DVD & CD
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Deluxe edition 2CD + DVD
Defector is Steve Hackett's highest charting album in the U.K. (No.9). Released in 1980, it featured the same band as Spectral Mornings.
The deluxe edition features a new remaster of the album along with a CD of Steve Hackett's set at the Reading Festival in 1980. There is also a DVD which features a pseudo 5.1 Surround Sound Up-mix derived from the original stereo masters.
"After the opening snake charmer-like flute notes of "The Steppes," drums boomed out from the next door church we used as an echo chamber, sounding more pagan than C of E in spirit. I was still in love with this killer band
that had versatility tattooed all over... Whilst Spectral Mornings was a hard act to follow, Defector pipped it in the charts by going Top Ten!" — Steve Hackett 2015
|CD 1||1. The Steppes||2. Time To Get Out||3. Slogans||4. Leaving||5. Two Vamps As Guests||6. Jacuzzi||7. Hammer In The Sand||8. The Toast||9. The Show||10. Sentimental Institution||11. Hercules Unchained (B – side of single – released in June 1980)||12. Sentimental Institution (recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 11th November 1979)||
|1. The Air Conditioned Nightmare||2. Every Day||3. Ace Of Wands||4. Funny Feeling||5. The Steppes||6. Overnight Sleeper||7. Slogans||8. A Tower Struck Down||9. Spectral Mornings||10. The Show||11. Clocks – The Angel Of Mons||
|1. The Steppes||2. Time To Get Out||3. Slogans||4. Leaving||5. Two Vamps As Guests||6. Jacuzzi||7. Hammer In The Sand||8. The Toast||9. The Show||10. Sentimental Institution|