Steve Hackett is continuing work on his first solo effort since 2012′s Genesis Revisited II, and his initial album of original material since A Life Within A Day, a collaboration with Yes’ Chris Squire issued that same year. Beyond the Shrouded Horizon, from 2011, is Hackett’s most recent solo project — the longest such lag since Guitar Noir arrived some five years after 1988′s Momentum.
That said, Hackett isn’t rushing the process. “I’m half way through,” the guitarist confirms in a new talk with Miriam Orlando. “I don’t know how much longer it will take me to finish it. I hope it will be released at the beginning of next year, February perhaps. It all depends on other projects, of course — and how fast I write, and how fast I manage to surprise myself by supplying the answers to a number of answers that I ask myself on a daily basis.”
Between then and now, Hackett will release Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Due on on June 30, 2014 via Inside Out, the concert souvenir finds Hackett working with a group of guests that includes John Wetton, Roine Stolt and Ray Wilson, a fellow Genesis alum.
Hackett is unsure if a reunion with any other members of his old band is in the offing. “I see them, I talk to them,” Hackett says. “We talk socially. Maybe one day, we’ll get married again together for five minutes. Who knows?” After a pause, for effect, Hackett adds humorously: “And maybe not!”
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