Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steve Hackett Recording Together

This news came as a total surprise to me. A random visit on the Opeth webside weilded this little tidbit!

After having done a wonderful collaboration with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, and given us Storm Corrosion, Mikael Åkerfeldt has now recorded some vocals for a new recording of the classic Genesis song "Supper's Ready" with Steve Hackett.

Steve Hackett famously revisited some of his and his old bandmates' material in the aptly named "Genesis Revisited" with such notable prog luminaries as Bill Bruford, John Wetton, Ian McDonald, Tony Levin, and many, many more. The re-worked songs have also been a staple of his live shows.

To my knowledge never has he mentioned, either on stage or in interviews, a desire to rework this magnum opus of the Genesis back catalogue. More news is sure to come, and I look forward to listening to this new recording.

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