News Archive: 2001
This page features older news items from 2001 which have previously been featured on the main news page.
Some of the information included here may well now be out-of-date.
NB: In the early days of the site we didn't include an individual date for each news item as they were posted.
New album releases planned
Plans for forthcoming releases are now being made and it looks likely that the first of these will be a new Missing Links CD, which should be released early next year. The track listing for this is currently being compiled. A second Archive Collection CD is also being compiled.
Ant has recently spent some time writing some acoustic guitar material which should form the basis of a new album. TV and Library music commitments permitting, Ant hopes that this album will be released next year.
Tarka available again....
Earlier this year the Blueprint CD re-issue of Tarka became temporarily unavailable after the pressing run sold out. After a little prompting, Blueprint are repressing the album and it should now be available.
....but Antiques is almost sold out!
The pressing run of Antiques has now almost sold out, so until Voiceprint press more copies of the CD then this album is temporarily unavailable.
Survival Specials broadcast
News that will be of interest to UK-based visitors: two Survival Special wildlife TV programmes that Ant has written and recorded the music for have been broadcast.
Firstly, Bears of the Russian Front was shown on ITV on Sunday 5th August at 6:30 pm. Ant has written and recorded the music for this programme on his own. Secondly, Jaguar: Eater of Souls with music by Ant and Joji Hirota with Martin Robertson was broadcast on Sunday 12th August at 6:30 pm.
Archive Collection Volume 2
We've received a number of messages recently from visitors asking about the possible release of a second volume of The Archive Collection. There are no immediate plans for a release but work is currently going on to catalogue and transfer material from Ant's tape archive with a view to locating recordings for potential release. As soon as we have any definite news on any release we will announce it here.
Missing Links 2 re-issue
The Blueprint re-issue of Missing Links Volume Two: The Sky Road is now available in both the UK & the US. The CD features some new artwork but the running order of the album remains unchanged and no extra tracks have been added to it.
The Genesis Songbook - release date moves again!
Ant has given an interview for this documentary which takes a look at some songs from the history of Genesis. The release date for the programme on both VHS (PAL format) and DVD (Region 2) in the UK has now been re-scheduled (yet again) to July 23rd.
New Library Project
Ant is currently writing and recording material for a new Library project for Atmosphere music. As with all of Ant's Library music this won't be commercially available.
The Genesis Songbook
Ant has also given an interview for this forthcoming documentary project looking at the history of Genesis, which is scheduled for UK release on both VHS (PAL format) and DVD (Region 2) on May 7th. In addition, a UK TV screening for the programme on Channel 5 is now scheduled for 11:35 am on 29th April, according to the Channel 5 site.
As well as Ant, the documentary also includes contributions from all the main members of Genesis over the years and several associates including David Hentschel and Chris Welch alongside our very own Alan Hewitt, who was also involved in the research for the archive footage used.
Missing Links 2 re-issue
Missing Links Volume Two: The Sky Road is to be re-issued by Blueprint Records. The CD will feature some new artwork but the running order of the album remains unchanged and no extra tracks have been added to it. The planned release date for the CD is April 23rd in the UK and May 8th in the US.
The Genesis Songbook
Ant has given an interview for this forthcoming documentary which takes a look at songs from the history of Genesis. Scheduled for release in the UK on both video and DVD on May 7th, a TV screening is also set to take place on Channel 5 in the UK. An exact broadcast date has not been confirmed yet but as soon as it is we'll announce it here.
BBC Radio 4 play
Ant in collaboration with Roger Patterson recently wrote and recorded the music for Gold From The Sea, Bread From The Sky, a BBC Radio 4 play which was broadcast on 16th February. The play starred Andrew Sachs as the German chemist Fritz Harber.
New Survival Programmes
Ant recently finished work on two new TV projects. Both of these are Survival programmes - the first of these is about Bears and the other called Dungeons & Dragons is about Lemurs in Madagascar. Ant co-wrote the music for the second of these programmes in collaboration with Joji Hirota. No broadcast information is available for these programmes yet.
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