Prog 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, includes 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.
Exclusive Footage Of Rehearsals
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:
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 641122
Sat 17th GATESHEAD The Sage 0191 4434661
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 – there is no support. There will be an interval.
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.