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Back To Sardinia is the splendid 2019 studio album from the unique coupling of Djabe and Steve Hackett.
Double 180g vinyl edition, half-speed cut from analogue master tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
In 2016, the celebrated Hungarian group Djabe and Steve Hackett spent a few days on the magnificent island of Sardinia. Near the Nostra Signore di Tergu cathedral they built a temporary recording studio in the priest’s house. The 3-day long improvised session was put into shape by Tamás Barabás, who later in Budapest produced a whole album from the multitrack tapes to create the album Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes.
Issued in 2017 the album was greeted enthusiastically by fans. Three years on from those initial recordings, Djabe returned to Sardinia once again and recorded some newly improvised sessions. They worked at the same location and recorded onto 24 track analogue tape. Steve Hackett later completed his parts in Budapest, before the mixing period, as his summer schedule did not allow free time to share the fresh Sardinian air with his Djabe friends.
Back To Sardinia
Lake By The Sea
Stones And Mirto
Girl In The Palau Woods
Dancing In A Jar
Bottles In The Water
You Can Run The Tape
Tamas Barabas – bass guitar, guitar, synths
Steve Hackett – guitar
Attila Egerhazi: guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás – trumpet, flugelhorn
János Nagy – keyboards
Péter Kaszás – drums. percussion, vocal
Gulli Briem – drums (Floating Boat 2016)