Peter Gabriel And Genesis Reunite

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It is not going to be the reunion you may be hoping for, but there is still reason to celebrate.

The quintet lineup from the band’s classic prog-rock era (Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford) has reteamed for a new feature-length BBC documentary, titled Genesis: Together and Apart. Gabriel’s team also confirmed the great news today.

The project features previously unseen and rare footage, and will trace their evolution from their early prog days to their transitional era after Gabriel’s left to their radio-friendly commercial success in the Eighties. All five members appeared together in a press picture, the first time since a 1998 event when they promoted their first box set.

This non-musical reunion will likely stir up rumors of a full-band tour. Gabriel quit Genesis in 1975, and the last time all five members performed together was in 1982 at the Milton Keynes Bowl, with the goal of helping Gabriel escape debt after the commercial failure of the first WOMAD festival.

For the show, named “Six of the Best,” the front man teamed with the then-trio line-up (Collins, Banks, Rutherford) and touring members Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson; Hackett flew in from South America, making it in time for two encore songs, “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” and “The Knife.”

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