Genesis - Gli Anni Prog - by Mario Giammetti
Sunday March 16th, at 5.30 PM, Mario Giammetti will launch his recent book "Genesis - Gli anni Prog" (Giunti Editore) at San Domenico Maggiore monastery in the centre of Naples, with Steve Hackett special guest.
Steve will not perform, but will have a chat with Mario and the host Massimo Fargnoli, director of Accademia Musicale Napoletana.
Lello Brandi and Lino Vairetti, who shared the stage with Genesis during an Italian tour in 1972 with their band Osanna, will recall those glorious times, and Giovanni De Liso, author of 2009 book "Genesis - Once Upon A Time", will also contribute to the afternoon, which will be also gratified by a short live performance of Notturno Concertante, who will revisit some Genesis and Hackett pieces for two acoustic guitars played by Lucio Lazzaruolo and Raffaele Villanova.
A new book by Italian writer Mario Giammetti dealing with the progressive era of Genesis (1969 - 1975). The studio albums of that period (from From Genesis To Revelation to The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway) are critically analysed with the fundamental input of all band members, interviewed by Giammetti himself and British journalist Mike Kaufmann.
Mario, in particular, listened to of all the albums together with some of the protagonists: Tony Banks (who also wrote the interesting foreward), Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips all kindly dedicated their time to comment, minute by minute, the music, something which makes this volume really different.
Although the book (240 colour pages with a lavish layout) is written in Italian, it is still worthy for Genesis fans worldwide, thanks to loads of rare and unseen before photos, as well as ticket stubs and other memorabilia. Plus, it features an updated and accurate list of all the gigs of the Genesis tours, compiled with the help of American collector George German.