Monday, 21 October 2013

Two Steve's

Just in from Burning Shed are the new Drive Home ep(!) by Steven Wilson and live 5 disc set by Steve Hackett. The Wilson package is definately value for money as it contains a blu-ray disc wth the excellent Jess Cope videos for the Raven and Drive Home as well as live material and unreleased studio track and a gorgeous orchestral version of Raven. There is also a CD of the same tracks which runs to 50 minutes. A really great package only let down by its packaging in a standard blu-ray amaray case. The DVD/CD version is packaged in a nice card wallet. Why couldn't they have done the same for the blu-ray version?
The other package is taken from Steve Hacketts current Genesis Revisited live excursion. Another bargain package of 3 CD's and 2 DVD's. The first DVD is the full show with the second some behind the scenes material. All discs are packaged in a foldout digipak with that housed in a nice slipcase. If I was to be critical, the third CD only contains 2 tracks which only come to around 18 minutes in length. They could have been included within the first two discs as they each come to a total playing time of 65 and 66 minutes respectively. So not sure why they needed a disc on their own. Apart from that a superb live document from this most succesful tour.

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