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    Posted: November 16 2007 at 09:39

Steve Hillage first came to prominence as a member of the multi national rock band Gong.  Steve appeared on successful albums such as Angels Egg, You and his final album with the band Shamal. Steve recorded his first solo album in 1975 entitled Fish Rising This album was recorded whilst still a member of Gong. Shortly after however Steve and his partner Miquette Giraudy left Gong embarking on a career that continues to this day under the name System Seven.


In 1976 Steve recorded the album "L" with Todd Rundgren producing. The album was a huge success and Steve subsequently formed the Steve Hillage Band which included former Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker and future Camel bassist Colin Bass. The band made its live debut at the Hyde Park concert staged by Queen in September 1976. Following the live debut the band played numerous live concerts including a concert in Germany in early 1977 for German television. This performance is now available on DVD as Steve Hillage Live in Germany.


Following this tour the original line up of the Steve Hillage band broke up and Steve and Miquette recorded further albums such as Motivation Radio and Green with different line ups of the Steve Hillage Band. In late 1978 the band released a live album entitled Live Herald and toured in support of that album. In early 1979 Steve embarked on another British tour that took in a date at his old university in Kent. This concert was filmed for television. This British tour was to be the last tour undertaken by the Steve Hillage Band as Steve moved into studio work and production which continues to this day alongside his work both live and in the studio with his System Seven project. 


This DVD will be sold via a dedicated micro website where you can view a low resolution video sample of the concert footage.


The DVD will also feature as bonus footage three tracks filmed in 1977 during the Motivation radio tour of Germany and an extended interview with Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy filmed at their London recording studio in early 2007. Steve and Miquette discuss the tour and why it was to be the last tour by the Steve Hillage Band and their plans for the future.



The first 300 copies of the DVD will also be signed by Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy making this a nice collectable item.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 15:49
Thanks for the info on this!!!
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