Thanks for this info! I would never have found out about this album without your posting. Looks like promotion is mainly social media these days?
I have never collected bootlegs or torrents and was always a bit reserved about audience recordings as they simply might spoil or even destroy the experience. So I never heard that 1982 gig. Getting older, I am more and more thinking I should.
Not sure about Fox’s tango. It’s okay but to me Steve is going round in circles musically. Last time he did something new was quite a while ago (apart from special albums like his classical stuff)
and no, no vinyl. Not even the black 😃
Thanks. I wasn’t aware he plays tracks like There must be some other way.
Most interesting bit of this album is the mention of the 2021/2022 in the promo text 😎
Despite earlier plans they might have had - now they have to find new dates for Dublin and I am quite sure they won’t do it this year…
They have finally changed regulations for vaccinated people from the EU, so fingers crossed!
Also, despite all predictions, COVID numbers in the UK are going down, that's also good news.
Don't agree to your assessment. HIMBG is not at all following the same formula like Face Value - for some fans it's even ranked higher than FV. It also has no real fillers. One might argue that could be Do you know, do you care, but also this track is very unique in Phil's music history.
Also, especially Inside out and We said hello goodbye have aged well.
Well, it's obviously a matter of taste then.
Regarding But seriously. It's a fine album and the production is good. But it should have some sort of "thicker" sound.
The best album to start with?
For Collins era Genesis fans, it surely is Still or Bankstatement
For Proglovers: A Curious Feeling.
Strictly Inc works for both, but the sound might not be everybody's taste. It contains one of Tony's finest moments, the epic An Isand In The Darkness
interesting, but a bit oo long for 2hrs. Also, I think Squonk will be played, not DOAV.
For Absent Friends is something I do not expect., same with White Mountain. All other tracks seem likely.
That’s tough to listen to, but I guess expected as he had been singing his heart out for an entire decade at that point. I’ve always thought Apocalypse sounded like an incredibly demanding vocal piece, even on the album, Peter sounds like he’s straining. Singing like a banshee like that for years on end will inevitably do permanent damage. Same thing happened to Robert Plant.
besides, Phil never took lessons or did anything to train his singing ability, that also wasn't good.
If I remember correctly it was dropped after Australia / NZ. There are two possible reasons for this. One is the challenging singing that MoonlitKnight mentioned, the other is an interview bit Phil did back then basically saying that the drumming was quite challenging and he fucked it up on one or two nights and decided to change it. I am still trying to find the correct quote (if there is one), cause this is all based on stuff I read in forums etc.
Was chatting with a buddy about the late great Tommy Vance and his BBC Rock Show. He had an annual listeners top 10, which i had on tape and played until literally expired!
Managed to locate the details i had as below. Some classics on here...remember this was early 1981..SR in an no 2 pop pickers 😊
The third top 10, was broadcast on 13 November 1981.
- 10. (5) "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" - Pink Floyd - from copy of quadrophonic master mixed to stereo
- 9. (8) "Smoke on the Water" - Deep Purple - from Machine Head
- 8 (10) "Awaken" - Yes - from Going For the One
- 7. (4) "Child in Time" - Deep Purple - from Deep Purple in Rock
- 6. (9) "2112" - Rush - from 2112
- 5. (7) "Xanadu" - Rush - from Farewell to Kings
- 4. (6) "Stargazer" - Rainbow - from Rainbow Rising.
- 3. (3) "Freebird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd - from Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd
- 2. (2) "Supper's Ready" - Genesis - from Foxtrot
- 1. (1) "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin
Interesting - two Rush tracks in this list! It surprises me they were that popular. Curious how this would look today ...
Could be something for the absolute peak thread as well.
I like this version a lot, especially the double drums and Mike’s guitar. I doubt Mike can still play Abacab this way and of course there won’t be double drums (if they do it). Will be interesting to see how Nic will handle this. And maybe Daryl on guitar?
some sounds familar, some sounds different. Overall, it's stunning what Steve plays (fast playing) and his vocals are really great on some of the tracks. So in a nutshell, while it is of course a Hackett album with some typical Hackett stuff, he also explores new ground and the sound is also quite powerful on several tracks.
I will need more time to evaluate the album, but it was indeed a pleasant surprise.
thanks for this brief insight, sounds rather promising. Then again, being a musician who has released 25+ albums, you cannot expect a revolution. But you can expect a good album.
awful cover. But let's wait for the music, that's more important anyway
Family snapshot stands out
No self control is great
and Biko a classic
Wow, this is awesome. I like Mike’s enthusiastic performance during Abacab!
At the moment, this is my second favorite Gabriel album.
It changed quite often, though.
Have picked Wallflower, then Lay your hands on me and I have the touch