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Harvest of the Heart track listing (News date: 24-8-14)

Esoteric Records have now announced the track listing for the forthcoming 5 CD deluxe box set anthology Harvest of the Heart, which can be seen here.  The set is due for release on 27th October and is available for pre-order now.  Ant will be signing copies of the set that are pre-ordered from Cherry Red.  

New 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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