All Things David Rhodes - Current News and Projects

All Things David Rhodes


 
Current and upcoming projects



November 2012

David has been writing songs for a new album, and now you have a chance to help make that album happen!  Check out the Rhodes page on PledgeMusic - if you contribute today, you'll be able to download a live recording of one of the new songs now, before it has even been near a studio. All you have to do is click on the cool looking record (remember records?)


PledgeMusic


March 2012

David will be touring with Ged Lynch and Charlie Jones in Austria in April. He's working on new tunes and the shows should be good fun.



For ticket information:

25 April Dornbirn > Conrad Sohm
26 April Vienna > Porgy & Bess
27 April Wels > SoundTheatre




As we told you last time, David was invited to take part Luc Van Acker's one-time-only performance of his 1984 album "The Ship" which was being honored by Ancienne Belguique. By all accounts, it was a wonderful evening. You can see for yourself, because the entire concert is available for viewing here.

To stay in the loop, don't forget to check out David's Facebook page.





January 2012

Happy New Year!

David has some interesting things coming up in the new year.

In addition to writing for a new album, David has been working with Richard Evans on the soundtrack for a project celebrating Melaka's independence.




Outside the studio, David has been invited to take part in what promises to be a one-of-a-kind evening in February. Belgian musician Luc Van Acker is being honored on February 12, 2012 by Ancienne Belguique and will be performing his 1984 album "The Ship" in full. As one of the original musicians on the album, David has been invited and will be performing. For tickets and more information about the project, check out their website.

And don't forget to check out David's Facebook page.







October 2011

"What has David been up to lately?"

That's the question we found in our inbox this week. The answer is, quite a bit!

As we mentioned on this site previously, David played some shows with the artist Graham Dean this summer. The shows featured Graham's paintings projected on the walls and on screens, as he painted and as David played. Despite David's slightly-broken ankle, both men worked well off of each other and created some wonderful moments.


At the Cultura Nova show


Serious concentration during the show in Heerlen...


Setting up pre-show in Maastricht.

(Photos from Cultura Nova and Graham Dean's Facebook folders.)

Pictures are great, but what you really want is to hear it, right? Alrighty then! Have a taste of the Aachen show, courtesy of You Tube:




As if that wasn't enough, there was a mini-tour of Sardinia with the David Rhodes Trio earlier this summer, including a couple of brand new songs. Because we don't have video of those songs yet, we'd like to share with you some footage from April, in Milan, where the DRT played a great, funky version of a slightly older "new" song, "Waggle Dance". Thanks to Intruder for the great video!




And for those of you asking what's next - we're hearing hints that a new album might be starting "soonish". As always, when we know, we'll let you know!

To keep up to date, keep an eye on David's Facebook page.

Have a great month!





August 2011

Hi there! Right now, David is doing a trio of shows with Ged Lynch and Charlie Jones. The first show was at a festival in Caligiari on July 30. There are two more shows in Sardinia:

August 4th
Nuoro, Piazza Satta

August 9th
Villanova Tulo

As we told you last month, David will be playing some intriguing shows with the artist Graham Dean, as part of the Cultural Nova and Maastricht VIA 2018 projects. Graham will be painting in watercolors, with the painting projected on a wall as he works. David will be playing simultaneously. With both men reacting to what the other is doing, it looks and sounds like it will be a very stimulating evening of entertainment and art. For more information, click here.

To keep up to date, keep an eye on David's Facebook page.

Have a great month!





July 2011

Hi there! David did a couple of surprise slots opening for Cyndi Lauper last week in Bristol and Brighton. They were last-minute shows, but word is that David jumped in and did a great job!

As part of the Cultural Nova and Maastricht VIA 2018 projects, David has some interesting shows coming up at the end of August with the painter Graham Dean. Graham will be working in watercolors, with the painting projected on a wall as he works. David will be playing simultaneously. With both men reacting to what the other is doing, it looks and sounds like it will be a very stimulating evening of entertainment and art. For more information, click here.





May 2011

Hi there! We have a treat for you this month - awhile back, David, Ged and Richard taped an appearance on Manu Katche's French television show, One Shot Not. Most of the text is in French, but the backstage candid video and performance video are both in English. There are great performances of Reality Slips and Just Two People.

David now has a Facebook page. His most current tour dates will be posted there and he occasionally blogs, as well as putting up a picture or two. Check it out!

And please join us in wishing Mr. Rhodes a happy birthday on May 2. Happy birthday David!






April 2011

Hi there! Sorry we've been away so long. Sending the monthly updates by email isn't quite the same thing as putting them here, but sometimes it's the best we can manage. Sorry about that - and if you're not on the mailing list, please feel free to join up
!


Great news for those of you in Italy - David will be doing a short run of shows there this month. The David Rhodes Trio will be playing in Genoa, Rome, Milan and Parma. The April 10 show in Genoa is ProgFest, and will also feature Tony Levin with the Stick Men - definitely a show worth going to! For more information, check out David Rhodes on MySpace.


And of course, Bittersweet is still available on iTunes and Amazon.com - if you don't have it by now, the fault is entirely your own.


We'll do our best to keep the updates more regular in the future. Have a great month!


October 2010

David has been working on a couple of projects recently. He'll be re-teaming with Richard Evans, starting a soundtrack for a documentary this week.

He also tells us that he has been writing on some new songs in his spare time.

We found a collection of recent articles about David, conveniently gathered on a single page.

Don't forget - you can get Bittersweet on
iTunes!



September 2010

David finished opening for the Cyndi Lauper tour in the United States at the end of August. He got some great reviews and feedback. In addition, there have been a bunch of interviews and articles about Bittersweet. Here is a sampling of recent articles and interviews:

Performer Magazine
USA Today
Music Industry News Network
Musical America
All About Jazz
Examiner.com

Some of the articles came out before the Lauper tour, but they have great interviews.
Some other exciting news - Bittersweet is now available on
iTunes!

Nothing else to report at the moment - stay tuned and we'll let you know when we know!







