2024 it is now, and I can say that our project is pretty much on time. So there's a good chance that the new album will see the light of day in September this year. We are thinking about releasing it as a CD/DVD set with a 5.1 surround mix and some bonus tracks on the DVD.
This time, all proceeds will go to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. This is in the fine tradition of Genesis and Phil Collins, who performed a benefit concert for the foundation several decades ago.
Some of you may have already seen our video teaser, which premiered in the German forum's tipping game just before Christmas. It's a new take on one of the earliest songs Anthony Phillips was involved with. According to him, it was Genesis' only truly psychedelic song, with cryptic lyrics by Peter Gabriel that were typical of the genre. Perhaps this is why it was not included on their debut album, although it was professionally recorded during the album sessions in the summer of 1968. Our version includes one of the two later deleted bridges and alternative lyrics from the 1967 demo version.