Hackett, Steve - Wolflight CD + Blu-Ray (expanded / hi-res / 5.1 edition)
This is a great, great price on the 5.1 edition of this release. In addition to the regular album you get 2 bonus tracks on the CD, as well as a Blu-Ray which has the album in 5.1 as well as hi-res stereo versions, and interviews with Steve about Wolflight. If you really love Hackett - even if you don't have a Blu-Ray set up, you can still get the two bonus tracks.
Of all the ex-members of Genesis, Steve is the one who has nearly always kept the progressive rock flame burning.
For the last several years he has kept himself on tour and very busy with his excellent Genesis revisited shows. This is his first solo studio album of his own material since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon, nearly 5 years ago and all the things that make Steve's work as a leader special (and have made it special for the 40 years since he first released Voyage Of The Acolyte) are all here!
"The legendary Genesis guitarist returns with a vibrant and cinematic new studio album.
The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (Corycian Fire) to the Far East (Wolflight), the USA and Martin Luther King (Black Thunder), but also his very own childhood memories (The Wheel's Turning) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (Love Song to a Vampire).
An excited Steve Hackett tells us more about the record: "My new rock album Wolflight is at the ready and lying in wait. It reflects everybody's struggle for freedom on a journey travelling through both inner and outer space. It explores sounds from as far afield as Greece, Azerbaijan, the deep American South, Sahara desert and beyond, from all our yesterdays, evoking the ancient past".
Steve Hackett's electric guitar plays a powerful role, whilst we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabian lute and twelve string, along with his strong lead vocals. Musicians include long time collaborators Roger King (Keyboards & programming), Gary O'Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass & stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on Love Song to a Vampire and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on Dust and Dreams."
- LabelInside Out