|Includes Nick Beggs/Christina Booth/Nick D'virgilio/Steve Hackett/David Longdon/Rob Reed
Format: CD / Cat No: EANTCDS2001 / Released: 27/04/2015
Track Listing: 1. Spectral Mornings (2015) / 2. Spectral Mornings (2015 - Acoustic Mix) / 3. Spectral Mornings (2105 - Instrumental) / 4. Spectral Mornings (2015 - Classic Mix)
More information: A special charity EP of a newly recorded "song" version of Steve Hackett's much loved track "Spectral Mornings", in aid of the Parkinsonís Society UK.
FEATURING STEVE HACKETT, NICK BEGGS (STEVEN WILSON BAND, FISH ON FRIDAY), DAVID LONGDON (BIG BIG TRAIN), CHRISTINA BOOTH (MAGENTA), ROB REED (MAGENTA / KOMPENDIUM) & NICK DíVIRGILIO (SPOCKíS BEARD)
ALL PROFITS DONATED TO THE PARKINSONíS SOCIETY UK.
The project was the brainchild of ROB REED (of Magenta & Kompendium) who explains; "Iíve 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. I also had the idea of it being a duet, so we asked Christina Booth from my band Magenta to sing it. We then had to play the demo to Steve Hackett to make sure he liked it, which thankfully he did. He kindly agreed to play guitar on the track, which was wonderful. I really think we have been respectful to the original piece and hopefully brought something new to it as wellĒ.
Rob adds; "We were also lucky to have one of the best rhythm sections to play on the song, namely Nick Beggs on bass (of Steven Wilsonís band) and Nick DíVirgilio on drums (from Spockís Beard). As it was a one off project we really wanted the proceeds from the sales to go to a charity. Myself, Christina and Steve Hackett have all lost close family members to Parkinsonís disease, so we decided to donate all the proceeds from the sale to Parkinsonís Society UK, who are funding research into a cure for this terrible affliction."