Steve Hackett's Guitar Noir and Darktown to get vinyl releases for very first time

Steve Hackett
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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is to have his 1990s albums Guitar Noir and Darktown released on vinyl for the very first time.

Both albums will be released as gatefold 180g double vinyl sets, each newly remastered especially for the vinyl format and will be released through InsideOut Music on June 2.

“I’m thrilled that my two albums Guitar Noir and Darktown are being release on vinyl for the first time," says Hackett. "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 was originally released in 1993 and saw Hackett joined by Julian Colbeck (keys), Dave Ball (bass), Hugo Degenhardt (drums), Aron Friedman (keyboards) and Nick Magnus (keyboards).

1999's Darktown saw Hackett again joined by Colbeck and Degenhardt (drums), as well as Roger King (keys, bass, drums), Jim Diamond (Vocals), John Hackett (flute, pan pipes), Ian McDonald (saxophone) and John Wetton (bass samples). The new edition of the album also includes the three bonus tracks included on the 2013 CD reissue

Hackett recently announced a US leg of his successful Foxtrot At 50 tour, celebrating the 1972 Genesis album Foxtrot

Pre-order Guitar Noir.

Pre-order Darktown.

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.