"I'm looking forward tremendously to creating a show celebrating both early material and my latest album using magical surround sound,'' he says. ''We're also involving a whole new set of Genesis classics, including several numbers I've not played since the Seventies, such as Can-Utility and the Coastliners, Cinema Show and Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and Get 'em Out By Friday..."
"I'm pleased that Steven Wilson has done several new mixes in both surround and stereo," Steve says. "The box set will also contain a number of live shows from the era.
''I've enjoyed being involved with this comprehensive trip down memory lane. There's also a substantial booklet containing a lot of background info along with many wonderful Armando Gallo shots, and Roger Dean has painted a beautiful picture for the cover. For me, it's a proud souvenir that highlights those years.
''I'll play plenty of this early work at shows in the autumn which will include some numbers not played live for many moons, like Icarus Ascending and Star of Sirius plus all time faves such as Every Day and Spectral Mornings."
Steve's two most successful albums from the Charisma era, Please Don't Touch and Spectral Mornings, will also be re-released separately next year in a deluxe expanded version with mixes by Steven Wilson.