Rhino Records will release the 3 CD career-spanning Genesis Platinum Collection and Genesis Video Show as well as a new album and a hits collection from the side project Mike + The Mechanics. Genesis Platinum Collection is the first and only retrospective to cover both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins eras. The four hours of music on three CDS is the most comprehensive collection to date featuring everything from earlier Gabriel-era favorites like The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway to Top 40 hits like Hold On My Heart and Billboard Top 10 chart smashes Invisible Touch. Follow You Follow Me and Counting Out Time are a few of the 24 newly remixed tracks. Favorites I Cant Dace, Tonight Tonight Tonight and Turn It On Again round out the set. A twenty page booklet with liner notes by Hugh Fielder accompany the discs. Founded in the late 60s in Surrey, England, Genesis rose out of the ashes of earlier bands formed by schoolmates Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Michael Rutherford, and Anthony Phillips (who departed after 1969s Trespass, the album providing the final track on this stellar retrospective). Guitarist Steve Hackett soon signed on, as did drummer/vocalist Phil Collins, whod later emerge (as would Gabriel) as a solo superstar. Following Gabriels 1975 departure, Genesis grew from a progressive art-rock outfit into one of the biggest arena rock acts ever, with a long string of platinum-sellers and chart smashes.
Additionally, all of the Genesis promo videos will be released for the first time on DVD with Genesis Video Show. The digitally remastered videos include MTV staples Land of Confusion, Invisible Touch, and I Cant Dance as well as the 1999 version of Carpet Crawlers featuring Gabriel. Rare BBC footage of Paperlate is also included. Simultaneously, Genesis bassist/guitarist Rutherford reunites with Paul Carrack for the first Mike + The Mechanics album since 1999, Rewired. Rewired finds Mike + The Mechanics in top form with nine powerful new original songs including the driving electronic track One Left Standing (Version A), the sublime ballad If I Were You, and the adventurous title track. Re-mastered versions of Top 10 singles The Living Years, Silent Running and All I Need Is A Miracle are three of the 13 favorite tracks on another new disc Hits.
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