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Live, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1
1. Intro (2:18)
2. Every Day (6:51)
3. Fire On The Moon (6:17)
4. Emerald And Ash (9:00)
5. Ghost In The Glass (3:22)
6. Ace Of Wands (6:48)
7. Pollution C (2:21)
8. The Steppes (6:00)
9. Slogans (4:22)
10. Serpentine Song (6:43)
11. Tubehead (6:06)

Total Time: 64:08

Disc 2
1. Spectral Mornings (5:58)
2. Firth Of Fifth (10:39)
3. Blood On The Rooftops (6:31)
4. Fly On A Windshield (2:07)
5. Broadway Melody Of 1974 (1:47)
6. Sleepers (7:32)
7. Still Waters (5:31)
8. Los Endos (7:44)
9. Clocks (8:05)

Total Time: 56:05

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Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Hackett / guitars, vocals
- Roger King / keyboards
- Amanda Lehmann / guitar, vocals
- Gary O'Toole / drums, percussion, vocals
- Nick Beggs / bass, Chapman stick, Taurus pedals, vocals
- Rob Townsend / saxophone, woodwind, percussion, vocals

Releases information

Release label: InsideOut

Recorded live between Paris, London & New York 2009/2010

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4.34
(77 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(51%)
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Review by Conor Fynes
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5 stars 'Live Rails' - Steve Hackett (9/10)

As a general rule, I don't care much for live albums, even if they are by artists I really care about. More often than not, I find that bands simply reprise their performances as heard on the studio recording, and especially in a day and age where the studio is about as important an instrument as any other in some music, many live albums come across as being muddied renditions of music best heard the way it was originally recorded. Of course, much of this narrows down to how an artist chooses to record the concert experience, as well as the material he, or they choose to play for it. I am not into live albums, but Steve Hackett quickly catches my attention with the double live album 'Rails'. Taken from concerts across three cities, the former Genesis guitarist simply gets the concept of a live album right , and through a mixture of great recording sound, organic performance and varied setlist, Hackett's live album is one of the few I've heard in the past couple of years I would not only wholeheartedly recommend to a fan, but also revisit.

In terms of playing and performance, there should be no doubt by this point that Steve Hackett is an incredible guitarist, both on stage and off. From his early days in Genesis, he has proven to be one of the best talents with the guitar, not necessarily through mathematical technical ability, but moreso his ability to evoke a feeling through the instrument, which is something I personally regard leagues above any everyday shredder. What makes 'Rails' even more powerful on a performance level though is the talent of the other musicians here, who all come up to bat and work exceptionally well. The vocal harmonies here are done with incredible precision, and the saxophone work of Rob Townsend adds a new dimension to some of the old classics, including the highlight of the concert 'Fifth Of Firth'.

Another great thing here may not be so easily picked up upon by someone not as averted to live albums, but the mixing here is incredibly well done. On more than a couple of live albums, the recording tends to become a noisy mess due to the overbearing influence of a highly mixed, voluminous, and quite likely drunken audience. While cheers of the crowd can be heard here, they are only really heard during the applause, and are turned down for the rest. This gives both the vicarious concert experience a live album is meant to bestow, as well as a clean listening experience that is not deterred. In fact, it could be argued that the live atmosphere only adds to parts of the music, as the chemistry between instruments is heard beautifully during many of the instrumental passages.

A fairly long concert, it may have been nice a few more tracks here with the beautiful vocal work and one or two more classic Genesis tunes, but Steve Hackett's 'Rails' has struck lucky with a brilliant live record here.

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Posted Sunday, May 01, 2011

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
4 stars Hackett has done it once again!

Steve Hackett and his excellent live band is one of the more prolific live acts in classic progressive Rock today, at least in terms of live recordings. One may be forgiven for wondering whether yet another live release is really necessary, and the answer is both yes and no. The recent handful of Hackett live releases have all been in the form of videos, while Rails is available only as an audio recording (more specifically as a double CD, and download, of course).

