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Steve Hackett / Premonitions box

Above is the confirmed artwork for the forthcoming Steve Hackett box set Premonitions: The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983.

The cover is of course from the distinctive hand of artist Roger Dean and as previously reported this set will contain 14 discs (10 CDs and four DVDs) and features a total of 135 songs, 67 of them previously unreleased recordings.

It has also been announced that Please Dont Touch and Spectral Mornings, will also be re-released separately in a deluxe expanded version (with the 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson) at some point in 2016.

Premonitions: The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983 will be released on 16 October 2015 by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin.



Premonitions

Track listing

PREMONITIONS The Charisma Recordings 1975 1983 BOX SET

CD ONE:

  1. Ace of Wands
  2. Hands of the Priestess
  3. A Tower Struck Down
  4. Hands of the Priestess Part Two
  5. The Hermit
  6. Star of Sirius
  7. The Lovers

Taken from the album Voyage of the Acolyte

  1. Shadow of the Hierophant (Extended version)
  2. Narnia
  3. Carry on Up the Vicarage
  4. Racing in A
  5. Kim
  6. How Can I?

Taken from the album Please Dont Touch

  1. Seven of Cups (previously unreleased) Recorded during sessions for Please Dont Touch

CD TWO:

  1. Hoping Love Will Last
  2. Land of a Thousand Autumns
  3. Please Don’t Touch
  4. The Voice of Necam
  5. Icarus Ascending

Taken from the album Please Dont Touch

  1. Every Day
  2. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  3. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  4. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  5. Ballad of the Decomposing Man
  6. Lost Time in Cordoba
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings

Taken from the album Spectral Mornings

  1. The Steppes
  2. Time to Get Out
  3. Slogans
  4. Leaving
  5. Two Vamps as Guests

Taken from the album Defector

CD THREE:

  1. Jacuzzi
  2. Hammer in the Sand
  3. The Toast
  4. The Show
  5. Sentimental Institution

Taken from the album Defector

  1. Hercules Unchained (B-side of single)
  2. Hope I Don’t Wake
  3. Picture Postcard
  4. Can’t Let Go
  5. The Air Conditioned Nightmare
  6. Funny Feeling
  7. A Cradle of Swans
  8. Overnight Sleeper
  9. Turn Back Time

Taken from the album Cured

  1. Tales of the Riverbank (B-side of single)
  2. Second Chance

CD FOUR:

  1. Camino Royale
  2. Cell 151
  3. Always Somewhere Else
  4. Walking Through Walls
  5. Give it Away
  6. Weightless
  7. Group Therapy
  8. India Rubber Man
  9. Hackett to Pieces

Taken from the album Highly Strung

  1. Guitar Boogie
  2. Time Lapse at Milton Keynes
  3. Walking Through Walls (12single version) Released as single 1983
  4. Cell 151
  5. Walking Through Walls
  6. Hackett to Pieces
  7. Please Don’t Touch

BBC Radio One Friday Rock show session – 4th March 1983

Previously unreleased

CD FIVE: Live at The New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979

  1. Please Don’t Touch
  2. Tigermoth
  3. Every Day
  4. Narnia
  5. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  6. Ace of Wands
  7. Carry On Up the Vicarage
  8. Acoustic Medley:

Recorded at the New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979

Mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell at Blitz Productions, London in April 2015

All tracks previously unreleased

CD SIX: Live at The New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979

  1. The Optigan
  2. Spectral Mornings
  3. Star of Sirius
  4. Shadow of the Hierophant
  5. Clocks
  6. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  7. Racing in A

Recorded at the New Theatre, Oxford on 1st July 1979

Mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell at Blitz Productions, London in April 2015

All tracks previously unreleased

CD SEVEN: Live at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 11th November 1979

  1. Please Don’t Touch
  2. Tigermoth
  3. Every Day
  4. Ace of Wands
  5. Sentimental Institution
  6. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  7. Spectral Mornings
  8. Clocks
  9. Acoustic Medley: 5:01
    Etude in A Minor
    Horizons
    Kim

Recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 11th November 1979

Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8 previously unreleased

CD EIGHT:      Live at The Reading Festival, 28th August 1981

  1. The Air Conditioned Nightmare
  2. Every Day
  3. Ace of Wands
  4. Funny Feeling
  5. The Steppes
  6. Over Night Sleeper
  7. Slogans
  8. A Tower Struck Down
  9. Spectral Mornings
  10. The Show
  11. Clocks

Recorded at the Reading Festival, 28th August 1981

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 previously unreleased 

CD NINE: 

PLEASE DONT TOUCHNew Stereo Mix by Steven Wilson 

  1. Narnia
  2. Carry on Up the Vicarage
  3. Racing in A
  4. Kim
  5. How Can I?
  6. Hoping Love Will Last
  7. Please Don’t Touch
  8. The Voice of Necam
  9. Icarus Ascending 

CD TEN:

SPECTRAL MORNINGS New Stereo Mix by Steven Wilson 

  1. Every Day
  2. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  3. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  4. Ballad of the Decomposing Man
  5. Lost Time in Cordoba
  6. Tigermoth
  7. Spectral Mornings

