Steve Hackett Releases The Cinema Show Live Video From Selling England & Spectral Mornings Live Album OUT NOW

Steve Hackett Releases The Cinema Show Live Video From Selling England & Spectral Mornings Live Album OUT NOW

STEVE HACKETT celebrates worldwide release of

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith

Watch live video of The Cinema Show  below

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…you’ll be blissfully lost in the momentProg Chris Roberts

Today, Steve Hackett celebrates the worldwide release of his new live album Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith.  Recorded in 2019 at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, the final night of the tour, Steve Hackett was joined by his touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Craig Blundell (drums and percussion) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.  Special guests for this performance were Steve’s brother John Hackett (flute) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).

Watch The Cinema Show from this stunning show HERE.

The first set of the concert includes tracks from Spectral Mornings, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and At The Edge Of Light. The second part is the live recording of Selling England by the Pound album in its entirety, plus Déja Vu, a track initiated for the album by Peter Gabriel, but later completed by Steve. The recording concludes with the concert encores of Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos.

Track listing for Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith:

CD1

  1. Intro
  2. Every Day
  3. Under The Eye of The Sun  SEE VIDEO HERE
  4. Fallen Walls And Pedestals
  5. Beasts Of Our Time
  6. The Virgin And The Gypsy
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings
  9. The Red Flower Of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere
  10. Clocks – Angel of Mons
  11. 11. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
  12. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)


CD2

  1. Firth Of Fifth
  2. More Fool Me
  3. The Battle Of Epping Forest
  4. After The Ordeal
  5. The Cinema Show
  6. Aisle of Plenty
  7. Déjà Vu  SEE VIDEO HERE
  8. Dance On A Volcano
  9. Los Endos

DVD Package

DVD

Concert (2 hours)


Blu-Ray Package

Blu-Ray

Concert (2 hours)

Documentary (30 mins)

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith is available through InsideOutMusic in several formats: Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD Artbook; 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak; 2CD+DVD Multibox; Limited Edition 4LP+2CD Box Set and Digital album in 16bit and 24bit.

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Press feedback on Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith


“Live at Hammersmith is nothing less than a masterclass in how to play prog rock. There isn’t a wasted note on the album and it’s very likely one of the best ‘live’ albums you’ll hear this year, or any other year.”
Ramzine Laurence Todd

 

“The quality on display on this release is quite astonishing. You might expect the sound quality on a contemporary release to be pristine, and it certainly is that. But the musicianship from Steve and his band possibly eclipses all others at the moment. Steve himself is on brilliant form with his almost typically easy style, which kind of disguises his massive efforts. He is obviously loving what’s going on around him!
The Spirit of Progressive Rock Bernard Law

 

Band Photo By Lee Millwaody

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About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering (1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.

After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.  

Steve recently announced rescheduled dates for his Seconds Out +More! 31 date UK tour in September/October 2021.

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Steve Hackett launches Under The Eye Of The Sun Video

Steve Hackett launches Under The Eye Of The Sun Video

STEVE HACKETT releases new Single/Video Under the Eye of the Sun from forthcoming “Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith” release

Steve Hackett Sleeve LiveAtHammersmith lo resSteve Hackett presents another taster from his forthcoming live release Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith, which will be released on 25thSeptember. Recorded in 2019 at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, the final night of the tour, Steve Hackett was joined by his touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Craig Blundell (drums and percussion) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.  Special guests for this performance were Steve’s brother John Hackett (flute) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).

The first set of the concert includes tracks from Spectral Mornings, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and At The Edge Of Light. The second part is the live recording of Selling England by the Pound album in its entirety, plus Déja Vu, a track initiated for the album by Peter Gabriel, but later completed by Steve. The recording concludes with the concert encores of Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos.

