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BluRay Music Video Poll Hackett, Steve - SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND & SPECTRAL MORNINGS: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH [Blu-Ray]

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Please post your thoughts and comments on this 2020 Blu-Ray release from Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett entitled "Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith".
The first half of the show features highlights from Steve's 1979 solo album "Spectral Mornings" along with select tracks from his latest solo album "At the Edge of Light" while the second half of the show includes a full performance of the 1973 Genesis album "Selling England by the Pound" and a special encore of tracks from "A Trick of the Tail".

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beerking

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For me, this has to be one of the best surround mixes out there for a live show.
I admit I am biased in my opinion as I have always enjoyed the albums, Selling England By The Pound by Genesis and Spectral Mornings by Steve Hackett.
Steve is in his element as he cruises with ease through the entire Genesis album ably supported by a terrific band.
So to have all of this fantastic show, brilliantly performed and expertly played , is maybe enough for some folk.
But wait ....there is an icing on the cake.
Our surround sound God and hero Steve Wilson, was asked to use his talents to mix the 5.1 element and I was left opened mouthed in utter joy, when I heard the results of his renowned skills.
To sit throughout the entire show with my head nodding along and my voice trying to sing along with Nad, is no mean feat. Sorry Nad if my crackly voice couldnt match your fantastic singing.
It will come as no surprise to my fellow QQ'rs, that my vote of 10 is awarded to this fabulous release.
 

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Steve Hackett’s many live releases never disappoint but this is on a different level sonically with a surround mix that finally does the content justice.

Getting Steven Wilson on board was an excellent choice, as he has already done 5.1 mixes on Mr Hacketts back catalogue including Spectral Mornings which is one of the featured albums performed on this release.

it’s a very well rounded mix, plenty of use of the surrounds and perfect use of the subwoofer for the regular bass pedal sounds - something which has often been overpowering in previous live albums in these Genesis Revisited releases. Now it is powerful and clear rather than being too ‘boomy’.

Highly recommended and incredible value too at £15 for 2 CDs and the Blu Ray (Amazon UK).
 
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Well I broke with concert protocol and jumped first to the Selling England portion. What a treat! This is my favorite Genesis LP and I found the performance to be just about perfect. Overall it’s quite faithful to the original with a few instrumentation alterations to maximize the talents of this killer band, plus an effective extended jam on I Know What I Like. The secret weapon is Nad Sylvan on vocals. Uncannily similar to Gabriel’s voice with impressive control of the tricky transitions to falsetto. I was unfamiliar with him. I haven’t bought any recent Hackett releases, nor was he with him for the two Hackett shows I’ve attended. He was brilliant, a total joy. And then there’s Mr. Hackett. His playing is beautiful throughout. I am grateful for his ongoing stewardship of the early Genesis catalogue.

The sound quality and surround mix are superb. I’d be hard pressed to think of a live show of equal sonic quality. The Selling England portion alone merits a 10 from me but we also get a healthy amount from Hackett’s excellent solo LP, Spectral Mornings. This is icing on the cake.
 

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Finally a good surround 5.1 mixes of a Hackett concert. I will not vote because I only have the DVD which is only Dolby 5.1 surround and not DTS.
 

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This is fantastic, both in terms of musical content and in terms of the performances. Any kid into music who wants to start playing an instrument but is not sure which instrument to choose, should watch a couple of tracks of this show.

Last but not least, the surround mix is the best you’ll find anywhere (live or studio). I think Steven Wilson started this remixing business of his (at least partly) to introduce new listeners to the music he grew up with and loved. I never listened to Genesis or Steve Hackett but here I am, about fourtyseven years late to the party, voting 10 for this one. Happy to have been introduced to this music through surround sound, thank you Steven :)
 

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This is fantastic, both in terms of musical content and in terms of the performances. Any kid into music who wants to start playing an instrument but is not sure which instrument to choose, should watch a couple of tracks of this show.

Last but not least, the surround mix is the best you’ll find anywhere (live or studio). I think Steven Wilson started this remixing business of his (at least partly) to introduce new listeners to the music he grew up with and loved. I never listened to Genesis or Steve Hackett but here I am, about fourtyseven years late to the party, voting 10 for this one. Happy to have been introduced to this music through surround sound, thank you Steven :)
Get TRICK OF THE T... I think it's their BEST album....but get the DVD-A....Its awesome!!! :love: :QQlove:51QQ
 
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