|Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited II — Selection (2013)|
Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited II — Selection
• • Progressive rock guitarist best known for his 1970s stint in Genesis, although he wandered in and out of many top bands.
Born: February 12, 1950 in London, England
Also Known as: Stephen Richard Hackett
• May 10, 2013 (Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Norway, Australia, New Zealand)
• May 13, 2013 (UK)
• May 14, 2013 (Spain, Italy)
• May 15, 2013 (Sweden, Hungary)
Record Label: Inside Out Music/Wolfwork
01. Carpet Crawlers (5:13)
02. Eleventh Earl Of Mar (7:51)
03. The Lamia (7:47)
04. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (8:17)
05. Entangled (6:34)
06. Shadow Of The Hierophant (S. Hackett/Mike Rutherford) (10:43)
07. Can-Utility And The Coastliners (5:50)
08. Afterglow (4:09)
09. Blood On The Rooftops (6:58)
• All songs by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, except as noted.
Producer: Steve Hackett, Roger King
• It includes some of the songs already on the album, including new material, a version of Carpet Crawlers sung by former Genesis lead vocalist Ray Wilson.
By Nick DeRiso
• Guitarist Steve Hackett, with an assist from criminally underrated fellow Genesis alum Ray Wilson, has finally found the emotional centerpoint within one of their old band’s signature tunes, “Carpet Crawlers.”
• Initially part of 1974′s The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, a farewell project by founding frontman Peter Gabriel, “Carpet Crawlers” has undergone a second revision as a new bonus track on the single-disc version of Hackett’s celebrated 2012 tribute set Genesis Revisited II — combining the talents of the group’s classic-era guitarist with its late-1990s singer.
• Hackett’s sensitive tinkering leads to some startling revelations.
• The original ending’s billowing vocal layers, for instance, provided some of the first true hints at the darker complexity that would mark Gabriel’s approach as a solo artist. • But he’s still singing with a reedy edge, and the song’s production — it’s clear now — lacks a certain depth. (Stream it!: “Carpet Crawlers.”) Back then, it trickled along like a diaphanous rumination — with Hackett’s guitar only a ghostly presence, and Phil Collins sounding an oddly distant beat.
• This new renovation has more in common, at least vocally, with a turn-of-the-millennium redo featuring the all-too-brief reunion of Genesis’ old five-man lineup — recorded as the tasty addendum to a greatest-hits package. By then, Gabriel’s voice had become a wonder of oaken intrigue. Unfortunately, the ’99 take was hampered by a distracting, overly mechanized rhythm signature — and Hackett is all but lost in the back wash.
• The guitarist puts it all together on the version from Selection, nudging his soaring lines a little closer in, returning the song to its lithe original cadence, and adding a singer in Wilson who completely inhabits a raw and vulnerable place. Is it the best take yet? That’s a difficult position to hold for long, with the twin forces of memory and nostalgia at work on the other side of the argument. Still, to my ear, “Carpet Crawlers” feels more present, more direct, more enveloping, than it ever has.
1. "Carpet Crawlers" (The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway)
2. "11th Earl Of Mar" (Wind And Wuthering)
3. "The Lamia" (The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway)
4. "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" (Selling England by the Pound
5. "Entangled" (A Trick Of The Tail)
6. "Shadow of the Hierophant" ("Voyage of the Acolyte")
7. "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" (Foxtrot)
8. "Afterglow" (Wind And Wuthering)
9. "Blood On The Rooftops" (Wind And Wuthering)
• "“This single CD album features some of my favourite shorter songs and highlights from Genesis Revisited II” — says Steve Hackett enthusiastically — “along with additional track ‘Carpet Crawlers’ sung by Ray Wilson, who joined Genesis as singer on Calling All Stations. He does a great job here filling Gabriel’s shoes, but with his own special style. It’s great to be flying the flag once more for the early Genesis sound on the eve of the World Tour…“.
• Une version abrégée (un seul CD) du Genesis Revisited II (double album de 21 Titres) paru fin 2012, mais avec un titre inédit... Pour amateurs de la période la plus féconde de Genesis.
• As the Genesis Revisited live experience is about to be unleashed in the UK, Steve Hackett announces the release of Selection on 13th May; the single CD album will feature a collection of songs taken from Genesis Revisited II and include a newly recorded version of Carpet Crawlers, a pre-tour treat from the legendary guitarist with Ray Wilson on vocal duties.
• Carpet Crawlers will also be available as a single track for digital download.
• "This single CD album features some of my favourite shorter songs and highlights from Genesis Revisited II" — says Hackett enthusiastically — "along with additional track 'Carpet Crawlers' sung by Ray Wilson, who joined Genesis as singer on Calling All Stations. He does a great job here filling Gabriel's shoes, but with his own special style. • It's great to be flying the flag once more for the early Genesis sound on the eve of the World Tour..."
• Since its release in October 2012, when it entered the UK album chart at number 24, Genesis Revisited II has collected rave reviews: works wonderfully (Classic Rock), It's faithful, full-blooded (Mail on Sunday), a wonderful listen (Music News) are only a few of the expressions used by critics to describe this outstanding tribute to the unforgettable prog pioneers. The album celebrates the Genesis period between 1971 and 1977 — known as the band's 'Golden Era' — and follows the first instalment released by Hackett in 1996.
• The Genesis Revisited Tour will be Hackett's biggest production to date, incorporating classics from both Genesis Revisited albums in a unique show not to be missed. Steve Hackett is the first member of Genesis to revisit this phase of the band's history and fans have welcomed the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, with many dates already sold out. Selection offers fans a handpicked anthology in preparation for the shows and, later, to relish the memory of one of their finest live music experiences. © STEVE HACKETT. Festival de Cornouaille 2013 - Quimper Steve 2012 Lee Millward
|Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited II — Selection (2013)|