DVR Alert | Genesis Documentary To Premiere On Friday

This Friday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT Showtime will air the U.S. premiere of Genesis: Sum Of The Parts, a new documentary put together by the BBC that features interviews with the members of the 1971-1975 lineup. The BBC reunited Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett and Tony Banks for the first time since 1975 for the 89-minute documentary, which premiered in the U.K. earlier this month.

The documentary discusses the quintet’s time together before moving on to their solo careers, but guitarist Steve Hackett wasn’t pleased with the limited amount of air time his solo career garnered in the film. Hackett shared the following note on Facebook:

My thanks for all the messages of support which I really appreciate regarding the problem with the BBC Genesis documentary.

It’s certainly a biased account of Genesis history and totally ignores my solo work. It does not deliver the theme of “Together and Apart”. In interview I spoke at length as much about my solo career as my time in Genesis, but was not given any editorial involvement.

Whilst the documentary’s sister project, the R-KIVE box set represents us all equally, the documentary does the opposite. I know the documentary will soon be on sale via various outlets, but I won’t be selling this via my own website.

On a positive note, I’ve just finished my new album due out early next year, and I look forward to seeing everyone again on the upcoming leg of the Genesis Extended tour.

Warmest wishes,


Watch a trailer for the documentary:

A DVD release of Genesis -Sum Of The Parts is due on November 18.