STEVE HACKETT - The Circus and the Nightwhale - CD

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THIS PRODUCT WILL SHIP OUT ON/AROUND FEB 16th 2024

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GENRE: Rock

Legendary rock guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio album “The Circus And The Nightwhale” on 16th February 2024 via InsideOut Music. A rite-of-passage concept album with a young character called Travla at the centre of it, “The Circus And The Nightwhale”s 12 tracks have an autobiographical angle for the musician who says about his 30th solo release: “I love this album. It says the things I’ve been wanting to say for a very long time.”

Recorded between tours in 2022 and 2023 at Siren studio in the UK – with guest parts beamed in from Sweden, Austria, the US, Azerbaijan and Denmark, the line-up for “The Circus And The Nightwhale” includes some familiar faces alongside Steve on electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, bass and vocals. Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax), Jonas Reingold (bass), Nad Sylvan (vocals), Craig Blundell (drums) and Amanda Lehmann on vocals. Nick D’Virgilio and Hugo Degenhardt return as guests on the drumstool, engineer extraordinaire Benedict Fenner appears on keyboards and Malik Mansurov is back with the tar. Finally, Steve’s brother John Hackett is present once more on flute.

Summing up “The Circus And The Nightwhale”, Steve says: “It’s a lovely journey that starts dirty, scratchy and smoky and becomes heavenly and divine. How can you resist it?” The album will be available on Ltd CD+Blu-ray Mediabook (incl. 5.1 surround sound & hi-res stereo mixes), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 180g LP + LP-booklet & as digital album.

Tracklist

1. People of the Smoke
2. These Passing Clouds
3. Taking You Down
4. Found and Lost
5. Enter the Ring
6. Get Me Out
7. Ghost Moon and Living Love
8. Circo Inferno
9. Breakout
10. All at Sea
11. Into the Nightwhale
12. Wherever You Are
13. White Dove

Release date: February 16, 2024

Pre-order Details
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