Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Steve Hackett, Genesis Guitarist, Revisits His Classic Prog-Rock On Tour [Interview]

Steve_HackettOver the years, guitarist Steve Hackett has taken several journeys -- both on album and in concert -- back to his Genesis days. The most recent studio recording was 2012's “Genesis Revisited II,” a double-disc featuring reinterpreted classics from the period that is most dear to Hackett: the era of Genesis that spanned 1971 to 1977.

For the album, the guitar wizard brought in 35 special guests, making for one spectacular prog-rock event. The lineup included vocalists Simon Collins (Phil Collins' son), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia, U.K.) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) as well as Amanda Lehmann, Conrad Keely, Francis Dunnery, Neal Morse, Nad Sylvan and Nik Kershaw. Sharing guitar duties with Hackett were Steve Rothery (Marillion) and Roine Stolt (The Flower King, Transatlantic).

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