PREMONITIONS The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

Steve Hackett releases Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983 on 16th October .  This 14 disc box set includes his first 6 albums on the Charisma label together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings.  At the same time, the Prog rock pioneer celebrates the 40th Anniversary of his solo career with 19 UK dates from 6th October with his Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour.

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.

Full Dates Are:


October 2015


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October 2015

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