After Phil Collins left the band in 1996, Ray Wilson was Genesis' lead singer for the rest of the nineties. For the only album of this formation, "Calling All Stations", he wrote three songs. He has refined his songwriting qualities on several solo albums. Since then he has transformed his short membership in the band into a live sounding coin by touring with his own Genesis programs ("Genesis Classic", "Genesis Unplugged"). He also sang for Steve Hackett on his "Genesis Revisited" tour.
eclipsed: "Time & Distance is a tribute to your time with Genesis. What is your summary today of your collaboration with Banks and Rutherford?
Ray Wilson: Looking back, it now seems like a tiny part of my life. At that time, however, I really enjoyed performing this great wealth of musical material. So many outstanding songs with such a repertoire of feelings. But I especially enjoyed composing together with the guys to create something new like "There Must Be Some Other Way".
eclipsed: As you know, you would have liked to have continued after "Calling All Stations"..
Wilson: Definitely back then. When we finished the tour with "Rock im Park"/"Rock am Ring", we had somehow found ourselves as a band. It was a little bit rockier than before, maybe with a little more power and bite. Considering that nothing has come from Genesis for over twenty-five years, it's a shame that we didn't make more albums. A missed chance.
Parlour Flames is the Manchester musician and lyricist Vinny Peculiar (Alan Wilkes) and Bonehead (Paul Arthurs), ex-guitarist of Oasis, who almost certainly has nerves of steel, when he has endured so long with his two unsympathetic employers (the G brothers, of course).
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.