Steve Hackett

The Night Siren The Night Siren

Marketing Highlights

  • Available as Special Edition CD+Blu-ray Digipak, and standard jewel case CD.
  • Special Edition CD+Blu-Ray incl. 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo mix as well as behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Steve Hackett has sold 200,000 albums in the USA.
  • In 2016 Steve sold out a Full US Tour in the USA in 1,200 to 2,000 cap rooms. Touring again in Feb/Mar 2017 playing entire album + ‘Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett’.
  • Print ads in all important magazines and fanzines.
  • Interviews and Reviews in all relevant magazines, fanzines and webzines.
  • Pomotional video clip for the song “Behind The Smoke”.
  • Facebook ads + banner ads on high profile web.

Bio

Steve Hackett gained prominence as lead guitarist of the English progressive rock band Genesis, which he joined in 1970 and left in 1977 to pursue a solo career. Hackett contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums and seven singles. Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. As implied in the title, “The Night Siren” is a wake-up call… the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division. “The Night Siren” showcases Steve’s incredible guitar playing as strongly as ever, along with musicians from several different countries who Steve invited to join him in celebrating multicultural diversity and unity. This includes singers from Israel and Palestine, who both actively campaign to bring Jewish and Arabic people together. There are also instrumentals from the USA and Iraq and a multiplicity of sounds, including the exotic strains of Indian sitar and Middle Eastern tar and oud, the ethnic beauty of the Peruvian charango and the haunting Celtic Uilleann pipes.

Steve is widely traveled, making friends everywhere he goes and has always embraced multicultural diversity. In these times of unrest, he has been inspired to express his belief that the world needs more empathy and unity. His wish to involve a range of musical sounds, instruments, musicians and singers from different parts of the world is both a development of his eclectic approach to music and shows how people can be brought together, even from war torn regions.

Talking about his latest work, Steve says, “This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world. From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defences. To quote Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake’.”

The musical journey takes us from ‘Behind the Smoke’, focusing on the plight of refugees throughout the ages, to the penultimate track ‘West to East’ which reflects on the damage of war and the hope for a better world. From personal to universal, the themes celebrate the life force, breaking free from chains of repression.

In addition to singers Kobi and Mira (Israeli and Palestinian), also featured on the album are Nick D’Virgilio (drums) from the USA, Malik Mansurov (Tar) from Azerbaijan & Gulli Breim (drums & percussion) from Iceland, along with regular Hackett collaborators: Roger King, Nad Sylvan, Gary O’Toole, Rob Townsend and Amanda Lehmann. Additional musicians who add to the rich flavour of the album are Christine Townsend (violin & viola), Dick Driver (double bass) and Troy Donockley (Celtic Uilleann).

Steve Hackett is returning with an exciting new show Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett for a US tour in February, followed by an extensive European tour (including 15 UK dates) kicking off in March, right on time with the release of “The Night Siren”. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album “Wind and Wuthering”, Steve and his band will be performing several tracks from the album as well as fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’ and other Genesis numbers never performed before by Steve’s band including ‘Inside & Out,’ ‘One For The Vine’ and ‘Anyway’ as well as material from “The Night Siren”.

About Steve Hackett: Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including “Selling England by the Pound” (a favourite of John Lennon) and “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

Tracklist

CD:
1. Behind the Smoke (6:59)
2. Martian Sea (4:40)
3. Fifty Miles from the North Pole (7:08)
4. El Niño (3:52)
5. Other Side of the Wall (4:01)
6. Anything but Love (5:56)
7. Inca Terra (5:54)
8. In Another Life (6:07)
9. In the Skeleton Gallery (5:09)
10. West to East (5:14)
11. The Gift (2:45)
Blu-Ray:
5.1. mix / hi-res stereo mix
1. Behind the Smoke (5.1 Mix) (6:57)
2. Martian Sea (5.1 Mix) (4:41)
3. Fifty Miles from the North Pole (5.1 Mix) (7:07)
4. El Niño (5.1 Mix) (3:52)
5. Other Side of the Wall (5.1 Mix) (4:01)
6. Anything but Love (5.1 Mix) (5:57)
7. Inca Terra (5.1 Mix) (5:52)
8. In Another Life (5.1 Mix) (6:07)
9. In the Skeleton Gallery (5.1 Mix) (5:09)
10. West to East (5.1 Mix) (5:14)
11. The Gift (5.1 Mix) (2:46)

For Fans Of

Genesis
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Steven Wilson
Transatlantic

Home Market

Twickenham (London), UK

Album Details

Artist

Steve Hackett

Album Title

The Night Siren

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Discount

7% (ends 03/30/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Inside Out Music

Parent Label

Century Media

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD15

UPC

889854104627

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

88985410462

Album Details

Artist

Steve Hackett

Album Title

The Night Siren

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Discount

7% (ends 03/30/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Inside Out Music

Parent Label

Century Media

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD19

UPC

889854142124

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

88985414212

Tour Dates

Bandsintown