Steve Hackett has shared a live video performance of the Genesis classic ‘Dancing with the Moonlit Knight’ alongside his solo band and a 41-piece orchestra.
The rousing performance of the prog-tastic ‘Selling England by the Pound’ opener is lifted from Hackett’s upcoming live album ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’.
Watch the full eight-minute rendition here:
Released as a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak on Friday 25th October via InsideOutMusic, 'Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra...' was recorded on Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited tour at London's Royal Festival Hall in October 2018 where he was accompanied by the 41-piece Heart Of England Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk.
The concert also featured Hackett’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings) on bass, together with special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.
Hackett enthuses: “It was a fantastic experience for both the band and myself to play alongside an orchestra and to feel the power of the sound this extraordinary combo created. It sounds equally compelling on both film and audio. I’m proud to release this exciting product.”
The 13-song set melded Genesis classics with songs from Hackett’s own distinguished musical arsenal and is available in its entirety across the two discs.
The 2CD & Blu-Ray Digipak track-listing is as follows:
Dance On A Volcano
Out Of The Body
Firth of Fifth
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Blood On The Rooftops
Shadow of the Hierophant
In That Quiet Earth
The Musical Box
Additionally, the Blu-Ray digipak also boasts a behind the scenes documentary plus promotional videos for ‘Under The Eye Of The Sun’, ‘Beasts In Our Time’ and ‘Peace’.
Don’t forget, Steve Hackett plays an extensive 20-date UK tour this coming November.
Opening at Aylesbury Waterside on Saturday 2nd November and wrapping up at London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 29th November, Steve and his band will perform the 1973 Genesis album ‘Selling England by the Pound’ in its entirety for the first time ever.
2019 is also the 40th anniversary of Steve’s critically acclaimed third solo album ‘Spectral Mornings’ so to celebrate the milestone Steve will be performing tracks from the album on the tour alongside other Genesis and solo songs.
Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now. See Steve Hackett at the following shows:
Aylesbury Waterside – Sat 2nd
Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall – Sun 3rd
Sheffield City Hall – Tue 5th
Cambridge Corn Exchange – Wed 6th
Leicester De Montford Hall – Fri 8th
Cardiff St. David's Hall – Sat 9th
Liverpool Philharmonic – Mon 11th
Brighton Dome – Tue 12th
Portsmouth Guildhall – Wed 13th
Salisbury City Hall – Fri 15th
Reading Hexagon – Sat 16th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Mon 18th
York Barbican – Tue 19th
Bath Forum – Wed 20th
Halifax Victoria Theatre – Fri 22nd
Gateshead The Sage – Sat 23rd
Edinburgh Usher Hall – Mon 25th
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Tue 26th
Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Wed 27th
London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo – Fri 29th