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Hello, and welcome to the 99th edition of TWR… one more to go and we reach the magic 100 folks, who would have thought it eh? Anyway, more of that later on with the news…

First of all, after completing the highly successful Word Of Mouth 2017 tour, Mike & The Mechanics released their new studio album, Let Me Fly on 7th April preceded by a radio single: I Don’t Know What Came Over Me, on 28th February, and the Mechanics’ back catalogue is also scheduled for re-release in the near future. You can read our tour report and exclusive interview with Mike and the band later in this edition. The band are also hitting the road again in September for a further round of shows - catch them if you can!

Steve Hackett’s new album: The Night Siren was released on 24th March and a review of that can be found later in this edition and an interview with Steve about it can be found in our big centenary edition next time. Steve is currently at the start of what promises to be another extensive round of touring including his first gigs in Australia and New Zealand, celebrating not only the release of the new album but also the fortieth anniversary of the album that was his swansong in Genesis - Wind & Wuthering. We shall have TWR’s tour report in our next edition..

Phil Collins has added extra dates to his Not Dead Yet tour with extra shows being added in Paris and Cologne and a show in Dublin also being added along with the more exciting news for your editor of a gig in Liverpool on 2nd June - at last I get to see Phil in my own home town! There is no other news of any other gigs at the moment but if we have any other information we shall bring it to you next time.

No definitive news on Peter Gabriel’s current activities at the moment. Any chance of the Rock Scissors tour being brought to Europe and the UK this year looks to have been effectively scuppered by Sting’s tour duties in support of his new album. Speaking of which, any idea when we may expect one from you, Mr Gabriel…???

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Ray Wilson’s latest album continues to garner excellent review and deservedly so. Ray continues to gig extensively throughout Europe but sadly still no sign of UK gigs.

The re-issues campaign by Esoteric Records continues with the impending re-issue on 5.1 of both Tarka and Slowdance by Anthony Phillips. We hope to chat to Anthony about both of these and his current activities in time for our centenary celebrations next edition.

Tony Banks is reported to have commenced recording for a new orchestral project although this is not the completion of “Arpegg” the piece he was commissioned to write for the Cheltenham Festival a few years ago, but something else entirely and Tony has been to Prague recently for recording sessions and we hope to have more news on this in our centenary edition.

That’s all the latest news folks, so get on with enjoying the contents of yet another bumper edition!

Alan Hewitt
May 2017


Still unemployed...

Stuart Barnes
May 2017


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