albums as well as issuing single shows for sale via band's Web site. He's also put together a remastered version of his 1979 solo album "A Curious Feeling" that he plans to release in 2009.

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003 886451

 

____________________


 
Replies:

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5008
(5043 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/7/2008 at 01:05 PM
The release of some older live shows is something that Genesis has apparently been working on for a while; on their band website, there's a list of shows that they had soundboard recordings for that they've been remastering.

However, as a big old Genesis fan, I must admit that there is a limit to my fascination with their love work, because they did not change very much from show to show. Very much like Rush.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1907
(1909 all sites)
Registered: 3/16/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/7/2008 at 03:03 PM
Yes, but one from each tour would be great! I have a nice soundboard of the 5/7/80 show. There have been a few official releases from that show that sound incredible, I'd love to hear that whole show sounding that good, but it's surprisingly awesome.

I will be extremely surprised, but extremely happy if the Gabriel/Banks/Rutherford/Hackett/Collins lineup reunited and did a tour. I hope it happens as that would be a great show.

 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 72
(72 all sites)
Registered: 3/25/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/7/2008 at 04:43 PM
I would love to hear Mule do a cover from any of the selections on Seconds Out.
Like "Dance on a Volcano". Very improbable, but fun to think about.

 

____________________
johngreeen

 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com