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.