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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:03 pm 
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^Thanks. Here's two more.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:17 am 
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Supper's Ready ending. Shot by Armando Gallo.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:06 pm 
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Here's my review of the Vancouver show...


I was unsure about how well this show was going to do, and scalpers were as well, since there were only 2 outside asking if anyone was selling extra tix. So I wound up buying a 15th row seat from the Vogue Theatre box office in the orchestra right section 15 minutes before the show.

This band was SHIT-HOT. Lead vocalist, Nad Sylvan sounded like a cross between Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel and his voice seemlessly blended into the versions he sang and was stylistic as hell. Bassist/guitarist, Nick Beggs utilized a double-neck with a 12 string guitar/4 string bass at some points, which I think is similar to the one Mike Rutherford used back in the day, as well as a few other basses/guitars, to their fullest capacities. Roger King enhanced Tony Banks' keyboard/piano parts through improvisation. Drummer/vocalist, Gary O'Toole matched Collins' style, especially his fills and with a few of his own, quite well. Saxophonist, flutist and percussionist, Rob Townsend also added improvised parts, especially when they performed a few extended versions, mainly during I Know What I Like. Hackett's main axe was a Les Paul Goldtop. His absolute command of the guitar, not only because of his classically trained background, but his unique arpeggiations and plectrum-tapping style, were all featured on this night. About halfway into Supper's Ready, the equipment power went out for 2-3 minutes. So Hackett decided to kill time and grab a few laughs by doing push-ups at the front of the stage. The windstorm that developed earlier that night was probably the culprit...LOL! Apart from that, the only downside was that there were no Wind And Wuthering songs played, which is probably my favourite Genesis album (though, it took quite a while for that to happen). Though, since the Live At Hammersmith & Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD/CDs have a few of them included, I'll have to pick up one or both shortly. Regardless, it was still one of the best shows I've ever seen. So much so that they received at least 3 or 4 standing ovations. Truly a nearly flawless performance!


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Dance on a Volcano
Squonk
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Fly on a Windshield
Broadway Melody of 1974
The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
The Carpet Crawlers
The Fountain of Salmacis
The Musical Box
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)

Intro to Horizons
Horizons
Firth of Fifth
Lilywhite Lilith
The Knife
Supper's Ready

Watcher of the Skies
Myopia (snippet) / Los Endos


Hackett said his family immigrated to Vancouver in 1957 but after only a few months they got homesick and moved back to England. He was devastated. Here's a pic of him at Jericho Beach yesterday, close to where he used to live:

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Minus the 20 minute intermission, the show was about 2 1/2 hours long (the 1st set was 70 minutes and the 2nd set was 80 minutes). In terms of sound quality, I've give the mixers an A-. There were plenty of Rush and Yes fans in attendance. And I'd say the show was about 3/4 full...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:40 pm 
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^ Nice review DB. Looks like the GiantHogweed-CarpetCrawlers switch-out stayed in the set after SanFran. FYI, Steve's goldtop is a LesPaul copy. A Japanese 'Fernandes Les Paul Gold' to be exact. Steve still owns Gibson's, but will not bring them on tour as he has had a few stolen over the years.

http://www.hackettsongs.com/instrument.html

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:13 pm 
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coevad wrote:
^ Nice review DB. Looks like the GiantHogweed-CarpetCrawlers switch-out stayed in the set after SanFran. FYI, Steve's goldtop is a LesPaul copy. A Japanese 'Fernandes Les Paul Gold' to be exact. Steve still owns Gibson's, but will not bring them on tour as he has had a few stolen over the years.

http://www.hackettsongs.com/instrument.html


Thanks. But now that I think about it, they actually DID play The Return Of The Giant Hogweed as well. The setlist I posted was the one from the 1st San Francisco show found here:

http://www.setlist.fm/setlists/steve-ha ... 6b3a3.html

But because it looked so similar to the Vancouver show, I didn't notice this until you pointed it out. I'll change it right away... :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:00 am 
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^ I look over there a lot. They don't have the last two shows posted, so I thought you remembered from your show.

