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Steve Hillage / System 7

Steve Hillage / System 7
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Stephen Simpson "Steve" Hillage (born 2 August 1951, Chingford, London, England) is an English musician, best known as a guitarist. He is associated with the Canterbury scene and has worked in experimental domains since the late 60s. While still at school, he joined his first band, a blues rock band called Uriel, with Dave Stewart (the keyboardist), Mont Campbell and Clive Brooks. The band split up in 1968 with the other members going on to form Egg, but they briefly re-united under assumed names to record the album Arzachel in 1969. While working with Kevin Ayers in 1972, he encountered Gong, and joined that band in 1973. He stayed with the band through 1975, in what many regard as the classic lineup. He released his first solo album in 1975, and produced a series of space rock albums under his own name. In 1979 he recorded Radio Dome Musick, an early foray into ambient music. During the 80s he concentrated mostly on producing other artists, but in the 90s returned to recording in the electronic duo System 7 with long-time partner Miquette Giraudy.
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Releases on file (52)
Gong — Rejoice! I'm Dead! Gong — Rejoice! I'm Dead!
(Snapper Music Madfish SMACD1049, 2016, 2LP / CD / DL)
Spirits Burning & Clearlight — The Roadmap in Your Head Spirits Burning & Clearlight — The Roadmap in Your Head
(Gonzo Multimedia HST423, 2016, CD)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales
(Zeitgeist Media 3, 2015, DVD)
Nik Turner — Space Fusion Odyssey Nik Turner — Space Fusion Odyssey
(Cleopatra CLP2302, 2015, CD)
Clearlight — Impressionist Symphony Clearlight — Impressionist Symphony
(Gonzo Multimedia HST214CD, 2014, CD)
Rovo and System 7 — Phoenix Rising Rovo and System 7 — Phoenix Rising
(Purple Pyramid CLP0674, 2013, CD)
Nik Turner — Space Gypsy Nik Turner — Space Gypsy
(Cleopatra CLP 0666, 2013, CD)
The Prog Collective — The Prog Collective The Prog Collective — The Prog Collective
(Purple Pyramid CLP9904, 2012, CD)
System 7 — Up System 7 — Up
(A-Wave AAWCD014, 2011, CD)
Gong — 2032 Gong — 2032
(G-Wave AAGWCD001, 2009, CD)
System 7 — Phoenix System 7 — Phoenix
(A-Wave AAWCD012, 2008, CD)
System 7 — Encantado System 7 — Encantado
(A-Wave AAWCD009, 2004, CD)
System 7 — Seventh Wave System 7 — Seventh Wave
(A-Wave AAWCD007, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0172, 1997, 2CD)
Mother Gong — The Best of Mother Gong Mother Gong — The Best of Mother Gong
(Purple Pyramid CLP 9983-2, 1997, CD)
System 7 — Golden Section System 7 — Golden Section
(A-Wave AAWCD 006, 1997/2003, CD)
Can — Sacrilege Can — Sacrilege
(Spoon SPOON CD 039/40, 1997, 2CD)
Gong — You Remixed Gong — You Remixed
(Purple Pyramid CLP0118-2, 1997, 2CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
System 7 — Power of Seven System 7 — Power of Seven
(A-Wave AAWCD 004, 1995/2000, CD)
System 7 — 777 System 7 — 777
(Ad Hoc A-Wave AAWCD 001, 1993/2003, CD)
Steve Hillage — Searching for the Spark Steve Hillage — Searching for the Spark
(Madfish SMABX1045, 1991/2016, 22CD)
System 7 — System 7 System 7 — System 7
(Virgin 10 Records DIXCD102, 1991, CD)
Murray Head — Sooner or Later Murray Head — Sooner or Later
(Voiceprint Headcase, GAH112CD, 1986/2001, CD)
Gary Windo — His Master's Bones Gary Windo — His Master's Bones
(Cuneiform Rune 89, 1984/1996, CD)
Steve Hillage — For to Next / And Not Or Steve Hillage — For to Next / And Not Or
(Virgin CDVR2244, 1982/2007, CD)
Mother Gong — Robot Woman Mother Gong — Robot Woman
(Butt 003, 1981, LP)
Steve Hillage — Live Herald Steve Hillage — Live Herald
(Virgin CDVMR 3502, 1979/2007, CD)
Steve Hillage — Open Steve Hillage — Open
(Virgin CDVR2135, 1979/2007, CD)
Steve Hillage — Radio Dome Musick Steve Hillage — Radio Dome Musick
(Virgin CAROL 1803-2, 1979/1994, CD)
Steve Hillage — Green Steve Hillage — Green
(Caroline CAROL 1670-2, 1978/1990, CD)
Nik Turner's Sphynx — Xitintoday Nik Turner's Sphynx — Xitintoday
(Eclectic Discs ECLCD1055, 1978/2007, CD)
Steve Hillage — Germany-77 Steve Hillage — Germany-77
(Voiceprint VPDVD32, 1977/2007, CD+DVD)
Steve Hillage — Motivation Radio Steve Hillage — Motivation Radio
(Virgin CDVR2777, 1977/2009, CD)
Steve Hillage — L Steve Hillage — L
(Caroline CAROL 1801-2, 1976/1994, CD)
Steve Hillage — Fish Rising Steve Hillage — Fish Rising
(Virgin CDVR2031, 1975/2007, CD)
Gong — Shamal Gong — Shamal
(CDV 2046, 1975/1989, CD)
Clearlight — Symphony Clearlight — Symphony
(Gonzo Multimedia HST207CD, 1975/2014, CD)
Egg — The Civil Surface Egg — The Civil Surface
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2003, 1974/2007, CD)
Gong — Live at Sheffield 1974 Gong — Live at Sheffield 1974
(Mantra 0903207, 1974/2009, CD)
National Health — Missing Pieces National Health — Missing Pieces
(East Side Digital ESD 81172, 1974/1996, CD)
Gong — Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions Gong — Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions
(Strange Fruit SFR CD 137, 1974/1995, CD)
Gong — Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy Gong — Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy
(Charly Records CHARLY L 178, 1974/2015, 3LP)
Gong — You Gong — You
(Charly SNAP 148 CD, 1974/2003, CD)
Gong — Angel's Egg Gong — Angel's Egg
(Charly 119, 1973/1996, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Bananamour Kevin Ayers — Bananamour
(EMI 07243-582780-2-6, 1973/2003, CD)
Gong — Flying Teapot Gong — Flying Teapot
(Charly SNAP 025, 1973/2005, CD)
Paragong — Live '73 Paragong — Live '73
(GAS CD 002, 1973/1995, CD)
Gong — Live au Bataclan 1973 Gong — Live au Bataclan 1973
(Mantra MAN 0903206, 1973/2009, CD)
Khan — Space Shanty Khan — Space Shanty
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2046, 1972/2008, CD)
Arzachel — Arzachel Arzachel — Arzachel
(Akarma AK 184, 1969/2002, CD)

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