(from The River Of
Mellow Records MMP 270 - 2 CD, May 1995
Mario Giammetti: lead & backing vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass
Rino Pastore: keyboards
Salvatore Silvestri: drums & percussion
Maria Giammetti: alto sax, coke tapping
Silvia Ricciardi: violin
Recorded at Transparent Studios, Grottaminarda (AV), August 1994
Mario: "It was my idea to put together a tribute album dedicated to Genesis. It was the first one worldwide. The American Supper's Ready came months later. I just got the ok from the Mellow boss, then it started the delirium of contacting the bands worldwide and coordinate the choice of the songs. A few well known prog stars, both Italian and foreign, didn't make it although they seemed seriously interested. If I should do it today, I would be probably more careful about the selection, and would be more restrictive about the need to do personal reintepretations. By the way, there are stunning performances here. And we had a really lovely artwork, with two different booklets full of information about every band, pictures, wonderful drawings by Laura Germonio and my written introduction"
Mario: "The choice of Dusk was pretty obvious, as at the time I was publishing the omonymous Genesis magazine since a few years. But after the disappointment of the Genesis Medley on the Storia di un iceberg album, we decided to do a rearranged version. I wrote the long introducion on the electric guitar, which a few critics fairly considered more close to Marillion than Genesis, and Rino added a sequence of chords in the middle to extend the instrumental. The original Genesis song only featured a short flute solo, which we replaced with an improvisation with saxophone and a similar melody done by violin. We also added bass and drums, which were of course absent in the Genesis version. And we realized we liked to do a few jokes, so we recorded Maria while tapping a coke can which was fairly credited!".