Thursday, 29 January 2015

Steve Hackett, York Barbican, October 14

Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett
First published  in Music news and reviews
STEVE Hackett will follow up last October's sold-out Genesis Revisited Extended concert at York Barbican with a return visit on October 14 on a tour whose title is a right old mouthful.
The former Genesis guitarist will present Acolyte To Wolflight with Genesis Revisited, The Total Experience, a show that will span Hackett's solo history to mark the 40th anniversary of his first album, Voyage Of The Acolyte, and the release of his new rock record, Wolflight. Genesis songs will feature on the set list too.
"I'm hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into this year's tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary with several surprises," says the ever-pioneering Hackett. "The album's wild pack of tracks – starting with a wolf cry – will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015.”
From that plaintive wolf cry to Hackett sitting with real wolves on the album sleeve, the album will explore dark caverns, ancient ruins and tropical lagoons as "a springboard to an exotic and exciting adventure", where the new new songs form a "primordial dream of love, struggle and liberation".
Wolflight is Hackett’s first original solo studio album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011. Primal and orchestral, it retains the Hackett trademark of electric guitar with a regular sprinkling of acoustic as the ten tracks take a journey through space and time to look at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom.
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