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    Posted: December 21 2011 at 08:54

 

PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…

 

SQUACKETT

 

Cherry Red Records and their imprint Esoteric Recordings are extremely pleased to announce the signing of the collaborative project between two legends of Progressive Rock, Chris Squire and Steve Hackett’s SQUACKETT.

The album has a scheduled global release date of May 8th 2012.

 

Further details of this very special release will follow in early January 2012.

All of us at Esoteric Recordings would like to thank everyone who has supported the label throughout 2011 and we look forward to a new year of exciting catalogue and frontline releases.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2011 at 12:11
Great news, but what's the betting that Squire has it postponed until May 2013 for some reason?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2011 at 12:27
I was thinking Steve Hackett and Squarepusher when I saw the title, which would be seriously ridiculous and probably wonderful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2011 at 18:10
I don't like Hackett's last two releases. They feature all the worst tendencies of his music, none of the feeling or urgency of his early work (and too much damn layering of vocals). The latest Yes album is serviceable, but Squire is associated with some drek outside Yes recently. Overall I am not expecting much out of the partnership.

Hey, if its anything like Spectral Morning or Fish Out Of Water, I'll eat my words.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2011 at 16:40
I'll listen to it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2011 at 20:58
they say half is  influenced by CSN----and is mellow--- the other half more rocking---
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2011 at 22:13
Isn't it great these two legends can sit down in a room, put out an album together and not really give a rats ass if anyone likes it or not. Go for itExclamation
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 06:05
One way or another this is going to be an interesting project, so I'm looking forward to hearing it ?  Maybe Squire can put togther a project with Lemmy next ?  Sqemmy !!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 19:06
Chris Squire and Steve Hackett have joined forces and call themselves Squakett. Album to be released next year.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 19:30
Something to definitely look forward to in the new year.  I can hardly wait.  Love the name.  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 19:38
Oh God please let it be better than Hackett / Howe!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 05:51
Haven't the idea of this project been around for years?

Anyway, it's good that a release date is finally set. Not sure if I'm really looking forward to the collaboration but I might just take those words back come May.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 08:04
Originally posted by Rune2000 Rune2000 wrote:

Haven't the idea of this project been around for years?

Anyway, it's good that a release date is finally set. Not sure if I'm really looking forward to the collaboration but I might just take those words back come May.

Been around and recorded years ago---delayed in true Squire fashion--(BTW-he says it's the best thing he's ever done and his parts were going to be his 2nd solo album)  And then Yes album came around then they took several months looking for a record deal. Anyway--it seems the two are friends and like each other (unlike Howe and Hackett who did not) I'll get the record but I don't have any great hope it will be great.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 11:53
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Oh God please let it be better than Hackett / Howe!!!


I love that album! They took it off Rhapsody though Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2012 at 15:09
Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

I don't like Hackett's last two releases. They feature all the worst tendencies of his music, none of the feeling or urgency of his early work (and too much damn layering of vocals). The latest Yes album is serviceable, but Squire is associated with some drek outside Yes recently. Overall I am not expecting much out of the partnership.

Hey, if its anything like Spectral Morning or Fish Out Of Water, I'll eat my words.
Hi RoyFairbank,
 
I recall Squire mentioned he was doing a CD with SH back in 2007...  I, like you hope it is more like Spectral Morning or Fish Out Of Water.  Chis' SwissChoir Christmas was very oldschool and quite good.  Here's to hoping!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 07:02
Originally posted by esotericarts esotericarts wrote:

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/squackett-preview-exclusive-album-tracks/


Hi guys


Clips as per the link above


Many Thanks




Thanks for the heads up!  Sounds promising, better than "Conspiracy."  I'd like to see Squire succeed in a project outside of Yes, better late than never. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 08:26
As a huge Hackett fan--I'm surprised at much it sounds like a Hackett album----and also how Squire's voice is rather low in the mix. The album has many Hackett people involved.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2012 at 08:51
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

As a huge Hackett fan--I'm surprised at much it sounds like a Hackett album----and also how Squire's voice is rather low in the mix.

My thoughts exactly - but this is based on 3 minutes worth of samples. 
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