RELEASED: 2019
ARTIST: Djabe & Steve Hackett
LABEL: Esoteric Records
CATALOGUE NUMBER: EANTCD21081
NUMBER OF DISCS: 2
Djabe & Steve Hackett: Back To Sardinia – CD/DVD

THE OUTSTANDING NEW ALBUM FROM DJABE & STEVE HACKETT
• 2 DISC SET FEATURING A BONUS DVD OF A 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX & VISUAL EXTRAS INCLUDING “WHEN THE FILM IS ROLLING” SHORT FILM & LIVE PERFORMANCES

In 2016 the celebrated Hungarian group DJABE and acclaimed solo musician and former Genesis guitarist STEVE HACKETT spent a few days on the magnificent island of Sardinia. Near the Nostra Signore di Tergu cathedral they built a temporary recording studio in the priest’s house. The recordings went well, the artists were deeply inspired by the surroundings. The 3-day long improvised session was put into shape by Tamás Barabás, who later in Budapest produced a whole album from the multitrack tapes to create the album Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes.

Issued in 2017 the album was greeted enthusiastically by fans and was acclaimed critically. Three years on from those initial recordings, DJABE returned to Sardinia once again and recorded some newly improvised sessions. They worked at the same location and recorded onto 24 track analogue tape. STEVE HACKETT later completed his parts in Budapest, before the mixing period, as his summer schedule did not allow free time to share the fresh Sardinian air with his DJABE friends. The final result is again unique.

Line up: Tamas Barabas – bass guitar, guitar, synths; Steve Hackett – guitar; Attila Egerhazi: guitar, percussion;Áron Koós-Hutás – trumpet, flugelhorn; János Nagy – keyboards; Péter Kaszás – drums. percussion, vocal; Gulli Briem – drums (Floating Boat 2016)

The release also includes a bonus DVD disc featuring a 5.1 Surround Sound and 96 kHz / 24-mit stereo mix of the album, along with bonus visual features including the piece “When the Film is Rolling” & live performances of tracks such as the Genesis classic ‘In That Quiet Earth’ and the Djabe and Steve Hackett tracks ‘Tears for Peace’ and ‘Turtle Trek’.

“BACK TO SARDINIA” is another splendid, serene musical experience, born out of the surroundings in which it was conceived and is the next stage of the very special musical journey of DJABE and STEVE HACKETT.

 

 

DISC ONE: CD
BACK TO SARDINIA

Back To Sardinia
Lonely Cactus
Happy Tergu
Lake By The Sea
Stones And Mirto
Girl In The Palau Woods
Walking Around
Flying Kites
Purple Dream
Dancing In A Jar
Cinquecento Fragole
Bottles In The Water
Floating Boat

DISC TWO: DVD
“BACK TO SARDINIA”
THE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX & 96 KHZ /
24-BIT STEREO MIX

Back To Sardinia
Lonely Cactus
Happy Tergu
Lake By The Sea
Stones And Mirto
Girl In The Palau Woods
Walking Around
Flying Kites
Purple Dream
Dancing In A Jar
Cinquecento Fragole
Bottles In The Water
Floating Boat

Visual extras

When The Film Is Rolling
S8 film shots between recording sessions.
In That Quiet Earth
Castelsardo At Night
Live at Budapest Jazz Club, 30th July 2019.
Turtle Trek
Recorded live at MOMKult Budapest 18th September 2018.

Musicians

Tamas Barabas – bass guitar, guitar, synths
Steve Hackett – guitar
Attila Egerhazi – guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás – trumpet, flugelhorn
János Nagy – keyboards
Péter Kaszás – drums, percussion, vocal
Gulli Briem – drums (Floating Boat 2016)

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