July 1, 2010

David spent the last couple of weeks touring as the opening act for Cyndi Lauper on her "Memphis Blues" tour. He's returning to England, but will be back in the States for another run of shows starting on August 1 and continuing through the month. Here are the remaining dates:

August 1 - House of Blues, Orlando FL
August 3 - Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami FL
August 4 - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater FL
August 6 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta GA
August 7 - Beau Rivage, Biloxi MS
August 8 - House of Blues, New Orleans LA
August 10 - Paramount Theatre, Austin TX
August 11 - House of Blues, Dallas TX
August 12 - House of Blues, Houston TX
August 14 - Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque NM
August 15 - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre, Tuscon AZ
August 17 - The Mountain Winery, Saratoga CA
August 18 - Uptown Theatre, Napa CA
August 20 - Peppermill Wendover Casino, Wendover NV
August 21 - House of Blues, Las Vegas NV
August 22 - House of Blues, San Diego CA
August 26 - Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez CA
August 27 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA
August 28 - Silver Legacy, Reno NV

These dates, as with all tours, may be subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information, as well as how and where to purchase tickets, check out
Cyndi Lauper's site.

The show was reviewed in the
Boston Herald last week, and the reviewer obviously enjoyed David's contribution to the festivities.

As mentioned previously, Bittersweet was released in Germany on June 4! It's still available through Amazon's German site.

And don't forget to check out
David's MySpace page to hear Bittersweet!





June 1, 2010



David concluded his short tour through Germany, France and Italy last week. Reports are that the shows were great, but the audiences were smaller than hoped.

Thanks to Tomasso (Intruder), have a look at David's performance of "One Touch" in Lecco:






There's also a clip of him performing "Ship of Fools":



In addition to "Ship of Fools", David has been performing a handful of new songs that didn't appear on Bittersweet.

Speaking of Bittersweet, the official album release in Germany is June 4! For those of us who can't get there to buy it, you can order it through
Amazon's German site.

Last, but certainly not least, it looks like David will be touring as the opening act for Cyndi Lauper on her "Memphis Blues" tour this summer in the United States. We've been told that he'll be performing at her June and August dates, with the month of July off. As of now, the dates are:

June 25 - Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown NJ
June 26 - House of Blues, Boston MA
June 27 - Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood NJ
June 29 - House of Blues, Cleveland OH
June 30 - House of Blues, Chicago IL

August 1 - House of Blues, Orlando FL
August 3 - Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami FL
August 4 - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater FL
August 6 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta GA
August 7 - Beau Rivage, Biloxi MS
August 8 - House of Blues, New Orleans LA
August 10 - Paramount Theatre, Austin TX
August 11 - House of Blues, Dallas TX
August 12 - House of Blues, Houston TX
August 14 - Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque NM
August 15 - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre, Tuscon AZ
August 17 - The Mountain Winery, Saratoga CA
August 18 - Uptown Theatre, Napa CA
August 20 - Peppermill Wendover Casino, Wendover NV
August 21 - House of Blues, Las Vegas NV
August 22 - House of Blues, San Diego CA
August 26 - Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez CA
August 27 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA
August 28 - Silver Legacy, Reno NV

These dates, as with all tours, may be subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information, as well as how and where to purchase tickets, check out
Cyndi Lauper's site.

And don't forget to check out
David's MySpace page to hear Bittersweet!







May 1, 2010



We're back!

Sorry about the break, folks, but things were touch and go with the site for awhile. Everything is solid again, and you can expect to be hearing from ATDR on a consistent monthly basis once again!

And there's quite a bit to report! First of all, David begins his European club tour (with Special Guest Paintbox) Saturday, May 1. He'll be performing solo, except for three dates near the end of the German tour, when he'll be joined by Richard Evans and Ged Lynch. The current schedule follows (dates may be subject to change): |


May 1
Münster - Hot Jazz Club

May 2
Köln - Underground

May 3
Aschaffenbrg - Colos-Saal

May 4
Stuttgart - Universum

May 5
Mainz - KUZ

May 6
Karlsruhe - Substage

May 7
Hamburg - Fabrik*

May 12
Bremen - Radio Bremen (radio concert)*

May 13
Berlin - Quasimodo*

May 15
Paris - Santeny Le Moulin

May 16
Paris - Santeny Le Moulin

(*with Evans and Lynch)


Second, and even bigger news for those of us not in Europe - “Bittersweet” will be released (as an actual CD) by
C.A.R.E. Music Group and as a sub-release by BMG in Germany. We’ve been told the release date will be May 7 - and we’ve got a peek at the cover image for you:




Third, and last for now, David will be opening for Cyndi Lauper on her U.S. tour this summer! David tells us he’ll be playing on the June and August dates. Here’s the schedule from Ms. Lauper’s site website.


Our friends at Deustcher Genesis Fanclub have a page about the tour), as well as a great review of Bittersweet written by Helmut Janusch. We're betting that Helmut may get to a show or two, so keep an eye on the site for a gig review!

We will do our best to keep you up to date as things come together. We hope to have more solid information on where to buy Bittersweet within the week - we’ll be sure to let you know!

Happy Spring!










February 1, 2010




And the news keeps coming! There are now solid dates for the Bittersweet Tour in Germany this May. You can find the schedule and links to buy tickets on David's MySpace page!

We're waiting on U.S. East Coast dates and David advises us that the French dates are still up in the air as well.

Stay tuned...





January 1, 2010


Happy New Year!

As many of you may know, David has had a couple of solo outings recently, and from all accounts they were great! He has another scheduled on January 21 at The Vic in Swindon, with Nichole Fermie and The Black Swan Effect. Stay tuned to his new MySpace page for up to the minute details on that show. We're told that they may be posting some new video clips from his recent show, so be on the lookout for that!

Things may be heating up and David will have more shows in the very near future!!

The plans aren't complete, but we've been told that it's "probable" that David will be playing a small tour on the East Coast of the United States this April, to be followed by shows in Germany in early May. There are also tentative plans for shows outside Paris, but nothing definite yet.

Fingers crossed, this is looking like an exciting start to the year!

As always, we'll keep you informed of developments as quickly as we can.







December 1, 2009

David has been pursuing licensing for Bittersweet and hopes to have arrangements made soon.

To help pass the time waiting, check out David's new MySpace page, which features four songs from Bittersweet, as well as a video clip from his recent solo performance at WOMAD this past summer.

In addition, plans are in the works for a December 10 show at The Porter in Bath. Hopefully, more live performances will follow!

As always, we'll do our best to keep you updated.

All wishes for a wonderful holiday season!








November 1, 2009

After a successful run, Bowers and Wilkins has taken down David's new solo album, "Bittersweet". Now that the rights to the music have reverted back to him, David is working on arrangements to license the music for sale

In addition, David may be doing some performances to promote the album. Everything is up in the air at the moment, but as soon as schedules are set, we'll pass the information along to you immediately.









