Tag: Genesis

Live: Steve Hackett @ Birmingham Symphony Hall

Steve Hackett Live Review, Birmingham Symphony Hall. Designed by specialist architects in the 1980s and officially opened in 1991 the Birmingham Symphony Hall was purposely constructed to create acoustics of exceptional sound quality, so unique that Steve Hackett expressed in his introduction that simply rehearsing there is a pleasure. It was no accident that this venue was chosen for the penultimate concert for the Acolyte to Wolflight and Genesis Revisited Tour 2015 by Steve Hackett and his band. Tonight was a voyage from Acolyte to Wolflight as the latest line up of the Hackett band launched into the first...

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Interview: Tony Banks. Detailed & Revealing.

It was a pleasure to interview Tony Banks on June 22nd 2015 concerning his new box set release, A Chord Too Far, covering his entire acclaimed solo career on the other side of Genesis. Just as Steve Hackett gave us last year, there were some incredibly detailed and revealing responses he gave to my questioning. Tony Banks also has a recall facility which is just as sharp as a tack and he offered rare insights into how both early and late Genesis performed together. We delve into movies, orchestral suites with no tricks of the tales!  TP:  It is incredible...

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Interview: Steve Hackett. Past Present & Future. Part 2.

It was a pleasure to interview Steve Hackett on July 1st. His memory is as sharp as a tack and he offered insights into the roots of how some of these Genesis songs came together, citing classical influences such as Ottorino Respighi, an Italian composer who in 1899 went to Russia to be principal violinist in the Orchestra of the Imperial Theatre in St Petersburg. Steve Hackett has opened up another classic musical box. Will The Knife be played on the upcoming 2014 Genesis Revisited tour?: We did a version of the Knife with my present band recently and...

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