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At the Edge of Light

At the Edge of Light is the twenty-fifth studio album by English guitarist and singer-songwriter Steve Hackett, released on 25 January 2019 by InsideOut Records.

At the Edge of Light
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Studio album by
Released25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)
Recorded2018
StudioThe Hacketts' home, Siren, Paddock, Paradise Studio, Grammy Studio, Sweetwater
GenreProgressive rock
Length54:27
LabelWolfwork/InsideOut
ProducerSteve Hackett
Roger King
Benedict Fenner
Steve Hackett chronology
The Night Siren
(2017)
At the Edge of Light
(2019)
Singles from At the Edge of Light
  1. "Under the Eye of the Sun"
    Released: 30 November 2018
  2. "Underground Railroad"
    Released: 21 December 2018

ReleaseEdit

The album was announced on 25 October 2018.[1] It will be available on CD, a two LP and CD set, a digital download, and as a CD and DVD Digipak mediabook with a 5.1 surround sound mix and a behind the scenes documentary.[2]

On 30 November 2018, "Under the Eye of the Sun" was released as the first single off the album.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fallen Walls and Pedestals"Steve Hackett, Roger King2:17
2."Beasts in Our Time"S. Hackett, Jo Hackett, King6:20
3."Under the Eye of the Sun"S. Hackett, J. Hackett7:06
4."Underground Railroad"S. Hackett, J. Hackett, King6:22
5."Those Golden Wings"S. Hackett, J. Hackett, King11:09
6."Shadow and Flame"S. Hackett, J. Hackett4:22
7."Hungry Years"S. Hackett4:34
8."Descent"S. Hackett4:20
9."Conflict"S. Hackett, King2:36
10."Peace"S. Hackett, J. Hackett5:03

PersonnelEdit

Music[1]

  • Steve Hackett – electric & acoustic guitars, 12 string guitar, dobro, bass guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Durga McBroom – vocals on "Underground Railroad"
  • Lorelei McBroom – vocals on "Underground Railroad"
  • Nick D'Virgilio – drums on "Those Golden Wings"
  • Simon Phillips – drums on "Hungry Years"
  • Sheema Mukherjee – sitar on "Shadow and Flame"
  • Malik Mansurov – tar on "Fallen Walls and Pedestals"
  • Jonas Reingold – bass guitar on "Beasts in Our Time", "Under the Eye of the Sun" and "Hungry Years"
  • Paul Stillwell – didgeridoo on "Under the Eye of the Sun"
  • Gulli Briem – drums, percussion on "Under the Eye of the Sun"
  • Rob Townsend – tenor saxophone, flute, duduk, bass clarinet on "Beasts in Our Time" and "Under the Eye of the Sun"
  • Amanda Lehmann – vocals on "Under the Eye of the Sun", "Underground Railroad", "Those Golden Wings", "Hungry Years" and "Peace"
  • John Hackett – flute on "Beasts in Our Time", "Under the Eye of the Sun", "Those Golden Wings" and "Conflict"
  • Gary O'Toole – drums on "Fallen Walls and Pedestals"
  • Roger King – keyboards, programming, orchestral arrangements (except on "Descent")
  • Benedict Fenner – keyboards, programming on "Hungry Years" and "Descent"
  • Dick Driver – double bass on "Under the Eye of the Sun" and "Hungry Years"
  • Christine Townsend – violin, viola on "Those Golden Wings"

Production

  • Steve Hackett - production
  • Roger King – production, engineering (except on "Descent")
  • Benedict Fenner – production, engineering on "Descent"

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 129
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 71
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 72
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 151
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 13
Italian Albums (FIMI)[9] 75
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[10] 41
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[12] 55
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 28

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Steve Hackett: Announces release of new studio album 'At The Edge Of Light'". InsideOut Music. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ Munro, Scott (25 October 2018). "Steve Hackett announces new studio album At The Edge Of Light". Louder Sound. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "STEVE HACKETT - Under The Eye Of The Sun (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. InsideOut Records. November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 5, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 5 (dal 2019-01-25 al 2019-01-31)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 5: del 25.1.2019 al 31.1.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2019.