STEVE HACKETT > Voyage Of The Acolyte


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Steve Hackett > Voyage Of The Acolyte
























Octobre 1975
Virgin CDSCDR1111 CD (2005 remaster)



Original release

01 Ace Of Wands
02 Hands Of The Priestess Part 1
03 A Tower Struck Down
04 Hands Of The Priestess Part 2
05 The Hermit
06 Star Of Sirius
07 The Lovers
08 Shadow Of The Hierophant


Remaster (2005)

01 Ace Of Wands
02 Hands Of The Priestess Part 1
03 A Tower Struck Down
04 Hands Of The Priestess Part 2
05 The Hermit
06 Star Of Sirius
07 The Lovers
08 Shadow Of The Hierophant

09 Ace Of Wands (Live)
10 Shadow Of The The Hierophant (Extended Playout Version)




Steve Hackett : electric and acoustic guitars, mellotron, harmonium, bells, autoharp, vocal on "The Hermit", effects
John Hackett : flute, arp synthesizer, bells
Mike Rutherford : bass guitar, bass pedals, fuzz 12-string
Phil Collins : drums, vibes, percussion, vocals "on Star of Sirius"
John Acock : Elka Rhapsody, mellotron, harmonium, piano
Sally Oldfield : vocal on "Shadow of the Hierophant"
Robin Miller : oboe, cor anglais
Nigel Warren-Green : solo cello
Percy Jones : bass guitar on "A Tower Struck Down"
Johnny Gustafson : bass guitar on "Star of Sirius"

All songs written by Steve Hackett except 03 : Steve Hackett, John Hackett ; 08 : Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford
Produced by Steve Hackett & John Acock
Engineering by John Acock
Artwork by Kim Poor



The Hermit


The mantle of attainment
Weighs heavy on his shoulders
Guided by a lantern
Flickering he grows older
A refuge found in exile
He shuffles on in blindness
You'll take his hand, he'll lose himself
Bewildered by your kindness

Enshrouded by darkness
A figure slowly forms
Through many years of banishment
No shelter from the storm
To find this slave of solitude
You'll know him by his star
Then take his hand, he'll lose himself
Knowing who you are


Star Of Sirius

Above the colour of amber stained evening
An audience danced
Led by a showering hand that brings water
To both sea and land
Unlock the door of night
Nebulous bright

Again renewed by the vessels of Isis
You're ready to fly
Although the journey is still far from ended
You gaze at the sky
Above the cloudless night
Nebulous bright

He who knows love knows who you are
Worlds you may find lit by a star

He who knows love knows who you are
Worlds you may find lit by a star

Again renewed by the vessels of Isis
You're ready to fly

He who knows love knows who you are
Worlds you may find lit by a star


Shadow Of The Hierophant

Veiling the nightshade bride stalks a flower revealed

Nearing the hour made haste to their threshold concealed

Lost in thought in search of vision
As the moon eclipsed the sun

Casting the same steps glimpsing his own fate to come
Melt in the dream void from which he never can run

Lost in thought in search of vision
As the moon eclipsed the sun

Tears fill the fountains failing their promise to heal
Rippling the waters mirror an ended ideal

Deep in thought but robbed of vision
As the moon eclipsed the sun