Ray Wilson

Genesis vs. Stiltskin

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The title of Ray Wilson's new album, Genesis vs. Stiltskin, is somewhat misleading, as there is no death match between the Scottish rock singer's two most high-profile bands involved. The four-disc package essentially combines a new album of Wilson's group Stiltskin (credited as Ray Wilson & Stiltskin, even though as with the 2006 "reunion" album She, no original members from Stiltskin are involved) with a two-CD/one-DVD live recording of his Genesis Classics project (which, of course, does not involve any members of Genesis either). The main album, Stiltskin's Unfulfillment, offers 12 tracks of earthy rock, written by Wilson, guitarist Uwe Metzler, and producer Peter Hoff. The live album (which had previously been available through Wilson's website) was recorded in Poznan, Poland, and sees a group of 12 musicians (including members of the new Stiltskin plus a string section) perform not only well-known Genesis songs such as "Land of Confusion" and "I Can't Dance," but also a number of solo songs from previous Genesis members, including Phil Collins' "Another Day in Paradise," Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill," and Mike + the Mechanics' "Another Cup of Coffee."

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