Home Invasion: Concert At The Royall Albert Hall
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Riding on the wave that hit Progsville with his To The Bone album, Steven Wilson, ‘the most famous musician most people have never heard of’’, took up residence at The
Albert Hall in March 2018 for three sold-out nights; the third represented here in DVD or Blu-Ray, twin CDs, five LP vinyl (March 2019) and streaming. Surrounded by a crack band that includes the effortlessly virtuosic Alex Hutchings on guitar, and prog-royalty Nick Beggs on bass plus some astounding visual effects, Wilson strides through a set that draws from his back catalogue and To The Bone itself. The music sets off with Nowhere Now, followed by Pariah which sees vocalist Ninet Tayeb join Steven in a powerful duet, reminiscent of Gabriel and Bush’s Don’t Give Up. Although there’s always a guitar around Steven’s neck, top mention goes to Hutchings whose playing shines throughout, especially on tracks like Home Invasion/Regret #9 and Vermillioncore. Bonus tracks on the DVD reveal extra footage, including the excellent Routine played to an empty hall where Alex’s Waghorn guitar and Laney amp provide an emotive solo. For the full experience, the video is nothing short of remarkable!