Steve Hackett's Broken Skies Outspread Wings (2018) box set is an extremely welcome trip down progressive rock memory lane. For those unfamiliar with Hackett's musical output from the mid 1980's to the earlier 2000's this box set is a fantastic jumping on point. More specifically this box set covers Hackett's career from 1984 to 2006. … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Broken Skies Outspread Wings By Steve Hackett
Initially released in 1994, Blues With A Feeling is a Steve Hackett blues album. Mixing original compositions with cover songs, there is very little progressive rock to be found. And that is okay with me. The album may be a blues album, but it is clearly Steve Hackett music. His distinctive guitar and vocals carry … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Blues With A Feeling By Steve Hackett
How many would you accept? How many band members add up to a legitimate band? These days a band that consists of all it’s original members, like U2, is an extremely rare thing. Bands like Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Journey are the norm. Their rosters mix and match founding members, long standing members with new … Continue reading Genesis – And Then There Were???
There are some fans that just want to hear Steve Hackett play Genesis songs. And then there are those who fully support the solo music that this brilliant musician has been producing for forty plus years. The latter group will appreciate a song like Anything But Love from Steve Hackett's recent studio album The Night … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Anything But Love – Steve Hackett
Recently I was driving and my iPod was on shuffle. As one song ended I found myself skipping the next few songs. Several good songs played briefly, but I kept skipping. I did not know what song it was that I was looking for. Then The Colony Of Slippermen by Genesis came on and I … Continue reading Steve Hackett And The Future Of Genesis Revisited
Over the years progressive rock has produced it's fair share of eye catching and iconic album covers. The most successful covers are not only visually appealing, but also tie-in with the music in some way. Here are several of my favorite progressive rock album covers. Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (1976) - The … Continue reading Favorite Progressive Rock Album Covers
1981 was an interesting time for progressive rock. The changing tides of the music scene are reflected in the music that Steve Hackett created for his fifth album entitled Cured. For starters Hackett choose to work in the studio as a duo for the album. Keyboardist Nick Magnus was brought back while the rest of … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Steve Hackett – Cured