|Format: CD / Cat No: REPUK1226 / Released: 22/09/2014
Track Listing: DVD: 1. Salmon Song / 2. Hurdy Gurdy Glissando / 3. Hurdy Gurdy Man / 4. Solar Musick Suite / 5. Lunar Musick Suite / 6. It’s All Too Much / 7. Aftaglid Pt.1 / 8. Electrick Gypsies / 9. Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) / CD (selected highlights from the DVD to fit on CD): 1. Salmon Song / 2. Hurdy Gurdy Glissando / 3. Hurdy Gurdy Man / 4. Solar Musick Suite / 5. Lunar Musick Suite / 6. It’s All Too Much / 7. Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) /
More information: Having made his name with Gong, Steve Hillage has been active for more than 40 years as a performer, composer and producer. He has just returned to ‘live’ performance with a new incarnation of the Steve Hillage Band, revisiting classic material from the mid-1970s. This is his 1977 performance on Rockpalast, majoring on highlights from his first two solo albums, ‘Fish Rising’ and ‘L’. The seven-piece band line-up also appeared on the acclaimed ‘Live Herald’ set, and includes ex-Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker and the appropriately named Colin Bass (later of Camel).
Highlights include ‘Solar Musick Suite’ - still regarded by many as one of the finest examples of Hillage’s solo work - and versions of George Harrison’s ‘It’s All Too Much’ and Donovan’s ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’. By 1980 Steve Hillage withdrew from performing and recording, moving instead into production (Simple Minds, It Bites, the Charlatans, Tony Banks and others), so this is a rare document of his early solo years.
DVD running time: approx. 85 mins. Region Free NTSC DVD. DVD has audio selection of Stereo and 5.1 surround sound. CD audio is in remastered stereo.