Posts by raeltheduke

    Yes I just registered for the presale for Philly. Question, now say I wanted to go to the New York show, or keep my options open, do I need to pre register for both shows separately?

    I got this from the loudersound website:

    Venues in all the tour cities (except Cleveland and Philadelphia) will issue SafeTix mobile tickets. SafeTix tickets use a unique barcode that refreshes every few seconds. This makes the tickets impossible to counterfeit. SafeTix mobile tickets need a smartphone to display. No other tickets will be accepted for entry to shows in these cities.

    I wouldn't know why those two cities don't have the ticket protection but it is good to know in advance.

    The only one I missed was the "Charcoal" Live Box. Something I regret and would like to have now but the only way to get a copy is through EBay at ridiculous prices.

    Luckily, I own the other cubic box sets and the Archives Vol. I & II that were released earlier. They are all out of print now.

    The Dividing Line also became my favorite. Actually, I was surprised that Ray WIlson took over. I knew Stiltskin, but never was a fan. Inside was a massive hit, bit the connection to Genesis didn't seem obvious. So I was hoping for a darker, heavier album.

    Some tracks shopuld have been dropped, i.e. If That's What You Need. Anything Now would have fit much better.

    I also like Small Talk.

    On the other hand, Shipwrecked and Not About Us remain. favorites of mine as they are decent ballads.

    Agreed; after I discovered the bootleg double CD "Live in Poland", I was able to at least get an idea on how the band sounded in early 1998.

    Sadly they never came to this side of the pond so it was great to hear Ray's interpretations of classics like: The Lamb, Carpet crawlers, Firth of Fifth and a few Collins era tunes like Mama, Domino and Home by the Sea. Ray and the band did an excellent job!

    Also on this Poland setlist are: Alien afternoon, Dividing line, Shipwrecked and of course, Congo.

    I never understood why Chester and Daryl were not in the 1998 live band but Nir Z and Anthony Drennan did a respectable job live.

    When I heard the song "Congo" for the first time, I thought it was a song by Oasis or Green Day, but never by Genesis. Also that the voice was not at all recognizable to that of Phil Collins so when I found out it was a new Genesis song by a new vocalist and album I was not only surprised but it took me a while to assimilate.

    This slow moving effect would have never happened now in the internet era. Faxes were kind of slow, eh?

    After I became familiar with the Calling all stations album, the song "Dividing line" became my favorite and all was good. So sad it lasted such a short time, this new trio could have done great things but it was never meant to be.

    Can’t see these shows happening at all this year just got news Steven Wilson has completely cancelled his tour now. Also Nick Mason Saucerful of Secrets have yet again cancelled the twice re arranged dates. No chance. Was feeling optimistic due to the vaccine roll out been such a success, but I didn’t factor in the people from abroad whom have probably bought a lot of tickets. Unfortunately I doubt they will be able to come to the UK to see these shows. Just ain’t going to happen, this virus is causing never ending cancellations and it’s showing no sign of getting any better sadly.

    Compared to what Nick Mason did as you say, Roger Waters has only announced that the whole 2020 tour had been postponed but gave no new dates. His notice ended by saying: "If it saves ONE life, it is worth it."

    But sad thing is, they are both not getting any younger to still be touring :-(

    From my end, I'm excited to share the news that I have my appointment to receive my first annoculation vaccine next Monday, YAY!! :-)

    Two big stars of the movie screen left us this week: George Segal and Jessica Walter.

    To be dearly missed as their contributions to the Art of Drama & Comedy entertainment will always keep their memory alive.


    German and Dutch shows now postponed until end of 2022. Logistic reasons apply since no Scandinavian dates could be arranged for late 2021 (before or after the German/Dutch shows). Scandinavian dates for end of 2022 will be announced shortly.…2022-tour-dates-s769.html

    For a Canadian band, maybe the new Brexit visa and border crossing policies will not have such a heavy impact as stated by several UK artists like Fish and Elton John. They have said that now Brexit makes it much more difficult and unfeasible for them to tour the EU. We'll have to wait and see how all this post-covit pans out eventually but for sure, it will never be the same sadly.

    Without being influenced by reading the many previous posts, my 3 selections are:

    Selling England by the pound - The Lamb lies down on Broadway - Duke

    Hands down. Although I was fortunate to have seen all three album tours live, I also am passionately driven by their musical excellence. In fact for me, these are among my most fervishing and highly loved records of all time.

    .... or imagine Collin and Hackett never joined the band.

    That was my thought when I read in Steve's book that he could have lived his youth and adulthood in Canada if it were not that his parents got homesick and returned to England. Then, he would have never joined Genesis. He fulfilled his destiny!

    For Steve:

    Since you briefly lived in Canada as you described in your book, did you ever consider coming back and how disappointed or happy were you with your parents decision on returning to England?

    Anticipated thanks if you introduce my questions to Steve and hope that the interview is soon!

    I switch from cable DVR, live TV, DVD & Blu Ray player, live streaming like Netflix or Prime to my IPTV App (which includes SKY channels). But not enough time, work comes first, so I enjoy that only during evenings.

    Due to not being able to afford premium TV subscriptions at the time, I was unable to see Game of Thrones when it came out in 2011 and was popular on HBO. So now much later, I bought all 8 seasons and have been watching them with passion and excitement. The locations and visuals are stunning as is the storyline and characters. I keep craving for more and although I know how it will all end but love seeing how it all unfolded. It is complicated to follow all the different Kingdoms, leniages, origins, battles and even languages but that states how broad this series was. And yes, my favorite character is Tyrion Lannister.