New interview with Ant (News
An extended face-to-face interview with Ant
by Mark Powell of Esoteric Records for Cherry Red TV is now available to
watch on online.
The interview is in two parts: part one
covers Ant's time
with Genesis, whilst part two covers Ant's solo career.
Ant signs with Esoteric
Records (News date: 1-7-14)
Esoteric Records (a
label of the Cherry Red Records Group) have today announced that
they have signed Ant to the label and have also announced the first
planned releases from his back catalogue.
The first release will be 5 CD deluxe boxed set in October 2014 entitled
Harvest of the Heart, which celebrates Ant's rich musical heritage
and extensive back catalogue by featuring recordings made between 1969 and the present day, drawn from his many albums. In addition the set will include ten previously unreleased tracks and the rare
track Compression by Mike Rutherford (previously unreleased on CD) which features
Ant on keyboards and was the B-side to Mike's 1980 single Working in
Ant says: ''I'm delighted to be working with Mark Powell at Esoteric Recordings and being reunited with the esteemed Cherry Red Records after my one-off compilation with them in the mid
80s. Their enthusiasm has been both warm and infectious, encouraging me to take the plunge with a new song-based album soon, and I consider myself fortunate to have found such a happy home for my sizeable catalogue!''
Ant's catalogue releases will continue in January 2015 with the release of a deluxe edition of his legendary
debut album The Geese and the Ghost (featuring Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and John Hackett)
and which will include a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album by Simon Heyworth. Further announcements
on this will be made closer to release.
Sunday Telegraph interview (News
Further to the announcement around the
forthcoming Genesis documentary (and the suggestion from the publicity for
it that it will reunite all the 'original' members of the band), Ant has
been interviewed by the Sunday Telegraph about his time in the group and
his own career. The interview is included in the print edition of
the newspaper and can also be read
BBC Genesis documentary (News date:
The BBC has announced a new
feature-length documentary on Genesis (with the working title 'Together
and Apart') which is due to be screened later in the year on BBC 2.
Ant has been interviewed for the documentary, which has been made with the
full co-operation of the band.
As part of the initial publicity for the
documentary, it has been revealed that the five members of the 'classic'
line-up of the band (Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Tony
Banks and Phil Collins) have reunited for a joint interview as part of the
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