Progrography

Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett replaced Anthony Phillips in Genesis for the album Nursery Cryme and the rest, as they say, is history. Unlike Steve Howe, who's had a similar career to Hackett (the two even formed a band, GTR), Hackett was not your typical, flashy lead guitarist. His role in Genesis was often to add a sonic dimension to the music, leaving much of the lead melody work to keyboardist Tony Banks. However, Hackett could be a ferocious guitarist when he wanted, as Voyage of the Acolyte proved. He left Genesis in the summer of 1977 to pursue solo projects, beginning with Please Don't Touch. Although his albums have usually charted in the lower regions of the US Top 200, Hackett maintains a loyal following of oldtymie Genesis fans and other musical adventurers. In fact, it's been Hackett who has carried the progressive rock standard the longest among his Genesis mates. In 1996, he led an all-star cast through the old Genesis fables for Watcher of the Skies, proving that a good magician never forgets his old tricks. (Thanks to Lucas Siebert for the UK chart positions listed herein.)

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1975 November VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE
1976 Ace of Wands
1976 Star of Sirius
1978 May PLEASE DON'T TOUCH
1978 How Can I?
1978 Narnia
1979 May SPECTRAL MORNINGS
1979 Every Day
1979 Clocks - The Angel of Mons
1980 June DEFECTOR
1980 The Show
1980 Sentimental Institution
1981 August CURED
1981 Hope I Don't Wake
1981 Picture Postcard
1982 HIGHLY STRUNG
1982 Cell 151
1983 BAY OF KINGS
1984 TILL WE HAVE FACES
1984 A Doll That's Made In Japan
1988 MOMENTUM
1992 July 31 TIME LAPSE
1993 January 15 THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY
1994 GUITAR NOIR
1995 January 24 BLUES WITH A FEELING
1995 August 25 THERE ARE MANY SIDES TO THE NIGHT
1996 WATCHER OF THE SKIES (GENESIS REVISITED)
1997 April 1 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
1998 THE TOKYO TAPES
1999 MayDARKTOWN
1999 Days of Long Ago
2000 May 8 SKETCHES OF SATIE
2002 February 15 THE GENESIS FILES
2002 June 11 LIVE ARCHIVE
2002 June 11 FEEDBACK 86
2003 May 26 TO WATCH THE STORMS
2003 October 27 HUNGARIAN HORIZONS LIVE IN BUDAPEST
2003 October 27 SOMEWHERE IN SOUTH AMERICA... LIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
2004 September 6 LIVE ARCHIVE 70
2004 September 6 LIVE ARCHIVE 80
2004 September 6 LIVE ARCHIVE 90
2005 April 5 METAMORPHEUS
2006 September 12 WILD ORCHIDS
2008 February 9 TRIBUTE
2010 May 11 OUT OF THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH

SEE ALSO...
GENESIS discography
GTR discography
Two Sides of Peter Banks

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