STEVE HACKETT – announces new live 2CD + Blu-Ray and DVD digipaks

STEVE HACKETT – announces new live 2CD + Blu-Ray and DVD digipaks

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra_ LiveFollowing a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + DVD and 2CD Blu-Ray digipak entitled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on 25th October 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

The album was recorded on 5th October 2018 at The Royal Festival Hall, London, during the  2018Genesis Revisited Tour which fulfilled a long held ambition of Steve’s: to perform the music of Genesis with a live orchestra. The concert featured Steve’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings) on bass, together with special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann, and augmented by the 41-piece Heart Of England Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk. 

Here’s a link to YouTube of Dancing with the Moonlit Knight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIcTis6KgJY&feature=youtu.be

Steve commented – “It was a fantastic experience for both the band and myself to play alongside an orchestra and to feel the power of the sound this extraordinary combo created. It sounds equally compelling on both film and audio. I’m proud to release this exciting product.”

The 2CD set includes tracks from Steve’s time with Genesis and also from his extensive solo career. The full track-listing is

Set 1:

Dance On A Volcano

Out Of The Body

The Steppes

Firth of Fifth

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight

Blood On The Rooftops

Shadow of the Hierophant

Set 2:

In That Quiet Earth

Afterglow

Serpentine Song

El Nino

Supper’s Ready

Encore:

The Musical Box

The Blu-Ray digipak also includes a behind the scenes documentary plus promotional videos forUnder The Eye Of The Sun, Beasts In Our Time and Peace.  See trailer here:https://youtu.be/hsPYRMwOW-s  The DVD features the concert stereo + 5.1 audio.

Pre-order link: https://SteveHackett.lnk.to/GenesisRevisitedBandOrchestraLiveID

 

About Steve Hackett

 

Steve Hackett gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the classic 1970s Genesis line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s work was a key element of most acclaimed Genesis albums including Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

With his solo career spanning more than 30 albums, Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. 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 has an extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar and his compositions  take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. His most recent studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) have also seen Steve exploring the influences of world music.

2019 is a busy year for Steve. Following the success of the orchestral tour Steve released his 25thstudio album At The Edge Of Light in January. He and the band then embarked on the Selling England/Spectral Mornings Tour across Europe and the USA before they return for 20 dates in the UK in November. This tour marks the first time Steve has performed the whole of his favourite Genesis album Selling England By The Pound together with Steve’s favourite songs from his soloSpectral Mornings album, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and tracks from his current album.

Steve Hackett Launches second Single Underground Railroad from his new album

Steve Hackett Launches second Single Underground Railroad from his new album

Following the tremendous success of 2017’s The Night Siren (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett releases his new studio album At The Edge Of Light on the 25th January 2019. The album which features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.

Today sees the release of the second single from the album, titled Underground Railroad,featuring Durga and Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd). You can listen to that now here: https://youtu.be/DEqCKaFFCXM

Steve comments: “I was inspired to write “Underground Railroad” in Wilmington, Delaware, discovering about that amazing network that helped slaves escape in pre-Civil War America, spearheaded by brave people like Harriet Tubman. Durga and Lorelei McBroom (both sang with Pink Floyd) sound amazing, expressing that heartfelt pain. As well as electric guitar, I play Dobro acoustic and also harmonica, transporting us back to those times…”

Watch video for ‘Under The Eye of the Sun’ here: https://youtu.be/IGt0GXb4PTg

Of the new album Steve adds: “In these dangerous times, deep shadows feel even sharper than usual and we find ourselves standing at the edge of light… The contrast between dark and light weaves its way throughout the album in many ways, from the sense of good fighting evil through to the interplay of dark and light opposites magically combining in cultures, including the heartbeat of India and primal tribal rhythms. Ultimately, this album embraces the need for all musical forms and cultures to connect and celebrate the wonder of unity in this divided world.”

Watch Steve discuss the new album in this new interview: https://youtu.be/VboAl6mo_-Y

At The Edge Of Lightis released in a number of formats including a Mediabook CD plus extra DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix & behind the scenes documentary, double vinyl LP + CD, Jewelcase CD and digital album. Pre-order now here: https://stevehackett.lnk.to/AtTheEdgeOfLight    

Steve Hackett has established himself as one of Rock music’s finest and recognisable guitarists through his time with the legendary Genesis who he joined in 1971 and a solo career following his departure from Genesis in 1977 and is a hugely influential guitarist particularly in the Progressive Rock genre. ‘At The Edge Of Light’ will be Hackett’s 26th studio album in a solo career that began in 1975 with the release of his debut solo album Voyage Of The Acolyte.

