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Hackett, Steve – Under a Mediterranean Sky

We may not be able to travel the Mediterranean at the moment, but Hackett gives us an impressionistic tour with this acoustic-and-strings project as he continues to broaden his scope. I often find it fascinating to hear an artist’s work … Continue reading

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Steve Hackett – Selling England by the Pound and Spectral Mornings Live at Hammersmith

Achievement can dull ambition, and most successful musicians slow down after a while. Not Hackett. He is as keen to make great music now as ever, as his 2019 album At the Edge of Light shows. But he also knows … Continue reading

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Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light

Label: Inside Out Time: 10 Tracks / 58 minutes It feels like the ex-Genesis guitarist has been working up to this collection for the last few albums. Again, it expresses his interest in peace between nations and incorporates a diverse … Continue reading

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Steve Hackett– Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Given that this live album partly celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Genesis album Wind and Wuthering, it’s hard to think of a better title than Wuthering Nights, but there’s much about this package that is hard to beat: band, … Continue reading

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Kate Rusby: Handed Down Songs

There are two big questions here: how old does a song have to be to be classed as a folk song? And how should you approach a cover – be faithful to the original or make it your own?

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A Genesis in my Bed

There might be less Genesis than I expected in guitarist Steve Hackett’s pacy autobiography, but the ‘other stuff’ is just as interesting. Any prog fan will enjoy this – and it is so easy to keep re-reading.

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The Rise and Fall of Christian Rock – A Personal View: Pt 2. The Professionals

While Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) became established over the 1970s, music of true professional quality was more the exception than the rule. But across the following two decades, the genre – as it was to become – exploded with talent … Continue reading

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Classic Rock at the Metropolis Studios (Salvo)

Quick! Record the old proggers before they expire! If ever there was a sport called extreme rock intimacy, the performances in this series would take at least a silver medal. Put some pioneering bands in a studio so small that … Continue reading

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