Now, you can have another impression of this stunning set by watching the video for ‘Under the Eye of the Sun’, which was originally released on Steve’s latest solo album At The Edge Of Light: https://youtu.be/vLXJq7fg5tw

Track listing for

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith:

CD1

  1. Intro
  2. Every Day
  3. Under The Eye of The Sun https://youtu.be/vLXJq7fg5tw
  4. Fallen Walls And Pedestals
  5. Beasts Of Our Time
  6. The Virgin And The Gypsy
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings
  9. The Red Flower Of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere
  10. Clocks – Angel of Mons
  11. 11. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
  12. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)

 

CD2

  1. Firth Of Fifth
  2. More Fool Me
  3. The Battle Of Epping Forest
  4. After The Ordeal
  5. The Cinema Show
  6. Aisle of Plenty
  7. Déjà vu https://youtu.be/TGj5xcmMIJw
  8. Dance On A Volcano
  9. Los Endos

 

DVD Package

DVD

Concert (2 hours)

Blu-Ray Package

 

Blu-Ray

Concert (2 hours)

Documentary (30 mins)

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith is released on 25thSeptember, through InsideOutMusic in several formats: Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD Artbook; 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak; 2CD+DVD Multibox; Limited Edition 4LP+2CD Box Set and Digital album.

 

Pre-orders are available below:

https://store.hackettsongs.com/

https://stevehackett.lnk.to/SellingEnglandSpectralMorningsLiveID

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering(1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.

After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.  

Steve recently announced re-scheduled dates for his Seconds Out +More! 31 date UK tour in September/October 2021.

 

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Steve Hackett to release Live Album

Steve Hackett to release Live Album

SH_LiveAtHammersmith_Cover[1]Steve Hackett announces the release of Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith on 25th September.   This 2CD + DVD live recording is from his critically acclaimed 2019 UK tour.  

The concert was recorded at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, the final night of the tour.   Steve Hackett was joined by his touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Craig Blundell  (drums and percussion) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.  Special guests for this performance were Steve’s brother John Hackett (flute) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).

This was a very special tour for Steve Hackett as it brought together his favourite album from his time as guitarist with Genesis – Selling England By The Pound – which Steve and his band performed live in its entirety for the first time. The show also featured selected tracks from Steve’s personal favourite album from his extensive solo career Spectral Mornings, together with tracks from his acclaimed 2019 release At The Edge Of Light

Steve comments: “Amalgamating three personal favourite albums, including the whole of Selling England by the Pound, most of Spectral Mornings and At The Edge Of Light highlights was a very special live experience. Both audio and visual on this product give a mind blowing experience of an unforgettable evening at Hammersmith.”

The first set of the concert includes tracks from Spectral Mornings, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and At The Edge Of Light. Steve and the band were joined by Amanda Lehmann on vocals and guitar and by John Hackett, on flute for The Virgin And The Gypsy and The Red Flower Of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere.

The second part is the live recording of Selling England by the Pound album in its entirety, plus Déja Vu, a track initiated for the album by Peter Gabriel, but later completed by Steve.

The recording concludes with the concert encores of Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos.

The Selling England By The Pound Plus Spectral Mornings tour played twenty dates across the UK in November 2019 to great critical acclaim:

“Wonderful.  (Prog)

The first set was devoted to Hackett solo material and with 2019 marking the 40th anniversary of Spectral Mornings… This was an early opportunity for Hackett to harmonise with vocalist Nad Sylvan and then demonstrate his sublime guitar technique with a soaring solo.” (The Progressive Aspect)

If ever an album was made to be experienced live as a whole, it’s Genesis’ 1973 masterpiece Selling England By The Pound. If you’re going to do a classic album tour, make sure you’ve got a classic album to do it with. Hackett has. (The Wee Review)

Track listing for

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith:

CD1

  1. Intro
  2. Every Day
  3. Under The Eye of The Sun
  4. Fallen Walls And Pedestals
  5. Beasts Of Our Time
  6. The Virgin And The Gypsy
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings
  9. The Red Flower Of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere
  10. Clocks – Angel of Mons
  11. 11. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
  12. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)

