Steve Hackett -
The Total Experience Live In Liverpool (Deluxe Edition)

(2CD/ 2DVD 2016, 72:34/ 79:32, 160 min/ 75 min, Inside Out Music)

The tracks:
DVD 1:
  1- Corycian Fire Intro
  2- Spectral Mornings
  3- Out Of the Body
  4- Wolflight
  5- Every Day
  6- Love Song To A Vampire
  7- The Wheel's Turning
  8- Loving Sea
  9- Jacuzzi
10- Icarus Ascending
11- Star Of Sirius
12- Ace Of Wands
13- A Tower Struck Down
14- Shadow Of the Hierophant
15- Get 'Em Out By Friday
16- Can-Utility And The Coastliners
17- After The Ordeal
18- The Cinema Show
19- Aisle Of Plenty
20- The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
21- The Musical Box
22- Clocks
23- Firth Of Fifth
DVD 2:
  1- Live in Liverpool - Behind the Scenes
  2- Somewhere South Of The River - Rehearsal Documentary
  3- Videos:
         - Corycian Fire
         - Wolflight
         - Love Song To A Vampire
CD 1:
  1- Corycian Fire Intro(1:17)
  2- Spectral Mornings(5:39)
  3- Out Of The Body(2:29)
  4- Wolflight(9:13)
  5- Every Day(6:46)
  6- Love Song To A Vampire(8:50)
  7- The Wheel's Turning(8:08)
  8- Loving Sea(4:13)
  9- Jacuzzi(4:13)
10- Icarus Ascending(8:08)
11- Star Of Sirius(4:37)
12- Ace Of Wands(6:28)
13- A Tower Struck Down(4:31)
  1- Shadow Of The Hierophant(11:48)
  2- Get 'Em Out By Friday(9:12)
  3- Can-Utility And The Coastliners(6:01)
  4- After The Ordeal(6:47)
  5- The Cinema Show(11:00)
  6- Aisle Of Plenty(1:29)
  7- The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(4:47)
  8- The Musical Box(12:15)
  9- Clocks(5:54)
10- Firth Of Fifth(10:21)

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Steve Hackett comes with another live release and maybe this is a bit of overkill of Hackett music after Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith (2013, see review) and Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2014). The Total Experience Live In Liverpool is Hackett's third live release in only three years and most of the songs on this new album can also be heard on the other live releases. So, what is the point? Is it really worthwhile to buy this new Hackett release? I would say yes, as you can also enjoy some songs on this album which are not featured on the other live releases. Take for example songs like After The Ordeal, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Can-Utility And The Coastliners or Spectral Mornings which are excellent songs performed in a very special way with Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings and Transatlantic) on bass guitar and guitar. Highlights for me are: Wolflight, Icarus Ascending, Shadow Of The Hierophant, After The Ordeal, The Cinema Show, The Musical Box and the magical Firth Of Fifth. So, should you buy this release? Yes, as a Genesis and Hackett fan you should, and you will not be disappointed. What a great release and do not forget: play it loud!!!

This release comes out in a 2CD+2DVD Digipak, BluRay and Digital album (2CD)!

**** Martien Koolen (edited by Astrid de Ronde)

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