In 1983 Hackett participated on the British/Brazilian singer Ritchie's LP Voo de Coração. Genesis' planned reunion of the classic 1970s line-up fell apart in 2007 when Peter Gabriel expressed reservations and subsequently Hackett dropped out in deference to the Genesis 'trio' line-up as opposed to the 4-piece. The group released one album The Road but he departed the group soon after.
After leaving GTR Hackett resumed his solo career and has released albums and toured on a regular basis since. The group released a self-titled album that year which peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and spawned the Top 20 single "When the Heart Rules the Mind". His body of work has encompassed many styles such as progressive rock world music and classical.