Former Genesis man, Steve Hackett, has announced the release of his new solo album "Wolflight" marking Steve's first solo effort since 2011's "Beyond The Shrouded Horizon".
According to the man himself, this “wild pack of tracks – starting with a wolf cry – will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015.”".
Whilst Primal and orchestral, "Wolflight" retains the Hackett trademark as electric guitar runs right the way through with a regular sprinkling of acoustic. The concept behind it is a new unexplored chapter in the guitarist’s career.
Steve says of the record: “My new rock album Wolflight is at the ready and lying in wait. It reflects everybody's struggle for freedom on a journey travelling through both inner and outer space. It explores sounds from as far afield as Greece, Azerbaijan, the deep American South, Sahara desert and beyond, from all our yesterdays, evoking the ancient past”.
Guest musicians who feature on the record include long time collaborators Roger King (Keyboards & programming), Gary O’Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass & stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on Love Song to a Vampire and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on Dust and Dreams. The innovative song writing team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and also Roger King.
1. Out of the Body
3. Love Song To a Vampire
4. The Wheel’s Turning
5. Corycian Fire
7. Loving Sea
8. Black Thunder
9. Dust and Dreams
10. Heart Song
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