September 1, 2009





As you may know, David's new solo album, Bittersweet, was released on the Bowers and Wilkins Music Club site and is now available for download.

David was interviewed before the album release, and gave a lot of background about the album and the players involved. Courtesy of Real World, you can see the video here:









August 1, 2009


The Bittersweet release is drawing closer. David spent time with the B&W writer this past week, being interviewed to provide background information for their website. The album is set for release the last week of August, so keep an eye on the Bowers and Wilkins Music Club site for updates. And we'll do our best to let you know as soon as the music is available.

As you may know, Peter Gabriel played (with his band) at WOMAD this year, in support of Witness. What you may not know is that David played a short solo set the next night on one of the smaller WOMAD stages. From all accounts, it went well and it's likely that David will be playing some solo shows in the near future, in support of the album.

As always, we'll pass information on as soon as we have it - stay tuned!




July 11, 2009


David Ferguson, 1953-2009








July 1, 2009


Bittersweet, David's solo album, is now set for release through the Bowers and Wilkins Music Club at the end of August. After a few date adjustments, the hope is that this is the final and correct release date.

David is toying with the idea of playing out in support of the album; he may be doing some solo performances of the new material. Right now, he's having some technical difficulties - if he gets those resolved, we may have the chance to see him out and about on his own.

Laurence Revey is scheduled to play at a small music festival next month in Switzerland and David is hoping to be able to join her for that performance.

In addition, David continues to work with Richard Evans (as The Footnote), scoring a new National Geographic series called "Great White". The series will consist of ten hours of programming, so quite a lot of music is needed; it looks as if they'll be at work on it for the next while.

And for those of you who have expressed concern, David's bees seem to be doing quite well. He has a number of colonies at work and has suffered only minor injuries due to a few "grumpy bees".



June 1, 2009

David is just back from Rome, having spent a couple of weeks in Italy performing at InDeepAnDance with Richard Evans and Ged Lynch, among others. He reports that he had a great time, although the shows were a bit different from the norm - standing two feet from the audience took some getting used to. Short clips from the performances can be found on YouTube. Everyone is looking forward to Bittersweet, which has unfortunately been pushed back to mid-August by the Bowers and Wilkins Music Club. We don't yet have more precise information, but we will let you know as soon as we do. In addition, David will be working with Richard on soundtrack music for a new National Geographic series called "Great White" about - you guessed it - sharks. More info as we get it.

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May 1, 2009

David tells us he has had a busy month and has another one ahead. For those of you who enquired, DR did spend about a week recording with David Ferguson last month. What will become of the music is unclear as this point. Bittersweet is mastered and will be released through the Bowers and Wilkins Music Club as their selection for the month of July. InDeepAnDance is a unique music and visual arts event, conceptualized by Vittorio Cosma, Masbedo and Aldo Nove. Last year, David wrote a couple of songs for the event, this year he'll be performing at some shows in Italy, together with Richard Evans and Ged Lynch, among many others. David is also looking forward to doing some shows with Laurence Revey at some point in the summer, but as yet nothing is confirmed. And for those who enquired about DR's latest garden activities, we're told that the bees will be moving in tomorrow! For more information, keep checking All Things David Rhodes for updates.











April 1, 2009

David's returning home, having just completed Peter Gabriel's short South American tour. Soundboard recordings of the shows are available through TheMusic.com.

You can see great pictures from the tour on Tony Levin's tour page. He's added films now! Definitely worth checking out.

Things are getting busy - David tells us that he'll be going into the studio this month with an old friend. He may also be doing some shows supporting another vocalist. As always, we'll try to get more details and pass them along as soon as we can.





March 1, 2009

David tells us that Tchad Blake has completed mixing "Bittersweet" and the music is now being mastered. No release date has been set.

David is currently in rehearsals for Peter Gabriel's South American tour, starting later this month. Check out Tony Levin's new tour page for pictures and details.






February 1, 2009

David reports that he's completed the studio work on "Bittersweet", Stephen Barber has written and recorded some beautiful string arrangments and Tchad Blake is currently working on mixing the songs. David is pleased with the results; he calls the music "very exciting." Stay tuned, and we'll be sure to let you in on release dates and other pertinent information as we get it.

In other news, David will soon start rehearsals for a small tour with Peter Gabriel. At present, it looks as if they'll he performing in Mexico and South America.



January 1, 2009


Happy New Year!

We have some very exciting news. This month, David will go into the studio to record a solo album. He's written a great bunch of songs and wrangled a group of excellent musicians to help him out, including Richard Evans, Ged Lynch, Dean Brodrick and Charlie Jones.

The album, called Bittersweet, will initially be released for download through the Bower and Wilkins Music Club. No timetable is set as of yet, but studio work begins next week. We'll be sure to keep you advised as we get new information.

In other news, David worked on Daniel Mimra's new album, which was released last month. You can hear a few of the songs on his site.




December 1, 2008


Nothing new to report (*yet*), but we're happy to have a treat for you this month. For those of you who never had the chance to see/hear "Sea Monsters", we have two pieces from the soundtrack for you this month. The music was recorded in a specific manner to take advantage of the IMAX sound systems, but you can certainly hear how special it is, even in stereo.

To read about the recording process and hear some of the soundtrack, please go here. If you're interested about the recording process, enjoy the information David provided. If you just can't wait to hear the music, scroll to the end of the interview and you'll find the links. Enjoy!

All wishes for a wonderful holiday season from us at dr.org!




November 1, 2008


Another quiet month for David. Still some irons in the fire, and some projects that should heat up in the New Year.

For those of you have been asking for a long-overdue update on some of the information on the FAQ page, here's a small insight into how David is spending his spare time between projects, straight from the man himself:

As for how I'm spending my time, at the moment I read very slowly, The Cider House Rules [by John Irving - ed.], and a couple of books on beekeeping. If I have some spare money in the spring I may sort out a hive. Bees, would help increase the apple harvest.
I should be pressing the last of the apples for juice, over the weekend. The cider is still fermenting.
I was pointed in the direction of a band call EST. Swedish, I think. The odd bits I've heard sound remarkable. Sadly the main guy, died in a diving accident earlier this year.


There you go, straight from the man himself. Among his many other skills, perhaps he'll soon add the term "apiarist" to his always-growing resume.




