Oceans of Slumber – New album “The Banished Heart” is a step forward in the band´s discography and profile
Formed in 2011 in Houston as a doom metal type of band, Oceans of Slumber radically changed their approach when vocalist Cammie Gilbert joined them. 2016 saw the band releasing “Winter”, one of the most surprising albums of this decade. They are now back with a new effort, “The Banished Heart”.
The album kicks off with “The Decay of Disregard”, with a haunting piano melody, and soon explodes on heavy riffing and blast beats, as the listener is slowly captured by Cammie´s smooth and strong voice. Most songs clock in above the six minute mark and include growling vocals from both guitar players, and while it is a challenging effort to take in one hit, the dedicated listener will find this a rewarding experience at the end. The delicate piano interludes provide breathing space between the heavy riffing and slow doom passages. Other stand out tracks here are “No Color, No Light”, which features Evergrey´s Tom S. Englund, “Etiolene” with a catchy chorus, and a beautiful cover of “Wayfaring Stranger”.
In the band´s own words, “The Banished Heart” was born amid troubled times. Drummer Dobber Beverly went through a divorce, and Cammie reached out to him. Out of the ashes and through the sharing of painful experiences, the album was born. The sound of a blossoming creative force rising from pain’s pitch-black fog to blaze and rage in hopeful, starlit skies.
Lotsofmuzik´s Rodrigo Altaf contacted Dobber, and he replied to our questions on the new album via email:
Lotsofmuzik – Seven years ago, Oceans of Slumber started up. Tell us a little bit about the history of the band, and how everything you guys have been through led us to the new album “The Banished Heart”. I understand the album was born out of very personal struggles for Cammie and Dobber.
Dobber Beverly -Sean [Gary, guitars and vocals] and I have been close friends for a while, long before the band started. My old death metal band, Infernal Dominion, had a rehearsal space in downtown Houston next door to Sean’s old band. So we would hang out and swap band stories and record talk. Normal musician stuff. Fast forward a few years and we were all sharing a rehearsal room with separate band. His band broke up and my band at the time had dissolved shortly after. We decided to give starting a new band a shot.
Originally shooting for a dark metal type of thing (Charon/Sentenced/Type O Negative, etc.) we kind of jumped the gun and went for Cynic meets atmosphere and doom. Thus the first record, Aetherial. Kind of a melting pot of ideas and no real direction. Fun but not concise or serious enough for me. Winter followed suit as an EP, originally only being Sunlight, Turpentine, and Suffer the Last Bridge. After the initial tracking of it Sean and I both had the idea of finishing it out as a record. Our original vocalist had his falling from grace and I asked Cammie to join as we finished the record. Complicated, somewhat. To hold us over during the tracking of Winter we constructed the “Blue EP”, and to have a release for the band in the meantime while we shopped the record around. With all of that said, up until now the band hasn’t fully focused on a record like we have with The Banished Heart.
When we were approached about a new record I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do and why. The “why” is what drove every aspect of this album. I was going through a very hard separation from a lifelong relationship. My daughter was born 4 years ago and it exposed the cracks of what life as I knew truly was. That things had changed so much for me and between me and my ex. As heartbreaking as it was I needed change. To know something different or that things could be different. Cammie had a similar relationship and familiar pitfalls. As most of us do or have in our lives. She had given a lot of herself to someone with little to no return. Running the well dry as you would have it. The guys were into it. They understood for the most part and they backed us. Being in a band that writes dark music is a breeding ground for this kind of stuff and they’ve all experienced it in some degree.
Thus the conception of The Banished Heart. The withering exile of the heart and its triumphant return to form.
Lotsofmuzik – The cover of the new album is quite different from the other albums in your discography. Tell us a bit about the process to create that cover.
DB - I wanted to return to the classic look and feel of photography as an art medium. Creating the scene and capturing it. Cammie and I discussed the album cover as a representation of the band and our vision and we found the perfect artist photographer to capture the essence of it: Kavan the Kid. It has all of the great elements of metal. Dark atmosphere, beautiful subject, blood, and purpose.
Lotsofmuzik – It´s your third album, aside from one EP. Would you say the composition process was similar to your previous efforts, or did you use the same approach?
