On February 8, 1974.


On February 8, 1974, “Charisma” label released “The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage”, the third Peter Hammill studio album. It  was recorded April – September 1973, and was produced by Peter Hammill. The album cover was designed by Bettina Hohls, ex-member of the German band Ash Ra Tempel.


  • Peter Hammill – guitars, piano, bass guitar, harmonium,  keyboards, vocals, mellotron, oscillator
  • Randy California– lead guitar
  • Hugh Banton– organ, bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Guy Evans– percussion, drums
  • David Jackson– flute, alto, tenor and soprano saxophones

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Hammill:

  1. Modern
  2. Wilhelmina
  3. The Lie (Bernini’s Saint Theresa)
  4. Forsaken Gardens
  5. Red Shift
  6. Rubicon
  7. A Louse is Not a Home

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