As Rails was recorded on the tour in support of Steve's most recent studio album, Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth (an album that featured such luminaries as Chris Squire and Anthony Phillips as well as Steve's brother John Hackett), there are naturally several songs from that album being performed here. All in all as many as six out of the eight tracks from that album are included on this live release. But I still don't think that this live album makes the studio album redundant! Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth is a very good album and the material chosen from it here fits in perfectly with both the Hackett solo and the Genesis classics performed. There is only one song here that I don't like much and that is the Blues rocker Still Waters. It is not bad, just unremarkable and I think it was the least good track on the Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth album. I would have preferred to hear Nomads or Last Train To Istanbul.

Starting with the solo classics, Steve concentrates here on material from his earliest few albums and picks out such fan favourites as Ace Of Wands from Voyage Of The Acoylate, Every Day, Clocks and Spectral Mornings from Spectral Mornings and Slogans and The Steppes from Defector. I'm certain that these selections will please the Prog community and, almost needless to say, the performances are simply impeccable throughout.

There are also as many as five Genesis classics, all on the second disc. Most of these are mainstays in Steve's live repertoire and are already featured on several other live releases. What stands out here is the full length performance of Firth Of Fifth as on previous tours only the famous solo from it was performed (with the exception of that tour with John Wetton and Ian McDonald that can be witnessed on the Tokyo Tapes DVD). I'm not sure who is handling the lead vocals here, but it certainly isn't Steve himself. The vocals on Blood On The Rooftops are handled by drummer Gary O'Toole like he did also on the Once Above A Time DVD. Broadway Melody Of 1974 is a newcomer, but it is not a favourite of mine and it adds little of value to this live album.

The acoustic side of Steve Hackett is not much on display on this quite rocking album, but it is full of old and new classics and I cannot see how I could rate it any differently than with four stars. Still, there are several other Hackett live releases (including those two DVDs I mentioned above) that I rate even higher. If you don't have any Hackett live release, I very strongly recommend that you get at least one. If you happen to prefer CDs over DVDs, you cannot go wrong with Rails.

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Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011

Review by memowakeman
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5 stars Steve is like good wine, the older, the better!

Well, he actually is very consistent and he plays as good as he did when he was a young guy, and this is something one cannot miss, because some people's quality decrease while the years pass, some musicians play with less passion, but Steve Hackett keeps the same fire, the same light and the same capacity of taking his guitar and make people feel pleased and happy. He is really a wonderful musician.

I had already been astonished by his "Tokyo Tapes" or "Once Upon A Time" (a DVD I really love), live acts that share great performances of his solo songs, and some of his Genesis past. Now this time with "Rails" he did not let me down, as a matter of fact, I am once again happy with his new live album. This two-CD live album takes songs from three different concerts made between 2009-2010, and consists of 20 great tracks, representative of his solo career, tracks that a Hackett fan must know, and that a Hackett beginner should know.

The musicians that collaborate with him in those live acts are wonderful, they share always good vibes and of course, first-class music. The first album features eleven songs that make one hour of great progressive rock. Here, you can truly enjoy a wonderful mixture of some early Hackett tunes such as "Every Day", "Ace of Wands" or "Slogans", with more recent ones such as the beautiful "Serpertine Song" which happens to be my all-time- favorite-Hackett-song, and newer compositions featured on his 2009 studio album "Out of the Tunnel's Mouth". From this latest one, he and his band chose four great songs: "Fire on the Moon", "Emerald and Ash", "Ghost in the Glass" and "Tubehead".

Those songs were actually unknown to me since I have to admit I've not listened to that album yet, but well, after these performances, I think I must. I especially loved "Emerald and Ash", that is an amazing track whose instrumental and vocal passages are worth listening again and again. The saxophone work is pretty awesome; Nick Begg's bass playing is wonderful, I always liked his style, and of course, Hackett's guitar is simply superb.