DB - We write very fast as a unit, so it was similar to the rest of the records. I sort through some material the guys write and then we construct songs based off of that. Sometimes Anthony [Contreras, guitars and vocals], Sean, or myself will bring full songs in and then we adjust from there. There will be a general direction or idea for the album as a whole. The things that add character. Things that link them. Everything is purposely laid out in a particular order and is determined from the beginning of the writing process. The Banished Heart was the center piece that we wrote the rest of the record around this time.
Lotsofmuzik – Your previous effort Winter represented quite a leap in your profile. What is your expectation with “The Banished Heart”?
DB - If Winter was a leap then we hope “…Banished...” propels us into the outer stratosphere. We feel very strongly and confident about this record and it is as honest of a representation of us at this moment as we could ever give. Love and loss and the plague that ensues.
Lotsofmuzik – The new single and video, “The Decay Of Disregard” is out now, and it kicks off the album in a powerful way – tells a bit about the choice of that song to be the first one on the album and the first single.
DB - It’s quite simple. It’s the first song and what better way to introduce or re-introduce ourselves than with our first foot forward? “The Decay of Disregard” is a good representation of everything within the confines of these walls I would say.
Lotsofmuzik – One of the songs in the new album, “No Color, No Light”, shows an incredible duet between Cammie and Evergrey´s Tom S. Englund. How did you guys reach out to him to collaborate on that track?
DB - Tom has been a good friend of mine and the band for a while. Hell of a guy and an otherworldly soul when it comes to music and performing. We had finished the track and had intentions of him singing on the record from the beginning. It was the perfect song for him of ours. The calling siren, the serenity of the woods, the longing…one of my favorite tracks I’ve ever been a part of.
Lotsofmuzik - The album closes with a modern take on a gospel song, “Wayfaring Stranger”, which was covered by Johnny Cash, Eddie Sheeran and Jack White, among others. Whose idea was it to cover this song, and congratulations on the end result by the way!
DB - Growing up in the south I had known this song my whole life. A particular version by a man named Eric Bibb is what inspired me to take the last steps of approach from my point of view musically. The point of view of the traveller and the return home. Though I am not a religious person, I get the woeful entry from a long absence feel of this song. Walking through the door where no one remembers or no one expects you there but you long to be there or see someone. Someone who has died, someone who is dead to you, or someone you’ll never see again due to whatever circumstances. It’s a tragically hopeful song where death seems to be the grand unifier. Mix all of that with Cammie’s southern soulful voice and it takes me somewhere else.
Lotsofmuzik - Cammie wasn´t the singer in the first album – what drove the band to consider this change from a male vocalist to a female, and how did Cammie adapt her style to sing his material live?
DB - Our original vocalist, Ronnie Gates, had a life of turmoil. He definitely came by his talent and curse honestly. And he was able to channel it creatively very well. Excellent musician. But it got the best of him and he had to part ways to work on life and himself. When Cammie had came in it was easy because their ranges weren’t too far off from each other. Though she couldn’t do the death/black/screaming stuff, she more than covered his clean parts. Giving everything an extra kick or two up for us. Though it was a huge change for us and a very surreptitious move in the beginning, it ultimately put us exactly where I had hoped from day one with the band. A diverse musical backdrop led by a strong female vocalist.
Lotsofmuzik – One thing that´s almost unanimous when I read about the band is “light and shade”. You guys seem to have found a perfect balance between heavy riffing and blast beats and beautiful piano interludes. How do you find that balance?
DB - The structure is oddly simple and funny. Most of us grew up in the 90’s and listened to the same old bands. Type O Negative always had a contrast and did a cover song. Pantera always had two clean/heavy songs on their records. I come from the same school and love the diversity and routine of it. Morbid Angel had interludes and keyboards. Simple creatures we are.
Lotsofmuzik – What are the plans for 2018? Any hints into the upcoming tour? I noticed you have a tour booked with Epica in April, but what else is in the cards, and what can fans expect of the new show?
DB - We’re working on a few things at the moment. Trying to make tours happen is very expensive and the music industry doesn’t really reward bands that well, so we’re fighting that uphill battle every day. Plans for a full US tour this year and a few unplugged/chamber music shows as well. We will just have to see how things pan out. As for the shows, expect a great performance and a hearts on our sleeve live representation of ourselves. Emotive, powerful, and intense…if everything goes to plan.
