Steve Hackett Live In Liverpool (review for Classic Rock Italy by Mario Giammetti)

He may be hyperproductive, but the reality is that the eternal youth of this artist (would you say he's 66, looking at him?) is also reflected on a creative streak that many would pay to have in their thirties. Not entirely archived the Genesis Revisited experience yet, more by popular demand than choice (but he's so clever to enclose in the set unheard pearls for 40 years as a Get 'Em Out By Friday or Cinema Show), the emphasis is on his solo production, equally divided among early times (four songs, including the nearly forgotten Star of Sirius, come from the debut album Voyage of the Acolyte, while among the others Icarus Ascending, sung very well by Nad Sylvan, stands out) and the present, consisting in the new and appreciated album Wolflight, to which belong a batch of songs closed by the unusual acoustic West Coast style ballad Loving Sea. Along with the fantastic Hackett band (Flower Kings' Roine Stolt on bass being the only change), two special guests also make an appearance: John Hackett on flute and Amanda Lehmann on vocals and guitar. And the package includes double-audio and DVD, augmented by a documentary. Could anyone ask for more?

Rate: 8/10

Alan Hewitt