Next week sees the release of prog pioneer Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall DVD set, filmed at the sold out show at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall in October 2013. In advance, a special behind-the-scenes look at this enormous show can be seen below:
A clip of the song 'Carpet Crawlers', featuring special guest Ray Wilson, was also recently revealed and you can view that here:
Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound and will be available as a standard 2CD/DVD digipak and a limited 2CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray art book with liner notes, photos and a bonus interview.
Hackett comments: "I'm excited the Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited show at the extraordinary Royal Albert Hall is being released on both DVD and Blu-Ray in 5.1. It was a thrilling musical experience for all concerned with a fantastic light / visual show! Paul Green and team filmed it brilliantly too. It's a feast for eyes, ears and all the senses..."
In order to re-live such a seminal chapter of prog rock history live on stage for Genesis Revisited, Hackett surrounded himself with a team of exceptional musicians including keyboardist Roger King (Gary Moore, Snoop Dog, Jamelia), Gary O'Toole (Chrissie Hynde, Kylie Minogue) on drums, percussion and vocals, Rob Townsend (Eddie Henderson, Bill Bruford, Django Bates) on sax, flute and percussion, Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman, Take That) on bass, and Nad Sylvan (Abbas's Michael B Tretow) on vocals.
Full track listing:
1. Dance On A Volcano
2. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
3. Fly On A Windshield
4. Broadway Melody of 1974
5. Carpet Crawlers (w/ Ray Wilson)
6. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed (w/ Roine Stolt)
7. The Musical Box
9. Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleeprs
10. In That Quiet Earth
12. I Know What I Like (w/ Ray Wilson)
13. Firth of Fifth (w/ John Wetton)
14. Ripples (w/ Amanda Lehmann)
15. The Fountain of Salmacis
16. Supper's Ready
17. Watcher of the Skies
18. Los Endos
The guitar legend scooped Prog Magazine's 2013 Progressive Music Award for Event Of The Year following another Genesis Revisited sell out performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo. After an unforgettable 2013, Hackett will be rewarding fans in 2014 with his Genesis Extended world tour, which hits the UK in October and sees the return of Nick Beggs on bass.
The show will once again feature seminal tracks from the Genesis Golden Era, some of which were not included on the Genesis Revisited tour.
Genesis Extended 2014 Tour Dates
Wednesday 28 May - Teatro BTM, Barcelona, Spain
Friday 30 May - Centro de Congressos do Arade, Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal
Thursday 7 August - Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Oxon, UK
Tuesday 21 October - Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK
Wednesday 22 October - Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
Friday 24 October - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
Saturday 25 October - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK
Sunday 26 October - Barbican, York, UK
Tuesday 28 October - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
Wednesday 29 October - O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Thursday 30 October - St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK
Saturday 1 November - Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Sunday 2 November - The Lowry, Salford, UK
Monday 3 November - Glive, Guildford, UK
Tuesday 4 November - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Ticket details can be found at www.hackettsongs.com.