In the second CD we will find nine more songs. The difference here is that five of them are non-Hackett, but Genesis ones, which also represent Hackett's past and legacy. It is good and I may say healthy that he still plays (and he likes) Genesis tracks, songs that people recognize and feel identified with. Plus, his live performances (yeah, once again) are outstanding, so for all those Genesis fans, you'll enjoy them, for sure. Those tracks are: "Firth on Fifth", "Blood on the Rooftops", "Fly on a Windshield", "Broadway Melody of 1984" and "Los Endos".

Besides those Genesis tracks, you'll find here four more solo Hackett ones, some older like "Spectral Mornings" and "Clocks", or newer like "Sleepers" and "Still Waters". I cannot complain about the song selection, all of them are great tracks and excellently performed. So if you have the chance of getting this "Rails" album, do not miss the chance, you'll have a great time. After some few listens I was thinking about rating it with four strong stars, but right now I feel the need, the motivation of giving it five, so that will be.

Enjoy it!

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Posted Monday, May 09, 2011

Review by lor68
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4 stars Well, what can I add to all the other enthusiastic reviews in front of me?

Steve Hackett is one of the best guitarists ever and this double live CD is still witnessing his old grandeur ("Firth Of Fifth", "Los Endos" and "Spectral Mornings", regardless "Ace Of Wands" and Blood On The Rooftops", whose execution is perfect as usual, represent the best tunes here in my opinion, but in general the music quality is always high!!).

Nevertheless, in the same time, I think that the distance between the old tracks with Genesis or his early band of the eighties and the recent albums is quite evident, but nevermind!!

His music is still shining nowadays and I'm so sorry that until now I couldn't see him sharing the same stage with some exceptional artists like Maurizio Colonna (such a fantastic guitarist of classical music, who performed some music projects with him) or once again my favourite guitarist of the melodic prog scene, Andy Latimer from Camel...anyway, coming back to the present live cd dated 2010, it's essential- being one of the best live performances from this creative artist and- by considering his long magnificent career- that's enough, after all!

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Review by Rivertree
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Psych/Space Team & Band Submissions
4 stars While the remaining Genesis core stepped into popular fields more and more ... Steve Hackett kept it rolling, less commercial but surely more interesting in general. 'Rails' sums this up excellently. You'll listen to a collection of songs recorded live in Paris, London and New York around 2009/2010. Some of them of course are from the former Genesis catalog. This proves him open-minded. The great majority though represent his further steps, which includes the almost complete last studio setting 'Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth' from 2009.

I have to admit that I never had a preference on exploring his solo stuff 'til these days. So first of all I'm surprised about his compositional skills really - secondly I want to highlight the fantastic band supporting him on the tour, including bass player Nick Beggs (formerly Kajagoogoo). Every Day fairly represents the spirit of the live recordings - the opener from the highly praised 'Spectral Mornings' album holds some Genesis reminiscent moments for sure, comes releatively innocent right from the start, but then the song evolves to something impressive step by step due to Hackett's wonderful solo guitar.

This is followed by a trilogy taken from 'Tunnel's Mouth' - perfectly orchestrated, partially mellow, with smooth saxophone, piano and great polyphonic vocals, but heavier rocking too, often accompanied by Hackett stepping into the foreground - very very nice compositions. The second part of the recordings is thoroughly mixed with Genesis references. Firth Of Fifth appears prominent of course as well as the fulminant highlight Los Endos which is the starting point to rrrrrock the house finally towards the end of the concert.

'Rails' represents a song collection based on a symphonic background, entertaining due to great variety in mood and execution. Prog fans who are not familiar with his solo stuff should reserve enough time definitely in order to realise the special depth which qualifies his compositions. So overall this an excellent overview if you are keen on exploring Steve Hackett's work during his career of 40 years so far - on solo steps as well as with Genesis both.

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Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Review by Gatot
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4 stars Steve Hackett live records have always been excellent as far as I know, including this one. I really enjoy this live record from start to the end. The selection of songs are also great even though I was a bit disappointed that Mechanical Bride from To Watch The Sotorm album is not included in this live set. But it's OK, overall. The performance is really excellent. I would have expected that Hugo Degenhardt played his drumstool instead of Gary O'Toole (even though he is not bad at all). Hugo drum style is much more powerful to my ears and my taste.

