Filmed in 2017.
‘Wuthering Nights’ was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. 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 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 the 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.”
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 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.