Steve Hackett first revisited material by the prog-rock band Genesis in a 1996 album of reworked songs by the band. And in 2012, he did it again, recording lush guitar solos with various guest singers who reinterpreted selections from the six classic studio albums Hackett made with the band.
Hackett is taking Genesis Revisited II on the road starting with a date in D.C. on Wednesday, March 26 at the Lincoln Theatre.
It’s a rare stateside opportunity to see a guitar master in his element, playing the songs that put him on the map. After all, he’s likely to revisit guitar classics like “Horizons” (from Foxtrot) and “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” (from Selling England by the Pound).
According to his Wikipedia entry, Hackett refined several guitar techniques for the age of classic rock, introducing tapping and sweep picking to a new genre of songs. The end result sounds great on the recordings, which manage to capture a bold mystic and occasionally romantic sound. But let’s not put our stock in critics and recordings. Let’s go see the man himself and hear him live.
Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited
The Lincoln Theatre
Wednesday, March 26