Steve Hackett at The Egg, Albany, NY on November 10, 2015

Steve HackettAnother year, another tour by road dog Steve Hackett and his band. The last time out it was an all Genesis show, so it was great that the first set was all solo material which spanned everything from his first solo album “Voyage of the Acolyte” to this year’s release, “Wolflight.” The new songs sounded amazing live and stood up well against classics like “A Tower Struck Down” and even “Icarus Ascending,” which featured Nad Sylvan singing the parts of the legendary Richie Havens.

Sylvan returned for the second set which was all Genesis, to the delight of the crowd. The best thing for me was the song selection. The set was almost entirely different from the previous tour. My personal highlight was “Aisle of Plenty,” a song that I love. The band extended it with Steve trading solos with Roine Stolt (of the Flower Kings), who is part of the band now, mostly as bassist.

Steve is a master guitarist to be sure but he is a lovely man who can tell a tale as he did between certain songs. He said it was “to calm his nerves.” It’s hard to believe that a man who has been doing this as long as he has would still get nervous. I guess that’s why the show is so authentic and utterly enjoyable.

GoodnightSet 1: Solo
Corycian Fire[Intro]
Spectral Mornings
Out of the Body
Wolflight
Every Day
Love Song to a Vampire
The Wheel’s Turning
Loving Sea
Icarus Ascending
Star of Sirius / Ace of Wands
A Tower Struck Down / Shadow of the Hierophant
Set 2: Genesis
Get ’em Out by Friday
Can-Utility and the Coastliners
After the Ordeal
The Cinema Show /Aisle of Plenty
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Musical Box

Encore:
Clocks – The Angel of Mons
Firth of Fifth

Advertisements

About progmanrob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!
This entry was posted in progressive rock and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Steve Hackett at The Egg, Albany, NY on November 10, 2015

  1. Dalene says:

    Hello, i believe that i saw you visited my blog so i
    came to go back the favor?.I am attempting to to find issues to enhance my website!I guess its good enough to make use of a few of your ideas!!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s