September 15, 2008


Blancmange will be releasing newly remastered CDs of Happy Families, Mange Tout and Believe You Me this month. These discs have been out of print for years, so it's exciting to have the chance to hear this "lost" music again.  David played guitar on all three albums - we hope to have his individual song credits for your soon.

Thanks to information from our friends at RememberTheEighties, we can share the tracklistings for the CDs:

HAPPY FAMILIES - I Can't Explain, Feel Me, I've Seen The Word, Wasted, Living On The Ceiling, Waves, Kind, Sad Day, Cruel, God's Kitchen, Living On The Ceiling (extended version), God’s Kitchen (12” mix), Feel Me (extended 12” version), Feel Me (7” + 12” instrumental), Business Steps, Feel Me (US 12” instrumental)
 
MANGE TOUT - CD ONE - Don't Tell Me, Game Above My Head, Blind Vision, Time Became The Tide, That's Love That It Is, Murder, See The Train, All Things Are Nice, My Baby, The Day Before You Came, Game Above My Head (long version). CD TWO - Blind Vision (long version), Heaven Knows Where Heaven Is, On Our Way To?, That’s Love That It Is (extended), Vishnu (full length), That’s Love That It Is (remix), Vishnu (instrumental), Don’t Tell Me (extended), Get Out Of That, Feel Me (live version), All Things Are Nice (version), The Day Before You Came (extended)
 
BELIEVE YOU ME - Lose Your Love, What's Your Problem, Paradise Is, Why Don't They Leave Things Alone?, 22339, Don't You Love It All, Believe, Lorraine's My Nurse, Other Animals, No Wonder They Never Made It Back!, John, Side Two, Mixing On The Ceiling (Megamix), I Can See It (Why Don’t They Leave Things Alone) (extended), Scream Down The House

For even more information and details, check out www.remembertheeighties.com.



 

August 1, 2008


InDeepAnDance is an event created by four Italian artists: a musician, a poet, and two film directors (Vittorio Cosma, Aldo Nove and the duo �Masbedo�). Described as a �multimedia opera�, it�s a combination of film and music, meant to be a blend of challenging ideas and groove music, as a complement to each other. There are thirteen movements of music and images, presented on four screens in a large structure, with the audience centered between the screens.

Richard Evans and David collaborated with Vittorio Cosma, writing two sections, �hurrying/speed� and �I am�, which David describes as melodic, powerful and emotional. David and Richard contributed vocals on these sections and David played on a couple of other sections. The show will run for four nights in Milan next month. There will be a guest soloist each night, who will play along with the tracks on one or two pieces. If the show works well, it may travel to other cities.

For a clearer idea of what the event will encompass, check out the YouTube clip below:




For even more information (provided that you speak Italian), please visit Lombardi Cultura and for tickets, go to TicketOne.it.




July 1, 2008


Not a whole lot of news at the moment. David appears on 'Big Blue Ball', the latest Real World Records release, as well as on "Down To Earth", Peter Gabriel's contribution to the 'Wall-E' soundtrack.

'Sea Monsters' is now available on DVD in the United States and Canada; you can order from National Geographic or Amazon.com.

We're thrilled (and a bit relieved) to bring you a blast from the past this month. Those of you familiar with Random Hold may remember that a very favorable newspaper write up helped pique Polydor's interest and RH's subsequent signing. That article appeared in Melody Maker in December of 1978, and you can read it in its entirety here. (Apologies in advance for the poor quality of the picture scans, there's only so much to be done with 30 year old newsprint!)




June 1, 2008


We had hoped to have a surprise for you last month, but it hasn't quite come together yet. We're still working on getting things to fall into line, and as soon as we can, we'll get word to you.

In the meantime, we do have a couple of items of interest this month.

The Discovery Channel will be airing Atlas: India Revealed in the United States this month. The Footnote (David, together with Richard Evans) wrote the musical score for the India chapter, as well as the South Africa episode (which is not yet on the television schedule).

"Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" will be available for sale on DVD (in the U.S. and Canada only) starting June 10, 2008. No word on DVD release in Europe or Australia, nor any sign of the soundtrack CD as yet, but you can order the DVD here.




May 1, 2008


Okay, so we got a little carried away with the spirit of April Fools Day. Our apologies for any confusion we may have caused. As far as we know, there was no gathering of David Rhodes(es) at Real World (although we have compiled a list through the years of many other folks with the same name). At last count, we had well over 20 of them.

The results for our March contest are in! Our five winners are Jim DiCarli, Kerstin Baramsky, Robert Rakoczy, Dave Clark and Susanne Vogel. Congratulations, and your autographed cards will be on their way to you this week.

David has been working with Peter Gabriel on on a bit of the music meant for the new PIXAR film, called WALL-E. Not sure how much will end up in the movie, but it should be on the soundtrack. More about the film can be found here.

There's something else in the wind that isn't quite ready, but look for another ATDR update in the next week or two with what we hope will be a nice surprise.





April 1, 2008


March was a very eventful month for DR. David Rhodes, the cellist and composer, David Rhodes, the American guitarist, and David Rhodes, the lutist, happened to be traveling through Wiltshire with David Rhodes, the duck decoy designer. Unfortunately, they got hung up by a flat tyre on their tour bus. DR happened along at just the right time and after helping them get their coach sorted, invited them to Real World for an impromptu jam session. An incredibly busy (and caffeine-filled) 24 hours later, the Davids had written and recorded 10 brand new songs and carved one duck decoy inspired by the infamous Real World swan. The particulars are still being ironed out, but keep your eyes out for the release of the new Rhodes + Rhodes + Rhodes + Rhodes CD, entitled David, coming soon to a record shop near you!

Our sources say that the album cover might look something like this:








March 1, 2008

Our apologies for missing last month's update. We were hoping to have some news, and then time just slipped away. We'll do our best not to repeat our quiet hiatus.

On other fronts, March marks the fourth anniversary of All Things David Rhodes (for those of you wanting to send presents, linen is the traditional fourth anniversary gift).

To celebrate, we're launching a new contest! This one is far easier than the last. All you have to do is send us an email here. Include your name, mailing address and, if you care to, any ideas you have about other stuff you would like to see on the site.

Five winners, chosen at random from all entries, will win an All Things David Rhodes postcard, autographed by the man himself! Entries are due by March 15 at midnight (GMT).

Good luck!




