Steve Hackett was a member of the classic Genesis line up in the '70s. He joined the band in 1970 and his complex and distinctive guitar playing was an integral part of their success on albums such as Foxtrot, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
and A Trick Of The Tail
. He released his first solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte
, in 1975 while still a member of the band before going completely solo in 1977. He has now released a total of 21 solo albums covering the whole spectrum from rock to classical.
This concert was recorded in Budapest in April 2004 during the European tour in support of Hackett's most recent album To Watch The Storms. It combines songs from across his career including classic Genesis tracks like "Blood On The Rooftops" and "Firth Of Fifth," early solo material like "Ace Of Wands" and "Spectral Mornings" and more recent tracks such as "Mechanical Bride" and "Darktown." The evening ends appropriately with the old Genesis showstopper "Los Endos."
Setlist: "Valley Of The Kings," "Mechanical Bride," "Circus Of Becoming," "Frozen Statues," "Slogans," "Serpentine Song," "Ace Of Wands," "Hammer In The Sand," "Blood On The Rooftops," "Fly On A Windshield," "Please Don't Touch," "Firth Of Fifth," "If You Can't Find Heaven," "Darktown," "Brand New," "Air-Conditioned Nightmare," "Every Day," "Clocks," "Spectral Mornings" and "Los Endos."
Steve Hackett rose to fame as guitarist for the 1970s prog-rock band Genesis and has gone on to a successful solo career that spans Brazilian samba music and the avant-garde compositions of classical composer Eric Satie. ONCE UPON A TIME captures Hackett live in Budapest in April 2004 during the European leg of his TO WATCH THE STORMS tour, performing Genesis classics such as "Blood on the Rooftops" and "Firth of Fifth," as well as solo material such as "Ace of Wands," "Spectral Mornings," "Mechanical Bride," and many more.