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Product: Steve Hillage - Live in England 1979
Date: 2013-08-14 

Live in England 1979

ImageSteve Hillage is a well-known author, the legendary guitarist, producer taken (including CDs Simple Minds and Robin Hitchcock), co-founder of the group's success Gong, as well as one of the pioneers of avant-garde rock mainstream, identified with the so-called. Canterbury scene, but also one of the pioneers of new age style. He worked in a number of formations, including groups Egg, Khan and System 7, but is also the author of numerous albums under his own name. The most famous of them being released in 1976, "L", which Hillage worked with Todd Rundgren, and on a long European tour, which was a summary of a spectacular concert in London's Hyde Park, then hired in his band including drummer Jethro Tull, Clive Bunker and bassist Colin Bass, who later became famous as a very important figure in the group Camel. In the years 1976-1979, considered to be the most interesting from an artistic point of view, a period in his solo activities, Steve Hillage released several hugely popular albums (including "Motivation Radio", "Green", "Open") and took a world tour which now, after many years, is documented by reliable in such cases label Gonzo Multimedia . She let it just for the CD + DVD release entitled "Live In England 1979".

It contains a record of the concert, which took place on 28 February 1979 at the University of Kent. Interestingly, a few years earlier, Steve Hillage was a student of this school, so it was a kind of sentimental return. "Rock Goes To College" ... This string often appears on the screen anyway during this show. Steve and his team performed the following songs: "Salmon Song", "Unzipping The Zype", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", "1988 Activator" , "Unidentified Flying Being" and "It's All Too Much." This latter is a composition of George Harrison posted by The Beatles on the "Yellow Submarine". The picture quality is good, but the camera work and visuals is not a knock. Well, these were the standards and technical means at their disposal 35 years ago. Most importantly, the atmosphere in the audience was hot, and even on the stage Hillage'a team wrote down very well. As a bonus CD version contains two live recordings ("Hurdy Gurdy Glissando" and "Electrick Gypsies") in 1977, and so the DVD version - the next two songs, and actually clips to "Radio" and "Light In The Sky" and recently conducted an interview with Steve Hillage and Miquette Girandy that in the 70s not only played in a band with keyboardist Steve, but it has been a life partner. From the interview, we learn among other things, that Steve currently composes new material, which will be released in 2014 or 2015 years for the new album Steve Hillage Band. Both the album "Live In England 1979" and this is very good news will be delighted by all the fans of this famous guitarist.


Live in England 1979
CD - £9.99



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