The Charisma Years 1975-1983 (Vinyl Boxed Set) Universal/Virgin
If anyone was in doubt about the astonishing comeback of vinyl, then this fantastic box set of LPs from Steve Hackett should provide the proof! Steve is always aware of trends, either setting them or getting on board quickly, and this set is an absolute triumph. As the title suggests, this collection revisits his formative albums, from Voyage Of The Acolyte to Highly Strung – all of which have been remastered, with new stereo mixes of Please Don’t Touch and Spectral Mornings by Steven Wilson. Each LP is faithfully reproduced here (including the inner sleeves) and pressed in top-quality vinyl. If this wasn’t enough to whet your appetite it also includes live recordings from Reading in 1981 and Oxford in 1979 and a live 12-inch EP from Oxford and Drury Lane in 1979. With many of Steve’s most revered songs included, this is the perfect way to indulge nostalgia in a contemporary format, as an exclusive download card is also included in this fabulous nine-album set.