Posts by The_Genesis_Archive

    If however, it used the all available screen space, and is at an appropriate magnification to be readable, I might just stay a little bit longer and read it. Same for the articles from magazines, the initial sizing is unreadable, the magnified sizing is often just as annoying, there's a limit to how many clicks and drags people are prepared to make to get to the nitty gritty. In the past I've had to resort to using magnification software, because the sizing was so inappropriate.

    You do realise that since the summer of last year, we have had our magnify function reinstated. This was an original feature, but the plugin that powers it was discontinued. At a great cost along with other crucial updates, the magnify feature was brought back.


    The youtube video which we posted here, demonstrates how to use that feature at 2 minutes and 58 seconds. Adverts on youtube are just as annoying for everyone, but youtube is a business and that's how it makes money.


    Again, as you're not the one who ploughed close to £3.5k into the website last year. Its easy to complain, the magnify function is there and it should work fine on your computer.


    We have tour itineraries and all sorts of multi-page documents that are easy to read. We have had very little if next to no help from the supposed Genesis community, but plenty of nay sayers, detractors, people drying their teeth and those were the pleasant recollections.


    TGA

    Ian,


    The volume of material and the way it needs to be presented, dictates the design. It is very difficult to showcase the materials in any other way. Although suggestions which are allied to solutions are always welcome.


    It is easy for the both of you to criticise, something neither of you have invested the time and money into. As for the material, trying to please everyone all of the time is an impossible task. But archiving the history in the most accessible way possible was our intention from the beginning, this continues to be the case.


    As for being seduced by techno flash delivery, its a wordpress website which uses a theme. Nothing to flash about that. But far better than using drupal, and light years away from a html based website.


    As for the three websites that you have authored, kudos to you. But providing an archive over over 10,000 items is a far more challenging task, especially when people expect something for nothing.


    TGA

    I would recommend that people do not confuse an ordinary stereo cassette, with a professional mobile recording, recorded onto multi track tapes.


    Wembley 1975, Hammersmith 1976, Paris 1977, Savoy 1981 etc are known multi track live tapes.


    Kind Regards,


    TGA

    5.1: DVD or Blu Ray, don't mind which, it's not going to make a huge difference to me, my system is good, but uses small JBL speakers, so it's not as high fidelity as my stereo, it's just nice to hear stuff in surround. SACD is dead, really, it never caught on, and it's on the back foot now!


    foxfeeder, sadly on the subject of SACD I think we are in agreement. A real shame as a format it had great potential.


    TGA

    Ok thanks.


    Hmmm. I wonder therefore, what would TB's view be of the Revolution In The Head style of Genesis book I was thinking about. Like the Beatles book, it would focus entirely on the songs and in a different, more forensic way than the song-by-song book mentioned before.

    Yes although Mark Lewisholm did a similar book on The Beatles, charting every day in a kind of archive/diary style for The Beatles. It gave us at The Genesis Archive the idea for how we approach our website design/strategy. We even took a copy of the book with us when we interviewed Steve Hackett for our sister website, a quick 5 minute discussion gave us the impression it was going to be a good idea. It has since opened up a number of opportunities for us.


    TGA

    The SACD were hybrid and contained the stereo mix to play on a standard CD player.


    The farmer is correct, much as most SACD releases are Hybrid's. Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds, Peter Gabriel's SACD catalogue (all in 2.0 except UP).


    I've only ever lived in small houses (still waiting for that lottery win), but the systems I have had mostly had small speakers. I have a large surround sound catalogue now, Anthony Phillips, Mike Oldfield, Yes, King Crimson, are just some of the more diverse works outside of Genesis that I own.


    If anything Vinyl has had a resurgence, but I'm not sure why... Genesis really have triple dipped on Vinyl releases, but aside from the warmth that some speak of, I cannot see the allure of the format.


    I do think any work by Genesis going forward would likely be on Blu Ray. Looking at the recent Pink Floyd releases gives us a clue as to how Deluxe versions of the Genesis catalogue may look. Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is managed by Tony Smith.


    I really wanted Phil's solo work to be reissued in Surround sound, the word I got back was "he wasn't interested in doing that". A real pity!


    TGA

    All of the SACD boxsets came with the following:


    SACD 5.1

    SACD 2.0 (Stereo)

    CD Redbook audio (normal CD sound at normal CD resolution.


    DVD A 5.1

    DVD A 2.1 (stereo).


    SACD's were sold in these boxsets in Europe and Japan, in America Atlantic didn't want to spend any money so they opted for DVD A and CD's in those boxsets.


    Most people savaged the compression applied to the CD Redbook audio, missing the point that the boxsets were commissioned for the Surround Sound mixes on both SACD and DVD A. SACD's store and release the sound at a higher sampling rate, hence why they are the preferred medium. For another moaning about SACD's being a niche format, most Sony Playstation 2's would playback SACD releases. There were a number of home cinema systems that could happily playback the SACD material, including one released by Sony as a complete kit, this was called the DAV S-550 I brought that cheap in 2003, it came with an amp and 5 speakers and a Sub woofer. Later on I upgraded to separates, I had a Denon DVD player that also played SACD's which cost me £140 etc.


    On that fateful day in June 2006, that we were down the Farm... we got to hear a few of the new mixes, Behind The Lines actually doesn't fade... it continues finishing up with just Phil on the drums.


    The cheapest format of choice for record companies would be Blu Ray, they can fit more onto those discs. So any surround sound materials would end up on a blu ray disc, rather than SACD etc.


    A record company always provides a budget for a project, but it would be Genesis management who would have to come up with a project in the first place and projected sales (forecast).


    A tour is often in the modern age a good way to motivate a record company to do a project, its galling when you see Pink Floyd or The Beatles doing fantastic projects these days. But Genesis are not classed the same with Record companies struggling to see the demand. These online streaming services like Deezer and Spotify do very little for the artists and record companies financially.


    So its not a case of the band / management not wanting to do it!


    Hope this helps,


    TGA

    I haven't! The fact you don't like me criticizing the mess that too many people with too little relevance had too little focus to do properly is your problem, not mine.

    Criticism is welcome when its merited and due, it is encouraged when it's constructive and other ideas are debated fairly and remain relevant.


    What is it that you are trying to say here?

    Most band documentaries are going to disappoint a lot of fans, particularly with a band who cover so many styles and eras, but this one went nuclear in that respect. Almost NO-ONE liked it, even within the band it seems.


    Most band documentaries have the chance to fall fowl of the hype or unfair expectations placed upon them, especially concerning bands with a large catalogue or longevity. Went Nuclear is to suggest legal action followed, to suggest that almost no one liked it is also a generalisation. To then be so bold to say that the band didn't like it is indeed fatuous and naive.


    TGA