Following the success of ‘Premonitions’, the CD box set releasd in 2015, May 2016 sees the reissue of Steve Hackett’s first six Charisma albums on vinyl.
“The Charisma Years (1975-1983)’ 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.
This 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 and “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.
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.
To pre-order The Charisma Years box set with a limited edition signed A3 poster go to:
Album review (Premonitions, 2015)
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