Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited II CD Review

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Review:

I almost jumped out of my chair when I was presented a chance to review the new STEVE HACKETT CD, “Genesis Revisted II.” There are precious few bands that I hold in GODLIKE status but Genesis is one of them.

Steve has long been one of my favorite guitarists and songwriters. When I seen the track list for this, I was even more excited. Five of my very favorite Genesis tunes are included here.

“Genesis Revisited II”  is a massive 21 song, two CD set that runs a whopping 2 hours and 24 minutes. With a slew of guest vocalists throughout, including Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth, Steven Wilson of Storm Corrosion, Phil Collin’s son, Simon, and Nad Sylvan among many others.

There’s good news and then great news about this. The good news is that Steve has literally taken the original songs and reworked them in unimaginable ways. The great news is that each and every tune works in a majestic, brilliant way. His playing is as razor sharp as ever and there’s a reverence to these songs that shows just how much Steve loves these tunes. That reverence aside, he lets the music flow where it may, allowing the guest musicians to really shine.

While I understand that the pure scope of this may discourage some people from liking this, anyone that calls themselves a fan of prog rock or metal should absolutely have this in their collection. This has immediately jumped to the top of my list for this year and it’s going to take one hell of an effort to unseat this.

Rating

10/10

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited II
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Tracklist:

Disc 1

Chamber Of 32 Doors
Horizons
Supper’s Ready
The Lamia
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Fly On A Windshield
Broadway Melody Of 1974
The Musical Box
Can-Utility And The Coastliners
Please Don’t Touch

Disc 2

Blood On The Rooftops
The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
Entangled
Eleventh Earl Of Mar
Ripples
Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers…
…In That Quiet Earth
Afterglow
A Tower Struck Down
Camino Royale
Shadow Of The Hierophant

Band:

Steve Hackett
(vocals, guitars, lyrics)
Nick Beggs
(Bass guitar, Chapman stick)
Dick Driver
(Double bass)
Roger King
(keyboards, programming)
Ferenc Kovacs
(violin)

Guest vocalists include Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt, Simon Collins (Phil Collins’ son), Conrad Keely, Francis Dunnery, Neal Morse, John Wetton, Nad Sylvan and Nik Kershaw

There are also two other guitarists apart from Hackett, namely Steve Rothery of Marillion and Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings and Transatlantic.

 

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About The Music God CJ Plain

Music fanatic and Internet Station owne. I am also the host of the radio shows, The Motor City Glam Slam and The Big Ass Monster Rockin' Metal Show! His station is Riot On The Set Radio located at http://www.riotonthesetradio.com Both of his shows can be heard weekly, exclusively on the station. View all posts by The Music God CJ Plain

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