‘At The Edge Of Light’ was mainly recorded in Steve’s own studio but also around the world.   The album features international artists, including Durga and Loreley of Pink Floyd vocal fame with drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Simon Phillips from USA, Sheema on sitar from India, Icelandic drummer/percussionist Gulli Briem, tar player Malik Mansurov and Swedish bass player Jonas Reingold… This album also features Paul Stillwell on didgeridoo, Rob Townsend on sax, bass clarinet and duduk, Amanda Lehmann on vocals, John Hackett on flute, drummer Gary O’Toole, Roger King and Ben Fenner on keyboards, Dick Driver on double bass, violinist and viola player Christine Townsend… All magically honed and engineered by Roger King.

Tracklist:

  1. Fallen Walls and Pedestals
  2. Beasts In Our Time
  3. Under The Eye of the Sun
  4. Underground Railroad
  5. Those Golden Wings
  1. Shadow and Flame
  2. Hungry Years
  3. Descent
  4. Conflict
  5. Peace

The album is released shortly before Steve performs as special guest on the Cruise To The Edge in February 2019 and the On The Blue cruise featuring Justin Hayward, also in February.

Hackett recently played a series of Genesis Revisited shows with Orchestra and will tour Europe in April/May 2019 before returning to the UK in November 2019 with a much anticipated ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights’ set.

Selling England by the Pound with Spectral Mornings & New tracks

UK Tour November 2019

Sat 02               Aylesbury        Waterside

Sun 03              Folkestone        Leas Cliff Hall

Tue 05              Sheffield          City Hall

Wed 06             Cambridge        Corn Exchange

Fri 08                Leicester           De Montfort Hall

Sat 09               Cardiff              St. David’s Hall

Mon 11             Liverpool           Philharmonic

Tue 12              Brighton            Dome

Wed 13             Portsmouth       Guildhall

Fri 15                Salisbury          City Hall

Sat 16               Reading            Hexagon

Mon 18             Birmingham      Symphony Hall

Tue 19              York                 Barbican

Wed 20             Bath                 Forum

Fri 22                Halifax              Victoria Theatre

Sat 23               Gateshead        The Sage

Mon 25             Edinburgh         Usher Hall

Tue 26              Manchester       Bridgewater Hall

Wed 27             Southend          Cliffs Pavilion

Fri 29                London             Hammersmith Eventim Apollo                          

Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/and venue box offices.

Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.    Craig Blundell  (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) 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 Hackett Clips and Snips

Steve Hackett Clips and Snips

Video of Under the Eye taken from new album At the Edge of Light Out 25th January:

Steve chatting about At the Edge of Light album: 

Steve Hackett Tour Drummer News

Steve Hackett Tour Drummer News

UK Tour Poster SteveHackett2019-Artwork

The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2019 European Tour. Setting off on 2nd November 2019, Steve and his band will perform 20 shows around the UK.

For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety.  Released in 1973, the album went to No. 3 in the UK charts and has been described as ‘the definitive Genesis album.’ It includes firm favourites such as Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth, Cinema Show and, of course, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). Other favourite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show.

2019 also marks the 40thanniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will rightly celebrate this milestone by performing masterpieces from the album. 

Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s new album, to be released in 2019.

Steve explains, “I’m thrilled to be performing the whole of my favourite Genesis album, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, which caught the attention of John Lennon in 1973. I felt that I was now playing guitar in the world’s best band, and everything was opening up for us…

Also I look forward to playing all the favourite songs from SPECTRAL MORNINGS, marking its anniversary, plus new album tasters, as well as additional Genesis gems in a terrific grand slam!”

UK Tour dates are as follows: –

NOVEMBER 2019 TOUR DATES

Sat 02                   Aylesbury         Waterside
Sun 03                  Folkestone       Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 05                  Sheffield            City Hall
Wed 06                Cambridge       Corn Exchange
Fri 08                    Leicester           De Montfort Hall
Sat 09                   Cardiff               St. David’s Hall
Mon 11                Liverpool           Philharmonic
Tue 12                  Brighton            Dome                                
Wed 13                Portsmouth       Guildhall
Fri 15                    Salisbury           City Hall
Sat 16                   Reading            Hexagon
Mon 18                Birmingham      Symphony Hall
Tue 19                  York                   Barbican
Wed 20                Bath                   Forum
Fri 22                    Halifax               Victoria Theatre
Sat 23                  Gateshead        The Sage
Mon 25                Edinburgh         Usher Hall
Tue 26                  Manchester      Bridgewater Hall
Wed 27                Southend           Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 29                    London              Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

 Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/and venue box offices.

Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.    Craig Blundell  (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) 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.

About Steve Hackett

Since the 1970’s Steve has had a remarkable musical career renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer.  He has released more than 30 solo albums, seven Genesis albums and worked alongside Steve Howe of YES with supergroup GTR.

Recognised as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.

Hackett 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 Poundand The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he is influenced by many genres, including Jazz, World Music, Blues and classical.

Steve’s music is as popular as ever – his last two album releases Wolflight in 2015 and last year’s The Night Sirenboth went straight into the Top 40 of the UK album charts – proving that Steve’s amazing compositions and virtuoso playing continue to delight.

www.hackettsongs.com

 

 

Steve Hackett Announces Release of New Studio Album At The Edge Of Light

Steve Hackett Announces Release of New Studio Album At The Edge Of Light

Sleeve SteveHackett_AtTheEdgeOfLightFollowing the tremendous success of 2017’s The Night Siren” (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album At The Edge Of Lighton the 25thJanuary 2019. The albumwhich features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.

Steve says: “In these dangerous times, deep shadows feel even sharper than usual and we find ourselves standing at the edge of light… The contrast between dark and light weaves its way throughout the album in many ways, from the sense of good fighting evil through to the interplay of dark and light opposites magically combining in cultures, including the heartbeat of India and primal tribal rhythms. Ultimately, this album embraces the need for all musical forms and cultures to connect and celebrate the wonder of unity in this divided world.”

At The Edge Of Lightis released in a number of formats including a Mediabook CD plus extra DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix & behind the scenes documentary, double vinyl LP + CD, Jewel case CD and digital album.                                                             

Steve Hackett has established himself as one of Rock music’s finest and recognisable guitarists through his time with the legendary Genesis who he joined in 1971 and a solo career following his departure from Genesis in 1977 and is a hugely influential guitarist particularly in the Progressive Rock genre.  At The Edge Of Light will be Hackett’s 26th studio album in a solo career that began in 1975 with the release of his debut solo album Voyage Of The Acolyte.

At The Edge Of Light was mainly recorded in Steve’s own studio but also around the world. The album features international artists, including Durga and Loreley of Pink Floyd vocal fame with drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Simon Phillips from USA, Sheema on sitar from India, Icelandic drummer/percussionist Gulli Briem, tar player Malik Mansurov and Swedish bass player Jonas Reingold… This album also features Paul Stillwell on didgeridoo, Rob Townsend on sax, bass clarinet and duduk, Amanda Lehmann on vocals, John Hackett on flute, drummer Gary O’Toole, Roger King and Ben Fenner on keyboards, Dick Driver on double bass, violinist and viola player Christine Townsend… All magically honed and engineered by Roger King.

Tracklist:

  1. Fallen Walls And Pedestals
  2. Beasts In Our Time
  3. Under The Eye Of The Sun
  4. Underground Railroad
  5. Those Golden Wings
  6. Shadow And Flame
  7. Hungry Years
  8. Descent
  9. Conflict
  10. Peace

 

The album is released shortly before Steve performs as special guest on the Cruise To The Edge in February 2019 and the On The Blue cruise featuring Justin Hayward, also in February Hackett recently played a series of Genesis Revisited shows with Orchestra and will perform two UK dates with acoustic sets in early December before touring Europe in April/May 2019 and has just announced a UK tour in November 2019 with a much anticipated ‘Selling England By The Pound& Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights’ set.

NOVEMBER 2019 UK TOUR DATES

Sat 02                   Aylesbury         Waterside
Sun 03                  Folkestone       Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 05                  Sheffield            City Hall
Wed 06                Cambridge       Corn Exchange
Fri 08                    Leicester           De Montfort Hall
Sat 09                   Cardiff               St. David’s Hall
Mon 11                Liverpool           Philharmonic
Tue 12                  Brighton            Dome                                
Wed 13                Portsmouth       Guildhall
Fri 15                    Salisbury           City Hall
Sat 16                   Reading            Hexagon
Mon 18                Birmingham      Symphony Hall
Tue 19                  York                   Barbican
Wed 20                Bath                   Forum
Fri 22                    Halifax               Victoria Theatre
Sat 23                  Gateshead        The Sage
Mon 25                Edinburgh         Usher Hall
Tue 26                  Manchester      Bridgewater Hall
Wed 27                Southend           Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 29                    London              Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/and venue box offices.