Jacuzzi and the Overnight Sleeper are also from Miskolc. These pieces as two long medleys give an overview of the entire career of the band. The length of the two CDs together is minutes. There is only 32 minutes common content with the LP. The 2 CD contains 80 minutes music not can be found on the Blu-Ray. Some of the other numbers as well are too long for their own good and involves too much improvisation. But also some nice, memorable moments, especially if Jazz-Rock and World-Fusion is your thing.
In my case, it is not really my cup of tea, but I enjoy it in limited doses. The former features Steve on lead vocals and works very well here as it also like the instrumental The Steppes has an oriental sound that is perfect for Djabe. In That Quiet Earth is another of Steve's trademark pieces and is performed here in a slightly jazzed-up version featuring trumpet. Unlike on the DVD there are no acoustic Hackett performances on this album, but a lot more of familiar Hackett stuff which makes this a lot more interesting for a Steve Hackett fanatic like me.
But the explanation is very simple: Steve Hackett participates in this live concert by Djabe and Steve is one of my biggest heroes, so I became interested. This nicely packaged double DVD set can be purchased from the former Genesis guitarist's official website, which is what I did.
The content is a full live concert by Djabe with guests in front of a local audience. In short, this is a professional product. As the band is playing in their home country, the in-between- songs-banter including a long introduction of Steve is in Hungarian and I must confess that I don't understand a single word of it!
The liner notes in the booklet, however, as well as the DVD menus are thankfully in both Hungarian and in English. Steve joins the band about half-way through the first half of the show and adds his very distinctive electric guitar sound on top of what is otherwise a predominantly acoustic band. The many instruments played include trumpet, violin, flutes, sax, piano and dulcimer.
The Rock element is ensured by the presence of guitars, electric bass and Rock drums. As always, Steve is dressed in black trousers and a black t-shirt and he is wearing his sunglasses as he walks on the stage! After one song playing his electric guitar with the band, the band leaves Steve alone on the stage to perform an acoustic medley featuring bits and pieces that those who have followed Steve's career will certainly recognize a few including a few by a certain famous band culminating in the timeless classic Horizons.
After Steve's medley, the band returns and Steve once again shifts to electric guitar. The music during this part of the show is very soothing and tranquil. Steve "colours" the sound with his floating guitar solos. After one more song Steve leaves the stage and lets the band carry on without him. The relaxing mood continues, however, until the closing of the first half of the show. Steve returns to the stage several more times during the second part of the show.
His participation is often rather discrete here in order not to overshadow any of the many other instrumentalists on stage. For some songs there are more than ten people on the stage simultaneously!
Occasionally, however, Steve bursts to the front of the sound with his expressive and distinctive guitar sound. Only towards the very end of the concert does Steve let it rip. It is also here that some of the very best songs enter. As you can imagine this music is partly quite chaotic given the sheer amount of instruments and the strong tendency towards improvisation. This is extremely eclectic music, but as you might have inferred by now, this is by no means Prog.
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