January 1, 2008

Things have been relatively quiet this past month. Word is that National Geographic will be releasing the "Sea Monsters" soundtrack composed by David with Richard Evans. No release date has been set - as soon as we have information, we'll pass it along. All wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!


December 1, 2007

As we reported last month, David is in Johannesburg to perform with PG for this year's 46664 World Aids Day concert. Other artists appearing include Annie Lennox, Ludacris, Corinne Bailey Rae and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Dickie Chappell has updated his Tour Diary with great information about the rehearsals in the Big Room (pictured below) and the show.







November 1, 2007

Peter Gabriel (and his full band) will be performing at the World AIDS Day concert sponsored by Nelson Mandela's 46664 Foundation. The concert will be in Johannesburg on December 1, and will also feature Annie Lennox, Ludacris, Corinne Bailey Rae and the Goo Goo Dolls.


From the 46664 site:

46664 (we say four, double six, six four) was Nelson Mandela's prison number when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, off Cape Town in South Africa. He was jailed in 1964 for 27 years for leading the liberation movement against apartheid and for his impassioned stance on the rights of everyone to live in freedom. He was prisoner number 466, imprisoned in 1964. The Robben Island prisoners were never referred to by their names, but rather by their numbers and year of imprisonment - hence 46664 was Nelson Mandela's number.

This was very much the strategy of the apartheid regime, to reduce those people fighting for the right to freedom to nameless numbers.

It was for precisely this reason that Mr. Mandela decided to use this powerful, symbolic number in the fight against HIV AIDS. Through this simple, poignant means he has demonstrated and communicated to the world that people must never be reduced to simple numbers - we are human beings, all equal, and those infected and living with HIV AIDS have the same right to live and to be treated as equals.

This is how the number 46664 became the icon for promoting Nelson Mandela's global HIV AIDS awareness campaign.


For more information, visit www.46664.com.




October 1, 2007

SeaMonsters



National Geographic's new film, "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure", opens in the U.S. on October 5 and in Europe and Australia on October 20. "The Footnote" (David Rhodes and Richard Evans) devised new recording methods to take advantage of the IMAX format.

From National Geographic's website:

The film combines the powerful and experiential nature of the giant screen with strong science and educational materials which highlight the complexity and fragility of life in Earth�s oceans, and a powerful multi-media launch plan. Merging ultra-high-resolution 3D graphics with National Geographic�s trademark authenticity, compelling imagery and powerful storytelling, SEA MONSTERS is an unforgettable prehistoric adventure.

As promised, we have an extensive interview with David about his work on this unique project.





September 1, 2007

Things have been relatively quiet this month. With all of his work completed on "Sea Monsters", David took some time off to relax.

Next month we look forward to bringing you a new Q&A dealing with the challenges of scoring an IMAX film.



August 1, 2007

After a whirlwind summer tour, David has a relatively quiet month planned for August, with just a single show scheduled on August 11.

During the short break before the WOMAD show, David rushed back into the studio with Richard Evans to work on the "Sea Monsters" theme song. Peter Gabriel collaborated in writing the theme, and Angie Pollack lent her voice (together with Peter's) to the tune. As of this writing, the film is scheduled for release in the United States on October 5, 2007, and will play in both IMAX and standard theatres.




July 1, 2007


"The Peter Gabriel Warm Up Tour Summer 2007" seems to have hit its stride. They have had successful shows throughout Germany and parts of the U.K. and, as of this writing, they're preparing to swing through Italy. For the most current tour information, as well as Richard Chappell's Tour Diaries, keep checking the Tour Info page on Peter Gabriel's site.

For a slightly different view of the tour, be sure to stop by Tony Levin's site.

The shows have gotten great receptions so far. The show in Hyde Park seems to have been a high point, and you can read a wonderful review by Mic Smith here.

For the gearheads amongst you who have been begging for information on the toys that David's using onstage this time around, we have a few treats for you. Uncle Tony was kind enough to provide us with a picture of David's pedal array:


Unfortunately, your humble webmistress knows nothing about this tech stuff, but David was kind enough to provide the following explanation of what we're looking at (and listening to):

Tuner
Volume pedal
Mesa Boogie V-Twin
Matchless pre-amp
Roger Mayer Octavia
Boss Octave
Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
Into a TC 2290 delay unit, which goes to two Rivera Knucklehead amps, into a Rivera stereo 4 x 12.

David tells us "It�s the simplest rig on stage."


And for those of you who have been requesting a list of the "lovely ladies" David has with him this time out, they are:
James Trussart Tele
James Trussart Les Paul
Frudua (silver)
Gibson Les Paul Gold Top
Steinberger 12 string

David used all of these guitars at one time or another on the Growing Up Tour, and you can find more information about them on our Guitar Page.



June 1, 2007

In the past couple of weeks, David and Richard have completed all three soundtrack projects, including a recording session with an orchestra in Budapest to put the finishing touches on "Sea Monsters".

Rehearsals for "The Peter Gabriel Warm Up Tour Summer 2007" began in earnest on May 21, and now that Tony has joined them, the band is complete. You can check out Richard Chappell's Tour Diary for daily updates on the progress of the tour preparations and some very nice pictures of the goings on, such as these:





As of this writing, the tour comprises over 20 shows, including a rare engagement at 'The Eden Project,' where PG played during the Live 8 concerts.

Keep checking the Live page on Peter Gabriel's site for the most current information.





May 1, 2007

As if getting ready for rehearsals and a quick summer tour wasn't enough to keep David occupied, he's currently hard at work with Richard Evans, finishing up soundtracks for two new "Atlas: Revealed" offerings for The Discovery Channel and "Sea Monsters" for National Geographic. David tells us that Richard and the orchestrator have come up with a "wild plan" to record some of the "Sea Monsters" orchestrations in a way that has never been done before, in an effort to achieve the "weight and immersive qualities" required to properly orchestrate the underwater scenes.

As of this writing, the current dates for the Peter Gabriel Summer tour are as follows:

June 14 / Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Amphitheater
June 17 / Mainz
June 19 / Hamburg - Stadtpark
June 22 / Dublin - Marley Park
June 23 / London - Hyde Park Calling
June 25 / Dresden
June 26 / Hannover
June 29 / Amsterdam
June 30 / Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
July 2 / Brescia, Italy - Piazza Duomo
July 3 / Rome
July 5 / Arezzo
July 6 / Venice - St. Marks Square
July 8 / Locarno
July 20 /Festival des Vielles Charrues
July 21 / Blicking, Norfolk - Blicking Hall
July 25 / Toulon - Six Four
July 27 / Wiltshire - WOMAD 25th Anniversary - Charlton Park
Aug 11/ Skanderborg

Keep checking the Live page on pg.com for the most current information.