CD2

  1. Firth Of Fifth
  2. More Fool Me
  3. The Battle Of Epping Forest
  4. After The Ordeal
  5. The Cinema Show
  6. Aisle of Plenty
  7. Deja Vu
  8. Dance On A Volcano
  9. Los Endos

DVD Package

DVD

Concert (2 hours)

Blu-Ray Package

Blu-Ray

Concert (2 hours)

Documentary (30 mins)

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith is released on 25thSeptember, through InsideOut Music in several formats: Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD with Artbook; 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak; 2CD+DVD Multibox; Limited Edition 4LP+2CD Box Set and Digital album.

The first track to be taken from the show is ‘Déja Vu’ – watch it here: https://youtu.be/TGj5xcmMIJw

Déja Vu’ is also available on all streaming platforms and for pre-order here:

https://store.hackettsongs.com/

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering(1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.

After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.  

Steve recently announced re-scheduled dates for his Seconds Out +More! 31 date UK tour in September/October 2021.

Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith

Release Date: 25th September

Formats: Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD with Artbook

2CD+Blu-ray Digipak

2CD+DVD Multibox

Limited Edition black 4LP+2CD Box Set

Limited Edition “Lawnmower green” 4LP+2CD Box Set (300 copies – exclusively offered through Steve Hackett’s online store https://store.hackettsongs.com/)

Digital Album

All pre-orders are available now:

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STEVE HACKETT RESCHEDULES SECONDS OUT + MORE TOUR TO 2021

STEVE HACKETT RESCHEDULES SECONDS OUT + MORE TOUR TO 2021

Poster 2021 Steve Hackett Seconds OutSteve Hackett announces re-scheduled UK dates, due to COVID19 Pandemic for his Seconds Out +More World Tour. The 2021 tour will now be extended by an additional 8 shows.   The original tour was due to kick-off in November. It will now begin on 10th September

2021 at the Leicester De Montfort Hall.  The show will feature the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more!

Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis’ 1977 concert tour together with The Cinema Show, from their 1976 tour, and featured Steve Hackett on guitar alongside Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins who had taken on the role of vocalist following the departure of Peter Gabriel. The tour included music from each of the six studio albums from Steve’s time in Genesis and marked his final recordings with the band as he left to pursue his solo career upon its completion.

The Seconds Out +More! Tour will visit some of the venues Genesis played on that 1977 tour. Watch this space for additional material info!

I hugely look forward to being back on the road in the UK, bringing the whole of Seconds Out back to life! The set features some of the most thrilling Genesis material, this time all numbers played in full, plus additional surprises…”   Steve Hackett

Full Re-Scheduled and Additional UK tour dates for The Seconds Out +More Tour below:

please note – highlighted shows are same venues as 1977 tour

*** New Additional Shows

Fri 10th Sep Leicester De Montfort Hall

Sat 11th Sept

Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 12th Sept Stoke Victoria Hall
Tue 14th Sept Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 15th Sept Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri 17th Sept Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat 18th Sept Basingstoke The Anvil
Mon 20th Sept London The Palladium
Tue 21st Sept London The Palladium
Wed 22nd Sept London The Palladium (new)
Fri 24th Sept Manchester O2 Apollo
Sat 25th Sept Edinburgh Playhouse
Mon 27th Sept Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tue 28th Sept                                Dundee Caird Hall

Thurs 30th Sept                        

Scunthorpe The Baths Hall
Fri 1st Oct Bradford St George’s Hall

Sat 2nd Oct***                           

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (new)
Mon 4th Oct*** Croydon Fairfield Halls (new)

Tue 5th Oct                                    

Guildford G Live
Thur 7th Oct Brighton Dome
Fri 8th Oct*** Poole Lighthouse (new)
Sat 9th Oct Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 11th Oct Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tue 12th Oct*** Plymouth Pavillions (new)
Thur 14th Oct Carlisle The Sands Centre
Sat 16th Oct Newcastle O2 City Hall  

Sat 18th Oct***       

Aylesbury Waterside (new)
Tue 19th Oct Oxford New Theatre 

Thur 21st Oct***

Peterborough Cresset (new)
Fri 22nd Oct***     Harrogate Royal Hall (new)

 

                      All tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled shows.

