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Darktown (album)

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Released  4 May 1999
Release date  4 May 1999
Genre  Progressive rock
Artist  Steve Hackett
Label  InsideOut Records
Producers  Steve Hackett, Roger King
Darktown (album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen22dSte
Length  56:33 (Original issue) 71:39 (2013 reissue)
Darktown (1999)  Sketches of Satie (2000)
Similar  Steve Hackett albums, Progressive rock albums

Steve hackett darktown


Darktown is the 14th studio album from British Musician Steve Hackett, released in 1999. It was reissued in 2013 with 3 bonus tracks. On this reissue, the title was mis-spelt as "Darktwon" on the sides of the CD case.

Contents

Darktown is the last album to feature Julian Colbeck as a keyboardist, on the title track only. Colbeck had played with Hackett for much of the 1990s. Darktown shows the increasing role that Roger King would play as a part of Hackett's band, as a producer and keyboardist and later as a co-writer.

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Track listing

All songs written by Steve Hackett, except indicated.

  1. "Omega Metallicus" – 3:48
  2. "Darktown" – 4:59
  3. "Man Overboard" – 4:17
  4. "The Golden Age of Steam" – 4:09
  5. "Days of Long Ago" (Hackett, Diamond) – 3:23
  6. "Dreaming with Open Eyes" – 6:54
  7. "Twice Around the Sun" – 7:15
  8. "Rise Again" – 4:26
  9. "Jane Austen's Door" – 6:13
  10. "Darktown Riot" – 3:10
  11. "In Memoriam" – 7:59

2013 Reissue Bonus Tracks

  1. "Flame" – 4:21
  2. "Coming Home to the Blues" – 6:13
  3. "Fast Flower" – 4:32

"Flame" had previously been released on the Japanese edition of Hackett's 2003 album To Watch the Storms, "Coming Home to the Blues" on the Japanese edition of Darktown and "Fast Flower" on the Japanese edition of Hackett's 2009 album Out of the Tunnel's Mouth.

Personnel

  • Billy Budis – cello
  • Julian Colbeck – keyboards
  • Hugo Degenhardt – drums
  • Jim Diamond – vocals
  • Ben Fenner – mellotron
  • Bob Fenner – guitar, recorder
  • Aron Friedman – piano, keyboards
  • John Hackett – flute, pan pipes
  • Steve Hackett – guitar, harmonica, piano, strings, violin, vocals, choir, chorus, 12 string guitar, woodwind, rainstick, sequencing, orchestration, 12-string bass guitar, nylon string guitar, voiceover
  • Roger King – bass, drums, flageolet, keyboards, woodwind, wood
  • Ian McDonald – saxophone
  • Jerry Peal – strings, bells, woodwind
  • Doug Sinclair – bass, fretless bass
  • John Wetton – bass samples
  • Production

  • Richard Buckland – engineer, ambience
  • Billy Budis – engineer, mixing, management
  • Paul Cox – photography, portrait photography
  • Jamie McKena – choir coordinator
  • Harry Pearce – photography
  • Lippa Pearce – design
  • Songs

    1Omega Metallicus3:48
    2Darktown5:00
    3Man Overboard4:17

    References

    Darktown (album) Wikipedia


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