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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 mainly features songs originally released by Genesis during Hackett's tenure with the group (1971–77). The previously unreleased song "Déjà Vu" was started by Peter Gabriel in 1973 during the Selling England by the Pound sessions but not finished and Hackett completed the song for this album. There are also two new songs, "Valley of the Kings" and "Waiting Room Only"; the latter is named after and loosely inspired by "The Waiting Room", an instrumental from the 1974 Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. The Japanese version of the album contains one extra song called "Riding The Colossus".

Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited
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Studio album by
Released1996
Recorded1995–96
GenreProgressive rock
Length76:43
LabelCamino Records
Snapper Music
Guardian Records (US)
ProducerSteve Hackett
Steve Hackett chronology
Blues with a Feeling
(1995)
Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited
(1996)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(1997)

Track listingEdit

  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" (Jerry Peal, 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" (Hackett, 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

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