STEVE HACKETT TO REISSUE COLLECTION OF EARLY RECORDINGS ‘PREMONITIONS – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983’

Steve Hackett 'Premonitions' 3D packshot 1Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release ‘Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983’, a comprehensive reissue project that includes his first 6 albums on the Charisma label, together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson. ‘Premonitions’ is released on 23rd 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. 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.

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 NORTHAMPTON Derngate 01604 624 811
Fri 9th LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000
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: £37.50 level one, £33.50; (All tickets subject to booking fee). 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 and Online: BookingsDirect.com. Showtime will be 7.30pm (plus support).
Steve Hackett made his mark on prog rock in the Seventies with his astounding, innovative work as Genesis’ lead guitarist, before leaving in 1977 to pursue a solo career. Since the release of ‘Voyage of the Acolyte’ in 1975, he has continued his journey of discovery and he’s considered today one of the most influential pioneers of the genre.

All details for Premonitions formats including full track listings are listed below (Previously unreleased tracks in red):

“PREMONITIONS – The Charisma Recordings 1975 – 1983” BOX SET

CD ONE:

  1. Ace of Wands
  2. Hands of the Priestess
  3. A Tower Struck Down
  4. Hands of the Priestess Part Two
  5. The Hermit
  6. Star of Sirius
  7. The Lovers Taken from the album “Voyage of the Acolyte”
  8. Shadow of the Hierophant (Extended version) 
  9. Narnia 
  10. Carry on Up the Vicarage 
  11. Racing in A 
  12. Kim 
  13. How Can I?  Taken from the album “Please Don’t Touch”
  14. Seven of Cups (previously unreleased) Recorded during sessions for “Please Don’t Touch”

CD TWO:

  1. Hoping Love Will Last
  2. Land of a Thousand Autumns
  3. Please Don’t Touch
  4. The Voice of Necam
  5. Icarus Ascending Taken from the album “Please Don’t Touch”
  6. Every Day
  7. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  8. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  9. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  10. Ballad of the Decomposing Man
  11. Lost Time in Cordoba
  12. Tigermoth
  13. Spectral MorningsTaken from the album “Spectral Mornings”
  14. The Steppes 
  15. Time to Get Out 
  16. Slogans 
  17. Leaving 
  18. Two Vamps as GuestsTaken from the album “Defector”

CD THREE:

  1. Jacuzzi
  2. Hammer in the Sand
  3. The Toast
  4. The Show
  5. Sentimental InstitutionTaken from the album “Defector”
  6. Hercules Unchained (B-side of single) 
  7. Hope I Don’t Wake 
  8. Picture Postcard 
  9. Can’t Let Go 
  10. The Air Conditioned Nightmare 
  11. Funny Feeling 
  12. A Cradle of Swans 
  13. Overnight Sleeper 
  14. Turn Back TimeTaken from the album “Cured”
  15. Tales of the Riverbank (B-side of single) 
  16. Second Chance

CD FOUR:

  1. Camino Royale
  2. Cell 151
  3. Always Somewhere Else
  4. Walking Through Walls
  5. Give it Away
  6. Weightless
  7. Group Therapy
  8. India Rubber Man
  9. Hackett to PiecesTaken from the album “Highly Strung”
  10. Guitar Boogie 
  11. Time Lapse at Milton Keynes 
  12. Walking Through Walls (12” single version) Released as single 1983
  13. Cell 151 
  14. Walking Through Walls 
  15. Hackett to Pieces 
  16. Please Don’t TouchBBC Radio One Friday Rock show session – 4th March 1983 – Previously unreleased


CD FIVE: Live at The New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979

  1. Please Don’t Touch
  2. Tigermoth
  3. Every Day
  4. Narnia
  5. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  6. Ace of Wands
  7. Carry On Up the Vicarage
  8. Acoustic Medley:

Recorded at the New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979
Mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell at Blitz Productions, London in April 2015

All tracks previously unreleased

CD SIX: Live at The New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979

  1. The Optigan
  2. Spectral Mornings
  3. Star of Sirius
  4. Shadow of the Hierophant
  5. Clocks
  6. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  7. Racing in A

Recorded at the New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979
Mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell at Blitz Productions, London in April 2015
All tracks previously unreleased

CD SEVEN: Live at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 11th November 1979

  1. Please Don’t Touch
  2. Tigermoth
  3. Every Day
  4. Ace of Wands
  5. Sentimental Institution
  6. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  7. Spectral Mornings
  8. Clocks
  9. Acoustic Medley: 5:01
  10. Etude in A Minor
  11. Horizons
  12. Kim

Recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 11th November 1979
Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8 previously unreleased

CD EIGHT: Live at The Reading Festival, 28th August 1981The Air Conditioned Nightmare 

  1. The Air Conditioned Nightmare
  2. Every Day
  3. Ace of Wands
  4. Funny Feeling
  5. The Steppes
  6. Over Night Sleeper
  7. Slogans
  8. A Tower Struck Down
  9. Spectral Mornings
  10. The Show
  11. ClocksRecorded at the Reading Festival, 28th August 1981
    Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 previously unreleased

CD NINE:

“PLEASE DON’T TOUCH” – New Stereo Mix by Steven Wilson

  1. Narnia
  2. Carry on Up the Vicarage
  3. Racing in A
  4. Kim
  5. How Can I?
  6. Hoping Love Will Last
  7. Please Don’t Touch
  8. The Voice of Necam
  9. Icarus Ascending

CD TEN:

“SPECTRAL MORNINGS” – New Stereo Mix by Steven Wilson

  1. Every Day
  2. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  3. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  4. Ballad of the Decomposing Man
  5. Lost Time in Cordoba
  6. Tigermoth
  7. Spectral Mornings

DISC ELEVEN – DVD

“PLEASE DON’T TOUCH” – New 5.1 Surround Sound Mix by Steven Wilson

  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. The Voice of Necam
  10. Icarus Ascending

DISC TWELVE – DVD

“SPECTRAL MORNINGS” – New 5.1 Surround Sound Mix by Steven Wilson

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

DISC THIRTEEN – DVD

“VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE” – New pseudo 5.1 Surround Up-Mix from the original stereo master tapes

  1. Ace of Wands
  2. Hands of the Priestess
  3. A Tower Struck Down
  4. Hands of the Priestess Part Two
  5. The Hermit
  6. Star of SiriusTaken from the album “Voyage of the Acolyte”
  7. Shadow of the Hierophant (Extended version)

DISC FOURTEEN – DVD

“DEFECTOR” – New pseudo 5.1 Surround Up-Mix from the original stereo master tapes

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

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