LOS ANGELES -- Genesis -- Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford -- returned after 15 years with one of 2007's most successful tours. After a series of brilliant stadium performances across Europe, the tour ended with a spellbinding grand finale in Rome as the band performed in front of 500,000 fans who filled the historic Circo Massimo for this free, open-air concert. Legendary director David Mallet captured the entire 2 hour and 36 minute spectacle with multiple cameras for WHEN IN ROME 2007.
This three-DVD set includes the entire concert, plus photo galleries, deleted scenes and photographic reproductions of tour programs. Additionally, the third disc contains "Come Rain Or Shine," an extraordinary fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed by Anthony Mathile that covers the entire tour from the planning stages in 2006 to the show in Rome. Pre-orders for this massive triple DVD set are now available starting May 7, 2008, exclusively at walmart.com, samsclub.com, and genesis-music.com. The DVD, scheduled for a June 10 release, will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. as well as Walmart.com, samsclub.com and genesis-music.com.
Filmed on July 14, 2007, the show spans such Genesis classics as "Land Of Confusion" and "Mama" to older Genesis repertoire "Los Endos," "Carpet Crawlers" and the haunting "Ripples." Each track on the first two discs gives the viewer access to visual extras relating to each song on the DVD. Beautifully packaged in a slipcase, the DVD digi-pak includes a 28-page booklet.
The concert is a showcase for the classic Genesis line-up of Banks, Collins and Rutherford along with longtime sidemen Chester Thompson (drums) and Daryl Stuermer (guitar). The stunning stage production for the Turn It On Again tour included the largest screen ever used at a concert, spanning nearly 210 feet. The set was designed by world famous Mark Fisher and the spectacular lighting show, the work of genius Patrick Woodroffe. During the tour, Genesis played to a staggering 1.4 million fans during 22 European dates before heading to North America in September 2007 to play 25 more dates from Toronto to Los Angeles.
On the third disc, the nearly two-hour documentary, "Come Rain Or Shine," offers an unusually frank and humorous look into the dynamics of life on the road and the mechanics, decisions and presentation of a legendary band on tour for the first time in 15 years. The film charts the band's epic journey, including the very first meeting of the band at a rehearsal studio in New York in September 2006, planning the tour, capturing the real personalities behind Genesis and the pitfalls of planning of a multi-million dollar production.
Last spring, Rhino launched a complete upgrade of the band's catalog with the first two in a series of three box sets containing all 13 studio albums by one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. The box sets present each album as a two-disc set with a CD featuring a newly remixed version of the original studio album, and a DVD that includes a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album as well as videos, photo galleries, photographic reproductions of tour programs and interviews with band member filmed exclusively for this extensive collection.
This fall, Rhino will conclude the series with its highly anticipated box set covering Genesis' early years with founding member Peter Gabriel. Spanning six years, the set will include such progressive rock classics as Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.
WHEN IN ROME 2007 DVD Track Listing
DISC 1 (Duration 1:19:22)
1. (Dukes Intro)
2. Turn It On Again - QuickTime, Media Player
3. No Son Of Mine
4. Land Of Confusion - QuickTime, Media Player
5. In The Cage Medley
In The Cage
Cinema Show (excerpt)
Dukes Travels (excerpt)
7. Hold On My Heart
8. Home By The Sea
9. Follow You Follow Me
10. Firth Of Fifth (excerpt)
11. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
EXTRAS (Duration 33:57)
12. How Does Duke's End End?
13. We're Gonna Take It Up A Bit
14. Plugged In. Turned On. On the Edge
15. Minimal Confusion
16. Tony Changed His Mind
17. We Need More Lights
18. Counting The Bars To 'Heart'
19. Working On Home
20. Mike Wants Phil's 'Feel' On Drums
21. From 'G' To 'G' On 'Firth'
22. Time To Dance
Tour Program Gallery
DISC 2 (Duration 1:17:49)
3. Throwing It All Away
5. Conversations With 2 Stools
6. Los Endos
7. Tonight Tonight Tonight (excerpt)
8. Invisible Touch
9. I Can't Dance
10. Carpet Crawlers - QuickTime, Media Player
EXTRAS (Duration 38:42)
11. Bring The Pitch Down Like Elton
12. 'Acoustic' Ripples
13. 'Throwing It All' Down
14. Tony Talks About His Inspiration
15. The Drum Duet
16. Not A Period Piece
17. Invisible Key
18. Phil, Tony & Mike, And Phil & Mike
19. Singing Along
DISC 3 (Duration 1:50:18)
Documentary - Come Rain Or Shine