The Tokyo Tapes

The Tokyo Tapes

by Steve Hackett

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Overview

Soon after completing work on Watcher of the Skies, Steve Hackett conceived of a series of concerts involving many of the musicians from the Genesis project, to be recorded for a special live release. This two-disc set from a December 1996 performance in Tokyo is the end result. The band personnel look like potential candidates for a Prog Rockers: Where Are They Now? TV special, with Hackett joined by John Wetton (formerly of Asia), Ian McDonald (King Crimson), and Chester Thompson and Julian Colbeck (touring alum of Genesis and Yes, respectively). The set list includes many Genesis songs, as well as several taken from Hackett's solo archive. Most of the songs differ considerably from their studio versions, either through vastly altered arrangements or extended instrumental sections. Wetton does a fine job on lead vocals, the one exception being his solo acoustic reworking of the Asia mega-hit "Heat of the Moment"; the new version with updated lyrics sounds embarrassingly frail. This is a minor misstep, however. Tokyo Tapes is easily the definitive Steve Hackett live collection available to date, and it's a welcome addition to any fan's collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2013
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157095128
catalogNumber: 951
Rank: 35595

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Watcher Of The Skies
  2. Riding The Colossus
  3. Firth Of Fifth
  4. Battlelines
  5. Camino Royale
  6. The Court Of The Crimson King
  7. Horizons
  8. Walking Away From Rainbows
  9. Heat Of The Moment

Disc 2

  1. In That Quiet Earth
  2. Vampyre With A Healthy Appetite
  3. I Talk To The Wind
  4. Shadow Of The Hierophant
  5. Los Endos
  6. Black Light
  7. The Steppes
  8. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  9. Firewall
  10. The Dealer
  11. All Along The Watchtower

Disc 3

  1. Watcher Of The Skies
  2. Riding The Colossus
  3. Firth Of Fifth
  4. Battlelines
  5. Camino Royale
  6. The Court Of The Crimson King
  7. Horizons
  8. Walking Away From Rainbows
  9. Heat Of The Moment
  10. In That Quiet Earth
  11. Vampyre With A Healthy Appetite
  12. I Talk To The Wind
  13. Shadow Of The Hierophant
  14. Los Endos
  15. Black Light
  16. The Steppes
  17. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  18. [Bonus Material]

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