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GENESIS REVISITED II

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

3.85 | 364 ratings

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Arragorn1
5 stars This is a marked improvement on Genesis Revisited 1 and part of a run of excellent albums from Steve.

Disc 1

In terms of the tracks, there could have been more from the Lamb, such as the title track and perhaps Back in NYC and the sublime Hairless Heart which Steve has covered before, rather than Camino Royale; and it is a shame that he did not strum away on a new version of After the Ordeal from Selling England. But these are only small gripes.

The highlights of the first side of the album for me are The Lamia- Nik Kershaw brilliant and eerie-, Dancing With the Moonlit Knight, Can utility and the Coastliners. Suppers Ready could perhaps have been improved by having one singer only- Fish or John Whetton may have been a better more obvious choice than the ones Steve works with here.

Fly on a Windshield and Broadway Melody are staples of the Hackett live act in any case with Gary O'Toole singing well and the Rutherford bass replicated and surpassed by Lee Pomeroy. I love the intro to the Musical Box and Nad Sylvan is quite a good match to Gabriel.

Please Don't Touch should have been on Wind and Wuthering and remains a brilliant instrumental

Disc 2

Blood on the Rooftops remains with Ripples and Entangled the best three songs of the post Gabriel pre and then ther were three era. Tony Banks always speaks f it but Genesis never performed it live. Once again Gary O'Toole sings well but lacks a little of the Collins sensitivity

The Return of the Giant Hogweed is a little bit of a disappointment and Neal Morse is not suited to the vocals.

Entangled remains a masterpiece, whilst Eleventh Earl of Marr was the best track on side one of W & W with Nad Sylvan singing well again. Ripples is beautifully sung and played whilst the Unquiet Slumbers through to Afterglow is superb. It is a pity Steve cannot bring John Whetton ion tour as well as Nad Sylvan. A Tower Struck Down and Camino Royale are good but not exceptional, whilst Shadow to the Hierophant is simply brilliant abnd Amanda Lehmann surpasses Sally Oldfield

Arragorn1 | 5/5 |

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