Sunday, 23 June 2013

Steve Hackett at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett
The Kinks once sang ‘give the people want they want’ – and it’s clearly an adage that Steve Hackett believes in.
The former Genesis guitarist (he left in 1977, two years after Peter Gabriel’s shock departure) has clearly hit on a winning formula with his series of Genesis Revisited albums and tours  – this being the third.
Symphony Hall was a sell-out, and when Hackett announced it was a night of ‘strictly Genesis’ it was met with a huge roar.
From opener Watcher of The Skies to the final encore Los Endos, this was a joy for many in the hall, who never got to hear these songs live first time round.

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