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Steve Hackett: Premonitions: The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

Album Review

Lavish look back at life after Genesis (and before Genesis Revisited).

Some 40 years after his solo debut, released while he was still in Genesis, Steve Hackett’s career is in rude health. His latest, Wolflight, made the UK Top 30 and he is currently touring to rapt auditoria. This revival of fortunes has been prompted, in large part, by his risky decision to play the Genesis Revisited shows. Sure, many of us are eager to hear those tunes again, but if he’d messed things up he’d have tarnished both his reputation and our memories. However he and his exemplary musicians knocked it out of the park, revitalising the material while remaining faithful.

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