Saturday, 5 October 2013
Steve Hackett: DVD of the legendary performance on the German TV show Musikladen 1978
Taped in front of a small studio audience, the performance featured Steve's newly formed band of
John Hackett (flute, guitar, bass pedals), Nick Magnus (keyboards), Dik Cadbury (bass), John Shearer (drums) and Pete Hicks (vocals) and was recorded prior to the release of the glorious Spectral Mornings.
Steve now reflects, "At the time of the recording of the Musikladen show in Germany, we struggled to meet the needs of the studio technicians who wanted us to turn down our amps. We got out of it in the time honoured way by doing what we liked on the night and up went the amps to eleven as usual! On reflection I
think it all came out really well. The band were very much on form and I'm proud of the performance. It was part of the first tour with my own team and in places it felt like a rocket lifting off."
This Esoteric Antenna release is Region Free, NTSC and has been assembled with the full co-operation of Steve Hackett. It also features two bonus tracks that were recorded but not broadcast on the final programme.
Pre-order for 21st October release.
N.B. The cover shown is for a previous edition.
1. PLEASE DON'T TOUCH
2. RACING IN A
3. ACE OF WANDS
5. A TOWER STRUCK DOWN / SPECTRAL MORNINGS
7. SHADOW OF THE HIEROPHANT
8. CLOCKS / THE ANGEL OF MONS
9. CARRY ON UP THE VICARAGE
10. STAR OF SIRIUS