Star Of Sirius

Album: Voyage Of The Acolyte (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • Hackett recorded this song and album while still a member of Genesis, during the band's hiatus following the departure of their original frontman Peter Gabriel. The song was, at least unofficially, the first post-Gabriel Genesis recording, as all of Hackett's remaining bandmates took part in their respective customary roles: Mike Rutherford on bass, Tony Banks on keyboards, and Phil Collins on drums and lead vocals.
  • Although Genesis had not yet settled upon a new lead vocalist at the time of this recording, Collins' performance here went a long way toward his landing the job. Ironically, it was Collins' mainstream power-pop ambitions for the group that led to Hackett's departure two years later for a full-time solo career. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Joshua - La Crosse, WI, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Bob from Montreal, QcMike Rutherford did appear on The Voyage of the Acolyte. He even co-wrote one song: Shadow of the Hierophant, which used a snippet of an unused Genesis song.

    Tony Banks did not appear on this album.
  • Joshua from La Crosse, WiCorrection to one of the above items: Mike Rutherford does not appear on this song, only Tony Banks and Phil Collins.
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