The live set starts with a nice intro that set the overall tone of the setlist; performed in an ambient nuance with eastern touches of Hackett guitar work, backed with great percussion. It's really a great opening. It then flows to my favorite track from Spectral Morning album "Everyday" which is performed differently from original version - much more dynamic here. Another favorite of mine is an instrumental piece 'Ace of Wands', performed cleverly here at this liveset. I also love The Steppes. I think all songs in Disc 1 are performed beautifully.

Even Genesis has never done ...

...throughout their live career in performing 'Firth of Fifth' with piano solo at the intro part. This time Steve Hackett did it nicely thru keyboard work by his long-time friend Roger King. That is a major surprise for the live set in CD 2 that contains best work of Hackett during his tenure with Genesis. All four Genesis tracks contained here at CD 2, Steve Hackett band performed them really well even though there were no close similarity with the original version under Gabriel or performed live by Phil Collins in vocal department. In 'Blood on the Rooftops' he added acoustic guitar part from the original version that makes it nicer. My favorite 'Fly on a Windshield - Broadway melody of 1974' were also performed nicely. 'Los Endos' is performed wonderfully with relatively fast speed - it's truly rockin'! I love this version of Los Endos. I think this track had always been performed by Steve Hackett in most of his shows. The material from his solo album performed here are also excellent starting with 'Spectral Morning' with his stunning guitar work. "Clocks" (again from Spectral Morning album cncludes the live set wonderfully. I love this version of Clocks - it's so lively and so powerful performed here live while the music still carries the best parts of the studio version. The drum solo part is really cool .....!

Overall, this live set is truly an excellent addition to any prog music collection. I am convinced that future liveset releases by Steve Hackett would alaways be excellent like this one and previous releases. Long live Hackett!!! Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
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5 stars One of the most incredible live concerts from one of the finest guitarists.

This is an exceptional double disc live album encompassing the massive body of work of Mr guitar extraordinaire Steve Hackett. The sound quality is high level and the crowd noises are never overbearing, and are rather silent, transfixed by Hackett's masterful work. All the musicians are at the top of their game, the skills on woodwind are exemplary, especially the saxophone and keyboards. There is a peaceful resonance generated in the concert with some soul stirring instrumentals among the songs, sung by various band members. Songs such as the beautiful 'Emerald and Ash' have an ambient quality that drifts along with serene measured splendor. Rob Townsend on woodwind is fantastic on this. 'Fire on the Moon' is another standout in the early part of the concert. I am not too familiar with where each song originates but there was no mistaking the Genesis tracks and it was a pleasure to hear Hackett play them again in a new setting. There are stand out moments especially the show stopper, 'Firth of Fifth', and we are as delighted as the crowd to hear it. The vocals by all involved are exquisite and at times reminded me of Pink Floyd style or Genesis.

There is a lengthy section where only the musicians play in some absolutely jaw dropping inspired instrumentals. The intro to 'Ghost in the Glass' is heavenly with tenor sax and some inspired guitar swirls, the way Hackett bends and sustains the strings is incredible. He makes that guitar cry with spasms of energy that sends chills down your spine. The lengthy guitar solos are definitely crowd pleasers as they respond very strongly. Hackett does not say much during the performance except perhaps 'hi' and 'thankyou', instead he lets his music do the talking. There are some nice Asian flavours in the styles on offer too such as with "Voyage of the Acolyte"'s spine tingling 'Ace of Wands' where woodwind, guitar and odd drum patterns create an uplifting mood. Roger King on piano enhances the atmosphere along with the piccolo sounds and sawing synth. There is a massive lead guitar and keyboard trade off during this track and at the end the crowd are left stunned, roaring their appreciation.

