The story of "Tail" begins on November 25, 1974 at the latest at the Hotel Swingos in Cleveland, Ohio. "Peter came into my hotel room and said, 'Listen, I can't do this anymore. At the end of the tour I will leave the band', recalls Genesis' former manager Tony Smith. The group had just started the second part of their extensive US tour in Chicago a few days earlier. It had long been established in Great Britain and on the European mainland. In the States, however, it was still waiting for the breakthrough. She had only done six shows so far. More than 90 evenings lay ahead of her until the end of the tour on 22 May 1975 in Besançon, France, when Gabriel burst the bomb. The group agreed not to let anything get outside at first. The fear that fewer tickets might be sold was probably just a pretext. Secretly some in the band hoped Peter could change his mind.
Collins wears a black shirt, blue jeans and a hat that he has just bought, and despite his physical handicap is in good spirits. It has just become known that he is back together with his ex-wife Orianne - but now he is starting to talk about the big re-release project of his eight solo albums. After "Face Value" (1981) and "Both Sides" (1993) now "Hello, I Must Be Going!" is released (1982) and "Dance Into The Light" (1996).
eclipsed: Phil, how's your back?
Phil Collins: It will. If I stand long, it hurts.
eclipsed: The surgery in September was pretty serious, wasn't it?
For a long time Steve Hackett held up the flag of progressive rock of the seventies with his releases, to finally celebrate this peak on his own account with "Genesis Revisited" and at the same time reap the deserved harvest of his steadfastness. For this and above all to the new album, the concept album "Wolflight", the smart Brit is our question and answer.
The project "Genesis Revisited II", which is documented on the magnificent recordings "Live At Hammersmith" and "Live At The Royal Albert Hall", finally brought the English guitarist Steve Hackett, who was in the service of Genesis from 1971 to 1977, broader success as a solo artist - with a large-scale world tour and considerable sales figures. He had previously released several ambitious progressive rock albums, most recently "Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth" (2009) and "Beyond The Shrouded Horizon" (2011). With "Wolflight", he is now consistently continuing along this path.
GENESIS - 40 years of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
It wasn't as if Genesis hadn't explored the idea of conceptual rock art before 1974. After all, the band had previously released "Supper's Ready", an epic that spanned an entire LP page, and in 1973 presented songs on "Selling England By The Pound" that were held together by a certain idea of Britishness. However, Genesis had not yet dared to produce a record that would tell a coherent story from beginning to end.
ROBERT PLANT - Escape to the front
Mike's Rutherford's book "Rhythms of Life" is a blend of rock'n'roll biography and homage to the late father. Wide passages of the book are true treasure troves for the Genesis fan. We present here - as a look-up to the cover story of our last issue - an exclusive excerpt in which Rutherford remembers the time of the recordings of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway".
Headley Grange in East Hampshire was a large 18th century country house that had seen better days. Led Zeppelin lived there during the recordings of Physical Graffiti, which didn't necessarily make the building any better. When Genesis arrived in June 1974 to write The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, there were rats everywhere and hardly any furniture. Rich, who had been there for a few days to clean up, told us about ropes he had found on a bed!
It wasn't as if Genesis hadn't already been involved with the idea of conceptual rock art before 1974. After all, the band had previously released "Supper's Ready", an epic that spanned an entire LP page, and in 1973 presented songs on "Selling England By The Pound" that were held together by a certain idea of Britishness. However, Genesis had not yet dared to produce a record that would tell a coherent story from beginning to end.
Forty years ago, an album called "Selling England By The Pound" was released, which is seen by many Genesis and progressive rock fans as the culmination of a development at the end of which the pioneers, who started as a school band, became the kings of symphonic prog in the seventies. But the process that led to the creation of the milestone was quite problematic, sometimes even torturous. eclipsed tells the story of an album that was to shape an entire genre - and emphasized the origin of the musicians like no other.
Four for Eternity: Sabbath's "Vol. 4."
"Vol. 4" is perhaps the most underrated album of Black Sabbath by the music interested public. Fans and connoisseurs see it differently, however, because the LP with the low association title is one of the most important in the career of the band that is so decisive for the history of hard rock. The fact that the album was released in September 1972 still borders on a miracle in view of the massive cocaine consumption of the band.
THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRESSIVE ROCK,
Part 13 The great discussion on the present and future of the genre
The band for all occasions
Genesis is familiar to anyone who owns a radio. So in the end every rock fan has an opinion about the multifaceted formation. Of course not everyone a good one. If Progressive Rock, whose figurehead the band was in its most exciting phase, is not everyone's cup of tea, rock lovers generally agree on the negative assessment of the British pop phase. But the truth is: Genesis are magicians, their music is still enchanting today. eclipsed lets himself fall into the comforting sounds of his old group together with Steve Hackett and presents a shopping list SPECIAL.
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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.