***Added Shows

For full details and to book tickets for all shows for the Seconds Out + More Tour go too https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.

Steve will be joined on the tour by regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.     Craig Blundell  (Steven Wilson, Pendragon) will be on drums & percussion – he was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world……

Steve’s autobiography, A Genesis In My Bed is published on 24th July.   Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band.

 

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering(1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.

After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.

 

Reviews from Steve Hackett’s most recent Genesis Revisited Tour

the night’s prog feast.. was Selling England’ ‘ which allowed the guitarist’s band to fully showcase their talents…’   ‘for one evening at least it was fantastic to dance with the Moonlit Knight once more.’  Simon Carter – The News Portsmouth

Hackett’s guitar effortlessly carves a path through the songs mixing melodic lines with experimentation and flat out rock…’  ‘The individual personalities of the band also shine throughout…’    Stuart Avis -The Brighton Magazine

a great riff, great lyrics and another guitar solo to die for…’ ‘the magic seems never-ending…Alan Jones – Getreadytorock

complex time changes and elaborate melodies were recreated by Hackett’s superb band with verve and skill.’  ‘Hackett may well be the best guitarist around. Oh, and a great light show too. Obviously.’  S Copeland – Brighton Argus

“This is a consummately highly talented group of musicians, possibly the best working band currently playing anywhere in the world. Seriously.”  Paul H Birch – Ramzine

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Steve Hackett Releases Vinyl Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett Releases Vinyl Genesis Revisited

STEVE_HACKETT_GenesisRevisited_LiveRoyalAlbertHall_Vinyl_CompleteOn June 12th, 2020, guitar legend Steve Hackett releases a remastered edition of the much-lauded “Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall” album. Originally recorded at a sold-out show in October 2013 and released through InsideOutMusic in 2014, it was about time this unforgettable gig featuring all the Genesis classics and special guests like Ray Wilson, Amanda Lehmann, Roine Stolt, John Wetton and others receives a proper vinyl release. In addition to that, this 2020 remaster will be made available as digital album, too, allowing all Hackett fans to revisit this great event.

In addition to that, “Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall” is going to be the first release by Steve Hackett in Sony Music’s 360 Reality Audio format available through streaming services like Deezer, Nugs.net, and Tidal.

As another teaser for this release, you can listen to ‘Dancing With The Moonlit Knight’ here:

https://youtu.be/kXbeeNETSS8

“Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall – Remaster 2020” will be released as Triple-LP set with two CDs in a wide-spined Gatefold sleeve, which also includes a 4-page LP-sized booklet and as digital album. Pre-orders are available now!

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Exclusive coloured editions are also available:

300x transparent green (sold out) – https://www.jpc.de/s/steve+hackett

200x red – https://centurymedia.store/

Stream/Download/Order:

https://stevehackett.lnk.to/GenesisRevisitedLiveAtTheRoyalAlbertHall

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including “Selling England by the Pound” (a favourite of John Lennon) and “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

His most recent studio album is 2019’s “At the Edge of Light”, which was met with critical acclaim and charted in several countries all around the world including #13 in Germany, #3 UK Rock charts, #28 UK album charts, #7 UK vinyl charts, #12 Sweden Physical Album Charts and more. While keeping a continuous studio output for several decades, Steve Hackett has been presenting classic Genesis tracks with his live band offering stunning renditions preserving the vibe and unique spirit of the original, early Genesis era.

