Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a special six CD & two DVD collection titled Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984-2006) due for release on the 5th October 2018 through InsideOutMusic.
Commenting on the forthcoming release Hackett said: “I’m excited to announce the release of a special bumper retrospective 1984 – 2006 box set. This will include six re-mastered albums, several 5.1 surround sound tracks including a new version of the GTR track ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’, three previously unreleased live videos and the whole of the DVD Somewhere in South America, as well as a 60 page booklet including rare photos and new liner notes.”
The collection follows on from 2015’s Premonitions in that it will collate the albums Till We Have Faces, Guitar Noir, Darktown, Feedback 86, To Watch The Storms & Wild Orchids, each newly remastered, with a host of bonus tracks.
In addition to this, aside from the aforementioned Somewhere in South America live DVD captures a concert in Buenos Aires, the second DVDs will include several recent live rarities. And, as Hackett there is a 60 page book with liner notes, rare photos, lyrics and other sundry material, all behind a cover featuring brand new artwork from Roger Dean (Yes, Uriah Heep etc).
‘I’m incredibly proud of this collection which highlights a huge variety of styles and musical dreams in development over the course of more than twenty years,” said Hackett.
As previously reported at Ramzine, Steve Hackett and band will be playing eight special UK shows this October, where they will perform with a 41 piece orchestra. The dates commemorating the 40th anniversary of the legendary Genesis album Wind & Wuthering, his most recent solo studio album, The Night Siren, and now also the release of Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984-2006). To find out more click here.