Steve Hackett guests on latest album from The Rome Pro(G)ject

Steve Hackett
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Steve Hackett, along with his brother John Hackett, King Crimson's Tony Levin, former VdGG man David Jackson, Nick Magnus and Tony Patterson are just some of the guests on Compendium Of A Lifetime, the latest in a series of concept albums bout the history of Rome from Italian keyboardist and composer Vincenco Ricca's The Rome Pro(G)ject.

Compendium Of A Lifetime is the fifth release in the series of albums that began a decade ago in 2012. You can watch a trailer for the latest album below.

"The inspiration of this album is threefold," explains Ricca. "On the one hand the reflections on the harsh military discipline, on the other the dramatic events of the eruption of Vesuvius and finally the intuitions of Julius Caesar as well as the Roman emperors opposed to the bloody events of the gladiators."

You can view the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

Pre-order Compendium Of A Lifetime.

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The Rome Pro(G)ject: Compendium Of A Lifetime
I)  V
II)  Compendium Of A Lifetime
III)  Vesuvius
IV)  The Last Night In The World
V)  Have Caesar
VI) Morituri Te Salutant
VII)  Gladiatores
VIII) Have Caesar (Reprise)

Bonus track: Exegi Monvmentvm

Jerry Ewing

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.