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Steve Hackett on the Genesis classics Supper's Ready and Ripples

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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.

Recently Hackett has been discussing and playing through material from his own solo career and his time with Genesis, offering his own thoughts. Recently he moved on to the band's epic 1972 tracks Supper's Ready. "That's because it's many people's favourite moment," he smiles. 

Today Hackett moved on to Ripples from 1976's A Trick Of The Tail. "You've go to remember this was Phil Collins' first attempt at single lead vocals with Genesis," says Hackett. "I knew he had a good voice, but we auditioned lots of singers, but to have somebody with that good a voice within the ranks was an opportunity too good to pass up on."

You can watch the full clips below.

Previously Hackett had been entertaining fans with acoustic versions of Genesis
songs like Horizons and Blood On The Rooftops, performed in his front room.

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.