Analysis: Steve Hackett Part 1
For Fanatical Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Fans - an examination of the re-tracking and relaying of some of Steve Hackett's most well-known solos from the Live Shrine Auditorium Lamb show, in LA, in Jan,'75 - for the Archive Genesis release of 1998. An e-mail from Mr.Hackett, himself, forms the basis of this side-by-side analysis.
(**My apologies for my "slip-of-the-tongue" where I unknowingky reversed the words of "Firth of Fifth". This was not intentional, believe me. - for I bought my first copy SEBTP in 1975 !**) FOR ENTERTAINMENT & DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY!
(Photo Courtesy: Tony Tuso)
Genesis Revisited II Tour - North America
Analysis: Steve Hackett Part 2
Part 2 of the series - thanks to direct historical info from Mr. Hackett and Mr Davis: An insightful and informed look into the 5.1 Surround Sound restoration re-tracking of Steve Hackett's solo within the Rainbow Theatre's 1973 "Firth of Fifth" contained on the "Extras Disk" of the Genesis Live 1973-2007 Box Set. The comparison with a recording of the original live concert sets up the fascinating & superb audio mixdown editing job performed by Genesis engineer/producer Nick Davis.
Also highlighted is Steve Hackett's re-invention of "Firth of Fifth" for his 1996 album "Genesis Revisited"...and reviews of his most recent touring for "Out of the Tunnel's Mouth".
This is a NON-Commercial and Educational video. For entertainment and informative purposes ONLY!
Nick Davis photo courtesy: Dave Kerzner
Analysis: Chamber of 32 Doors - Part 1
Analysis: Chamber of 32 Doors - Part 2
Analysis: Chamber of 32 Doors -Part 3
Analysis: Tom Lord-Alge & the Chamber of 32 Doors (alternate version of Part 1/Tom's intro)
*FOR SERIOUS LAMB FANATICS ONLY !!!*
An Analysis of the many allegorical layers, written by Peter Gabriel, within the pivotal song "The Chamber of 32 Doors" on the original Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album.
Jungian Archetype Theory, The Power of Myth's Hero's Journey and the Tibetan Book of the Dead provide the framework with which Gabriel wrote of his pending decision to leave Genesis.
Add onto that the visual work of "El Topo" director Alejandro Jodorowsky, as Peter's inspiration - and you have one, very serious surrealistic work of art.
WARNING/ADVISORY: This trilogy of videos are DEEP (because these metaphysical/psychoanalytical works were what Peter Gabriel had been reading up until the uber-rushed writing of The Lamb)!
Although, he claims the lyrics are flawed - many still consider it a layered work of genius.
Part Surrealism, Part Metaphysical, Part Self Psychoanalytical.
These videos are the result of 2 years of intense research and many contributions by many people (several, quite close to Peter Gabriel & Genesis).
As Tony Robinson wrote for the 1970-1975 Genesis Box Set: "It's a mistake to think of the narrative as only having one meaning because every listener must create their own personal story."
This trilogy's analysis is not set in concrete. It is meant to elucidate upon the metaphysical texts by which Peter was reaching to obtain his own new pathway (out of the band and into his own solo career, away from "Genesis-the-Big")....as well as start new discussions as to what the album meant to YOU, the listener.
From all of us who collaborated on these videos....ENJOY!!