Originally scheduled for release on October 5th, the release of Steve Hackett’s new album, “Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth” had to be postponed due to legal issues. A court hearing last Friday determined Steve could release the album on his own Wolfworks Records label on 16th November 2009.
The album, which initial feedback unanimously states, is one of Hackett’s most stunning pieces of work to date, is available exclusively from www.hackettsongs.com. The first 500 orders will receive copy of the album signed by Steve.
With “Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth”, former Genesis guitarist Steve has returned to his roots, having assembled an array of musicians who compliment his virtuosity with both the electric and acoustic guitar. The team includes (in alphabetical order) Nick Beggs: bass & Chapman stick, Dick Driver: double bass, John Hackett: flute, Steve Hackett: guitar & vocals, Roger King: keyboards & programming, Lauren King: backing vocals, Ferenc Kovacs: violin, Amanda Lehmann: vocals, Jo Lehmann: backing vocals, Anthony Phillips: twelve string guitar, Chris Squire: bass, Christine Townsend: violin & viola and Rob Townsend: soprano sax.
Recorded entirely in Steve’s living room Steve and Roger King embraced all the recording techniques available to them, the only criteria applied was “does it sound really good?” The answer is, yes, it sounds awesomely good.
Steve says, “I’m totally biased of course but I suspect it’s probably the best album ever crafted in a Twickenham living room since the Stones set fire to the Station Hotel!” Of his own playing and of the album, Steve continues, “Of course I’ve made a lack of identifiable style a calling card over the years because I always want a trip around the entire musical universe on every musical outing. That’s what radio attempted to deliver in the less discerning days of my inebriated youth. I’m harder to please now and infinitely more sober, but I had just as much of a ball making “Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth” with the team around me as I did when I hung on Auntie BBC’s every nocturnal emission when I was a young hopeful.”
|1||Fire On The Moon||5||Sleepers|
|2||Nomads||6||Ghost In The Glass|
Emerald And Ash
Last Train To Istanbul
To support the release of “Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth” Steve will bring his Train On The Road Tour to
|Wed 11th||Falmouth||Princess Pavilion||£17.50||8pm||01326 211 222 / www.seetickets.com|
|Sat 14th||London||Shepherd’s Bush Empire||£25.00||7pm||
0844 477 2000 / www.bookingsdirect.com
|Sun 15th||Norwich||UEA||£17.00*||7pm||01603 508 050 / www.seetickets.comwww.ueaticketbookings.co.uk|
|Mon 16th||Milton Keynes||The Stables||£25.00/£27.00||8pm||01908 280 800 / www.stables.org|
|Tues 17th||Buxton||Opera House||£22.00||7pm||0845 127 2190 / www.boh.org.uk|
|Wed 18th||Wolverhampton||Robin 2||£18.50*£20.00**||7:30pm||01902 401 211 / www.therobintickets.co.uk|
|Thurs 19th||Glasgow||The Ferry||£18.50* £20.00**||8pm||01698 360 085 / www.the-ferry.co.uk/events|
|Fri 20th||Birkenhead||Pacific Road Arts||£18.50||7pm||0151 666 0000 / www.pacificroad.co.uk|
|Sat 21st||Salford||The Lowry||N/A||7:30pm||0870 787 5780 / www.thelowry.com|
|Sun 22nd||Holmfirth||Picturedrome||£22.00||7:30pm||0871 230 1101 / www.picturedrome.net|
|Sun 29th||Southampton||Brook||£18.00*£20**||023 8055 5366 /www.the-brook.com|
|Tues 1st||Leamington||Assembly||£17.50||7:00pm||01926 523 004 / www.seetickets.com
|* Advance / ** On door|