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Steve Hillage: Rainbow 77 Portugal review translated
Thursday, 2 October 2014

Review: Rainbow 1977 (Steve Hillage)

Rainbow 1977 (Steve Hillage)
(2014, Gonzo Multimedia )

Steve Hillage is one of the most idiosyncratic and recognizable guitarists of today. Always associated with theCanterbury Scene (studied at the University of Kent), has architected its psychedelic and experimental work since the 60s and in individual name has been widely applauded, also in the group has highlighted not only by its presence in legendary Gong , and more recently in Khan , System 7 , System Mirror and The Steve Hillage Band , with the last three names to operate in parallel. Aware of this name, the British Gonzo Multimedia has released cyclically jobs London guitarist, being a reference in each of the last years - Gong Unconvention - Amsterdam 2006 (in 2012), Live In England 1979 (in 2013) and now a work recorded live in 1977 at the legendary Rainbow . Some of these issues had already appeared in previous releases - although Hillage has the ability to systematically go presenting slightly differently - but here there is not present in previous releases material. And there are mostly good sound pickup and a set of themes where all the quality Hillage is wide open and mixed with a whole psychedelic aura, much courtesy his companion ever Miquette Giraudy . A disc that undoubtedly still sounds as fresh form, it seems that not a recording for nearly 40 years. It's a historical document for fans of guitarist and for fans of rock progressive.

1.      Octave Doctors
2.      It’s All Too Much
3.      Light In The Sky
4.      Radio
5.      Electric Gypsies
6.      The Salmon Song
7.      Solar Musick Suite (Part 29
8.      Motivation
9.      Saucer Surfing
10.  Searching For The Spark
11.  Hurdy Gurdy Man

Steve Hillage - guitar, vocals
Miquette Giraudy - keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
Joe Blocker - bateria
Curtis Robertson - under



Live at the Rainbow 1977
CD - £9.99

Live in England 1979
CD - £9.99

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