Another noteworthy track is 'The Steppes' with portentous steady pounding drums and a foreign twin guitar harmonized with Amanda Lehmann's guitar, sounding rather Egyptian in places, and the bass of Nick Beggs is terrific. I love Hackett's squealing solo that soars to the stratosphere. Here he is at his best and he plays off such tight musicianship with the band members it is musical perfection. In the moments where the musicians break there is dead silence and they all come in, bang on cue. The virtuosity of the instrumentation is remarkable.

A heavier approach is found on the pulsating rhythmic 'Slogans', with a much darker feel. Very tight twin electric guitars sparring off and playing high and low parts precisely together is a key feature. The vocals suddenly return on the excellent following track 'Serpentine Song'/ with strong harmonies. It is a straight forward balladic song which is a nice break after all the chaos and dexterous guitar work performed in the previous tracks. Hackett knows how to obtain the right balance between tension and release and this song releases with beautiful melodies and tranquil vocals.

The awesome 'Tubehead' follows with heavy rhythms and complex time sig changes. The lead work is wonderful and completely out of the box compared to what we have heard thus far. Hackett is on fire with lengthy lead work with high bends and fret melting arpeggios and scales. This is a proficient solo that throws in many styles with some freak out whammy bar squeals and fast fingering speed sweeps; one of the most incredible solos I have heard.

CD2 begins with 'Spectral Mornings' from his much celebrated early release, one that most fans would be aware of, full of spacey guitar flourishes. The highly recognizable Genesis masterpiece, 'Firth of Fifth', follows. It is different with these musicians but no less brilliant. The vocals are sufficient without emulating Gabriel's eccentricity or Collins. The section where Hackett plays the most recognizable piece is mind bending, pitch perfect and as good as I have heard him play it. He introduces new elements that augment the instrumental break and really make this the best piece of the night, a testament to his genius, and the crowd respond in kind with an ovation I would say.

This is followed by 'Blood on the Rooftops' from 'Wind and Wuthering" which is also well received. Next is some classic Genesis with a rendition of 'Fly on a Windshield' and 'Broadway Melody of 1974', but although it feels like he may continue on to 'Cuckoo Cocoon', it was not to be. It was refreshing to hear some more familiar material from "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".

The version of Genesis' 'Los Endos' from "A Trick of the Tail" was equally as stirring and would be enough to bring the crowd to their feet. It was a fantastic way to end the show to hear all the Genesis tracks, and naturally everyone in the crowd would have known them. One last song 'Clocks' from "Spectral Mornings" caps off a classic concert performance from one of the master musicians of the modern age. The lengthy drum solo from Gary O' Toole is a terrific crowd pleaser. Then it is all over and the crowd have been treated to ear candy of the highest degree.

This 2 hour concert CD comes highly recommended for anyone who appreciates awesome guitar work, and progressive virtuoso musicianship, all Genesis connoisseurs, like me, and of course the legion of Hackett fans, who are simply going to love this live album.

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Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars There is little surprise in this album, and I meant it in a good way. If Steve hackettīs studio output has been a little predictive and not exactly exciting lately, on stage the old magic still shines through. Rails Live was recorded when he was promoting his Out Of The Tunnelīs Mouth. Although that CD is hardly his best, it isnīt bad either. And Iīm glad to say that those songs did work better live than on studio. Here he plays it almost on its entirely: only Nomads and Last Train To Istambul are not featured here (some parts of the latter did appear during the intro, thought). It is a bit strange that the best track of Out Of... (Nomads) is missing. Go figure!

Backed by an excellent band, Hackett plays some strong versions of other solo works like Ace Of Wands from his debut Voyage of The Acolyte) and Every Day. But the true gems are on the second CD where he plays no less than 5 Genesis covers, including the first ever "complete" live take of Firth Of Fifth. Fro some reason Genesis always skipped the excellent piano intro every time they play it in front of an audience. Finally now we have a great interpretation of this classic in its full 10 minutes. Blood On The Rooftops was another nice treat. Fly On A Windshield, Broadway Melody of 1974 and Los Endos are also very well played. On the down side there is a drum solo at the end of Clocks (mercifully, a short one, but still annoying). Besides that I was not completely satisfied with Rob Townsendīs sax playing, sometimes bordering the muzak. A little more flutes would be finer for those songs. But those are minor flaws in an otherwise excellent album.

