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Published on February 3rd, 2018 | by Mike Ainscoe

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Steve Hackett – tour & record news

STEVE HACKETT releases a new version of the  GTR classic ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’

This weekend sees the beginning of Steve Hackett’s North American tour, beginning with Cruise To The Edge on the 3rd February. To celebrate, Steve has rerecorded GTR’s US hit single ‘When The Heart Rules The Mind’.

Of the track, Steve says:  “I always loved the track ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’. I think it is the strongest thing Steve Howe and I wrote together and I always wanted to do a version where I would sing it myself with the use of today’s production techniques.”

It’s particularly tasty for Hackett fans as he went on to add: “I’m also very pleased to have my friend Steve Rothery on board doing additional guitar.”

You can listen to the new track here:

‘When The Heart Rules The Mind’ will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon & all other digital services from tomorrow, 2nd February.

A full list of Steve’s upcoming tour dates can be found here, and there’s great excitement as,  a dream come true,  5 special UK shows set to take place in October alongside a 41-piece orchestra:

http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html

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In othe rnews – Steve Hackett has just released ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’, a new live packages filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. Available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album this is a must-have for any prog fan. All video formats include 5.1 Surround Sound and various extras

 

This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart. To celebrate Steve and his band played 5 of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album: Eleventh Earl Of Mar, One For The Vine, Blood On The Rooftops, …In That Quiet Earth and Afterglow.

 

 

Other fan favourites from Hackett’s Genesis days were ‘revisited’: Dance On A Volcano, Inside & Out, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box and the classic Los Endos. This mesmerising show marks the first ever live performance by Hackett & his band of the tracks One for the Vine and Inside & Out, and also includes many of Hackett’s solo fan-favourites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.

STEVE HACKETT Online:

www.hackettsongs.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hackett/123101228589

www.twitter.com/HackettOfficial

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