DISC ELEVEN DVD

PLEASE DONT TOUCHNew 5.1 Surround Sound Mix by Steven Wilson

  1. Narnia
  2. Carry on Up the Vicarage
  3. Racing in A
  4. Kim
  5. How Can I?
  6. Hoping Love Will Last
  7. Land of a Thousand Autumns
  8. Please Don’t Touch
  9. The Voice of Necam
  10. Icarus Ascending

 

DISC TWELVE DVD 

SPECTRAL MORNINGSNew 5.1 Surround Sound Mix by Steven Wilson

  1. Every Day
  2. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  3. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  4. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  5. Ballad of the Decomposing Man
  6. Lost Time in Cordoba
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings

DISC THIRTEEN DVD

VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTENew pseudo 5.1 Surround Up-Mix from the original stereo master tapes

  1. Ace of Wands
  2. Hands of the Priestess
  3. A Tower Struck Down
  4. Hands of the Priestess Part Two
  5. The Hermit
  6. Star of Sirius

Taken from the album Voyage of the Acolyte

  1. Shadow of the Hierophant (Extended version)

DISC FOURTEEN DVD

DEFECTOR New pseudo 5.1 Surround Up-Mix from the original stereo master tapes

  1. The Steppes
  2. Time to Get Out
  3. Slogans
  4. Leaving
  5. Two Vamps as Guests
  6. Jacuzzi
  7. Hammer in the Sand
  8. The Toast
  9. The Show
  10. Sentimental Institution


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20 responses to Steve Hackett / Premonitions box

  1. Runicen says:

    I’m still not super keen on the way they split the tracks between discs, BUT at least the packaging reveal gives some indication as to why the price point is set where it is. It’s a very handsome package, but I may reserve further judgment until some reviews surface post-release.

  2. Paolo Magnani says:

    Question: how many unreleased tracks here from “Defector” and “Cured”?

  3. paul cutts says:

    No longer available……………..what!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It IS available just not on Amazon UK for some reason… *something* going on with Universal pre-orders and Amazon at present.

      • Neil Hunt says:

        Paul, Could it be because Amazon UK couldn’t make a deal with Universal Music to stream Universal Music artists on the new Amazon Prime Music streaming service launched today?

  4. stephen gilmour says:

    I snapped this up on Amazon when pre-order first came out at 88.99 less tax 78.99 plus shipping to Australia – happy with that!! Still wish there were 6CDs for the six albums but hey…..looks like a great package – with that, the 80CD Grateful Dead box and the Macca remasters coming later in the year – gonna be a busy listening time

  5. Runicen says:

    This is a late observation, but does anyone else find the Roger Dean artwork a bit… out place on this release? I know there are probably myriad reasons – personal and commercial – why Kim Poor’s artwork can’t be used here, but something less bright and cheerful would probably suit the music in this set better than what’s on offer.

    Yes, it’s picking nits, but there was already such good artwork on these albums, it seems kind of silly to just put Roger Dean as the “NAME IN PROG ART” on this package.

  6. Chris. L. says:

    Spin have the set listed at £89.99 but sometimes, they have trouble obtaining stock. A couple of times recently, I’ve cancelled orders because they still have no stock a couple of weeks after the release date. And, yes Runicen, I totally agree with you about the artwork. I love Roger Dean’s stuff but it just looks wrong on this package. It needs something a lot ‘moodier’.

  7. G. Smythe says:

    Evidently, Kim Poor was unavailable. ;)

    • Alan Walters says:

      That’s a good price, but I’m put off by a previous experience with Universal Music from when I bought the Black Sabbath ’13’ deluxe box.It just arrived in a box with no padding around it, and the box was squashed.They said they had no more in stock,so I was either stuck with that copy,or I could have a refund!

  8. Ryan says:

    Can anyone confirm at this point if the DVDs in this box set are DVD-Audio discs with lossless 5.1 surround sound or just DVD-Video discs with DTS and/or Dolby 5.1 surround audio?

    Thanks!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      All the DVDs have “DVD-Audio” on the front, which obviously suggests lossless 5.1, although I haven’t played mine yet…

      • Ryan says:

        Ok, thanks.
        Let’s hope they are what they say they are! :)

      • Ryan says:

        FWIW, someone on the QuadraphonicQuad forum is reporting that Steve Hackett’s website are saying that the 5.1 audio is just DTS 96/24, and that these DVDs are not DVD-A/V discs like we thought. Shame if it’s true…

  9. peter says:

    Paul, I am wondering the same thing as what Ryan was asking as it makes a huge difference to me as Dvd Audio I can play these things in the car as well as at home so thats a big selling point for me. If they are just Dvdv then its home only and might make me cancel my preorder although I do really want these at some point but they are selling the 5.1’s seperately early next year and might be the cheaper way to go as I am in for the 5.1’s on this one if only dvdv’s. I don’t doubt that the 5.1’s should still sound pretty good if only dvdv’s but being dvda’s are worth a premium price to me.

  10. Chris says:

    Great Price @amazon.it!
    Only 104€ incl. shipping to Germany

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