Esoteric Antenna reveal the album artwork for the Chris Squire | Steve Hackett collaborative album Squackett. The album which recently went on pre-sale through Amazon is officially released on 28th May 2012. A Life Within A Day will be released in the following formats – Standard CD, Limited & Numbered Vinyl Edition, Limited Edition 2 Disc Deluxe Edition (with hardback cover & 5.1 surround bonus disc).
Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the hugely anticipated album by SQUACKETT, the collaborative project between two legends of Progressive Rock, Chris Squire and Steve Hackett.
With progressive rock (in its many forms) now seemingly more popular than ever, a collaboration from members of two godfathers of the genre is hugely exciting. Chris Squire has appeared on every YES album and is widely regarded as one of the most influential bass guitarists of all time. Now an established solo artist, Steve Hackett first came to prominence as the guitarist with GENESIS. He was in the band from 1971 to 1977 and played on six studio albums and three live albums before leaving to concentrate on his solo career.
The two met when Chris Squire was working on a solo album and needed some guitar parts. Chris was put in touch with Steve and through these sessions the idea for SQUACKETT was born. Over four years in the making, the “Squackett” album is very much more than the sum of its parts. “It was very much about a bunch of pals swapping notes and anecdotes,” says Hackett “I would say if people are looking for uncountable time signatures, in the main that’s not what this album holds. I think the songs are more simple and direct.” “It has a flavour to it that is reminiscent of a few things from different artists,” says Squire. “There is some clever prog rock stuff in there, some jazzy bits but there are parts that have vocal harmonies like Crosby, Stills and Nash”