With an crystaline, very well balanced sound and top notch production, Rails Live provides almost two hours of very fine music. A great CD, proving that Hackett is still one of the greatest guitarrists ever and he has lost none of his prowness over the years. Of course there are a few tracks that Iīd like to hear him playing instead of others, but thatīs a matter of personall taste. You can never please everybody. Overall I loved this album.

Highly recommended!

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Posted Monday, March 12, 2012

Review by tarkus1980
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4 stars If you're only going to buy one Steve Hackett live album, then this is the one to get. That's not to say that it's anywhere near a good representative of Steve's whole career, but it does match well with my notion that the only periods in Steve's career that really matter are the early period (through Defector) and the late period (roughly Dark Town onward). Actually, Steve goes even more extreme than that; the late period is represented by two tracks from To Watch the Storms (an expansion of "Pollution B" called "Pollution C," and "Serpentine Song" which is called "Serpentine" here) and a whopping six from Tunnel (all but "Nomads" and "Last Train to Istanbul"), with nothing from Dark Town or Wild Orchids, while the early period reaches back to his Genesis days and stops, as mentioned, with Defector (though it totally ignores Please Don't Touch). The only acknowledgement of Steve's middle period comes from a snippet of "Myopia" at the beginning of "Los Endos," and otherwise this is a pretty cut-and-dried "play the classics and promote the album" kind of affair.

It's a really good one, though. Initially, I actually listened to the versions of Tunnel tracks on this album far more than I did to the studio versions, and while I eventually came to prefer the originals on the whole, I still have a strong fondness for how the tracks are done on here. "Sleepers" and "Still Waters," in particular, breathe in a way that they didn't in studio, and they absolutely sound like classics in this context. As far as the older solo material goes, there aren't really surprises (I guess "Slogans" is pretty surprising, though), but the material is all done well and feels very at home with this lineup (which says something given that it was tailored to accommodate the Tunnel material more than the older material).

Oh yeah, there's also Genesis material. The inclusion of "Los Endos" near the end isn't really a surprise, and it's done pretty closely to how he'd started playing it during the Genesis Revisited era (aside from the new inclusion of the "Myopia" introduction), but the other performances deserve special notice. "Blood on the Rooftops," if you'll recall, was never performed live by Genesis, and it was only after the Genesis reunion (without Steve) had come and gone that Steve apparently decided it needed to make it onto the stage. Well, I'm glad it did. The drummer, Gary O'Toole, is nowhere near as good of a singer as Phil from a technical standpoint (even Phil on Wind, where I feel he's not that great), but the deeper, rougher, more clearly British voice helps a lot, and he throws a lot of passion into his part. The use of saxophone in some of the spots that had previously been keyboards is a nice touch, too. Elsewhere, "Firth of Fifth" is done pretty closely to the original, albeit with sax replacing flute, and people who didn't like the Revisited version will be plenty happy here. And finally, they do the "Fly on the Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974" medley (starting from just after the vocal part in the original "Fly"), and it sounds great, with just a little more primal power in the drums and a little more bite in the guitar (which was fine enough in the original), and O'Toole does a great job on vocals in the "Broadway Melody" part as well.

Quite honestly, I probably listen to this more than any other Hackett album, and while somebody who isn't predisposed to enjoying live albums might find this a bit high of a rating, I find that there are sufficient amounts of surprises and reinventions (mostly mild, but sometimes not) of older material that a rating like this is justified. And besides, while it may not quite work as a Tunnel replacement (I just couldn't go without "Nomads") it does make for a nice set of alternate versions.

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4 stars I was listening a lot to the first Steve Hackett albums just before I became a member of ProgArchives many, many fullmoons ago. Then I moved the albums out of sight and forgot about him. But this live album showed up on my desk from his promotion agent. This review should had been done ages ago, ... (read more)

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