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Genesis Revisited II: Selection

Steve Hackett

Genesis Revisited II: Selection

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  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Type: Album

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 9

Language: English

Total size: 145.04 Mb

Year: 2013

Total price: $1.13


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Following the moderately well-received "Genesis Revisited" album, Steve Hackett decided to give the fans what they wanted. Whereas the first album was littered with artsy choices (the monster voice in "Fountain of Salmacis" comes to mind) designed to distinguish the tracks from their original form, this time Hackett has realized that what the fans want IS the original. So he chose to be more faithful to the original. Backed by a band of rotating guest performers, Hackett delved into his past with Genesis and brought forth the original spirit of the band.

This album is a "selection" from the original album from 2012, which is a 2-disc set. If you are truly a fan, I would highly recommend taking a look at that version, then the two live albums that followed. This one is a great choice for those wanting to get their feet wet in Hackett's music, or in early Genesis music.

The key track in this version is the Genesis favorite "Carpet Crawlers", which features vocals from former Genesis singer Ray Wilson. Wilson was shut out of the 'mini-reunion' in the late 90's, when Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins contributed vocals to a new version of the song; reportedly, each singer was to sing a verse, but Wilson's performance was completely removed. Here, he gets a chance to show he can hang with his two predecessors.

Other key tracks here include "The Lamia", from "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" album, prog classic "Dancing With the Moonlit Night" and an album track from the "Foxtrot" album, "Can Utility and the Coastliners".

"Genesis Revisited II: Selection" is filled with fantastic instrumental performances, an excellent array of vocalists and musical arrangements that, while generally true-to-form, have little touches that make them uniquely Hackett's. The only non-Genesis track included is "Shadow of the Hierophant", a composition Hackett wrote with Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford. This is a good example of Hackett's influential guitar work, an entry point for newcomers, hopefully leading to exploration of the rest of the Genesis Revisited series; if you enjoy this one, there is a lot more waiting for you to hear.

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