Archive for September, 2015


New Mama Trailer / Promo Video

Mama Genesis Tribute Show at The Green Hotel, KinrossMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band today releases a new promo video, soundcheck recorded track and radio interview. Busy day!

We’ve got a fair bit of news and content in today’s news post!

First up, we’ve been playing around with the video footage we shot a while back at our Bacup show. As you may recall, we shot this show on four HD cameras with the intention of creating a saleable DVD and Blu-ray Disc. We’re not quite there yet with the final product, but we have got a sneak preview which we created to promote our next two shows.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Kinross 2015

Speaking of which, you can catch the band in a Mama first on the weekend of the 25th & 26th September 2015. It’s a first because we will be performing two shows back to back. It’s also unique because one of those shows will be dedicated to the hits and other great songs that were produced not just by Genesis, but also by Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike & The Mechanics.

Mama Genesis Tribute Show at The Green Hotel, Kinross

Rain Down

As if that wasn’t enough news for you, we’re going to throw in a new track you can listen to below. This track was recorded during the sound check at our last show in Thornton. It’ll no doubt feature on the Saturday night in Kinross.

Now you’re thinking, that’s everything right? Wrong. Shortly before our Hull show (North Ferriby), JW was asked for an interview by Andy Fea (a presenter on Beverly FM). If you’ve been following Mama for a long time, you may recall Andy interviewing JW at Tribfest one year (listen to it here). We got hold of a copy of this new interview and of course, you can stream it from our website to listen to it.

Local to Kinross or Scotland?

That’s pretty much it for this news post. If you’re in the Kinross area and you fancy coming down to see the band perform on one night, the other night or both nights, we’d love to see you there. You can get tickets from the Mundell Music website.

If you are NOT in the Kinross area or even in Scotland, might we suggest a weekend away? The Green Hotel is a great place to stay, central for golfers, serves stunning food and has Mama on all weekend to keep everyone entertained. Not to mention, we’ll be staying over ourselves, so you can help us keep the Genesis spirit going through the early hours by joining us in the bar!

Mama Genesis Tribute Show at The Green Hotel, Kinross

So, if you haven’t already signed up for our email newsletter (so we can send you information like you’re reading here) then do so on our Newsletter page. Feel free to leave your comments below, telling us what you thought of the new promo video (it’s a work in progress, so we are looking for cool suggestions). That’s all for now. We hope to see some of you in Kinross.

Phil Collins Reissues Take A Look At Me NowCommences with the November 6th release of extended and remastered versions of Face Value and Both Sides

Phil Collins revisits a career that can boast over 100 million sales and numerous worldwide #1 albums with the new ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ retrospective reissue campaign in which all eight of his albums will be issued as extended and remastered editions. The campaign commences with the November 6th release of his 1981 debut album ‘Face Value’ and 1993’s ‘Both Sides’.

Entirely curated and compiled by Collins himself, his idea for the ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ concept is to examine how his songs have evolved over time, with the majority of the additional content throughout the series focused on live versions of the tracks. By contrasting the original studio versions of the material with later performances, the series demonstrates how Collins’ songs take on a life of their own once they’re freed from the confines of the studio.

The extended versions of the albums will also be completed with carefully selected demos and b-sides.

“I’ve always been quite proud of my demos and have often made them available as B-sides, but with a few exceptions, I have avoided including those on these collections,” says Collins. “Instead, I’ve focused on how nicely the songs developed when played on stage, rather than showing how they originated.”

Each album in the series will be remastered by Nick Davis, who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound album for his work on the Genesis ‘1970-1975’ box set. Davis has also worked on all of the Genesis retrospective reissues.

Phil Collins Both SidesThe remaining six albums of Collins’ solo discography will follow in the coming months. They also feature a bold new artwork concept in which Collins’ has recreated his poses from the original album covers with new photography that was shot in the present day.

Initially released shortly after Collins’ 30th birthday, ‘Face Value’ was propelled to international multi-Platinum status with the help of the smash hit single ‘In The Air Tonight’. Other notable tracks on the album include the follow-up singles ‘I Missed Again’ and ‘If Leaving Me Is Easy’, as well as ‘Behind The Lines’ which was written with Collins’ Genesis colleagues Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

1993’s ‘Both Sides’ shares a similarly introspective atmosphere to ‘Face Value’, and features the Top 10 hit ‘Both Sides of the Story’ as well as further singles in the shape of ‘Everyday’ and ‘We Wait And We Wonder’.

The albums in the series will be available on a series of formats. The 2CD digipak and digital versions feature the remastered album and the additional content, and the 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl format (single LP for ‘Face Value’ / double LP for ‘Both Sides’) features the remastered album as a stand-alone product. CD and vinyl box sets will also be available which compile both ‘Face Value’ and ‘Both Sides’ together with space to complete the collection as the rest of the series is released.

Further plans that will tie-in with the reissue series will be announced imminently.

Mama to appear at Thornton Little Theatre

The tracklistings are:

‘Face Value’

  1. Original tracklisting, remastered:
  2. In The Air Tonight
  3. This Must Be Love
  4. Behind The Lines
  5. The Roof Is Leaking
  6. Droned
  7. Hand In Hand
  8. I Missed Again
  9. You Know What I Mean
  10. Thunder And Lightning
  11. I’m Not Moving
  12. If Leaving Me Is Easy
  13. Tomorrow Never Knows

Bonus tracks – CD and digital formats only:

  1. Misunderstanding – Live
  2. If Leaving Me Is Easy – Live*
  3. In The Air Tonight – Live*
  4. Behind The Lines – Live*
  5. Roof Is Leaking – Demo*
  6. Hand In Hand – Live*
  7. I Missed Again – Live*
  8. ….And So To F – Live*
  9. This Must Be Love – Live*
  10. Please Don’t Ask – Demo*
  11. Misunderstanding – Demo *
  12. Against All Odds – Demo

*PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD

‘Both Sides’

Original tracklisting, remastered:

  1. Both Sides Of The Story
  2. Can’t Turn Back The Years
  3. Everyday
  4. I’ve Forgotten Everything
  5. We’re Sons Of Our Fathers
  6. Can’t Find My Way
  7. Survivors
  8. We Fly So Close
  9. There’s A Place For Us
  10. We Wait And We Wonder
  11. Please Come Out Tonight

Bonus tracks – CD and digital only

  1. Take Me With You
  2. Both Sides Of The Story – Live*
  3. Can’t Turn Back The Years – Live*
  4. Survivors – Live*
  5. Everyday – Live*
  6. We Wait And We Wonder – Live*
  7. Can’t Find My Way – Demo*
  8. I’ve Been Trying
  9. Both Sides Of The Story
  10. Hero – Demo

*PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD