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LIVE - FIRE & ICE

Steve Hackett

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4 stars First of all, this is the longest DVD of all Hackett's DVD with a running time of 2 hours and 26minutes. So we have a lot of material here, but the DVD contains no extras. The quality of the songs is good from start to finish with 1 song from the "Beyond The Shrouded Horizon", and 5 from the "Out of the Tunnel's" cd. With this latest stuff, we have some favorites old songs and some Genesis tracks, and if i am not mistaken, this is the first time, at least that Hackett played "Carpet Crawlers" on a DVD.

The camera work is good and the only audio option available is a very nice 5.1 surround sound that offer some nice surprises along the show. There is some newcomer in the musicians department with a female guitarist (Amanda Lehmann) and Nick Beggs of Kajagoogoo, yes this is not a joke. They both did a nice job with their performance on that show. All in all, it's a very good concert to have in your collection, that would have been better if the picture quality for the distant shots in the back were not as blurry as they are here. Just for that detail, this DVD is not as good as is previous one "Once Above a Time". Oh Yes, Steven Wilson played on 2 songs, and John Wetton in one, the Bob Dylan's song "All along the Watchtower".

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Send comments to rdtprog (BETA) | Report this review (#758723)
Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 | Review Permalink
4 stars "Fire and Ice" ranks high as one of Hackett's finest DVD's. This was a special night, augmented by London guests (Steven Wilson, John Wetton) and great HD quality. Hackett hasn't done "Shadow Of the Hierophant" on stage since the late 70's, and Amanda Lehmann's vocals on that one are almost as good as Sally Oldfield's.

With 20 tracks, you get your money's worth - it's a long show. I've attended Hackett's in Tel Aviv a short time after buying this DVD, and the DVD was much better. Why? the post-production dvd mix is better than the live mix Hackett can produce. Second, Hackett used his best musicians for this document, and all of them had a great evening.

Visually speaking, bassist Nick Beggs give a striking show. Dressed in a bizarre "Dr. Death" outfit (hat and all), he really steals the limelight from humble Steve. Beggs' chapman stick work is pretty good, too. The others are all pros, but Beggs is the DVD-star here.

The Genesis classic "Firth Of Fifth" get a decent re-working on the DVD, as part of the encore set. "All Along The Watchtower" with Wetton is not as attractive. Hackett emphasizes his latest studio effort, "Beyond The Shrouded Horizon" (2011), but it doesn't interrupt the show.

The setlist is a good compilation of old & new: solo stuff from the 70's, a bit of classic Genesis (in the Hackett-era only, of course) and fresh stuff that Hackett feels comfortable with.

In summary, it's just as good as the "Once Above a Time" DVD from 2004. Only you get more songs, a slightly better video quality, and better audience response (no wonder, it's a local show). You can also feel that it's a special occassion for Hackett, with all the guests and friends around.

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Posted Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Review Permalink

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