Release of ‘Spectral Mornings’ Charity Single for Parkinson’s Society UK

Release of ‘Spectral Mornings’ Charity Single for Parkinson’s Society UK

Esoteric are delighted to announce a special charity EP of a newly recorded ‘song’ version of Steve Hackett’s much loved track ‘Spectral Mornings‘ – Release date is 27th April and the record will be available both as a physical EP and download.

Rob Reed, Cristina Booth and David Longdon

Featuring Steve Hackett, Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson Band, Fish on Friday), David Longdon (Big Big Train), Christina Booth (Magenta), Rob Reed (Magenta/Kompendium) & Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard).

All profits donated to The Parkinson’s Society, UK.

New recordings of the classic Steve Hackett track ‘Spectral Mornings’

The project was the brainchild of Ron Reed (of Magenta & Kompendium) who explains; “I’ve always loved the piece Spectral Mornings by Steve Hackett, (the classic instrumental from his 1979 album of the same name). It had a great guitar melody and thought it would be amazing to re-record with the addition of some lyrics. I contacted David Longdon from Big Big Train who I wanted to sing it.  David wrote the lyrics and we did a demo, which sounded fantastic.

Lets raise loads of money for a charity that doesn’t get enough attention, yet affects so many people.

Here’s the link for preorder for the physical EP.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!