Steve Hackett records with Gary Husband for a Russian project and releases a Hammersmith show

ALEXANDER SHULGIN - Skazka

ALEXANDER SHULGIN – Skazka

Lately, there’s been some projects that featured the guitar of Steve Hackett, but is the first time that the veteran plays on a Russian record. Titled “Skazka,” which means “Fairy Tale,” the album’s written by Alexander Shulgin, one of the most prominent pop composers in the post-USSR domain, it’s a two-part – one for boys and one for girls – record, with 14 pieces for a harp and 14 for a piano, adorned with other instruments and featuring rock elements.

Cue such performers as Hackett and jazz adept, drummer and keyboard player Gary Husband, who share a track here, as well as Julian Lloyd Webber, a cellist most famous for “Variations,” a 1978 album recorded with his elder brother Andrew in the company of Gary Moore, Rod Argent, Don Airey and Jon Hiseman“Skazka,” mixed in HD for DS 5.1, is said to be available for free, in September, on the composer’s site.

A bit later, in October, more interesting package will be out, Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith,” a 3 CD and 2 DVD slipcased box set documenting the May 10th concert and featuring John Wetton, Jakko Jakszyk, Steve Rothery, Nik Kershaw and Amanda Lehmann as guests.  Its innards, so to say, look like this:

STEVE HACKETT - Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmit

CD1:
1. Watcher Of The Skies
2. The Chamber Of 32 Doors
3. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
4. Fly On A Windshield
5. Broadway Melody Of 1974
6. The Lamia
7. The Musical Box
8. Shadow Of The Hierophant
9. Blood On The Rooftops

CD2:
1. Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers
2. In That Quiet Earth
3. Afterglow
4. I Know What I Like
5. Dance On A Volcano
6. Entangled
7. Eleventh Earl Of Mar
8. Supper’s Ready

CD3:
1. Firth of Fifth
2. Los Endos

DVD1 – Full live show
DVD2 – Behind The Scenes

August 24, 2013

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