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Steve Hackett discusses Genesis' Firth Of Fifth and The Cinema Show

Steve Hackett
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Steve Hackett has been releasing a series of small clips on his YouTube page (opens in new tab) to entertain his fans while we're stuck at home due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Previously he'd been entertaining fans with acoustic versions of Genesis
songs like Horizons and Blood On The Rooftops, performed in his front room. Then Hackett has took to his You Tube channel to discuss his solo material with fans.

Now he's turned his attention to Genesis songs such as Firth Of Fifth, with its much-loved guitar solo - "a beautiful melody," says Hackett. "I didn't write the melody, it's Tony Banks' melody. But my interpretation of it" - and The Cinema Show.

You can watch Hackett's videos below.

Yesterday Genesis announced their new lockdown Genesis Film Festival, playing concert films, starting with 1983's Three Sides Live, at their own You Tube channel.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.