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Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited (1996)
In a New York radio interview in 1973 John Lennon\nannounced that one of the bands he was currently listening\nto was called Genesis - a feather in the cap of a young\nstruggling five piece desperate to succeed in "the colonies"\nwhere we were busy "Selling England" at the time. So why \nrevisit the same period of material over\ntwo decadeslater with an alternative, albeit enlarged, cast\nyou may ask?\n\nWhat makes it so special in the first place?\n\nBy way of explanation ...\n\nSuffice to say that the Out Patients Dept. is headed up by\nDr. B. Bruford, Dr. C. Thompson and myself plus many\nothers who would qualify as permanent members of staff\nbut for their continuing services to a genre let's call\n'permissive' rather than progressive music. The main thing\nis you don't need the 'right' regimental tie or even a \ntie-dyed tee shirt, you know you're crazy or you wouldn't\nhave read this far ... Seriously, we hope these \nre-approached songs defy logic sufficiently to take you on\na journey rarely experienced on the available airwaves!\n\nPerhaps the new-comer of late-comer to the band's work\ndeserves a little light shed on the background of the original\nperpetrators of these dastardly deeds...\n \nFrom 1971 the band line up included Tony Banks, Phil\nCollins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and myself...\nseemingly incompatible musical influences merged into\nsongs that started out at point 'A' and occasionally ended\nat around point 'Q' ... Some felt that the shorter form later\nexplored was perfection itself but many aficionados of the\nband's early work fely disenfranchised and preferred the\nepisodic approach which meant that nobody knew for \ncertain, least of all we writers, where a song, once started,\nwould end up - the democratic writing process open to a\nfive-sided team was able to combine influences ranging \nfrom science fiction to Greek mythology ...\n\nBut where was personal experience in all this? Did the\nBritish single sex education system have something to do\nwith it? Certainly it was very difficult to communicate our\nfeelings to (or about) girls ... we were accused of using a\nreference library approach! Roamce was expressed as an\narea found, perhaps, between Ancient Greece and Rome\nitself ... underneath Marcus Aurelius? ... could one find it \nin Giotto? ... Da Vinci? ... Basically anywhere other than in\nthe arms of the girl next door (or even next county)!\n\nStill, enough of history.\n\nThe biggest problem facing the present crew on this\naffectionate backwards glance was ... would we be\naccused of messing with people's childhoods? Were they\never children in the first place or could they face the\nchanges that time would bring ...? What would is sound like\nif occasional members of Genesis, King Crimson, Yes,\nZappa, Asia, Weather Report, The Zombies, Mike & The\nMechanics, GTR, Ace - not to mention the Royal\nPhilharmonic Orchestra - all got together with other\nsalubrious pals to form a massive team just for a few\nminutes?\n\nThe answer, Dear Listener, lies with you.\n\nYour roller coaster is ready Madam and Yes Sir, there will \nbe some unexpected twists and turns.\n\nMeanwhile, for the guy who turned up at a gig with a\ngaping head wound after a motor cycle accident and then,\nafter the last note was played, went to the hospital and\neventually had stitches, to the rest of you who simply keep\ncoming back for more music, thanks for the continued\nsupport and for encouraging this revisit to that strange but\nbeautiful planet once called Genesis...\n\n________________________________________________\nCaptain's Log\n\nStardate:\tSaturday 6th April 1996\n\t"Vice Admiral Hackett reporting for tour of duty\n\t at the helm of one of the biggest ships in the\n\t galaxy...\n\nMission:\t To seek out rare forms of musical life, to throw \n\t light on places more of the mind than the map \n\t and enter the realm of the recurring dream."\n________________________________________________\n
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  1. Steve Hackett - Watcher Of The Skies (08:51)
    "I've always felt there was more to this\nsong than I could possibly include in\nsleeve notes. I remember pushing the\nband to acquire a Mellotron back in the\n70's and, luckily, King Crimson had one\nto spare at the time - the "black bitch" I\nthink they
  2. Steve Hackett - Your Own Special Way (04:19)
    "One of Mike's most beautiful songs\nwonderfully sung by Paul Carrack\nand superbly reinterpreted\nby Aron Friedman"\n\npaul carrack\tvocal\nsteve hackett\tguitar\naron friedman\tkeyboard & programming\nrichard macphail, jeanne downs & richard wayler\n\t\
  3. Steve Hackett - Dance On A Volcano (07:28)
    "'s big isn't it? And yes, the rythm\n*was* in 7/8. Music and martial arts talk\nto each other - expect the unexpected!\nWatch out for Chester & Alphonso - wow!"\n\nsteve hacket\tguitar\nchester thompson\tdrums\nalphonso johnson\tbass\njulian colbeck
  4. Steve Hackett - Valley Of The Kings (06:28)
    "A dream about the building of the\nGreat Pyramids inspired this 'epic-style'\nsoundtrack - not so much writnig as total\nrecall."\n\nsteve hackett\tguitar\nnick magnus\tkeyboards & programming\njerry peal\t\tkeyboards & programming\nhugo degenhardt\tdrum
  5. Steve Hackett - Deja Vu (05:46)
    "A song that Pete originally started\nand rehearsed with the band around\nthe time of "Selling England".\nA beautiful and mysterious melody\nwhich he kindly let me complete."\n\npaul carrack\tvocal\nsteve hackett\tguitar\npino palladino\tbass\nhugo degenh
  6. Steve Hackett - Riding The Colossus (04:07)
    "This is a much recorded piece,\noriginally waxed as early as 1962.\nThe Collossus, be the way, is a huge\nwooden roller coaster at Magic\nMountain in California"\n\nsteve hackett\tguitar\nhugo degenhardt\tdrums\ndoug sinclair\tbass\njulian colback\tkeybo
  7. Steve Hackett - For Absent Friends (03:02)
    "Originally found on Nursery Cryme,\n'Absent Friends' is slowed to an old-\ntime waltz tempo and given that special\nBlunstone treatment."\n\ncolin blunstone\tvocal\n\nsteve hackett, aron friedman & ben fenner\n\t\torchestration\n
  8. Steve Hackett - Fountain Of Salmacis (09:55)
    "Another personal favourite from the\nNursery Cryme album. A mini opera\ngiven the wide screen treatment"\n\nsteve hackett\tvocal & guitar\nchester thompson\tdrums\nalphonso johnson\tbass\njohn hackett\tflute\njulian colbeck\tkeyboards\n\nben fenner & rog
  9. Steve Hackett - Waiting Room Only (06:53)
    "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album\nhad an atonal jam called The Waiting Room\n- we tried to recapture its spirit by similarly\nabandoning form here and creating a whole\nnew piece in the process which we've titled\nWaiting Room Only. A series of atmos
  10. Steve Hackett - I Know What I Like (05:39)
    "A spark of an idea orignially rejected by\nthe band which ironically, turned out to\nbe the first hit single. A weed-killer of a\nnumber firmly rooted in Victoriana.\nOn a more sombre note, perhaps the\neventual explanation for this entire retro\njourney
  11. Steve Hackett - Firth Of Fifth (09:40)
    "One of Tony's finest, in my humble\nopinion."\n\njohn wetton\tvocal & bass\nsteve hackett\tguitar & backing vocals\nbill bruford\tdrums & percussion\nben fenner\tkeyboards & programming\n\nroger king\tadd'l programming\nsteve hackett, roger king & ben fe

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