Monday, June 27, 2022

Steve Hackett – Recent Sounds & Visions

With the release of Steve Hackett‘s latest album The Night Siren on InsideOut Music (Sony), the legendary guitarist has been busy preparing for both its release and his forthcoming 15 date UK tour as previously reported at Ramzine, the result of this being a series of moments captured on film and presented here for fans to enjoy.

Aside from discussing five of the tracks from the album in an interview that can be found at Ramzine here, following the video release of ‘In The Skeleton Gallery’ than be viewed here there is the subsequent release of the album’s opening track ‘Behind The Smoke’ which you can see now below:

“I’m thrilled with this video for the track ‘Behind the Smoke’” said the guitarist, who also sings on the song.”Director Ivan and the I-Code team have created an extraordinary film here resembling an epic movie! It perfectly matches the song, which laments the predicament of refugees throughout the ages. More compassion is needed in this world for those escaping persecution and death.”

There was a launch party for The Night Siren in London on 13th March, exclusive video footage of which can be seen below.

Meanwhile, Hackett’s touring band has been rehearsing new numbers from the album, including ‘El Niňo’ featured here:

And finally, Steve Hackett was interviewed about the forthcoming Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett tour when he will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of classic Genesis Album – Wind and Wuthering.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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