Voyage Of The Acolyte - 1975     Voyage Of The Acolyte


      1. Ace Of Wands
      2. Hands Of The Priestess, Part I
      3. A Tower Struck Down
      4. Hands Of The Priestess, Part II
      5. The Hermit
      6. Star Of Sirius
      7. The Lovers
      8. Shadows Of The Hierophant

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Autoharp, Guitar (Electric), Harmonium, Keyboards, Sound Effects, Vocals, Bells, Mellotron
  • John Acock - Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards, Mellotron, Elka
  • John Hackett - Flute, Keyboards, Bells, Arp
  • Percy Jones - Bass
  • Robin Miller - Oboe, Wind, Cor Anglais
  • Nigel Warren-Green - Cello
  • Nigel Green - Cello
  • Mike Rutherford - Bass, Guitar (Bass), Guitar (12 String), Bass Pedals
  • John Gustafson - Bass
  • Phil Collins - Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Vibraphone
  • Steve Tobin - Sound Effects
  • Sally Oldfield - Vocals

    Steve Hackett - Producer
    John Acock - Producer, Engineer,
    Paul Watkins - Assistant Engineer
    Louie Austin - Assistant Engineer
    Kim Poor - Paintings


      1. Narnia
      2. Carry On Up The Vicarage
      3. Racing In A
      4. Kim
      5. How Can I?
      6. Hoping Love Will Last
      7. Land Of A Thousand Autumns
      8. Please Don't Touch
      9. The Voice Of Necam
    10. Icarus Ascending

  • Steve Hackett - Electronic And Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
  • Richie Havens - Vocals
  • Steve Walsh - Vocals
  • Randy Crawford - Vocals
  • Dave Lebolt - Keyboards
  • John Acock - Keyboards
  • Chester Thompson — Drums, Percussion
  • Phil Ehart - Drums, Percussion
  • James Bradley — Percussion
  • Richie Havens
  • John Hackett - Flutes, Piccolos, Bass Pedals, Keyboards
  • Tom Fowler - Bass
  • Graham Smith - Violin
  • Hugh Malloy - Cello

    Produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett

    Recorded at (studios) Cherokee - Kingsway
    Record Plant — De Lane Lea
    Engineered by John Acock
    Assisted by Chip - Rob - Mark & Rafe
    Kim Poor - Cover Illustration
    Sleeve Design - Kim Poor & A.D. Design
    John Brown - Cover Photography
    Armando Gallî - Inside Sleeve

    Special Thanks to:

    John Hackett for immeasurable assistance and guidance
    Gail Colson and Russ Shaw for unceasing moral support
    Dale Newman & Dan Owen for equipment and Guest Vocals on 'Icarus Ascending'.
    Maria Bonvino (Guest Female Soprano on 'Hoping Love') and EMU Keyboard Systems

    Also Starring

    Necam - The Computer
    Computer Assisted Mix Down, Manufactured by Neve of Royston
    The Robert Morton Pipe Organ (Since destroyed by fire at the Record Plant L.A.)
    Automata & Mechanicals c/o Jack Donovan


      1. Every Day
      2. The Virgin And The Gypsy
      3. The Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
      4. Clocks
      5. Ballad Of The Decomposing Man
      6. Lost Time In Cordoba
      7. Tigermoth
      8. Spectral Mornings

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
  • Nick Magnus - Synthesizer, Keyboards
  • John Hackett - Flute, Keyboards
  • Dik Cadbury - Bass
  • John Shearer - Drums
  • Peter Hicks - Vocals

    Produced by John Acock & Steve Hackett

    Steve Hackett Music Ltd.
    Original Sound Recording Made by Charisma Records Ltd.
    ® 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.
    © 1979 Charisma Records Ltd.


      1. The Steppes
      2. Time To Get Out
      3. Slogans
      4. Leaving
      5. Two Vamps As Guests
      6. Jacuzzi
      7. Hammer In The Sand
      8. The Toast
      9. The Show
    10. Sentimental Institution

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar, Vocal, Optigan, Roland GR 500
  • Nick Magnus - Keyboards
  • John Hackett - Concert and Alto Flute
  • John Shearer - Drums & Percussion
  • Dik Cadbury - Bass, Vocal
  • Pete Hicks - Vocal

    Produced by John Acock / Steve Hackett

    All Tracks Written by Steve Hackett
    except 10 (Steve Hackett / Peter Hicks)

    Original Sound Recording Made by Charisma Records Ltd.


