At the Edge of Light

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At the Edge of Light
At the edge of light cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)
Recorded2018
StudioThe Hacketts' home, Siren, Paddock, Paradise Studio, Grammy Studio, Sweetwater
GenreProgressive rock
Length54:27
LabelWolfwork/InsideOut
ProducerSteve Hackett
Roger King
Benedict Fenner
Steve Hackett chronology
The Night Siren
(2017)
At the Edge of Light
(2019)
Singles from At the Edge of Light
  1. "Under the Eye of the Sun"
    Released: 30 November 2018
  2. "Underground Railroad"
    Released: 21 December 2018

At the Edge of Light is the twenty-fifth studio album by English guitarist and songwriter Steve Hackett, released on 25 January 2019 by InsideOut Records.

Release[edit]

The album was announced on 25 October 2018.[1] It will be available on CD, a two LP and CD set, a digital download, and as a CD and DVD Digipak mediabook with a 5.1 surround sound mix and a behind the scenes documentary.[2]

On 30 November 2018, "Under the Eye of the Sun" was released as the first single off the album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fallen Walls and Pedestals"Steve Hackett, Roger King2:17
2."Beasts in Our Time"S. Hackett, Jo Hackett, King6:20
3."Under the Eye of the Sun"S. Hackett, J. Hackett7:06
4."Underground Railroad"S. Hackett, J. Hackett, King6:22
5."Those Golden Wings"S. Hackett, J. Hackett, King11:09
6."Shadow and Flame"S. Hackett, J. Hackett4:22
7."Hungry Years"S. Hackett4:34
8."Descent"S. Hackett4:20
9."Conflict"S. Hackett, King2:36
10."Peace"S. Hackett, J. Hackett5:03

Personnel[edit]

Music[1]

  • Steve Hackett – guitars, vocals
  • Durga McBroom – vocals
  • Lorelei McBroom – vocals
  • Nick D'Virgilio – drums
  • Simon Phillips – drums
  • Sheema Mukherjee – sitar
  • Gulli Briem – drums, percussion
  • Malik Mansurov – tar
  • Jonas Reingold – bass guitar
  • Paul Stillwell – didgeridoo
  • Rob Townsend – saxophone, bass clarinet, duduk
  • Amanda Lehmann – vocals
  • John Hackett – flute
  • Gary O'Toole – drums
  • Roger King – keyboards
  • Ben Fenner – keyboards
  • Dick Driver – double bass
  • Christine Townsend – violin, viola

Production

  • Roger King – production, engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 129
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 71
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 72
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 151
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 13
Italian Albums (FIMI)[9] 75
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[10] 41
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[12] 55
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steve Hackett: Announces release of new studio album 'At The Edge Of Light'". InsideOut Music. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ Munro, Scott (25 October 2018). "Steve Hackett announces new studio album At The Edge Of Light". Louder Sound. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "STEVE HACKETT - Under The Eye Of The Sun (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. InsideOut Records. November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 5, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 5 (dal 2019-01-25 al 2019-01-31)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 5: del 25.1.2019 al 31.1.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 February 2019.