Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

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Steve Hackett experienced his first studio sessions as guitarist on Quiet World's only album, The Road, in 1970. He achieved fame as a member of the progressive rock band Genesis, with whom he played between 1971 and 1977, when he left to pursue his solo career full time. He released his first solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte, in 1975 while still with Genesis, and has maintained a steady output since. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Beyond the Shrouded Horizon
    Beyond the Shrouded Horizon
  • Live Archive (bonus disc: 1970s)
    Live Archive (bonus disc: 1970s)
  • Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth
    Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth
  • Genesis Revisited II
    Genesis Revisited II
  • Voyage Of The Acolyte
    Voyage Of The Acolyte
  • Spectral Mornings
    Spectral Mornings
  • The Unauthorised Biography
    The Unauthorised Biography
  • Please Don't Touch
    Please Don't Touch
  • Darktown
    Darktown
  • Defector
    Defector
  • Time Lapse
    Time Lapse
  • Cured
    Cured
  • Live Rails
    Live Rails
  • Wild Orchids
    Wild Orchids
  • Genesis Revisited
    Genesis Revisited
  • Beyond The Shrouded Horizon (Deluxe Edition)
    Beyond The Shrouded Horizon (Deluxe Edition)
  • Highly Strung
    Highly Strung
  • Bay of Kings
    Bay of Kings
  • To Watch the Storms
    To Watch the Storms
  • Guitar Noir
    Guitar Noir
  • Metamorpheus
    Metamorpheus
  • Please Don't Touch!
    Please Don't Touch!
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Momentum
    Momentum
  • Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited
    Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited
  • Till We Have Faces
    Till We Have Faces
  • The Tokyo Tapes
    The Tokyo Tapes
  • Blues With a Feeling
    Blues With a Feeling
  • There Are Many Sides To The Night
    There Are Many Sides To The Night
  • The Tokyo Tapes (disc 2)
    The Tokyo Tapes (disc 2)
  • Feedback 86
    Feedback 86
  • Genesis Files
    Genesis Files
  • Somewhere In South America
    Somewhere In South America
  • Live Archive 04
    Live Archive 04
  • The Tokyo Tapes (disc 1)
    The Tokyo Tapes (disc 1)
  • Tokyo Tapes
    Tokyo Tapes
  • Live Archive 03
    Live Archive 03
  • Live Archive 05
    Live Archive 05
  • Hungarian Horizons
    Hungarian Horizons
  • Watcher of the Skies (Genesis  Revisited)
    Watcher of the Skies (Genesis Revisited)
  • Live Archive NEARfest
    Live Archive NEARfest
  • To Watch The Storms (special edition)
    To Watch The Storms (special edition)
  • Live Archive 83
    Live Archive 83
  • Live Archive 70s Newcastle
    Live Archive 70s Newcastle
  • Unauthorized Biography
    Unauthorized Biography
  • Live Archive (disc 3: 1980s)
    Live Archive (disc 3: 1980s)
  • Genesis Revisited
    Genesis Revisited
  • Guitar Noir & There Are Many Sides to the Night
    Guitar Noir & There Are Many Sides to the Night

Steve Hackett. Artist Bio

Steve Hackett experienced his first studio sessions as guitarist on Quiet World's only album, The Road, in 1970. He achieved fame as a member of the progressive rock band Genesis, with whom he played between 1971 and 1977, when he left to pursue his solo career full time.

He released his first solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte, in 1975 while still with Genesis, and has maintained a steady output since. He is a distinctive and versatile guitarist who also performs classical concerts and has released five classical albums in addition to many rock, progressive, and blues albums. He participated in the 1986 formation of GTR with Steve Howe.

Hackett's tours alternate between acoustic performances (often accompanied by his brother John Hackett (flute) and Roger King (keyboards) as the Steve Hackett Acoustic Trio) and more rock-oriented performances.

* Official website



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