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Harvest of the Heart available to pre-order (News date: 24-8-14, updated 20-10-14)

The deluxe 5 CD anthology box set Harvest of the Heart which is released by Esoteric Records is available to pre-order now from Cherry Red (copies of the set that are pre-ordered from Cherry Red will include a card insert signed by Ant) and Amazon

Update: Due to manufacturing issues, the release date for the box set has now been revised to 10th November.  Copies pre-ordered directly from Cherry Red are likely to be despatched before this revised date.

Harvest of the Heart celebrates Ant's rich and diverse musical heritage by featuring a comprehensive selection of recordings made between 1969 and the present day, drawn from his many albums.  In addition the set will include ten previously unreleased tracks, the 1973 recording of Silver Song (featuring Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford) and the rare track Compression by Mike Rutherford, which features Ant on keyboards.  

With a total playing time of over six hours, Harvest of the Heart provides a definitive overview of Ant's career to date as a recording artist.  The track listing for the set can be seen here

 

 

New interviews published (News date: 16-10-14)

     

New interviews with Ant to tie-in with the forthcoming release of Harvest of the Heart are included in the current editions of the UK magazines Prog and Record Collector, both of which are out now.

The interview with Record Collector reveals amongst other things that Ant's unfulfilled ambition is to play be-bop jazz whilst the feature in Prog includes some new photos of Ant, shot especially for the magazine.

The edition of Record Collector also includes a feature on sought-after first albums, with the rare mono edition of From Genesis To Revelation making an appearance in the listing of desirable debut releases.

 

New interview with Ant (News date: 29-9-14)

A new interview with Ant for the Hit Channel site in Greece has now been published and can be seen (in English) here.  The interview covers a number of topics including the new Anthology release Harvest of the Heart and the 5.1 remix of The Geese & The Ghost.

Genesis: Together and Apart documentary (News date: 29-9-14, updated 7-10-14)

The feature length documentary Genesis: Together and Apart was broadcast on BBC2 on Saturday 4th October at 21:15.  Ant was interviewed for the documentary, which has been made with the full co-operation of the band.  Amongst the archive material included in the programme were clips from the footage shot at the Atomic Sunrise gig Genesis played at the Roundhouse in London in March 1970, which is the only footage of the band with Ant that is known to exist.  

Further information about the programme and a clip from it can be found on the BBC site.  In addition, the documentary is due to be released on DVD and BluRay under the title Sum of the Parts on 17th November with 30 minutes of additional footage not included in the broadcast version of the programme.

Cherry Red TV interview with Ant (News date: 30-7-14)

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 Line.

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 date: 22-6-14)

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 online.   

BBC Genesis documentary (News date: 22-6-14)

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 film.  

 

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