Thursday, 22 September 2011
Steve Hackett Releases New Studio Album BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON
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 Special Edition 2 CD & media book which includes a bonus CD with 6 previously unreleased tracks; vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve 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 Startrek 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 cthonic 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 virtuoso 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.
Beyond the Shrouded Horizon
1. Loch Lomond
2. The Phoenix Flown
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
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
Full details of the first UK leg of The Breaking Waves Tour featuring The Electric band. Line-up for these dates will be the same as on the album apart from Phil Mulford will replace Nick Beggs on bass.
The album is available for pre-order now from
Thurs 10th Tavistock The Wharf £22 01822 611 166
Fri 11th Gloucester Guildhall £20 01452 503 050
Sat 12th Manchester RNCM (Brunwood Theatre)£22.50 0871 230 110
Sun 13th London 02 Academy Islington £25.00 020 7288 4400
Tickets are also available from:
and for Manchester and London shows
All tickets are subject to booking fee.