Oceans of Slumber´s “The Banished Heart” comes out on March 02nd 2018 via Century Media Records. The videos from three tracks off the new album can be seen below:
Artwork and the tracklist of “The Banished Heart”:
01. The Decay Of Disregard (08:59)
02. Fleeting Vigilance (05:25)
03. At Dawn (08:30)
04. The Banished Heart (09:05)
05. The Watcher (2:25)
06. Etiolation (06:01)
07. A Path To Broken Stars (06:31)
08. Howl Of The Rougarou (05:02)
09. Her In The Distance (02:03)
10. No Color, No Light (07:17)
11. Wayfaring Stranger (3:41)
Cammie Gilbert – Vocals
Anthony Contreras – Guitar
Sean Gary – Guitar
Keegan Kelly – Bass
Uaeb Yelsaeb – Synthesizers
Dobber Beverly – Drums
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“Life and Times” – an inspired Neal Morse discusses his new solo album and his other endeavours for 2018
More than twenty years after his first release with Spock´s Beard, Neal Morse is still covering
new ground. His new solo album, “Life and Times”, is due for release on February 16 via his
own label, Radiant Records, and will surprise the fans of his work with the Neal Morse Band,
Flying Colors or Transatlantic. Quite a departure from prog or from his worship albums, “Life
and Times” is a singer/songwriter release which shows the observational side of Neal. Most
lyrics show how he sees the world around him and situations which may seem ordinary at a
first glance, but assume a special meaning with Neal´s interesting takes.
Sonically, the album sounds NOTHING like you would expect from someone known as a prog
mastermind: short songs, with pop sensibilities and choruses that wouldn´t sound out of place
on a John Mayer or Jack Johnson album. A quick look at the song titles should give an overview
of the album feel and atmosphere: “Livin´ Lightly”, “You + Me + Everything” and “Good Love Is
On The Way”. The only time where things get dark is on the song selected to be in the first
video of this release, “He Died At Home”. A poignant song, it deals with the death of a soldier,
and it is also a personal story experienced by Neal. Check out the video below:
Neal is preparing for an intimate set of shows in North America and Europe, and took some
time talking to us and discussing this release.
Lotsofmuzik - Congratulations on the release of another solo album “LIFE AND TIMES”! It
seems your main inspiration for your solo albums are slice-of- life portraits and observations,
and judging by the main themes in the album, you´re in a happy place in your life right now!
Neal Morse – Literally so!
Lotsofmuzik - “Manchester”, “Selfie in the Square”, “Wave On the Ocean”…most songs on
the album are feel good kind of songs, and yet the song chosen for a video was the poignant
“He Died at Home”. Tell us a bit about the choice of that song to be the first “single”.
NM – We had shot three performance videos: “He Died At Home”, “Livin´ Lightly” and
“JoAnna”. We were really excited about “He Died At Home”, because the guy we wrote the
song about, William Busbee, his mother sent me video footage and photos of him when he
was a little kid, and this made the video so powerful! A friend of mine said that December
might be a good time to release that video, because people have time off to sit and reflect, so
that was why we released that one first. I didn´t know if I should perform or even record that
song – it´s just so gut-wrenching, and very different from the rest of the album. And then I
played it at the Inner Circle concert at Morsefest in September, and it really had a tremendous
impact – many people talked about it, and I did feel that impact. So I was encouraged about
that, and thinking that maybe this song would really make an impact and help people that
have post traumatic stress disorder to know that they´re not alone, and maybe it would help
them just to hear that story.
Lotsofmuzik - I noticed a couple of songs have a country flavour. Do you find that living in
Nashville, the mecca of country music, contributed to that?
NM – I don´t listen to country music all that much. The one song “Old Alabama” was written in
the early 90s´. I was dating a girl then that was a country singer, and I wrote a few songs for
her. That was actually one of the reasons why I moved to Nashville: I was floundering in L.A.
and I thought maybe I could get some songs cut in Nashville. That never happened of course,
but I found the whole rest of my life here [laughs]. So I have some old country songs, some of
which I still really like, and “Old Alabama” was one of them. I always wanted to do a proper
recording of it, and so I´m really thankful to be able to do that. Some of the other ones [on the
album] are honestly more influenced by Neil Young, John Mayer, Graham Nash…some of their
records that I like and sit back to listen to have some country-flavoured stuff. James Taylor,
Jackson Browne…and I really like some of John Mayer´s acoustic albums.
Lotsofmuzik - One information that´s missing from the press releases is what other musicians
played with you on this record?
