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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Playhouse, Edinburgh – 25th September 2021

STEVE HACKETT – Playhouse, Edinburgh – 25th September 2021

Forty-four years ago, in January 1977, Genesis rolled into Edinburgh for a two-night stint at the Playhouse on their ‘Wind & Wuthering’ UK tour. That tour took them across America and Europe and included four nights at the Palais des Sports in Paris. … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Surrender Of Silence

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Inside Out  [Release date: 10.09.21] A new album from Steve Hackett is always an event to look forward to, such has been his consistency in releasing work of the highest calibre, year on year, racking up over thirty albums and … Continue reading

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Album review: AMANDA LEHMANN – Innocence And Illusion

AMANDA LEHMANN - Innocence And Illusion

www.amandalehmann.co.uk [Release date 20.08.21] It must be nice to have such close supporters as Steve Hackett and, via his connections, Nick Magnus, Rob Townsend and Roger King.  All heavyweights who will assure the sonic qualities of any enterprise.  But it … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Under A Mediterranean Sky

STEVE HACKETT - Under A Mediterranean Sky

Inside Out  [Release date: 22.01.21] Being the modest chap that he is, Steve Hackett would probably not describe himself as a virtuoso. However, in a career spanning getting on for fifty years from the early days of Genesis through his … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 11 November 2019

STEVE HACKETT - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 11 November 2019

The latest incarnation of Steve Hackett’s “Genesis Revisited” tour swept into Liverpool’s iconic, Eric Gill-inspired, Philharmonic Hall on an absolutely filthy November evening – not that it deterred a single one of the Hackett cognoscenti who filled the hall to … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Genesis Revisited: Band And Orchestra

STEVE HACKETT - Genesis Revisited: Band And Orchestra

This interview with Steve Hackett was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on the eve of his UK orchestral tour. The hour special includes tracks from several albums included in the retrospective box set released in October 2018. Steve … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – At The Edge Of Light

STEVE HACKETT - At The Edge Of Light

Inside Out  [Release Date: 25.01.19] I mentioned in my 2015 GRTR! review of Steve Hackett’s ‘Wolflight’ album how his star has been in the ascendency as a result of his wonderful live shows showcasing the Genesis back catalogue. Such has … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STEVE HACKETT – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 3 October 2018

STEVE HACKETT - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 3 October 2018

This new interview with Steve Hackett was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on the eve of his UK orchestral tour. The hour special includes tracks from several albums included in the retrospective box set released in October 2018. … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 16 May 2017

STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 16 May 2017

Over the last few years Steve Hackett’s profile has risen significantly with his Genesis Revisited tours. The lure of hearing the early Genesis classics played as they should be has proven to be a big success. Again on this current … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SKYS – Journey Through The Skies

THE SKYS - Journey Through The Skies

Self-released  [Release date: 06.11.15] Following up The Skys’ 2012 release ‘Colours Of The Desert’ (which was excellent – with a few caveats), Lithuania’s finest return with ‘Journey Through The Skies’ which, in the same way as ‘Colours’, is another tremendous … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Wolflight

STEVE HACKETT - Wolflight

David Randall chatted to Steve Hackett in early March 2015 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, about the new album and the new tour ‘Acolyte to Wolflight’ (27:46) Inside Out [Release Date: 30.03.15] Steve Hackett’s star is definitely in the … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – The Lowry, Salford, 2 November 2014

Steve Hackett - The Lowry, Salford, 2 November 2014

Steve Hackett chats about the Genesis Revisited and Extended tours (11:16).  This is an edit from an extended interview that was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 October 2014 The interview is replayed on Christmas Day 2014, … Continue reading

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