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Watch Steve Hackett discuss Shadow Of The Hierophant and more

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

We've previously highlighted his new acoustic takes on Genesis' Horizons and Blood On The Rooftops, performed in his front room. Now Hackett has taken to his You Tube channel to discuss his solo material with fans.

"What I'm going to do is a series of videos about various favourite tracks form favourite albums that go way back in my history," says Hackett.

Hackett discusses Shadow Of The Hierophant from his 1975 debut album Voyage Of The Acolyte, the title track of 1978's Please Don't Touch and Camino Royale from 1983's Highly Strung.

"This was another song, like Shadow Of The Hierophant, that was rehearsed by Genesis at one point" Hackett explains of Please Don't Touch.

You can see all three of Hackett's current videos below.

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.