NM – The drummer is Scott Williamson, and he also really helped me arrange and choose the
songs. I had about 19 songs originally, and I think we tracked 15, and then I had to choose the
best 12 out of those, and it was really hard. I wanted it to be a shorter album, I feel like
singer/songwriter albums should be shorter, but it was just hard for me to cut songs, because I
like them all so much. Richard Brimsfield is a local bass player, I played all the guitars and keys,
Chris Carmichael on strings, and I got some local students to play the horns – the same young
people that played at Morsefest, and they did a great job. My son Will is singing some back up
vocals, and Julie Harrison of course is singing lead on “Old Alabama”.
Lotsofmuzik - You´ve just done Cruise to the Edge, and are ready now to embark on a few
solo dates until June. How are the preparations for the tour going?
NM – I´m coming to Europe in June, and touring the US and Canada in a few days. I wanted to
make it easier this time – going out for the weekend and coming back, and not doing a crazy
eight months on the road kind of tour. I usually come back and rest on Mondays and Tuesdays,
fly out on Wednesdays and come back on Sunday for church. This is the first time I´m doing it
this way – with no crew, just me and a friend going out, and I´m really excited about it. I think
is going to be really fun, and each night it´s going to be different. I´ll have different guests in
different cities, and we´ll have more of a real non-theatrical production, but an intimate
sharing of who I am and what´s going on with me and telling the stories behind the songs.
Lotsofmuzik - With the preparations for a new tour, have you had time to rediscover songs
you had forgotten about on your other singer/songwriter albums?
NM – Some of them, yeah, but we´ll have mostly new songs, and some sprinkling of songs
from my catalogue. Not every night, but I´ll be doing a little bit of Transatlantic, a little bit of
Spock´s Beard, and maybe even a Flying Colors song here and there. I have a lot of stuff I
wanna share! Just like the album, it´s gonna be hard to keep it short, because I don´t think a
concert like that should be very long either. I want this to be what I call a “wife-friendly tour”
[laughs]. Bring your wife, bring your kids! [laughs]
Lotsofmuzik - I certainly won´t miss your date here in Toronto. And since you mentioned
Flying Colors, what are the other plans for 2018? Could you give us an update on the
recording of the NMB album and Flying Colors 3?
NM – Flying Colors 3 is still waiting in the wings. We are working on the new Neal Morse Band
– that´s one of the things I´m doing this week while I´m home. But it´s kind of funny because
I´m juggling things in my mind. A lot of my mind is on “Life and Times” and the upcoming
concerts, so I have to shut that off and think about the Neal Morse Band and what would
sound good in it. I feel like God is really helping me!
Lotsofmuzik – Speaking of juggling multiple things, how do you know which one of your
projects a song is going to fit in when you find the inspiration to write a new one?
NM – It is a great challenge! And it´s very instinctive, it´s really just kind of feeling your way. A
lot of times I feel like a bloodhound in the woods, sort of sniffing my way trying to find God´s
perfect will in all of this music! [laughs] . Finding out what should be in and what should be out
[of a record] is a challenge, because sometimes there is so much good stuff...this is a good
problem to have, but the challenge is to try to refine it, and do only the great things. A lot of
the things that I write are good, but good just isn´t good enough. Everything has to be fully
inspired, really touching deep, and whatever the purpose of the piece is, it´s gotta really do
that. I need to feel like it´s not just good, but it´s the very best that you can do.
Lotsofmuzik - As a Christian, does it bother you that people who are not of the Christian
faith listen to your songs? I know you´re a devoted Christian, and that most of his solo
albums touch the Christian topic one way or the other, would you be open to writing an
album of a different subject?
NM – I love that non Christian people listen to my music and are blessed by it! I don´t have a
problem with that at all, I feel very blessed to be a part of that. Actually, “Life and Times” is an
album that is neither Christian nor prog. It´s kinda funny that I´m known as the Christian prog
guy, right? And this album is a complete departure from that! [laughs]. But judging by the
reviews so far, it seems like it´s really finding a home in people´s hearts, so I´m thrilled!
Lotsofmuzik - You´re with Mike Portnoy [drums, Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs] on a
couple of bands – Transatlantic, Neal Morse Band, Flying Colors…and at least from what is
shown in the media, you guys have completely opposite personalities. He´s had some
abrasive exchanges in social media in the past, but do you guys discuss that at all? And how
did he become one of your best friends, both of you being of completely different
NM – Most of the time we´re very simpatico, and we´re very in sync. Sometimes we butt
heads, like all artists do. It has never really affected our friendship though…I think I can safely
say for both of us that we really enjoy each other. We´re very different but we also have a lot
of common ground, our sense of humour is similar. I´m pretty aggressive also…we´re both
“let´s go for it, seize the day” kind of people at the end of the day. I think we really appreciate
that about each other. It´s hard to explain why you have feelings for the people that you do, I
just have this very special feeling for Mike, and he´s been such a good loyal friend as well as
collaborator over the years, and I´m very grateful for my friendship with him.
