On Friday, January 26th 2018, Inside Out Music will release ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett.
Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour.
Available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album this is a must-have for any prog fan. All video formats include 5.1 Surround Sound and various extras.
Today sees the launch of a second clip taken from the release. Watch the band perform instrumental ‘El Niño’ here:
“In the run-up to the Wuthering Nights DVD release, I’m thrilled to put out El Niño, which takes off with fiery excitement from the word go… Enjoy!” – Steve Hackett
This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart. To celebrate Steve and his band played 5 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 favourites from Hackett’s Genesis days were ‘revisited’: Dance On A Volcano, Inside & Out, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box and the classic Los Endos. This mesmerising show marks the first ever live performance by Hackett & his band of the tracks One for the Vine and Inside & Out, and also includes many of Hackett’s solo fan-favourites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.
Steve recalls the Birmingham performance… “I’m excited about 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 favourite 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 favourites 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 on vocals plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.
The live film will be premiered at an exclusive cinema screening in London tonight, where Steve will take part in a live Q&A. This will take place at Everyman King’s Cross, and tickets are available here: https://www.everymancinema.com/kings-cross/film-info/steve-hackett-wuthering-nights-qa
The DVD / Blu-Ray also includes fascinating behind the scenes footage, most of which was filmed on the day in Birmingham. There are also three videos for tracks from ‘The Night Siren’: Behind the Smoke, Fifty Miles from the North Pole and West to East. Pre-order now here: https://stevehackett.lnk.to/WutheringNights
In the Skeleton Gallery
Behind the Smoke
Shadow of the Hierophant
Eleventh Earl of Mar
One For The Vine
Blood on the Rooftops
In That Quiet Earth
Dance on a Volcano
Inside and Out
Firth of Fifth
The Musical Box
Concert Part 1
Bonus: Wuthering Nights, Live in Birmingham (Behind the Scenes)
Concert Part 2
Bonus: Promo videos for Behind the Smoke, Fifty Miles from the North Pole & West To East
Standalone Blu-Ray features all of the above content on disc.
About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.