On May 4, 1999.

On May 4, 1999, “InsideOut Music” label released “Darktown”, the 14th Steve Hackett studio album. It was recorded 1998 – 1999, and was produced by Steve Hackett and Roger King.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, strings, violin, choir, chorus, 12 string guitar, woodwind, rainstick, sequencing, orchestration, 12-string bass guitar, nylon string guitar, voiceover
  • Bob Fenner – guitar, recorder
  • Aron Friedman – piano, keyboards
  • Julian Colbeck – keyboards
  • Doug Sinclair – bass, fretless bass
  • John Wetton – bass samples
  • Roger King – bass, drums, flageolet, keyboards, woodwind, wood
  • Hugo Degenhardt – drums
  • Ben Fenner – mellotron
  • Jim Diamond – vocals
  • Ian McDonald – saxophone
  • Billy Budis – cello
  • John Hackett – flute, pan pipes
  • Jerry Peal – strings, bells, woodwind
  • Jamie McKena – choir coordinator
  • Richard Buckland – engineer, ambience
  • Billy Budis – engineer, mixing
  • Lippa Pearce – design
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Harry Pearce – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett, except where noted.

  1. Omega Metallicus
  2. Darktown
  3. Man Overboard
  4. The Golden Age of Steam
  5. Days of Long Ago – Steve Hackett, Jim Diamond
  6. Dreaming with Open Eyes
  7. Twice Around the Sun
  8. Rise Again
  9. Jane Austen’s Door
  10. Darktown Riot
  11. In Memoriam

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