Glad you got Hogweed instead of CC.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:01 pm 
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coevad wrote:
Glad you got Hogweed instead of CC.


I'm 100% certain The Return Of The Giant Hogweed was played. But I'm pretty sure they played both...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Thanks for the review DB. What a setlist!

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sleeping in a jar wrote:
Thanks for the review DB. What a setlist!


Thanks, siaj. What a setlist is right! :shock:

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NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM STEVE - JANUARY 2015
This year of the Genesis Extended shows have been even more amazing than the year before. We've covered more than twenty countries on tour and everywhere the response has been phenomenal! The Royal Albert Hall Genesis Revisited Live DVD has gone off like a rocket...
The coming year promises to be equally exciting. My new album "Wolflight" will be released in early Spring. It'll be included along with Genesis and solo favourites in my 2015 touring schedule in as many territories as possible, exploding in a galaxy near you - watch this space for updates! We'll also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Voyage of the Acolyte...
A very happy New Year to everyone!
Warmest wishes,
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:11 am 
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Steve's latest blog - Wolflight album cover.

"People have wondered if I really was with wolves on the cover picture for the forthcoming album Wolflight... The answer is - Yes I was!"
read more
http://www.hackettsongs.com/blog/steve142.html

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:32 pm 
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Wolflight trailer
http://youtu.be/DxyAU_MfgvA

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Guitar Xtreme

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Hackett in Brazil. Lefty's back. Nice job Lee!

Lilywhite Lilith / The Knife
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Belo Horizonte 03-05-2015 (near MGG) = cancelled

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New Steve Hackett

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Hackett rehearsal. name that track.

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"It's the last two days of rehearsal now for the big tour... Icarus Ascending, Star of Sirius, Cinema Show, Can-Utility, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Get 'em Out by Friday, Wolflight, Love Song to a Vampire along with Spectral Mornings, Musical Box and many more are all really taking off! Looking forward to seeing everyone on tour!
Warmest wishes to all,
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A classic rendition
https://youtu.be/alhc94Pc0Uc

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Hi,

I wouldn't mind having seen this, since it is the closest thing to seeing Genesis that my life would ever have the opportunity to catch, although I did catch Peter Gabriel in the days he had Random Hold with him and it was a fantastic concert in Santa Barbara.

Per CD's and DVD's, Steve's work is tight and well rehearsed, and this should be a good show, and by all accounts it is. And I think you can see his part in the Genesis story as the arranger of the large pieces of music, and the person that made them click, and that alone would make this show worth seeing, because it is far more "Genesis", than it became later.

Nice to see great reviews on this, but it really does not say a whole lot about the other members of the group, although we know that Phil is pretty much retired due to what appears to be various physical ailments.

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I'll be seeing the Acolyte To Wolflight tour Monday, November 23, in Red Bank, NJ, 15th row orchestra. It's first set Hackett, second set Genesis.
Crazy as it may sound, I wish the entire show was Hackett solo material, but I'll take what I can get.

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Crazy as it may sound, I wish the entire show was Hackett solo material, but I'll take what I can get.


Hackett's solo material is going to sound great live. I am ready for it after seeing two shows of all Genesis songs. The setlist is looking pretty good!

New tour dates

28 March 2016 - Seattle, WA, USA - Steve Hackett Acolyte to Wolflight - Neptune Theatre
29 March 2016 - Portland, OR, USA - Steve Hackett Acolyte to Wolflight - Revolution Hall

1 April 2016 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Steve Hackett Acolyte to Wolflight - Orpheum Theatre
4 April 2016 - Boulder, CO, USA - Steve Hackett Acolyte to Wolflight - Boulder Theatre

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Steve keeps on going! Nick Beggs returns on bass.


2017 tour dates, so far.

http://hackettsongs.com/tour.html

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