Genesis Revisited

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Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited
Studio album by Steve Hackett
Released 1996
Recorded 1995–96
Genre Progressive rock
Length 76:43
Label Camino Records
Snapper Music
Guardian Records (US)
Producer Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett chronology
Blues with a Feeling
Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Genesis Revisited, called Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited in the US, was a project put together by Steve Hackett to pay tribute to his former band Genesis. It features songs originally released by Genesis during Hackett's tenure with the group (1971–77). The track, "Déjà Vu", was co-written with Peter Gabriel in 1973 during the Selling England by the Pound sessions but not finished and Hackett completed the song for this album. "Waiting Room Only" is a complete reworking of "The Waiting Room," an instrumental from 1974's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. There is also a completely new Hackett song: "Valley of the Kings."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Watcher of the Skies" (Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford) – 8:40
  2. "Dance on a Volcano" (Banks, Collins, Hackett, Rutherford) – 7:28
  3. "Valley of the Kings" (Hackett) – 6:30
  4. "Déjà Vu" (Gabriel, Hackett) – 5:55
  5. "Firth of Fifth" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford) – 9:40
  6. "For Absent Friends" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford) – 3:02
  7. "Your Own Special Way" (Rutherford) – 4:19
  8. "The Fountain of Salmacis" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford) – 9:54
  9. "Waiting Room Only" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford, Roger King) – 6:53
  10. "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" (Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford) – 5:37
  11. "Los Endos" (Banks, Collins, Hackett, Rutherford) – 8:51