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Steve Hillage Discusses His New Searching For The Spark Box Set

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Steve Hillage’s epic 22 disc box set Searching For The Spark is released through Snapper records tomorrow.

Here’s part one of a series of clips of the prog guitar legend, producer and ambient dance pioneer in conversation with Prog Editor Jerry Ewing about the box set and his entire career. Prog will be bringing you further clips of the lengthy interview over the next week or so, as the pair talk about Hillage’s early musical forays, leading through his time with Gong, his solo career, his work as a producer to the likes of It Bites and Simple Minds and his interest in dance music with System 7, all the way through to his recent reunion with Gong.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.