What does it sound like?:
A huge box set covering Hackett’s work between 1975 and 1983. This comprises his first six Charisma albums augmented by a treasure trove of 67 previously unreleased recordings, split between old and new material, live tracks and remixes.
Overall there are ten cds plus a further four dvds carrying 5.1 mixes, two of which (Please Don’t Touch and Spectral Mornings) are done by the fair hand of Steven Wilson.
The six cds cover the studio albums from that era, with extra bonus material thrown in for good measure, plus no less than four live albums from the same period – two of these are completely unreleased before, while the other two also contain a good deal of previously unheard material. Completing the ten cds on offer are two new stereo remixes by Steven Wilson, again of Please Don’t Touch and Spectral Mornings.
The whole set is beautifully packaged and comes with a substantial and very informative booklet.
What does it all *mean*?
This box set has all the Hackett you’ll ever need from that period. Sure, it looks pricey on first glance, but then when you see the wealth of the material included » Continue Reading.