Sometimes the smallest - or shortest - songs/pieces have the longest names: e. g. 'The burnt-out cattle truck hits the road' or 'Will the last man off te ice-rink (turn off the lights, please)' or even 'Ocho pomelos con pimienta - prestame un mango, pibe!' If I remember those titles correctly ...
Very shocked to see so many Ukrainians being killed, a totally unnecessary war being deliberately started in Europe. This invasion is one man’s barbaric decision.
This action is a war crime, and whatever else happens, he should never be allowed to leave Russian soil again.
Back in the early 1980's a much older Genesis fan than myself told me that Peter had removed the first two letters from 'Israel' to come up with the name Rael.
Nice coincidence(?) btw:
Genesis' single-track summum opus 'Supper's Ready' ends with the word/Name:
Their album summum opus 'The Lamb ...' ends with the last words of the last track 'it' in the fade-out:
[it] is Rael (~Israel).
The name seems to be of Hebrew Origin:
"Messenger to Elohim"
Elohim or El was God's name prior to Moses' encounter of the burning bush.
The person that the linked article relates to named himself Rael not long before work on the Lamb started - coincidence?
Not outstanding and maybe not really trivia, but I'll have a go:
AFAIK there's only two Genesis tracks feat. the drummer on brushes (Phil hated 'em). Which are the two songs?
Christian conducted an enlightening interview with Adam Kromelow:
In addition, there is a brief review, too:
Apologies if these have been posted already: stumbled upon these "unfiltered" interviews which I think were from the sessions eventually cut into Sum Of The Parts. They've popped up on youtube on the account of John Edginton who directed the film. TB, PC and SH either side of 2 hours, MR about 1 hour, the others 25mins or so. The ones I've dipped into so far start rather suddenly, I get the impression stuff has been chopped off the front but there's still about near enough 8 hours to dive into.
A Google search shows that it's Mike Rutherford - is this correct?
Might be - Mike was experienced in writing absurd lyrics (Ripples). On the other hand it sounds like it's simply grown from Phil's improvised singing.
David (with Big Big Train) besides Spectral Mornings had also covered Anthony Phillips' Master Of Time:
May he rest in peace.
If I'm not mistaken, "She'll Be Waiting" is the last new song released that has Ant singing lead.
Yep, apparently you are right. AFAIK only 1 new song was released afterwards, but with a female's vocals: Credo In Cantus ("I believe in chants"?) from Seventh Heaven - Lyrics in pseudo-Latin (meaning nonsense, according to Ant).
Let's re-ignite our hopes again! Hasn't any Genesis activity so far been followed by a new release from Peter within only a few months?
Here's some evidence ...
16 Nov 2009: Genesis release the last in their series of boxes, the "Genesis Movie Box 1981-2007".
12 Feb 2010: Peter releases "Scratch My Back".
2 Nov 1999: Genesis release "The Carpet Crawlers 1999".
12 Jun 2000: Peter releases "OVO".
7 May - 2 Aug 1992: Genesis tour across North Amerika und Europe.
29 Sep 1992: Peter releases "Us".
- Phil Collins Big Band, Antibes 1996: Wot Gorilla?
- Anthony Phillips: Masquerade
- Olivier Messiaen: Improvisations inédits
Those chords made of fourths just haunt me. And with every "When I'm sleep at night ..." a warm sun rises (paradoxically).
Thought it might be that the singer's first name is featured in the song. But that's only clearly true for The Dividing Line ("a little ray of light"). But in It you have "peter" only as an anagram in "pretentious", and in Throwing It All Away you'll just find the odd drum "fill" as in almost any song with drums ...
Another thought was: Maybe the song's title is quoted in another song by Genesis (or related to Genesis). That's certainly true for It, but which songs' lyrics contain "throwing it all away" or "the dividing line" ...?