Friday, September 26, 2014

Genesis: Together and Apart: New Reunion Documentary coming from the BBC

9/26/14 9:14AM

October 4th, BBC2 9:15PM

I wonder if/when BBC America will be airing it? Trailer?
6/16/14 6:12PM

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Genesis and the BBC have been working together over the last few months on GENESIS: TOGETHER AND APART

A feature length documentary on one of the most successful bands in rock history. From its first beginnings as a band of songwriters in the late 1960s to its final incarnation as a rock giant in the 1990s – via full-blown theatrical progressive rock in the mid-1970s and the subtler jazzy pop of the early 1980s – Genesis could perplex and enrage the die-hards, whilst exciting and exhilarating the newer disciples.

Made with the full co-operation of Genesis, the film reunites all original members of the band together – Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford – for the first time since 1975.

The film recounts an extraordinary musical story, exploring the band’s songwriting as well as emotional highs and lows, alongside previously unseen archive material and rare performance footage across their entire career.

Transmission date to be confirmed.

Not that there haven't been other documentaries that included the 5 guys, namely just the doc Genesis: A History that came out in 1991 as well as the docs that came with the Remasters Boxed Set.

I but suppose a fully in-depth/proper documentary might warrant interest, including sort of what their legacy and influence has become in the last 20+ years. Maybe stuff like The Musical Box and the Rock Hall inductions may be included. 

Kevin Gilbert? kind of doubtful, but who knows if anyone involved at the BBC knows he was supposed to audition around the time of his death.

I suppose just having the 5 guys all together, in 1 room? reminiscing, etc could add something new no matter, even for nostalgia's sake.. Plus I would be curious who all the BBC may get to interview, people from Marillion? Steven Wilson? members of Yes, etc

Will it lead to a reunion show/tour or even recording? pretty doubtful of course.

I would like to believe they will include the likes of Anthony Phillips and some of the other ex-members (even Ray Wilson and Nick D'Virgilio), but who knows about that.