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Steve Hackett's Charisma Years Remastered for New Vinyl Boxed Set

After the success of 2015 CD Box set ‘Premonitions’ revisiting the early days of his solo career, Steve Hackett goes back to Memory Lane vintage style, with a vinyl collection of his first six albums on the Charisma label. ‘The Charisma Years (1975-1983)’ which features 8LPs & 12” EP and is due out on May 27th.  It will include newly remastered versions of the albums taken from original master tapes, as well as live material and tracks never before released on vinyl.

Also on 27th May, Hackett releases 3 separate 2CD/DVD (5.1) Deluxe editions of Please Don't Touch, Spectral Mornings and Defector.   Please Don’t Touch and Spectral Mornings have been newly mixed in 5.1 surround sound by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes; Defector includes a new remaster of the album, a CD of Steve’s set at the Reading Festival in 1980 and a DVD featuring a pseudo 5.1 Surround Sound Up-mix derived from the original stereo masters.

“I'm pleased these early albums, rarities and 5.1 mixes are to be released now in this set on vinyl” - Hackett comments –“Vinyl is still a very exciting listening medium.”

The Charisma Years boxed set will feature all of Steve’s albums from that period plus a wealth of bonus material which includes:

- A double LP of a newly mixed concert recorded on the 1979 Spectral Mornings tour at Oxford’s New Theatre

- A full LP and 12-inch EP of Steve's appearance at the Reading Festival in August 1981

- “I Know What I Like’, a special 12-inch live EP with Steve's band performing the Genesis classic at Oxford’s New Theatre plus several tracks recorded live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1979.

LP1

Voyage Of The Acolyte
Ace Of Wands
Hands Of The Priestess - Pt. I
A Tower Struck Down
Hands Of The Priestess - Pt. II
The Hermit
Star Of Sirius
The Lovers
Shadow Of The Hierophant

LP2

Please Don’t Touch
Narnia
Carry On Up The Vicarage
Racing In A
Kim
How Can I?
Hoping Love Will Last
Land Of A Thousand Autumns
Please Don’t Touch
The Voice Of Necam
IcarusAscending

LP3

Spectral Mornings
Every Day
The Virgin And The Gypsy
The Red Flower Of
Tachai Blooms Everywhere
Clocks - The Angel Of Mons
The Ballad Of
The Decomposing Man
Lost Time In Cordoba
Tigermoth
Spectral Mornings

LP4

Defector
The Steppes
Time To Get Out
Slogans
Leaving
Two Vamps As Guests
Jacuzzi
Hammer In The Sand
The Toast
The Show
Sentimental Institution

LP5

Cured
Hope I Don’t Wake
Picture Postcard
Can’t Let Go
The Air Conditioned Nightmare
Funny Feeling
A Cradle Of Swans
Overnight Sleeper
Turn Back Time

LP6

Highly Strung
Camino Royale
Cell 151
Always Somewhere Else
Walking Through Walls
Give It Away
Weightless
Group Therapy
India Rubber Man
Hackett To Piece

LP7 (2LP set)

Live At Oxford (1979)
Please Don’t Touch
Tigermoth
Every Day
Narnia
The Red Flower Of Tachai
Blooms Everywhere
Ace Of Wands
Carry On Up The Vicarage
Acoustic Medley:
Etude In A Minor / Blood On
The Rooftops / Horizons / Kim
The Optigan
Spectral Mornings
Star Of Sirius
Shadow Of The Hierophant
Clocks
Racing In A

LP8

Live At Reading (1981)
The Air Conditioned Nightmare
Every Day
Ace Of Wands
Funny Feeling
The Steppes
Overnight Sleeper
Slogans
A Tower Struck Down
Spectral Mornings
The Show
Clocks - The Angel Of Mons

12” EP

Live 1979
I Know What I Like
(In Your Wardrobe)
Ace Of Wands
Sentimental Institution
The Red Flower Of

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