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Four Versions Of Steve Hackett Classic Set For Charity Release (A Top Story)


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On Friday Four Versions Of Steve Hackett Classic Set For Charity Release was a top story. Here is the recap: (Prog) Four versions of Steve Hackett track Spectral Mornings have been recorded and will be released as an EP to raise cash for the Parkinson's Society UK, it's been confirmed.

It's the brainchild of Rob Reed, who recruited his Magenta bandmate Christina Booth, along with the Steven Wilson Band's Nick Beggs, and Big Big Train's David Longdon and Nick D'Virgilio for the project. Hackett also plays on the record which is scheduled for an April 27 release, with all proceeds going to.

Reed says of the track which originally appeared on the former Genesis man's 1979 solo album of the same name: "I've always loved the piece Spectral Mornings by Steve Hackett, (the classic instrumental from his 1979 album of the same name). It had a great guitar melody and thought it would be amazing to re-record with the addition of some lyrics.

"I contacted David Longdon from Big Big Train who I wanted to sing it. David wrote the lyrics and we did a demo, which sounded fantastic. I also had the idea of it being a duet, so we asked Christina Booth from my band Magenta to sing it. We then had to play the demo to Steve Hackett to make sure he liked it, which thankfully he did. He kindly agreed to play guitar on the track." Read more - here.

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