Steve Hackett Celebrates Worldwide Release Of
Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings:
Live At Hammersmith
…you’ll be blissfully lost in the moment – Prog Chris Roberts
Today, Steve Hackett celebrates the worldwide release of his new live album Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith. Recorded in 2019 at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, the final night of the tour, Steve Hackett was joined by his touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Craig Blundell (drums and percussion) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. Special guests for this performance were Steve’s brother John Hackett (flute) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).
Watch The Cinema Show from this stunning show HERE.
The first set of the concert includes tracks from Spectral Mornings, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and At The Edge Of Light. The second part is the live recording of Selling England by the Pound album in its entirety, plus Déja Vu, a track initiated for the album by Peter Gabriel, but later completed by Steve. The recording concludes with the concert encores of Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos.
Track listing for Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith:
Under The Eye of The Sun SEE VIDEO HERE
Fallen Walls And Pedestals
Beasts Of Our Time
The Virgin And The Gypsy
The Red Flower Of Tai Chi Blooms Everywhere
Clocks – Angel of Mons
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Firth Of Fifth
More Fool Me
The Battle Of Epping Forest
After The Ordeal
The Cinema Show
Aisle of Plenty
Déjà Vu SEE VIDEO HERE
Dance On A Volcano
DVD Concert (2 hours)
Blu-Ray Concert (2 hours) Documentary (30 mins)
Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith is available through InsideOutMusic in several formats: Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD Artbook; 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak; 2CD+DVD Multibox; Limited Edition 4LP+2CD Box Set and Digital album in 16bit and 24bit.
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Press feedback on Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith
“Live at Hammersmith is nothing less than a masterclass in how to play prog rock. There isn’t a wasted note on the album and it’s very likely one of the best ‘live’ albums you’ll hear this year, or any other year.” Ramzine Laurence Todd “The quality on display on this release is quite astonishing. You might expect the sound quality on a contemporary release to be pristine, and it certainly is that. But the musicianship from Steve and his band possibly eclipses all others at the moment. Steve himself is on brilliant form with his almost typically easy style, which kind of disguises his massive efforts. He is obviously loving what’s going on around him!” The Spirit of Progressive Rock Bernard Law
About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering (1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.
After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.
Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.
Steve recently announced rescheduled dates for his Seconds Out +More! 31 date UK tour in September/October 2021.