STEVE HACKETT’S CHARISMA YEARS
REMASTERED FOR NEW VINYL BOXED SET
3 ALBUMS ALSO RELEASED AS
DELUXE EDITION 2CD/DVD COLLECTIONS
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.
To pre-order The Charisma Years box set with a limited edition signed A3 poster go to: