Steve Hackett to release new album “Beyond the Shrouded Horizon” Sept 26th. European Tour Dates Announced

Posted 03 Aug 2011 in Music + TV News, Steve Hackett

Progressive rock giant Steve Hackett returns with another stunning release Beyond the Shrouded Horizon. This highly anticipated album, due to be released on September 26th, through Inside Out/EMI Records, will be available in four formats: CD; Limited Edition 2 CD media book which including a bonus CD with 6 previously unreleased tracks; vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve (including the album as digital download) and digital album. The album will be the focus of Hackett’s Breaking Waves Tour and is sure to amaze and astound old and new fans alike, blasting them into Rock’s stratosphere.

Hackett says: “My new album Beyond the Shrouded Horizon breaks free from its moorings in early autumn and sets sail through choppy riffs and sudden electric storms to the odd romantic isle…”

“From Sinbad seas to Star Trek oceans of deep sky, it’s an odyssey. Invisible chords link pop to pomp, blues to baroque, embracing all genres discovered along the way. Let chthonic guitar forces and power of song take you to where waves crash through de-tuned orchestras over the edge of charted territories.”

This eagerly awaited new album follows hot on the heels of the tremendous success of his previous opus Out of The Tunnel’s Mouth which until now has been heralded as his strongest work.

Beyond the Shrouded Horizon is a deeply profound and mystical, yet heartfelt and spellbinding, progressive rock record which will seduce the listener and marks another step on the enthralling journey we are taking with Hackett as he makes sense of his life through music.

The album strikes a joyous note while remaining a fascinating and deeply personal affair. As Steve says “For all you restless souls out there, tighten your seatbelts and join me at full throttle on a ride from the shores of Loch Lomond to the Rings of Saturn.”

Beyond The Shrouded Horizon, Steve’s 24th solo release, charts an intriguing journey into the unknown on beautiful numbers like the epic A Place Called Freedom and the romantic melodies of Looking For Fantasy. Hackett pioneered the “tapping” technique which influenced the likes of Eddie Van Halen and countless other virtuous guitarists as well as producing countless classic works as a member of Genesis and GTR but Beyond The Shrouded Horizon is set to be a work of historic significance which represents the pinnacle of achievement thus far in his stellar solo career.

The band features long time collaborators Roger King (Keyboards), Gary O’Toole (Drums), Rob Townsend (sax, whistle, bass clarinet), Nick Beggs (bass) and the seductive vocals of Amanda Lehmann (who also plays guitar). Roger King and Steve’s wife Jo have written several of the tracks with Steve. Special guests include YES bassist Chris Squire, drummer Simon Phillips and flutist John Hackett, Steve’s brother.

— Inside Out/EMI Records.

Beyond the Shrouded Horizon

Available as:

CD / Limited Edition 2 CD Media Book including a bonus disc with six previously unreleased tracks / 180g vinyl gatefold LP (incl. the album as digital download) / digital album

Track Listing

  1. Loch Lomond
  2. The Phoenix Flown
  3. Wanderlust
  4. Til These Eyes
  5. Prairie Angel
  6. A Place Called Freedom
  7. Between The Sunset And The Coconut Palms
  8. Waking To Life
  9. Two Faces Of Cairo
  10. Looking For Fantasy
  11. Summer’s Breath
  12. Catwalk
  13. Turn This Island Earth

 Bonus CD (Limited Special Edition only)

  1. Four Winds: North
  2. Four Winds: South
  3. Four Winds: East
  4. Four Winds: West
  5. Pieds En L’Air
  6. She Said Maybe
  7. Enter The Night
  8. Eruption: Tommy
  9. Reconditioned Nightmare

European Tourdates

  • 28.07. (IT) Vittoria – Cera Sol Rock / Parco Di Serra San Bartolo
  • 30.07. (IT) Mantova – Piazza Castello
  • 01.08. (IT) Spilimbergo – Piazza Duomo
  • 08.10. (FR) Compiegne – Ziqodrome
  • 09.10. (FR) Paris – La Cigale
  • 10.11. (UK) Tavistock, Devon – The Wharf
  • 11.11. (UK) Gloucester – Gloucester Guildhall
  • 12.11. (UK) Manchester – Royal Northern College Of Music
  • 13.11. (UK) London – Islington O2 Academy
  • 20.11. (DE) Stuttgart – Die Rohre
  • 21.11. (DE) Cologne – Live Music Hall
  • 22.11. (CH) Basel – Airport Casino Basel
  • 23.11. (DE) Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
  • 25.11. (BE) Verviers – Salle Le Kursall
  • 26.11. (NL) Zoetermeer – Cultuur Podium Boerderij

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