The “companion” to my Song of the Week last week. Steve Hackett provides guitar on this amazing track from Steven Wilson’s second solo album. Lasse Hoile gives the song a visual element in his traditional dark and surreal style.
Who am I kidding? The video is nightmare fuel. You have been warned. 🙂
One of my favorite Genesis songs, revisited by Steve Hackett forty years after its original release on the Genesis album Foxtrot, featuring vocals by Steven Wilson. In the early 2010s, the two Steves were in the same social circle for a while, and they appeared on each other’s albums. (Hackett provides guitar for Wilson’s “Remainder the Black Dog” on Grace for Drowning.)
I don’t usually feature the same artist two weeks in a row, but I listened to this again the other night and had to share it. It’s nearly as impressive just hearing it as compared to seeing it on the concert film included with the set. If you’re a drum fan, Gary O’Toole’s performance in the second half of this song is on fire and you won’t want to miss it.
Steve Hackett is my one of my favorite guitar players (not surprising, being from the Genesis family of musicians), and the last half of this song has one of my favorite guitar solos of his not from the Genesis catalogue.