Steve Hackett’s 1990’s solo albums Guitar Noir and Darktown to be released on vinyl for the very first time

Legendary progessive guitarist Steve Hackett has announced that two of his 1990’s solo records will be released on vinyl for the first time ever in 2023, marking the beginning of a series of vinyl reissues of his solo catalogue. On the 2nd June 2023, the 1993 album Guitar Noir and the 1999 album Darktown will be made available as Gatefold 180g 2LP’s, each newly remastered especially for the vinyl format. Pre-order now here:

Steve comments: “I’m thrilled that my two albums Guitar Noir and Darktown are being release on vinyl for the first time! My music took on a darker edge for both those albums, and I explored additional sounds and genres I hadn’t touched before.”

‘Guitar Noir’ (1993) saw Steve taking a darker approach to his guitar sound, and he worked with Julian Colbeck (keyboards), Dave Ball (bass), Hugo Degenhardt (drums), Aron Friedman (keyboards), Nick Magnus (keyboards) and others on this record.

Darktown (1999) also saw Steve joined by Julian Colbeck (keyboards) and Hugo Degenhardt (drums), along with Roger King (keyboards, Bass, Drums), Jim Diamond (vocals), John Hackett (flute, Pan Pipes), Ian McDonald (saxophone) and John Wetton (Bass Samples). This edition of the album also includes the 3 bonus tracks included on the 2013 CD reissue.

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