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    Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post
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    That's nice. I'm seeing Hackett in October, 5th time since 2016. He's doing all of Foxtrot this time, my favourite Genesis album. He hasn't done Watcher of the Skies at any of the shows I've seen so I'm looking forward to that. No doubt there'll be other Genesis songs, and selections from his extensive solo catalogue.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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      #3
      I'm a big Genesis fan, but Hackett's live vocalists recently have been excruciating. And Genesis weren't the same after Trick of the Tail. Collins is a good drummer but when he opens his mouth... sheesh. Selling England by the Pound is my fave.

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        #4
        Steve Hackett is a class act and I see him any time he comes over to my area. I saw him in April with the Seconds Out show and he and his band were sublime. Now he's doing a Foxtrot show like he did with Selling England By The Pound a few years back. I'm sure he'll bring the Foxtrot show back to the States next year, so I'll see that in due time. By then he may even have another album. I can always count on Hackett for a good show and a good new album - he's the one guy from Genesis still active and consistent. I would say that in the long run he became the most successful Genesis member - though perseverance and consistency. He's always out there touring and always has new material. I may have mentioned this before, but he doesn't seem to age. I think he may be a vampire.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Soundwaveseeker View Post
          Steve Hackett is a class act and I see him any time he comes over to my area. I saw him in April with the Seconds Out show and he and his band were sublime. Now he's doing a Foxtrot show like he did with Selling England By The Pound a few years back. I'm sure he'll bring the Foxtrot show back to the States next year, so I'll see that in due time. By then he may even have another album. I can always count on Hackett for a good show and a good new album - he's the one guy from Genesis still active and consistent. I would say that in the long run he became the most successful Genesis member - though perseverance and consistency. He's always out there touring and always has new material. I may have mentioned this before, but he doesn't seem to age. I think he may be a vampire.
          I'm seeing Hackett and his superb band in October on the Foxtrot at Fifty tour. Fifth time in six years, and the first time I'll have heard them do Watcher of the Skies. Can't wait!
          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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            #6
            Originally posted by madbear View Post
            I'm a big Genesis fan, but Hackett's live vocalists recently have been excruciating. And Genesis weren't the same after Trick of the Tail. Collins is a good drummer but when he opens his mouth... sheesh. Selling England by the Pound is my fave.
            Aw.

            I think that Collins was an excellent vocalist.

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              #7
              Hackett generally uses Swedish singer Nad Sylvan on vocals these days, who has a Gabriel-ish voice on the Genesis Revisited material. As for his own vocals, I think Hackett has developed into a much better singer these days in his later years. As much as I love the early solo albums, his vocals on albums like Cured etc are really not the best. He got better, but he's a different kind of vocalist than Collins or Gabriel - not a frontman/hold the microphone and belt it out kinda singer. That's why they went with Collins rather than Hackett to take over from Gabriel, not that Hackett was ever a contender or that it was ever put forward.

              Collins was an excellent singer. Maybe not so much now, which is why I passed on seeing Genesis in Wash Dc when they came around. I saw Phil solo a few years ago when he came on stage with a cane and was in a chair for the whole show, it was breaking my heart to see a great drummer and singer in that state. So I passed on Genesis farewell, not wanted to pay 300 bucks for a ticket. I'll just have to remember the 2007 tour as my farewell. However, Hackett is always out there with a tour and new album. As the last man standing from the Genesis camp, I can always rely on him for a classic Genesis fix. Hopefully he's there for as long as he can.

              I did see a Genesis Revisited show I think 2013 maybe? They did play Watcher Of The Skies and the mellotron and bass pedals shook the place. Ash, you're in for a treat.

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                #8
                Originally posted by madbear View Post
                I'm a big Genesis fan, but Hackett's live vocalists recently have been excruciating. And Genesis weren't the same after Trick of the Tail. Collins is a good drummer but when he opens his mouth... sheesh. Selling England by the Pound is my fave.
                It's funny how taste can differ. I like Gabriel era Genesis very much, but I actually prefer Collins led live versions of those songs, like on Seconds Out.

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                  #9
                  I enjoyed reading Steve Hackett's comments on Bruford. This set of comments is taken from the larger cover story on Bill Bruford from the recent issue of Prog Magazine - if you have not read the issue, you will likely enjoy reading it.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by pianozach View Post
                    I think that Collins was an excellent vocalist.
                    He was a very good replacement for Gabriel, nailing most of the pre-Trick of the Tail numbers.

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                      #11
                      Great read, Hackett seems way cool. No wonder he and Squire got on so well and had some pretty good chemistry in and out of the studio. Interesting tid bit on Eno on the Lamb Lies down On Broadway too. Sounds like Bruford brought a boat load of energy and surprise to the world of Genesis. Brufords spontaneity must have thrilled Tony Banks. lol... Thanks for the share Arno !

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

                        It's funny how taste can differ. I like Gabriel era Genesis very much, but I actually prefer Collins led live versions of those songs, like on Seconds Out.
                        I prefer Collins' live versions of, say, In the Cage to Gabriel's live versions. But in general I find Collins' voice annoying. Doesn't mean I think he is no good as a singer, just that the sound of his voice is grating to me much of the time. He doesn't have a natural singing voice. Love his drumming though.

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                          #13
                          Very nice article. Bill B. was a 1 of a kind as a drummer. Steve Hackett is the best. Love all Genesis. Collins was an incredible replacement. Who would have thought Genesis could even continue let alone take off and fill 60,000 seat football fields

                          Sad to see Collins condition today. The physical deterioration as well as the mental stress of dealing with multiple personal issues.

                          Money and fame is meaningless if you have unhappiness and chaos in the home.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by alex peters View Post
                            Money and fame is meaningless if you have unhappiness and chaos in the home.
                            in all earnestness, I wonder if that’s what Lennon meant when he said “all you need is love.”

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