Steve Hackett: Out Of The Box – The Details

Steve Hackett

This year has seen a new album, “Wolflight,” from Steve Hackett but that’s not the only delight the fantastic guitarist prepared for 2015.  A reissue of his 2008’s “Tribute” that’s just out, augmented with a fresh track, “Through The Trees” – Steve’s original, not a Bach piece, like most of the record’s tracks – might be a minor release. Yet the same can’t be said of “Premonitions: The Charisma Years,” a 14-disc box set scheduled for October. Covering the period from 1975, when Hackett went solo, to 1983, when he left the titular label, it’s to include the artist’s first six LPs, newly remastered, with bonuses, previously unreleased concert tapes, and DVDs with 5.1 mixes of the first four albums prepared by Steven Wilson. "Please Don't Touch" and "Spectral Mornings" come from multitracks that were missing in the case of "Voyage Of The Acolyte" and "Defector" so these had to be worked up from the stereo masters, while "Cured" and "Highly Strung" will be presented in new stereo mixes, too.

There’s a lot to enjoy, even though some albums will come split over two discs which may mar the concept impression, but anyway that’s what inside the box… But, more so, there’s a new exclusive interview with Steve.

STEVE HACKETT - Premonitions

STEVE HACKETT –
Premonitions

CD 1 – Voyage Of The Acolyte / Please Don’t Touch (I):

1. Ace Of Wands
2. Hands Of The Priestess – Part One
3. Tower Struck Down
4. Hands Of The Priestess – Part Two
5. The Hermit
6. Star Of Sirius
7. Lovers
8. Shadow Of The Heirophant (extended version)
9. Narnia
10. Carry On Up The Vicarage
11. Racing In A
12. Kim
13. How Can I?
14. Seven Of Cups* (bonus track)

CD 2 – Please Don’t Touch (II) / Spectral Mornings / Defector (I):

1. Hoping Love Will Last
2. Land Of A Thousand Autumns
3. Please Don’t Touch
4. Voice Of Necam
5. Icarus Ascending
6. Every Day
7. Virgin And The Gypsy
8. Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
9. Clocks – Angel Of Mons
10. Ballad Of The Decomposing Man
11. Lost Time In Cordoba
12. Tigermoth
13. Spectral Mornings
14. Steppes
15. Time To Get Out
16. Slogans
17. Leaving
18. Two Vamps As Guests

CD 3 – Defector (II) / Cured:

1. Jacuzzi
2. Hammer In The Sand
3. Toast
4. Show
5. Sentimental Institution
6. Hercules Unchained (bonus track)
7. Hope I Don’t Wake
8. Picture Postcard
9. Can’t Let Go
10. Air Conditioned Nightmare
11. Funny Feeling
12. Cradle Of Swans
13. Overnight Sleeper
14. Turn Back Time
bonus tracks:
15. Tales Of The Riverbank
16. Second Chance

CD 4 – Highly Strung:

1. Camino Royale
2. Cell 151
3. Always Somewhere Else
4. Walk Through Walls
5. Give It Away
6. Weightless
7. Group Therapy
8. India Rubber Man
9. Hackett To Pieces
bonus tracks:
10. Guitar Boogie
11. Time Lapse At Milton Keynes
12. Walking Through Walls (12″ single version)
13. Cell 151 (BBC Session 4/1983)*
14. Walking Through Walls (BBC Session 4/1983)*
15. Hackett To Pieces (BBC Session 4/1983)*
16. Please Don’t Touch (BBC Session 4/1983)*

CD 5 – Live In Oxford, New Theatre, 1.7.1979 (I)*:

1. Please Don’t Touch
2. Tigermoth
3. Every Day
4. Narnia
5. Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
6. Ace Of Wands
7. Carry On Up The Vicarage
8. Acoustic Medley: Etude In A Minor / Blood On The Rooftops / Horizons / Kim

CD 6 – Live In Oxford, New Theatre, 1.7.1979 (II)*:

1. Optigan / Tower Struck Down
2. Spectral Mornings
3. Star Of Sirius
4. Shadow Of The Heirophant
5. Clocks
6. I Know What I Like
7. Racing In A

CD 7 – Live In London, Theatre Royal Dury Lane, 11.11.1979:

1. Land Of Thousand Autumns /Please Don’t Touch
2. Tigermoth*
3. Every Day*
4. Ace Of Wands
5. Sentimental Institution
6. Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere*
7. Spectral Mornings*
8. Clocks*
9. Acoustic Medley*: Etude In A Minor / Blood On The Rooftops / Horizons / Kim

CD 8 – Live At The Reading Festival, 28.8.1981:

1. Air Conditioned Nightmare
2. Every Day*
3. Ace Of Wands*
4. Funny Feeling*
5. Steppes
6. Over Night Sleeper*
7. Slogans
8. Tower Struck Down*
9. Spectral Mornings*
10. Show*
11. Clocks

CD 9 – Please Don’t Touch (new stereo mix):

1. Narnia
2. Carry On Up The Vicarage
3. Racing In A
4. Kim
5. How Can I?
6. Hoping Love Will Last
7. Land Of A Thousand Autumns
8. Please Don’t Touch
9. Voice Of Necam
10. Icarus Ascending

CD 10 – Spectral Mornings (new stereo mix):

1. Every Day
2. The Virgin And The Gypsy
3. Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
4. Clocks – Angel Of Mons
5. Ballad Of The Decomposing Man
6. Lost Time In Cordoba
7. Tigermoth
8. Spectral Mornings

DVD 1 – Please Don’t Touch (new 5.1 surround sound mix):

1. Narnia
2. Carry On Up The Vicarage
3. Racing In A
4. Kim
5. How Can I?
6. Hoping Love Will Last
7. Land Of A Thousand Autumns
8. Please Don’t Touch
9. Voice Of Necam
10. Icarus Ascending
11. How Can I? (1977 Charisma promo film)

DVD 2 – Spectral Mornings (new 5.1 surround sound mix):

1. Every Day
2. Virgin And The Gypsy
3. Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
4. Clocks – Angel Of Mons
5. Ballad Of The Decomposing Man
6. Lost Time In Cordoba
7. Tigermoth
8. Spectral Mornings
9. Clocks (1977 Charisma promo film)

DVD 3 – Voyage Of The Acolyte (new 5.1 surround sound mix):

1. Ace Of Wands
2. Hands Of The Priestess – Part One
3. Tower Struck Down
4. Hands Of The Priestess – Part Two
5. Hermit
6. Star Of Sirius
7. Lovers
8. Shadow Of The Hierophant (extended version)

DVD 4 – Defector (new 5.1 surround sound mix):

1. Steppes
2. Time To Get Out
3. Slogans
4. Leaving
5. Two Vamps As Guests
6. Jacuzzi
7. Hammer In The Sand
8. Toast
9. Show
10. Sentimental Institution

* previously unreleased

 

June 1, 2015

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