STEVE HACK­ETT

GEN­E­SIS RE­VIS­ITED: LIVE AT THE ROYAL AL­BERT HALL

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screens at the back of the stage also cre­ates at­mos­phere for some of the more in­tri­cate story num­bers, such as The Foun­tain Of Sal­macis and Rip­ples. As al­ways, Hack­ett is sur­rounded by top- qual­ity mu­si­cians, yet his gui­tar soars over pro­ceed­ings with the same author­ity that you’d ex­pect from his solo work. The film is avail­able in dif­fer­ent for­mats, in­clud­ing a limited edi­tion with sev­eral ex­tras, and there’s a CD ver­sion, too. We also un­der­stand that there’ll be more tour­ing later this year, too, with Gen­e­sis Ex­tended.

In­sid­e­Out

Hack­ett is cer­tainly get­ting some mileage out of his re­work­ing of the Gen­e­sis back cat­a­logue. And hardly sur­pris­ing, as not only is the ma­te­rial so good in the first place, Steve has added new life and en­ergy into the mix, bring­ing it into the mu­si­cal world of to­day. If you’re in any doubt what­so­ever, then check out this DVD and be amazed. As with all of Steve’s per­for­mances, the sound and video qual­ity is fan­tas­tic and, in this par­tic­u­lar set­ting, it couldn’t be bet­ter. Nad Syl­van takes on many of the Peter Gabriel vo­cal parts, but the in­clu­sion of guest vo­cal­ists Ray Wil­son, John Wet­ton, Roine Stolt and Amanda Lehmann helps to pro­vide sub­tle con­trast. Us­ing large

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