Lotsofmuzik - Any plans of ever doing a Morsefest out of USA? Let’s say Europe, South
NM – Not yet, it´s been challenging enough just to do one here! Not that we haven´t talked
about it, but so far we´re just trying to do one here every year and trying to figure that out.
Lotsofmuzik - Have you ever considered doing an album or a song in a foreign language?
Spanish for example?
NM – Sure, I´d be up for that if the opportunity presented itself. But singing in a different
language is quite tough when it´s not your mother tongue!
Lotsofmuzik - At this stage in your career you have so many albums to draw from in any
project or band you´ve been involved with – how do you put together your setlists?
NM – I lean on Mike a lot for that if he´s involved in it! He´s really got a gift in that. You kind of
learn over time about what people are gifted in, and it´s important to lean on other people´s
gifts when you recognize that they´re stronger in it. There´s been a lot of times [discussing
setlists] when I thought “Mike, that´s too long, or that´s too this, or too that!”. Then we´ll get
out there and play it, and we´ll come back in the dressing room, and I´ll say “dude, you called
it!”, and he´ll say “why do you ever doubt me!” [laughs]. And when I´m on my own [to choose
a setlist] I pray a lot. I´ll be praying a lot before each of these concerts, trying to find out what´s
really going to move the group of people in the venue on that particular night. Every group of
people is a little different, and every evening is a little different. I don´t want to get into a
program, I´d rather try to move spontaneously and in the spirit.
Lotsofmuzik - What were your main influences as a musician when you first started, and do
you find yourself influenced by more contemporary musicians these days?
NM – My primary influence when I was young was The Beatles, and then I moved th the hard
rock stuff, like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Then I saw Yes opening for Black Sabbath and it
totally changed my life! They had Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman, I was 12 years old. I was
influenced by a lot of different things. Even during that time I was influenced by Crosby Stills &
Nash, Steely Dan, Simon & Garfunkel…and more recently, as I mentioned, John Mayer has
been quite an influence. I really like his songwriting a lot. Of anybody in the last ten years, he´s
been influencing me more than anybody else.
Lotsofmuzik - Thank you for your time, and I hope I´ll catch you on the road in 2018!
NM – God bless you, and take care!
While Neal is still adding dates on this tour, the current tour schedule is as follows:
2/17: Nashville, TN
2/20: Cambridge, MA
2/22: Sellersville, PA
2/23 New York, NY
2/24: Asbury Park, NJ
3/17: Denver, CO
3/22: Decatur, GA
3/23: Charlotte, NC
3/28: Mesa, AZ
3/30: Whittier, CA
4/3: San Francisco, CA
4/5: Portland, OR
4/6: Seattle, WA
4/7: Salt Lake City, UT
4/11: Cleveland, OH
4/12: Evanston, IL
4/13: St. Louis, MO
4/14: Milwaukee, WI
4/18: Quebec City, QUE.
4/19: Montreal, QUE.
4/21: Toronto, ONT.
6/5: Stockholm, SE
6/6: Sandefjord, NO
6/8: Milan, IT
6/9: Pratteln, CH
6/11: Verviers, BE
6/12: Tilburg, NL
6/13: Utrecht, NL
6/14: Köln, DE
6/15: Bochum, DE
6/16: Aschaffenburg, DE
6/18: Sheffield, UK
6/19: York, UK
6/20: Glasgow, UK
6/21: Leicester, UK
6/22: London, UK
“Life and Times” is set for release on February 16 2018 via Radiant Records. The tracklist is shown below:
1. Livin’ Lightly
2. Good Love Is On The Way
4. Selfie In The Square
5. He Died At Home
6. She’s Changed Her Mind
7. Wave On The Ocean
8. You + Me + Everything
10. Lay Low
11. Old Alabama
12. If I Only Had a Day
Produced by Neal Morse.
All songs written by Neal Morse except Manchester written by Neal Morse and Geoff Bailie.