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A Genesis In My Bed: Steve Hackett – The Autobiography

A Genesis In My Bed: Steve Hackett – The Autobiography

Steve Hackett -A Genesis In My BedJuly 2020 sees the publication of A Genesis In My Bed – the long overdue autobiography from guitar great and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett.   As with his music, Steve has written a highly detailed, entertaining and embracing tome that charts his life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band’s meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time.

Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band

Naturally, A Genesis In My Bed also regales stories of Steve’s career since leaving Genesis and the many different journeys that it has taken him on.   With his flair for the creative, and a great deal of levity, A Genesis In My Bed is also a riveting read.  Indispensable for Genesis fans but also essential for general music lovers and avid readers of autobiographies full of heartfelt and emotive tales.

Steve says, “It’s often revealing. There’s lace, loves and butterflies, and I explore personal feelings. I’ve answered many questions fans asked over the years too, such as why I left Genesis. It’s taken fifteen years to bring this book to fruition, writing between tours, recording and legal challenges, but that’s given me time to really develop it.”

Here are some quotes from Steve taken from the book: 

On joining Genesis…

He lifted his head and looked at me with a steely gaze… “You’ve heard of them, haven’t you?”

Once again I was up against that invisible wall, aware I could either choose to sit there and give in or climb over it. But once over the wall, you can never go back. I knew there and then I was about to take a leap of faith into that new world and that my life was about to change for good. I was to board a spaceship to a new planet with a bunch of aliens. I emptied my glass, put it down and walked out through the door into the sunshine, clutching that ticket to Mars.

On creating The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway…

We were writing and recording at high intensity. The Lamb is a dense album with tons of detail. Everyone brimming over with ideas, the record was as packed with themes as Times Square is filled with people on a busy night, vocals suddenly abrasive like the horn of a New York fire truck. Forget sweet dreams… the drama unfolds day and night.

The Lamb felt like a titanic adventure we were trying to survive… We struck icebergs, but bravely lurched on into shark infested, uncharted waters.

On leaving Genesis…

Had I done the right thing? It was a big risk and a huge step into the unknown. I was leaving a world class band that was by now filling arenas internationally. I had to trust in the power of my instinct and inspiration…

Anecdote about a border customs experience…

On one occasion, after customs found some residual illegal substance left by a previous band in the car we’d hired, we were taken off into separate rooms. The customs guys were confrontational and aggressive, challenging me with large dogs as I stood there without my clothes on. Then suddenly an alarm startled these jumpy characters who swiftly pulled out their guns and spun around wildly, nostrils flaring…

A Genesis gig caught up in a revolution…

The government was about to be overthrown the following day and it was like a tinderbox explosion! There was a riot outside the venue with guns and fire crackers going off and upturned army jeeps in the street. I heard there were fatalities. The gig was oversold. Pyramids of people clambering over each other were dangerously close to the balconies.

And of his current output, Steve says: “Musically, I’m proud of the most recent album ‘At The Edge Of Light’, with creative involvement from Roger and Jo, plus the most amazing musicianship from band members, orchestral players, singers and instrumentalists from the far pavilions and beyond…”

The launch of A Genesis In My Bed comes as Steve is locked down at home, as we all are, having had to abandon his US tour at short notice. “I’d never had to stop a tour halfway before… At least the gigs were postponed, so we will return!

“Being on the last flight from Philly to London brought to mind my song, ‘Last train to Istanbul’. We were lucky to get back home…

With our ‘Seconds Out’ tour plans, we still have something to look forward to beyond these dark times. We have every intention of playing as soon as venues are open again.”

 

Book Cover Photo by Tina Korhonen

Genesis Photos by Armando Gallo

 

Available to Pre order directly from the publisher & the artist:

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/genesis/a-genesis-in-my-bed/

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RRP: £19.99

ISBN: 978-1-912782-38-3

Hardback: 234 X 156 mm, 192pp, plus 16 page photo section