Annotation

This is a re-release of 5 classic albums by Steve Hackett. The albums covered are 'Voyage Of The Acolyte', 'Please Don't Touch', 'Spectral Mornings', 'Defector' and 'Highly Strung'.

Annotation last modified on 2016-09-16 13:07 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: Voyage of the Acolyte
# Title Rating Length
1 Ace of Wands
5 5:30
2 Hands of the Priestess, Part I
2 3:31
3 A Tower Struck Down
3.5 4:54
4 Hands of the Priestess, Part II
1:36
5 The Hermit
4:51
6 Star of Sirius
7:10
7 The Lovers
1:52
8 Shadow of the Hierophant
11:45
CD 2: Please Don’t Touch
# Title Rating Length
1 Narnia
5 4:11
2 Carry On Up the Vicarage
3:12
3 Racing in A
5:06
4 Kim
2:14
5 How Can I?
4:40
6 Hoping Love Will Last
4:12
7 Land of a Thousand Autumns
1:49
8 Please Don’t Touch
5 3:39
9 The Voice of Necam
3:11
10 Icarus Ascending
6:20
CD 3: Spectral Mornings
# Title Rating Length
1 Every Day
6:26
2 The Virgin and the Gypsy
4:30
3 The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
2:10
4 Clocks – The Angel of Mons
4:27
5 Ballad of the Decomposing Man
3:50
6 Lost Time in Cordoba
4:12
7 Tigermoth
5 7:36
8 Spectral Mornings
6:33
CD 4: Defector
# Title Rating Length
1 The Steppes
5 6:06
2 Time to Get Out
4:12
3 Slogans
5 3:57
4 Leaving
3:04
5 Two Vamps as Guests
1:53
6 Jacuzzi
5 4:36
7 Hammer in the Sand
3:11
8 The Toast
3:43
9 The Show
5 3:41
10 Sentimental Institution
2:33
CD 5: Highly Strung
# Title Rating Length
1 Camino Royale
5 5:26
2 Cell 151
6:26
3 Always Somewhere Else
3:58
4 Walking Through Walls
3:46
5 Give It Away
4:06
6 Weightless
3:30
7 Group Therapy
5:45
8 India Rubber Man
2:30
9 Hackett to Pieces
5 2:38

Credits

CD 1: Voyage of the Acolyte

electric bass guitar:
Mike Rutherford (1975-06 – 1975-07) (tracks 1–3, 5, 8)
drums:
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (1975-06 – 1975-07) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8)
guitar:
Steve Hackett (1975-06 – 1975-07) (tracks 1–8)
additional bass:
Percy Jones (track 3)
additional engineer:
Louis Austin (engineering) (track 8)
additional guest bass [extra bass]:
Percy Jones (1975-06 – 1975-07) (track 3)
assistant engineer:
Bob Broglia (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
Paul 'Chas' Watkins (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
composer:
John Hackett (track 3)
Mike Rutherford (track 8)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–8)
engineer:
John Acock (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
guest bass:
John Gustafson (1975-06 – 1975-07) (track 6)
lyricist:
Mike Rutherford (track 8)
Steve Hackett (tracks 5–6, 8)
producer:
John Acock (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
vocals:
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 6)
Sally Oldfield (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2005) (tracks 1–8)
publisher:
Fuse Music (UK) (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
recorded at:
Kingsway Studios in Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1975-06 – 1975-07) (tracks 1–4, 6–8)
recording of:
Ace of Wands (track 1)
Star of Sirius (track 6)
The Hermit (track 5)
The Lovers (track 7)

CD 2: Please Don’t Touch

arranger:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–10)
composer:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–10)
engineer:
John Acock (tracks 1–10)
guest vocals:
Dale Newman (track 10)
Dan Owen (track 10)
lead vocals:
Randy Crawford (track 6)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–3, 9–10)
Richie Havens (tracks 5, 10)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (tracks 1, 3)
lyricist:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 9–10)
producer:
John Acock (tracks 1–10)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–10)
soprano vocals:
Maria Bonvino (track 6)
is based on:
Gymnopédies (track 4)
recording of:
How Can I? (track 5)
Icarus Ascending (track 10)
Kim (track 4)
Narnia (track 1)
Racing in A (track 3)
The Voice of Necam (track 9)

CD 3: Spectral Mornings

acoustic guitar:
Steve Hackett (track 7)
gong:
John Shearer (track 3)
koto:
Steve Hackett (track 3)
concert flute:
John Hackett (track 7)
drums:
John Shearer (track 7)
synthesizer:
Nick Magnus (tracks 3, 7)
harmonica:
Steve Hackett (track 7)
harpsichord:
Nick Magnus (track 7)
dizi:
John Hackett (track 2)
composer:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
lead vocals:
Peter Hicks (tracks 2, 7)
lyricist:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–2, 5, 7)
mixer:
Steven Wilson (founder of Porcupine Tree) (2015-02) (tracks 1, 4, 8)
producer:
John Acock (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
vocals:
Steve Hackett (tracks 2, 5)
Dik Cadbury (tracks 2, 5, 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1979 –) (tracks 2–3, 5, 7)
mixed at:
No Man's Land (Steven Wilson's Studio) in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (2015-02) (tracks 1, 4, 8)
recorded at:
later versions:
Spectral Mornings (later version with lyrics) (track 8)
recording of:
Every Day (track 1)
Spectral Mornings (original instrumental) (track 8)
Tigermoth (track 7)

CD 4: Defector

composer:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–10)
Peter Hicks (track 10)
lyricist:
Steve Hackett (tracks 2, 4, 8–10)
producer:
John Acock (tracks 1–9)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–9)
vocals:
Steve Hackett (tracks 2, 4, 9)
Dik Cadbury (tracks 2, 4, 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1980) (tracks 1–7, 9)
recorded at:
recording of:
Hammer in the Sand (track 7)
Jacuzzi (track 6)
Leaving (track 4)
Slogans (track 3)
The Show (track 9)
The Steppes (track 1)
The Toast (track 8)
Time to Get Out (track 2)

CD 5: Highly Strung

composer:
Steve Hackett (tracks 1, 3–4, 9)
Nick Magnus (tracks 1, 9)
lyricist:
Steve Hackett (track 4)
producer:
John Acock (tracks 1–9)
Steve Hackett (tracks 1–9)
phonographic copyright by:
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1989) (tracks 1–9)
publisher:
Stephen Hackett Ltd. (tracks 1–9)
recording of:
Camino Royale (track 1)
Cell 151 (track 2)
Give It Away (track 5)
Group Therapy (track 7)
Hackett to Pieces (track 9)
India Rubber Man (track 8)
Weightless (track 6)