Thursday, February 1, 2018

Steve Hackett Launches U.S. Tour, Rerecords 'When The Heart Rules The Mind'

This weekend sees the beginning of Steve Hackett’s North American tour, beginning with Cruise To The Edge, whihc sails out of Tampa on February 3. To celebrate, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist has rerecorded GTR’s US hit single "When The Heart Rules The Mind." Have a listen below.

“I always loved the track ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’," Hackett says. "I think it is the strongest thing Steve Howe and I wrote together, and I always wanted to do a version where I would sing it myself with the use of today's production techniques. I'm also very pleased to have my friend Steve Rothery on board doing additional guitar."

"When The Heart Rules The Mind" will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon & all other digital services beginning February 2.

Hackett just released Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham, a new live packages filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during the guitarist’s recent Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. 

In their review, said Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham "accurately captures the essence of what a Steve Hackett show is all about."

Below is a video clip of Hackett and his performing the instrumental "El Niño" from the new live set.

This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart. To celebrate, the band performed several songs  from the album, including "Eleventh Earl Of Mar," "One For The Vine," "Blood On The Rooftops," "…In That Quiet Earth" and "Afterglow."

Other Genesis favorites played live were "Dance On A Volcano," "Inside & Out," "Firth Of Fifth," "The Musical Box" and the classic "Los Endos." 

This show also includes many of Hackett’s solo fan-favorites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.

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