Progressive rock faithful were in for a Genesis to Revelation when Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announced a new 2019 tour showcasing the 40th anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings, along with the seminal 1973 Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety.
The album went to No. 3 in the UK charts, including favourites such as “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight”, “Firth of Fifth”, “Cinema Show” and, “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)”.
I’m thrilled to be performing the whole of my favourite Genesis album, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, which caught the attention of John Lennon in 1973. I felt that I was now playing guitar in the world’s best band, and everything was opening up for us…
Flanked by longtime band associates, vocalist Nad Sylvan, Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) and Craig Blundell (Drums). Hackett began the journey with opener “Every Day”.
Set 1 (Spectral Mornings 40th Anniversary, At the Edge of Light highlights):
Under the Eye of the Sun
Beasts in Our Time
The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
Clocks – The Angel of Mons
Set 2 (Genesis – Selling England by the Pound):
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (Genesis song)
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (Genesis song)
Firth of Fifth (Genesis song)
More Fool Me (Genesis song)
The Battle of Epping Forest (Genesis song)
After the Ordeal (Genesis song)
The Cinema Show (Genesis song)
Aisle of Plenty (Genesis song)
Dance on a Volcano (Genesis song)
Los Endos / Squonk (Medley Genesis song)