April 15, 2007

Updated dates for the Peter Gabriel "mini-tour" are as follows:

June 14,15 / Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Amphitheater
June 19,20 / Hamburg - Stadtpark
June 22 / Dublin - Marley Park
June 23 / London - Hyde Park Calling
June 25 / Dresden
June 26 / Hannover
June 29 / Amsterdam
June 30 / Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
July 2 / Brescia, Italy - Piazza Duomo
July 3 / Rome
July 5 / Arezzo
July 6 / Venice - St. Marks Square
July 8 / Locarno
July 20 / Vielle Charrues
July 21 / Blicking, Norfolk - Blicking Hall
July 25 / Toulon
July 27 / Wiltshire - WOMAD 25th Anniversary - Charleton Park
Aug 11/ Skanderborg

So far, the tour is scheduled only in Europe, but those of us everywhere else can cross our fingers and hope! Keep checking the News section of PG's site for updates.



April 1, 2007

David continues to work with Richard Evans on two more "Atlas" programs for the Discovery Channel, as well as "Sea Monsters", a new film being produced by National Geographic.

In addition, Peter Gabriel has announced some tour dates this summer. Both David and Tony Levin are certain to be joining him. So far, the dates are as follows:

Marley Park - Dublin - June 22
Hyde Park Calling - London - June 23
St. Marks Square - Venice - June 29-30 (to be confirmed)
Werchter Rock Festival - Belgium - July 1 (to be confirmed)
Blickling Hall - Norfolk - July 21
WOMAD Charlton Park - Wiltshire - July 27

So far, the tour is scheduled only in Europe, but those of us everywhere else can cross our fingers and hope! Keep checking the News section of PG's site for updates.



March 1, 2007

The Footnote will start work on a new film soundtrack in March, an IMAX release for National Geographic, called "Sea Monsters". You can see the trailer and a short film on the website for the film, due out this Autumn.

In addition, check out the Discography page. Over the past couple of months, we have been able to add quite a few projects that previously succeeded in escaping our notice.

Unfortunately, David will not appear at the "F�stival Pr�sences �lectroniques" as we reported previously.

February 1, 2007

On March 15, David will be appearing at "F�stival Pr�sences �lectroniques", a four day music festival in Paris, presented by Institut National de L'audiovisuel and Radio France. David will be part of an experimental music group which will also include Hector Zazou, Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, Katie Jane Garside and Nils Petter Molv�r. If you speak French, you can find more information here and here.

David reports that he and Richard are still hard at work on the "Atlas" series for the Discovery Network. Most recently they have turned their attentions to "India Revealed". As soon as we have airdates for the new batch of programs, we'll be sure to pass them along.

January 1, 2007

Taking a slower pace due to the holiday season, David continues to work with Richard Evans on "Atlas: South Africa" for release sometime this year.
For those who may have missed our rare mid-month update, we're pleased to bring you a couple of the lovely tunes David wrote for "Atlas: Australia Revealed". You can hear them here.

Best wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year to all!


December 15, 2006

We're pleased to bring you a couple of the tunes David wrote for Atlas: Australia Revealed. You can hear them here.

Happy holidays!


December 1, 2006

As promised, dr.org HQ is now coming to you from the West Coast of the United States, and thanks to everyone for your well wishes.

David tells us that "The Footnote" is still hard at work on the soundtrack for "Atlas: South Africa" and it looks as if they'll begin work on "Atlas: India" at the beginning of 2007. The China and Australia editions are still showing on the Discovery Times channel - check the Atlas website for current listings.

In addition, keep an eye on eBay - there might still be a few good bits left. Keep in mind that anything listed under the seller name 'drstufftogo' is legitimate, and feel free to contact webmaster@davidrhodes.org if you have any doubts about a particular item.


October 24, 2006

The November update is slightly early this month, due to the relocation of dr.org HQ from the East Coast of the United States to the West Coast. No worries, though, we fully intend to be back on schedule for the December 1 update.

The "Atlas" series has premiered in the United States to great reviews, and can still be seen in reruns. The Discovery Channel has a fantastic website about the show, including video clips from each of the first four episodes and new material added after the shows have aired.

David has begun working with Richard Evans on the soundtrack for "Atlas: South Africa" and they may also write the music for "Atlas: India" some time early next year.

David tells us that his shed is feeling much less cluttered thanks to the wonderful response to his eBay auctions. He says he has a few good bits left, some of which may find their way to auction during November. Be sure to keep an eye out for items listed under the seller name 'drstufftogo'.


October 1, 2006

On October 1, 2006, the "Atlas" series will premiere in the United States on both the Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theatre. David worked with Richard Evans to score the China episode (airing October 1) and the Australia episode (airing October 22). Discovery has a great website about the show, including video clips from each of the first four episodes.

In addition, David tells us that he and Richard are looking forward to beginning work on "Atlas: South Africa" next week.

David is still clearing out his shed. Keep an eye out for some very cool items on eBay in the near future, listed under the seller name 'drstufftogo'. Two Encore sets have already been auctioned, and it's likely that a few more items will appear in the near future.

September 1, 2006

On October 1, 2006, "China: Revealed," the first film in the Discovery Channel "Atlas" series, will premiere in the United States, complete with a soundtrack by "The Footnote," otherwise known as Richard Evans and David Rhodes. While he was working on the soundtrack earlier this year, David answered some questions for us about his experiences with the soundtrack process in general, and this program in particular, which you can read here.

For the collectors out there, David tells us that he's clearing out his shed once again. Keep an eye out for some very cool items on eBay in the near future, listed under the seller name 'drstufftogo'. There was a problem with a fraudulent listing not long ago, but rest assured that any listings from drstufftogo are genuine. As to what sort of items will be listed, we can't be too specific, but you're likely to see an Encore deluxe boxed set or three, as well as some one-of-a-kind items.


August 1, 2006

David and Richard, now working under the amusing name "The Footnote", completed the soundtrack for Atlas: Australia last week. It looks as if France has been delayed again, so The Footnote is taking a well-deserved break.

However, David will be doing some work on Loreena McKennit's new album - you may recall that he played on her release "Book of Secrets".

