Label: Wolfwork Records - WWDVD001UK • Format: DVD DVD-Video, PAL Digipack • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
I experienced that for the last time in May during a concert of Hackett at Mezz in Breda, The Netherlands see review. A live registration of this tour was already available on CD called Live Rails see review. People who are familiar with this album know that Steve had Prairie Angel / Los Endos - Steve Hackett - Live Fire And Ice (DVD) excellent backing band during that tour. The title of this DVD was named Fire And Ice because at the time a blizzard was torturing London while the temperature inside the venue raised to great heights thanks to the high level of musicianship of the band.
The footage on this disc contains the concert in its entirety. It's certainly a must have for all devotees and followers Prairie Angel / Los Endos - Steve Hackett - Live Fire And Ice (DVD) Steve Hackett and Genesis as I found out while watching it. Steve Hackett guitars, vocalsNick Beggs bass, Chapman stick, bass pedals, backing vocalsRoger King keyboardsAmanda Lehmann vocals, guitarsGary O'Toole drums, percussion, vocals and Rob Townsend sax, woodwinds, percussion, backing vocals performed about the same set list as I watched during the above-mentioned concert.
Sunset Blues - Seaman Dan - Follow The Sun again they played a strong selection of Genesis 4 Seasons - Method Man & Redman - Blackout! and material taken from Steve's solo efforts. The band also played many classical Hackett-pieces. Especially the latter I like very much since this piece wasn't played at the concert I attended.
However, she never joined the band to perform this piece and therefore it was left out during concerts, except for the seventies when bass player Dik Cadbury sang this song. Currently Steve Hackett has an excellent female singer in the band who's able to perform this song the way it was meant back then. When you watch and listen to Amanda Lehmann's version you'll realize that she did an amazing job.
During this song you'll notice that Steven Wilson silently enters the stage to play a long solo at the end-section of this wonderful song.
It's also great to see how Mr. Beggs plays the bass pedals with his feet. This was once done by John Hackett with his hands. Wetton contributed on acoustic guitar and lead vocals. It's especially audible on tracks like Tubehead and Clocks. The latter again features Steven Wilson on guitar and includes a strong drum solo as well.
Thanks to the good camera work you can enjoy this at close range, but in general the camera work makes sure that you hardly miss anything of the musicians on stage. To watch the minutes of live images was a real treat to me! Not only is attending a live concert of Steve Hackett a feast, but also watching him and his band on DVD at home while sitting in a comfortable chair! All Rights Reserved Background Magazine
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