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Hello again good people and welcome to yet another edition of your favourite Genesis online magazine! Here is the news…

Phil Collins continues to be incredibly busy. His Plays Well With Others set was released on 29th September 2018. Phil has completed a highly successful series of shows in North America with further shows in Australia, New Zealand and Europe planned for 2019.

Steve Hackett undertook his Genesis Revisited With Orchestra UK tour in early October and as usual TWR was in attendance at several of these shows. We also conducted an in depth behind the scenes series of interviews with the band and also with Conductor Bradley Thachuk and Orchestral Arranger, Steve Thachuk on what it is like putting together shows like these. You can read the full interviews later in this edition. Steve also released the Broken Skies - Outspread Wings box set on 5th October.. This effectively covers the rock albums released by START and Camino Records between 1984 - 2006. We also spoke to Steve about this project too and you can read that later in this edition as well. Steve has also completed work on the follow up to last year’s Night Siren album.: At The Edge Of Light, which is scheduled for release on 25th January. More about that in our next edition.
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Steve’s brother John also released a new album with Nick Fletcher on 12th October. Titled Beyond The Stars a review can be found elsewhere in this edition along with a chat we had with John and the band.

Mike & The Mechanics have been reportedly at work in the studio on a follow up to 2016’s highly successful Let Me Fly album. A thirtieth anniversary re-issue edition of Living Years is also due to be released in December this year. An extensive UK tour is also scheduled for spring next year and we hope to be able to talk to Mike and the band about the album and the tour in time for our next edition.

Anthony Phillips continues to work on several projects and Esoteric Records reissued his 2005 album Field Day on 30th November. TWR managed to catch up with Anthony for a chat about the various reissues and his more recent activities and that can be read in our next edition. Esoteric reissue the magnificent Seventh Heaven album on 25th January 2019

Ray Wilson continues to tour under his various guises throughout mainland Europe and is no doubt working on a new album. If we have any further news on Ray’s activities, we shall bring them to you next time.

That is all the news for now. Enjoy the rest of this edition.

Alan Hewitt
February 2018


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