For your viewing pleasure this month, we have something a bit different. Many of you have questions about David's discography, especially many of the Japanese albums. We have a clip of Akiko Nano performing a song from her album "Ai Ga Nakucha Ne". If you look very closely, you can see Mr. Rhodes with the background players, but his guitar is clearly heard throughout the song. We hope you enjoy this rare chance to hear music that is rarely accessible to us here in the West! Click here

July 1, 2006

David tells us that he started work on Atlas: France this week. The series is tentatively scheduled to begin airing on Discovery HD in October. As soon as we have firmer air dates, we'll let you know!

This month, we have a new video for you - footage from a 1986 Talk Talk concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. David played on the Talk Talk album "The Colour of Spring" and performed with them on this tour, which resulted in their live album, "London 1986".

Click here to see and hear "Call In The Nightboys". Enjoy!

June 1, 2006

David and Richard are busy putting the finishing touches on the soundtrack for Atlas: Australia.

David can also be heard on Akira Inoue's latest album, "Criteria". If you understand Japanese, you can find a great deal of information on Akira's website. If your Japanese is a bit rusty, you could give AltaVista's Babel Fish a try, although the results are often more poetic than comprehensible. For those of you who like a good conundrum, check out this page, which might look familiar to those of us who have ventured into the Wiltshire countryside.

The disc is only available for sale in Japan, but you can order it online through Sony Japan. (Once again, we strongly encourage engaging the services of a skilled translator if at all possible.)

For your viewing and listening pleasure this month, with the help of our friends at YouTube, we're pleased to bring you some fantastic footage of "Red Rain" from the 1986 Amnesty Tour. You can click here to see and hear the song. The young man with the blonde ponytail at stage right might look familiar. Enjoy! (Thanks to YouTube user "25million" for sharing this clip with us.)


May 1, 2006

As of this writing, David is in Budapest, working with an orchestra on the Australia soundtrack. He tells us that the project is moving along very well and much more quickly than the last.

This month we have a very special treat in store. We're pleased to bring you "Breakthrough", a song from 'Head, Hands & Feet', the album David recorded with Akira Inoue. The album is very difficult to find, so we're especially happy to be able to share this tune with you. You can hear the song here. Enjoy!


April 1, 2006

From the Great Wall and pandas to the Great Barrier Reef and koalas. Yes, after months of anticipation, it looks as if David and Richard have finally completed work on "China". However, rather than moving on to "France" as we reported last month, they're working on "Australia", the third episode of the Atlas series. They still expect to score "France", the Aussies have simply moved ahead in the order.

We had such a great response to the video footage last month (and keep those notes coming in, we always love to hear from you!) that we have another clip this month. You can see video of Japan's performance of "Ghosts" from the same episode of The Old Grey Whistle Test we featured last month (March 4, 1982). All the players are a bit more visible, and David makes some very creative noises whilst seated at stage left. You can see the clip here. Enjoy!


March 1, 2006

David reports that he and Richard Evans are very excited to be completing the soundtrack to �China� this week. They'll be moving on to �France� almost immediately, and it looks likely that they will also do the music for "Australia", the third film in the series. David has answered a slew of questions for us about the process of scoring the film and writing the music, and you can look forward to seeing that information in a future update when "China" airs, which is now projected to be some time in September 2006.

We have an interesting bit of film for you this month. Thanks to the kind folks at You Tube (and the anonymous friend who tipped us off), you can see and hear a rare performance of the band Japan. We have a video of their performance of "Cantonese Boy" on The Old Grey Whistle Test, from March 4, 1982. If you look towards the right side of the screen, you'll see a gent wearing a white shirt and playing a red guitar - if you squint, you can make out our own Mr. Rhodes. Unfortunately, the picture is fuzzy, but the sound is clear and you can get an idea of the sort of music Japan played. You can see the clip here. Enjoy!


February 1, 2006

As of this writing, David is once again hard at work on the soundtrack to �China�, the first program in the Atlas series for The Discovery Channel HD. David tells us that the film has been significantly re-edited, and he and Richard Evans are creating more music to suit the new footage. They have high hopes of completing it this month and will most likely be moving on to �France�, the next chapter in the Atlas series.

As promised last month, we have finally completed the redesign of the photo gallery! We now have over 60 photos, gathered from old magazine articles and personal photos, screenshots from DVDs and videos, books and concert photos. The pictures have been taken by folks such as Larry Fast, Tony Levin and many fans throughout the years, all of whom have graciously given their permission to use their images on this site. A grateful �Thank you!� to all of them for helping us expand our offerings and present a more thorough representation of David through the years.

You can see the new gallery by clicking here or using the 'Photos' link from any page on the site. Don�t forget � you can click on any of the thumbnail images to enlarge them and get a better look. Enjoy!

For those of you who may not have seen or heard about it, Peter Gabriel has posted a couple of previously unavailable songs for download, to benefit the earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan. These are songs Peter performed with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and all profits (except the credit card fees) will go to this excellent cause. As an added bonus, the songs happen to be fantasic. Further information can be viewed by clicking on the fancy link furnished by Real World:

South
                                                          East Asia
                                                          Earthquake
                                                          Appeal



January 14, 2006

Peter Gabriel has posted a couple of previously unavailable songs for download, to benefit the earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan. These are songs Peter performed with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and all profits (except the credit card fees) will go to this excellent cause. As an added bonus, the songs happen to be fantasic. Further information can be viewed by clicking here:

South
                                                          East Asia
                                                          Earthquake
                                                          Appeal


January 8, 2006

Due to forces beyond our control (namely, the disgusting spammers pushing everything from offshore casinos to viagra to nude photos of Hollywood bimbos), we have been forced to remove the Guestbook from the site, as there was no way to ensure that it wasn't being used for nefarious purposes. In the future, if you wish to leave word or get in touch with us here at the site, please feel free to email us.

January 3, 2006

Happy New Year! Sorry the site update is late, but time just got away from us. Added to that, there isn't very much to report right now. David continues to work on the music for "China" and might still be working on the FIFA project, although that's unconfirmed.

As far as website news, we have been working on a new and improved photo gallery, using a different format which should allow many more pictures than are currently displayed. In other words, we have *finally* started to sort out the magic of thumbnails, and hope to unveil the fruits of our labor next month. In the meantime, here's a (very) small sample of what we've accomplished so far:


Go ahead, click on it - you know you want to!


