GENESIS REVISITED: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
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.
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