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Steve Hackett to release concert film ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’

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Steve Hackett will kick off 2018 by releasing a new concert film/live album called ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’.

Recorded at Birmingham Symphony Hall on the Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour in May 2017, it will be released on Special Edition 2DVD + 2CD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album and Blu-Ray in stereo & surround sound formats via Inside Out Music on Friday 26th January 2018.

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Genesis album ‘Wind & Wuthering’, Steve’s last record with the band, the set list boasted five tracks from the album: ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’, ‘One For The Vine’, ‘Blood On The Rooftop’, ‘...In That Quiet Earth’ and ‘Afterglow’.

Elsewhere, other Genesis songs were revisited including ‘Dance on a Volcano’, ‘Inside & Out’, ‘Firth Of Fifth’, ‘The Musical Box’ and ‘Los Endos alongside songs from Steve’s own distinguished back catalogue and material from his latest studio album ‘The Night Siren’.

“I'm excited about imminent release of 'Wuthering Nights'. It felt special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, the Genesis album I had the most songwriting involvement with and a favourite among many fans,” says Steve.

“Songs like One for the Vine, Eleventh Earl of Mar and Blood on the Rooftops come across powerfully on this release, which also features other Genesis and solo Hackett favourites along with songs from my latest album The Night Siren... Sit back and enjoy!”

Steve’s band on the tour consisted of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.

Alongside the concert in its unadulterated entirety, the DVD / Blu-Ray includes behind-the-scenes footage together with videos for ‘Behind the Smoke’, ‘Fifty Miles from the North Pole’ and ‘West to East’.

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