Fireworks

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Steve Hackett - 'Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/99/50/35/steve-hackett-genesis-revisited-live-at-hammersmith-30-1389222783.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 08, 2014    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5392   1   1   0   0   0

Wonderful stuff.

From my review in Issue 58* you'll know that I had the privilege of being in the audience the evening this album/DVD was recorded; for me it was a magical gig and ever since I've hoped the recordings would reflect that. I'm pleased to report that both audio and visuals live up to expectations.

I'm no lover of DVDs where they cut between shots rapidly or use effects; other than a bit of split screen work and some embarrassing crowd shots I'm delighted that here the shots linger appropriately and it's a straight-forward and simple representation of a truly great show. Mentioning the crowd, it's incredible how many people can be seen making their way to their seats during the opening strains of 'Watcher of the Skies'; reinforcing my view there's a lack of respect from many concert-goers these days. At least you can't hear them chatting, as you could on the night in question.

Every moment of the gig is captured across the three CDs and two DVDs (the latter being bonus interviews with the band and special guests). I noticed a couple of gaffs on the evening; these have been 'fixed', not unreasonably. The sheer enjoyment of the band is even more apparent on film and Lee Pomeroy comes across like a kid in a Sweet Shop such is his evident pleasure at playing this material. The band is splendid throughout with the under-rated Gary O'Toole being a star on both drums and vocals. His backing vocal capabilities are often hidden by his drums but are more obvious on film. Nad Sylvan is the perfect choice for the majority of the lead vocals and the various guest performers (Nik Kershaw, John Wetton, Jaco Jaczyck, Amanda Lehmann) contribute wonderful renditions of the Genesis classics.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The CDs omit much of the between song banter, which is a shame, so you miss Hackett inviting the crowd to join in with 'Dancing With the Moonlit Knight' which they do with great pleasure.

My mate Dave is far more technical about his music than I, so he was purring with delight when Hackett played the solo in 'Firth of Fifth' as he did on the iconic 'Seconds Out'. This is just one highlight from well over two hours of highlights.

Wonderful stuff; those with Genesis withdrawal could do far worse than checking this out.

Gary Marshall

(* of Fireworks Magazine)

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  May 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month ago
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download
  • RockingHerb : Thank You Berny.
  • Berny : Hello @snowwolf: Pls. check your mail! Thanks in advance! B.
  • snowwolf : I bought the new issue at noon yesterday and it is now 4am the next day. Any idea when I’ll be able to download it?
  • Berny : @RockingHerb: Many thanks for your purchase. Pls. check your mail.
  • RockingHerb : When will my recent purchase show in my downloads. there is a message saying up to 3 hours is this correct
  • Johns Band : Will videos appear again in watch and listen. Good way for who albums to buy. I have Wrathchild - Live From London on DVD that might have been here. YouTube have averts now.
  • Berny : @rocktu: We used to produce a series of podcasts that were available for download on Rocktopia. Other than that, there's no radio station I am aware of.
  • rocktu : Hi i would like to know was there ever a radio station of fireworks
  • rocktu : Hi
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #93 is out now! : - )
  • Berny : Hello @zigma33, you should have received a download link two days ago. Could you pls check your inboxes? Many thanks, B. :)
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site