      1. Hope I Don't Wake
      2. Picture Postcard
      3. Can't Let Go
      4. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
      5. Funny Feeling
      6. A Cardle Of Swans
      7. Overnight Sleepert
      8. Turn Back Time

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • John Hackett - Flute, Keyboards
  • John Acock - Keyboards
  • Nick Magnus - Synthesizer, Keyboards
  • Kim Poor - Vocals

    Steve Hackett - Producer, Publishing
    John Acock - Producer, Engineer
    Nick Magnus - Producer

    All Tracks Composed by Steve Hackett
    except * Steve Hackett / Nick Magnus + Steve Hackett / Kim Poor
    Published by Steve Hackett Music Ltd. / Chappell Music Ltd.
    Original Sound Recording made by Charisma Records Ltd.
    ® 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.
    © 1984 Charisma Records Ltd.


      1. Camino Royale
      2. Cell 151
      3. Always Somewhere Else
      4. Walking Through Walls
      5. Give It Away
      6. Weightless
      7. Group Therapy
      8. India Rubber Man
      9. Hackett To Pieces

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar, Vocals
  • Nick Magnus - Keyboards & Devices
  • Nigel Warren-Green - Cello
  • Chris Lawrence - Contrabass
  • Ian Mosley - Drums

    Produced by Steve Hackett & John Acock
    Creative Engineering & Good Vibes from John Acock, Rafe McKenna & Brad Grisdale.
    Assisted by Bob Kraushaar

    Recorded in London at Berry Street Studios, Marcus Music & Redan Recorders
    Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Utopia Studios, London
    "Cell 151" Recorded February 1982.
    "Walking Through Walls", "Camino Royale" & "Always Somewhere Else" Recorded May 1982.
    "Group Therapy" Recorded August 1982.
    "Give It Away", "Weightless", "India Rubber Man" & "Hackett to Pieces" Recorded October & November 1983

    Special Thanks to Linda Harris at Company Headquarters
    Equipment: Neil Biscoe & Ged Fitzpatrick

    Steve's Equipment: Ovation UK II, Les Paul, Stratocaster, Giffin. Marshall 100w & 50w Amps, Pete Cornish Pedalboard, Echoplex, Energy Bow, Slide, Hohner Harmonica

    Nick's Keyboards: Jupiter 8, Memory Moog, Steam Piano, Moog Source, Mini Moog, Korg CX3, Vocoder Plus, Emulator, Rhodes, Harpsichord, Prophet 5, Linn LM1

