STEVE HACKETT Horizons DVD (Classic Rock Productions CRL015) (2003)
Urbane guitar heroics from one-time Genesis stringsmith...
Just an aside, but have a look at some early shots of Hackett with Genesis and then watch this video, the heavy-bespectacled somewhat
retiring guitarist has morphed into an urbane nattily-suited frontman.
This is a rare Central TV concert from 1990 and features Steve with 'new' band members like Julian Colbeck(keyboards) and long-time collaborator John Hackett on flute.
With prominent synth backing this DVD offering has a certain eighties-legacy feel to it but there is no
denying Hackett is a wonderfully rounded guitar player, as anyone who has followed his solo career will testify. His electric work here is stunning.
You get some of his earlier 'classics' like 'Please Don't Touch' and 'Clocks' and a sprinkling of newer tunes like 'Depth Charge' and the atmospheric 'In The Heart Of The City', the
latter cropped up on the 'Guitar Noir' album.
With an acoustic and jazzy interlude this DVD is a great showcase for one of our truly great guitar talents.