Knowing Hackett’s longstanding proclivity for hi-res and 5.1, we here at HRAC expect a fine surround sound version to be part of the overall Wuthering Nights package. The DVD/Blu-ray also includes behind the scenes footage, most of which was filmed on the day in Birmingham, as well as three videos for tracks from Hackett’s 2017 release, The Night Siren: “Behind the Smoke,” “Fifty Miles From the North Pole,.” and “West to East.”
The Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis that reached No. 7 on the UK album chart. To celebrate W&W, Steve and his ace band played five of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album: “Eleventh Earl of Mar,” “One for the Vine,” “Blood on the Rooftops,” “…In That Quiet Earth.” and “Afterglow.” Other fan favorites from Hackett’s Genesis days were “revisited,” including “Dance on a Volcano,” “Inside & Out,” “Firth of Fifth,” “The Musical Box,” and “Los Endos.”
The Birmingham show marked the first ever live performances by Hackett and his band of the aforementioned tracks “One for the Vine” and “Inside & Out,” and the set also included many of Hackett’s solo fan favorites as well as material from his latest studio album, the earlier noted 2017 release, The Night Siren.
Of this live album, Hackett notes, “I’m excited about the imminent release of Wuthering Nights. It felt special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, the Genesis album I had the most songwriting involvement with, and a favorite among many fans. Songs like ‘One for the Vine,’ ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar,’ and ‘Blood on the Rooftops’ come across powerfully on this release, which also features other Genesis and solo Hackett favorites along with songs from my latest album The Night Siren. Sit back and enjoy!”
The band are: Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string), and Nad Sylvan (vocals), plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.