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9th October 2015

steve hackett

Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of 'Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983', a comprehensive reissue project that includes his first six albums on the Charisma label, together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson. 'Premonitions' is released on 16th October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin.

'Premonitions' comes in a Super Deluxe box set featuring a total of 135 songs on 10 CDs and 4 DVDs (5.1 mixes), plus an extensive booklet; included in this version are 67 previously unreleased recordings between old and new tracks, live and remixes.

"I'm pleased that Steven Wilson has done several new mixes in both surround and stereo," Hackett has declared. "The box set will also contain a number of live shows from the era. I've enjoyed being involved with this comprehensive trip down memory lane. There's also a substantial booklet containing a lot of background info along with many wonderful Armando Gallo shots, and Roger Dean has painted a beautiful picture for the cover.

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"For me it's a proud souvenir that highlights those years. I'll play plenty of this early work at shows in the autumn which will include some numbers not played live for many moons, like 'Icarus Ascending' and 'Star Of Sirius' plus all time faves such as 'Every Day' and 'Spectral Mornings'."

Hackett's two most successful albums from the Charisma era, 'Please Don't Touch' and 'Spectral Mornings', will also be re-released separately in a deluxe expanded version with 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson in 2016. Both records were previously reissued in 2005 as expanded single disc sets.

steve hackett

2015 marks 40 years from the release of Steve Hackett's first solo record Voyage of the Acolyte; He was the first member of Genesis to release a solo album, before leaving the band in 1977. Hackett's musical career has been blooming over the past four decades, establishing him as a loved icon and pioneer of the genre.

His current studio album 'Wolflight' was released in March to critical acclaim, charting at 31; it's the first studio album of new material since Beyond the Shrouded Horizon in 2011 and explores past and contemporary cultures in a revolutionary journey.

The 40th anniversary celebrations continue with 19 UK shows on the 'Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour', where fans will have the opportunity to relive the Charisma years while discovering the guitarist's more recent work, together with a selection of Genesis tracks previously unheard live.

Full Dates Are:

October 2015
Tue 6th GUILDFORD GLive 0844 249 4300
Wed 7th LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000
Fri 9th NORTHAMPTON Derngate 01604 624 811
Sat 10th CARDIFF St David's Hall 02920 878 444
Sun 11th SOUTHAMPTON 02 Guildhall 02380 632 601
Tue 13th BASINGSTOKE The Anvil 01256 844 244
Wed 14th YORK Barbican 0844 854 2757
Fri 16th ABERDEEN Music Hall 01224 641 122
Sat 17th GATESHEAD The Sage 0191 443 4661
Sun 18th GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Tue 20th LEEDS Town Hall 0113 224 3801
Wed 21st LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872 000
Fri 23rd LIVERPOOL Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Sat 24th LEICESTER de Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
Sun 25th SALFORD The Lowry 0843 208 6000
Tue 27th IPSWICH Regent Theatre 01473 433 100
Wed 28th BRISTOL Colston Hall 0844 770 1797
Fri 30th BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 31st SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135

Tickets for all shows (apart from London) £29.50, £27.50; London:


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