    Ian's Drums: Yamaha with Evans heads


      1. Cavalcanti
    An old family name related to the love of horses.
    I used a triplet figure as it gathers pace which,
    when played, actually looks like a galloping horse.
    Martin Carthy was the first person who showed me this on guitar using the thumb,
    forefinger and second finger. I had to practise this movement a lot to get it right,
    but it still reminds me of a galloping horse everytime
      2. The Sleeping Sea
    A descending sequence, one of my favourites on the album, using 'Moorish' harmonies. Slightly dissonant, but necessary to lead you to a very murky place. I imagined predators in their element at the bottom of the sea at night. After I'd heard Debussy's The Sunken Cathedral I decided to end with the sound of a bell intoning
      3. Portrait Of A Briazilian Lady
    Very Brazilian harmonies here, very unhurried. A portrait of Kim's grandmother hangs in the house at Petropolis - sometimes it seems to be sad, but when you look at it from a distance for a while the mouth seems to dart into a smile. A capricious free spirit -Vovo Nina!
      4. When The Bell Breaks
    A tremolo piece similar to many guitar studies where the top line is played with three fingers and the bass notes with the thumb. A Flamenco technique that gives the impression of two guitars playing instead of one - again a very 'watery' effect - or the guitar doing an impression of a mandolin
      5. A Bed, A Chair And A Guitar
    When I was growing up Dad thought that I would be happy if all I had in life was a bed, a chair and a guitar. I've got a bit more furniture now, Dad, and a few more guitars - but he'd sussed my teenage priorities! There's a traditional piece I first heard played by Bert Jansch called Nicola which starts off this little trilogy in classical style, then folk and finally jazz
      6. Concert For Munich
    This one's dedicated to Tony Stratton-Smith who originally commissioned it for a film about the Manchester United football team who fought their way back to the top against all expectations. Tony was a man governed by his passions, but was able to inspire many musicians during his lifetime - a true patron of the arts. It would take a book to cover all his activities as author, journalist, record company boss and friend. God bless you, Tony!
      7. Last Rites Of Innocence
    There's a logic to baroque music that makes it stick very closely to form, almost like an unbroken dance - that's the main influence here. I tried also to highlight the degree of independent bass lines possible whilst playing the top strings, much the same as with a string trio or quartet
      8. Troubled Spirit
    The full message was "troubled spirit, there are many victories ahead". I 'heard* a spirit message which helped me through one of my darkest moments. Musically, it starts in turmoil, then is transformed into pure joy at the personal realisation that we exist only by the grace of something approaching Divine Will. I've never been truly depressed since
      9. Variation On A Theme By Chopin
    Sometimes I try to play the guitar in a pianistic style and it's Chopin I think of when the piano is used at its best - underplayed, gentle and melancholic
    10. Pierrot
    This was the first thing recorded for this album. I imagined the single-reared clown as a doll ... a child believing her doll could dance
    11. Momentum
    This was the last thing written for the record on its original release - Spanish influence all the way
    12. Bouree
    This fabulous piece shows why Bach is still an unbeatable bass player and the most fluent of all chordsmiths
    13. An Open Window
    This was written just a little too late to be included on Momentum at the time of its first release, but I'm glad it can join the rest now - a latecomer, but well worth the wait. I didn't set out to write such a long piece. I just found that there was a lot to say with a piece that kept demanding a change of pace
    14. The Vigil
    This is very much in a Venetian style and for me conjures the warmth of candlelight ( dedicated to Louise Wheeler )

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar
  • John Hackett - Flute

    Produced by Steve Hackett and John Acock and Recorded and Mixed by John Acock
    except 'Bouree', 'An Open Window' and 'The Vigil' ( Mixed by Billy Budis );
    Mastered by Ian Anderson at Battery
    Cover 'Momentum'by Kim Poor ©1987
    Design and Layout by Lippa Pearce, with thanks to Harry Pearce
    Photography Richard Foster
    For Kim - The most beautiful girl in the world - keep painting the light!


      1. Cassandra
      2. Prizefighters
      3. Slot Machine
      4. Stadiums Of The Damned
      5. Don’t Fall
      6. Oh How I Love You
      7. Notre Dame Des Fleurs
      8. The Gulf

  • Steve Hackett - Guitar (1-8), Vocals (1-6), Harmonica (5)
  • Brian May - Guitar (1, 3), Vocals (3)
  • Nick Magnus - Keyboards (1, 3-5, 8), Piano (6), Virtual Drums (3-5, 8)
  • Pete Trewavas - Bass (1)
  • Ian Mosely - Drums (1)
  • Chris Thompson - Vocals (1-3, 5, 6)
  • Bonnie Tyler - Vocal (2)
  • Terry Pack - Bass (2)
  • The Phil HENDERSON ORCHESTRA (Arranged by Phil Henderson)

    All Tracks Written by Steve Hackett ©1986 Stephen Hackett Ltd.
    except "Slot Machine" Written by Steve Hackett and Brian May © 1986 Stephen Hackett Ltd. / Queen Music Ltd.
    and "Prizefighters" Written by Steve Hackett and Steve Howe ©1986 Stephen Hackett Ltd. / Boundmere Ltd.

    Brian May appears by kind courtesy of EMI Records and Queen Productions Ltd.
    Bonnie Tyler appears by kind courtesy of CBS Records

    Produced by Steve Hackett
    'Slot Machine' produced by Steve Hackett and Brian May
    Cover Painting: "Blood On The Rooftops" by Kim Poor. © 1987 Kim Poor.

    For further information Kudos Management Crown Studios 16-18 Crown Road Twickenham TW1 3EE UK

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