Steve Hackett
The Tokyo Tapes

A remastered 2CD & DVD edition of Steve Hackett’s legendary “Tokyo Tapes” featuring John Wetton, Chester Thompson, Ian McDonald & Julian Colbeck.


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Includes a studio track recorded in 2012 – “All Along The Watchtower” by Steve Hackett & John Wetton & two studio tracks from the 1997 release “Firewall” and “The Dealer”

Disc three – NTSC region free DVD of the December 1996 Tokyo concerts, bonus rehearsal footage & band biographies

Also features booklet with photos, memorabilia & essay.

“What would happen if occasional members of Genesis, King Crimson, Asia, Yes, Frank Zappa & Weather Report all got together to form a unique team for just one night” – Such an event took place in December 1996 in Tokyo, when Steve Hackett gathered together a group featuring JOHN WETTON (Bass / Vocals), IAN McDONALD (Flute / Sax / Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals), CHESTER THOMPSON (Drums) and JULIAN COLBECK (Keyboards / Vocals) to perform a wonderful set that featured classic tracks such as “Watcher of the Skies”, “Firth of Fifth”, “The Court of the Crimson King”, “Shadow of the Hierophant”, “Heat of the Moment”, “Los Endos” and many more. “

Steve Hackett – guitar, harmonica, vocals
John Wetton – bass, guitar, vocals
Ian McDonald – flute, saxophone, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Chester Thompson – drums
Julian Colbeck – keyboards, vocals
Firewall/The Dealer
Steve Hackett – guitar, percussion
Aron Friedman – keyboards, programming

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 2,5 cm


Number of discs

2 + 1

Release date




1. Watcher Of The Skies
2. Riding The Colossus
3. Firth Of Fifth
4. Battlelines
5. Camino Royale
6. The Court Of The Crimson King
7. Horizons
8. Walking Away From Rainbows
9. Heat Of The Moment

1. In That Quiet Earth
2. Vampyre with a Healthy Appetite
3. I Talk to the Wind
4. Shadow of the Hierophant
5. Los Endos
6. Black Light
7. The Steppes
8. I Know What I like (in Your Wardrobe)

Bonus Tracks
9. Firewall (Studio Track)
10. The Dealer (Studio Track)
11. All along the Watchtower – Steve Hackett & John Wetton (Studio Track)

Region Free NTSC DVD
1. Watcher of the Skies
2. Riding the Colossus
3. Firth of Fifth
4. Battlelines
5. Camino Royale
6. The Court of the Crimson King
7. Horizons
8. Walking Away from Rainbows
9. Heat of the Moment
10. In That Quiet Earth
11. Vampyre with a Healthy Appetite
12. I Talk to the Wind
13. Shadow of the Hierophant
14. Los Endos
15. Black Light
16. The Steppes
17. I Know What I like (in Your Wardrobe)

Eighteen Minutes of Rehearsal Footage
Band Biographies

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