Audio Fidelity Set to Release Phil Collins & Genesis Albums
Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has announced April 24 as the release date for the reissue of two classic rock albums. Phil Collins' chart-topping 1989 solo set BUT SERIOUSLY will be released as a 24-Karat Gold CD, and Ten Years After's 1971 A SPACE IN TIME, released in 24-Karat Gold format last year, will return in a 180-gram vinyl LP edition. Both recordings will be available as numbered, limited editions that will be sold through online and brick-and-mortar retailers alike.
Additionally, on April 21, in support of the fifth annual "Record Store Day," Audio Fidelity will reissue Genesis' rare 1977 EP SPOT THE PIGEON. This rare recording will be available only from the some 700 independent music retailers participating in the annual event.
On April 21, in celebration of Record Store Day-the annual national event that salutes more than 700 independent music retailers-Audio Fidelity will issue Genesis' rare 1977 EP SPOT THE PIGEON, comprised of three tracks recorded for but left off the band's WIND & WUTHERING album: "Match the Day," "Pigeons" and "Inside and Out." The band's final release before guitarist Steve Hackett departed, SPOT THE PIGEON, which rose to No. 14 on the U.K. charts, has only sporadically been available (on Genesis anthologies) since it was first issued. Audio Fidelity's reissue is poised to stir interest within both the collector and audiophile communities because it will feature all three songs on both sides, but one side will play at 45 rpm, the other at 33 1/3. It will also be pressed on the same blue vinyl as its original incarnation. The SPOT THE PIGEON EP will only be available from independent record retailers participating in "Record Store Day" nationwide.