“Because we can’t really travel, substantially at the moment, I hope that the album will take people on that journey. Diese Website benutzt Cookies, die für den technischen Betrieb der Website erforderlich sind und stets gesetzt werden. The lively Joie de Vivre expresses the unique sense of joy the French have through their wine, food and folk music, with paintings reflecting family gatherings, spectacular vistas and the vibrant colours of their cities. This embodies the Baroque music of Italy, a sensitive interpretation embellished with cross-string trills, a technique introduced to Hackett by the fine classical guitarist, the late Theo Cheng. “A lot of acoustic ideas had been forming over the years, and it felt like the perfect time to create this album,” notes Hackett, “a time to contemplate the places we’ve visited around the Mediterranean with the kind of music which evolved from the world of imagination. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. It’s shades of black and white.

Hackett also expresses his admiration for the flamenco guitarists of Andalucía who are celebrated on Andalusian Heart.

Under a Mediterranean Sky will be issued on CD, as a two-LP/CD set and digitally.

Thank you for signing up to Prog. It’s shades of black and white. InsideOut MusicFormer Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will release a new solo album titled Under a Mediterranean Sky on January 22, 2021, featuring a collection of acoustic songs inspired by his travels around the Mediterranean region with his wife, Jo. Under a Mediterranean Sky will be issued on CD, as a two-LP/CD set and digitally. It’s also exciting to play alongside instruments from around the world, as well as a wide range of orchestral sounds.”. “The nylon guitar has a very individual sound but, within the compass of what the nylon-strung guitar can do, there are a lot of different tones.

Sirocco is altogether more atmospheric, inspired by the winds playing through the imposing structures of Egypt. There was a problem. InsideOut Music Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will release a new solo album titled Under a Mediterranean Sky on January 22, 2021, featuring a collection of acoustic songs inspired by his travels around the Mediterranean region with his wife, Jo.. “Of course, those countries are virtually at war with each other,” Hackett adds, “and there has been something like a thousand casualties (at the time of writing) on both sides. 7. Hackett played nylon, steel-string and 12-string guitars, on the album, as well as charango and Iraqi oud. With Hackett’s delicate guitar work, Adriatic Blue paints an enchanting view of stunning scenery as tall cliffs of forested mountains plunge into the deep blue sea along the Croatian coastline.

Again, it’s a case of music being able to do things that politicians fail to do – something constructive.”. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. “The villas there seemed to come back to life as we walked through those wonderful atriums and gardens,” inspiring Casa del Fauno and featuring the light and airy flute of Hackett’s brother John and Rob Townsend on flute.

All tracks were produced by Steve Hackett and Roger King with all tracks recorded and mixed by Roger King at Siren. 9. All rights reserved. Joie de Vivre (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett) Sirocco Please refresh the page and try again. Because we can’t really travel, substantially at the moment, I hope that the album will take people on that journey.

Scarlatti Sonata (Domenico Scarlatti) “The villas there seemed to come back to life as we walked through those wonderful atriums and gardens,” inspiring Casa del Fauno and featuring the light and airy flute of Hackett’s brother John and Rob Townsend on flute.

The art of dreaming is embodied in their sensual love of life. Our journey comes to an end with The Call Of The Sea, a gentle and peaceful reflection of the vast body of water that unites the many civilisations both ancient and modern.

Under A Mediterranean Sky will be available as a Limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD and LP-booklet and digital album. The only non-original piece is Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonata. Hackett and his wife Jo were enchanted by the little Faun statue in the House of the Faun, Pompeii. The record also includes Steve's rendition of a sonata by the Italian baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti.Under a Mediterranean Sky was recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown and includes songs inspired by visits to Malta, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Egypt.

Beratung und Bestellannahme04821 - 403000Mo-Fr: 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr. Under A Mediterranean Sky is Steve Hackett’s first acoustic solo album since Tribute in 2008 and takes inspiration from Steve’s extensive travels around the Mediterranean with his wife Jo. The Memory of Myth embodies the deep and rich history of Greece and features the violin of Christine Townsend (no relation) while Lorato – ‘love’ in the language of the African Tswana tribe – is a pretty folk tune. Hackett also expresses his admiration for the flamenco guitarists of Andalucía who are celebrated on Andalusian Heart. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. The Dervish and the Djin (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett / Roger King) Whether you sit down and listen to it or drift off to it with a glass of wine…”, Track Listing: Mdina – The Walled City (Steve Hackett / Roger King) Adriatic Blue (Steve Hackett) Sirocco (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett / Roger King) Joie de Vivre (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett) The Memory of Myth (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett / Roger King Scarlatti Sonata (Domenico Scarlatti) Casa del Fauno (Steve Hackett / Roger King) The Dervish and the Djin (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett / Roger King) Lorato (Steve Hackett) Andalusian Heart (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett / Roger King) The Call of the Sea (Steve Hackett), Our journey around the Med begins on the island of Malta, in Mdina – The Walled City. It's Hackett's first acoustic album since 2005's Metamorpheus. Andalusian Heart (Steve Hackett / Jo Hackett / Roger King) “I had a great time doing this album, seeing it take shape, and I’m very pleased with the outcome. The Call of the Sea (Steve Hackett). Also featured are John Hackett and Rob Townsend, flute (Casa del Fauno); Malik Mansurov, tar and Arsen Petrosyan, duduk & Rob Townsend, Sax (The Dervish And The Djin); Christine Townsend, violin (The Memory Of Myth and The Call Of The Sea). “A lot of acoustic ideas had been forming over the years, and it felt like the perfect time to create this album,” notes Hackett, “a time to contemplate the places we’ve visited around the Mediterranean with the kind of music which evolved from the world of imagination. Lunatic Soul release new video for The Fountain, Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience to return in 2021 with 97 dates, IT announce release trailer for new live concert DVD, Intervals stream new single String Theory.

Sirocco is altogether more atmospheric, inspired by the winds playing through the imposing structures of Egypt. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. Casa del Fauno (Steve Hackett / Roger King) About Steve HackettSteve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. “I had a great time doing this album, seeing it take shape, and I’m very pleased with the outcome. The lively Joie de Vivre expresses the unique sense of joy the French have through their wine, food and folk music, with paintings reflecting family gatherings, spectacular vistas and the vibrant colours of their cities.

", He adds, "Because we can't really travel, substantially at the moment, I hope that the album will take people on that journey.".

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King handled keyboards, while programming and orchestral arrangements are by Roger King. It’s also exciting to play alongside instruments from around the world, as well as a wide range of orchestral sounds.”.

You can do the full-on attack, the kind of salvo that you expect from the flamenco players but, at the same time, it can also be very gentle, gentle as a harp. Mehrwertsteuer zzgl. These cookies do not store any personal information. Mdina – The Walled City (Steve Hackett / Roger King) Along with otherworldly beings such as the Djin (Genie) they sprang from Persia’s dreaming past. Scarlatti Sonata It’s imposing strength is portrayed by Roger King’s dramatic orchestration while Hackett’s guitar weaves through the atmospheric streets describing the creativity, love and strength that held Malta together between all the waves of conflict. It’s shades of black and white. Überraschung: Steve Hackett gibt am 12.12.2019 ein exklusives Acoustic-Trio-Konzert in der Foundation Beyeler in Basel. Iconic guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new acoustic album Under A Mediterranean Sky on 22nd January 2021 as a Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP-booklet and Digital Album via InsideOut Music. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Our journey around the Med begins on the island of Malta, in Mdina – The Walled City.