December 1, 2005

Starting on a serious note, a fraudulent auction was recently posted on eBay, using images and a description that had been stolen from a prior (legitimate) auction relating to one of David's guitars. In the future, if you see any memorabilia related to David and you have questions, please feel free to contact us at webmaster@davidrhodes.org for confirmation of the authenticity of the auction in question.

On to the good stuff...

David continues to work on the soundtrack for "China" (we looked it up, there are over 1,284,303,705 people in the country - that probably requires a lot of music!). In addition, it looks as if he's written the theme for the entire "Atlas" series on the Discovery Channel High Definition network! We'll keep you posted about airdates as soon as we get them.

You may have heard that Peter Gabriel will be working on the festivities surrounding the FIFA World Cup matches in Berlin next year. It looks like David may have a hand in those proceedings as well. More specifics if and when we get them.

In addition, the long-awaited Still Growing Up DVD set was finally released here in the States on November 22. Mixed with footage from the summer festival tour last summer, the final show at Kaiserslautern and a performance in Brussels from last Spring is interview footage featuring all of the members of the band. Included in the extras are three fantastic rehearsal performances done in the Big Room at Real World before the tour started in 2002. We get complete versions of Darkness, Growing Up and No Way Out - worth the price of admission alone! You can get your copy from Amazon.

Now, what are we forgetting? Oh yeah, last month we brought you our first trivia contest! For answers and to see who the lucky winner was, click here!!!



November 1, 2005

David is *still* hard at work on the soundtrack for "China", which will be part of the "Atlas" series on the Discovery Channel High Definition network. The airdate is still unknown.

This month, dr.org is proud to bring you a contest! With a prize and everything! Click here to see what it's all about!


October 1, 2005

David will be appearing with Peter Gabriel in Geneva on October 8, 2005 for a benefit concert for United Against Malaria, in honor of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations.

David is still hard at work on the soundtrack for "China", which is tentatively scheduled to air on The Discovery Channel sometime in November in the United States.

Peter Gabriel's new DVD, "Live and Unwrapped", is scheduled for release in the U.K. on October 31 and in the United States on November 15. As well as performances from last summer's festival tour, the DVD will also feature interviews with members of the band. You can pre-order from Amazon.

And new in the archives, we have a 1995 interview conducted by genesis-fanclub.de. With their kind cooperation, we have this interview in English for the first time. In addition, you can hear a sound clip of David sharing a story about touring with Peter Gabriel.


September 1, 2005

As promised, this month we have more new music for you. L'Uomo Perfetto is out on DVD on September 20, and we have resurrected the interview David gave while writing the music for the film. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to hear three pieces from the soundtrack, again provided with David's kind permission.

(For those of us in the United States, Real World says the DVD will be released both in PAL and NTSC format at the same time.)

August 2, 2005

David has started work on a new project. Together with Richard Evans, he'll be scoring a film about China directed by Cassian Harrison. More details as we get them...

August 1, 2005

With David's kind permission, this month we're able to share some of his music! Click here to hear pieces of the eerie, beautiful music David wrote for the video game Atlantis 3.

July 1, 2005
We have a triple play for you this month! For your reading pleasure, we have a 'new' interview from the April 1998 issue of Guitar Techniques Magazine, where David shares some insight about how he views music writing, as well as some interesting details about Peter Gabriel's Secret World Tour - Ambience Driver.

For your viewing and listening pleasure, we have two items. First, you can see "Shine It All Around" from Robert Plant's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman while promoting "Mighty Rearranger" (where David is featured prominently as a member of Mr. Plant's band, The Strange Sensation) here.

Last, but not least, while in New York, Mr. Plant and the band taped a few songs which can now be seen on Sessions@AOL.


June 1, 2005
Some of you may be familiar with Lia Eastwood's fantastic Gabrielese website. This month, she has turned her amazing imagination towards David's garden - check it out here!!

May 1,�2005
David will be joining Robert Plant for some television appearances in Europe and the States promoting Mr. Plant's new album, "The Mighty Rearranger" which comes out May 2 in the U.K. and May 10 in the U.S. You can see them May 9 on The Late Show with David Letterman and May 14 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. They will also be taping a segment for Sessions@AOL.

April 15,�2005
"L'Uomo Perfetto" has been moved back and will premiere on April 27 in Rome and open on April 29.� Plans for a soundtrack release are up in the air, but if there's anything to report - we'll report it!

With David's kind permission, you can now hear his new song on dr.org: Love Can Make You Do Some Really Horrible Things!

Click here for lyrics and details on the song.

April 1,�2005
"L'Uomo Perfetto" is set to premiere on April 15 in Rome.� The soundtrack should go on sale soon after (we'll have more details for you as they become available). David was kind enough to answer questions about the soundtrack which you can read here.

March�2005
David has completed the soundtrack for 'L'Uomo Perfetto.'� The film will premiere in Rome on April 15 and the soundtrack features work by John Giblin and Ged Lynch, as well as string arrangements by Richard Evans.

A soundtrack album release is expected - more details as they fall into place.
January�2005
David is currently hard at work on�the soundtrack for an Italian romantic comedy�called 'L'Uomo Perfetto.'� The film will be released by Warner Bros. in Italy. If you speak Italian, you can read more information about the film here: http://www.pubblicitaitalia.it/news.asp?id_news=21741.

Alternately, you can check the Internet Movie Database listing here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0431449/fullcredits.

Fall 2004
David plans to start work on a new soundtrack in September. More information as it becomes available.

Summer 2004
David just completed two years working on the "Still Growing Up Tour" with Peter Gabriel. For more information on the tour, and great pictures of what David and the band have been up to, check out Tony Levin's tour diary, which includes photos and descriptions starting with the band's first shows in 2002 and continuing through to their last show July 25 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

David recently�worked�with his frequent collaborator, Akira Inoue, on a song for the Special Olympics Foundation in Japan. The Foundation has financed a documentary called 'Host Town', which is about last year's Special Olympics held in Ireland. Akira has made the soundtrack, and the song should be part of the film, or if not on the soundtrack album. The soundtrack was released on May 25, 2004 and can be purchased here.
 
 

 

A new DVD featuring footage from Peter Gabriel's Still Growing Up tour will be available this October. Amazon.uk is showing a release date of October 31, 2005, although Peter Gabriel's site lists it for release on October 24, 2005. (We're just glad they both agree it's for release this year!)