Having just played at Cruise to the Edge, Steve Hackett is embarking on an extensive tour in 2018. Currently touring in Canada and the U.S. and on his way to South America, Japan and Europe, he is promoting his live album, “Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham”. This release celebrates the 40th anniversary of Genesis album “Wind and Wuthering” and showcases songs from his most recent studio album “The Night Siren” and other career highlights. We had a chance to catch up with him in Toronto and see his show at the legendary Massey Hall on February 12th.
Having just arrived from Montreal, Steve and his wife Jo met me at the hotel lobby, tired and in quite a rush. We recorded the interview in their hotel room and Steve granted us half an hour of his time to discuss the tour plans, his view on the music business and to answer the perennial question about a potential Genesis reunion.
When discussing the way that the music business is set up today, Steve said that “You should really be doing what´s in your heart, and you´ll be the best at that”, and that “producing an album full of hit singles is quite limiting”. He also paid respect to his predecessor Tony Phillips and to the music output of Genesis, which is in his words, “interesting in all its incarnations”.
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A few hours later, at 07:30 pm, Steve entered the stage at Massey Hall. The show kicked off with “Please Don´t Touch”, the title song of his first solo album after leaving Genesis. An emotional rendition of “Every Day” came afterwards, as well as the Eastern flavours of “Behind the Smoke”. From the onset, one could tell that Steve is a unique breed of guitar hero – one that doesn´t need to play a million notes per second to prove his point. And what better place to host his show than the Massey Hall – the legendary venue where Rush´s “All the World´s A Stage” was recorded!
“El Niño” brought a beat similar to The Surfaris´ “Wipeout”, which evolved into a hypnotical song. The recently re-recorded AOR “When the Heart Rules the Mind” was also played, and Steve commented on the unlikeliness of it being a hit and on him being approached by 14 year old girls in the 80´s when that song was first released.
“Icarus Ascending”, originally sung by Richie Havens, was flawlessly performed, and an excerpt of “Shadow Of The Hierophant” closed the first half of the set. Steve mentioned that the band would make an intermission and then come back to play only Genesis songs on the second half.
As Steve said in the interview, he takes the job of maintaining the Genesis legacy quite seriously, and judging by the choice of musicians in his support band, that´s definitely true. Joining Steve on this tour are Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums / percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes / flutes), Jonas Reingold (bass / twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals. Nad sounds uncannily like Phil Collins, and his stage persona and choice of clothes bring in the theatrical element for which Peter Gabriel was famous. Fortunately Gary does not try to replicate Phil´s beats to perfection, and adds his own flavor to songs that are now forty years old, and yet sound as contemporary as ever. The other members of the band also seem to have found the secret to perform the older material: reverence and precision without trying to sound like a cover band.
Starting off the second set with “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” from “Selling England by the Pound” was a great move – noticeably, the crowd seemed much more excited that in the first half of the show. Another favourite of the night, “One for the Vine”, was also met with great applause.
“Inside Out”, a song left out of the album “Wind and Wuthering” which ended up on the EP “Spot the Pigeon” came in next, and Steve mentioned it was the first song that Phil Collins wrote all the lyrics for. After such a deep cut, classics like “Fountain of Salmacis”, “Firth of Fifth”, “Musical Box” and “Supper´s Ready” were dusted off and given a modernized version. If Steve´s mission statement is to showcase those songs for the new generation with a fresh look, then his mission is accomplished!
Surprisingly, the band brought a massive, guitar-shaped cake to the stage, in celebration of Steve´s 68th birthday. 2,700 voices joined the band members in singing happy birthday.
“Dance on a Volcano” closed the two and a half hour set. While it´s reasonable that some fans still expect a Genesis reunion – all members of the classic lineup are still alive and in reasonably good terms - it´s safe to say that Steve´s approach does more to the legacy of the band than any reunion attempt. As mentioned before, he is taking this tour to South America, Japan and Europe, and it´an unmissable opportunity to experience the past with a fresh pair of ears.
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"Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham" is the new live release by STEVE HACKETT (ex Genesis) commemorating 2017's 'Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett' tour!
Includes a majority of Genesis tracks from 1976’s “Wind & Wuthering”, solo highlights and masterpieces like ‘Dance On A Volcano’, 'Inside And Out', ‘The Musical Box’, and ‘Firth Of Fifth’.
Extras: Dolby 5.1 surround sound, behind the scenes footage & promo videos
Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak / Blu-Ray / digital album
2CD + Blu-ray (North America only)
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