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Voyage of the Acolyte

All songs written by Steve Hackett, except where indicated.

“Ace of Wands” – 5:23
“Hands of the Priestess I” – 3:28
“A Tower Struck Down” (Steve Hackett, John Hackett) – 4:53
“Hands of the Priestess II” – 1:31
“The Hermit” – 4:49
“Star of Sirius” – 7:08
“The Lovers” – 1:50
“Shadow of the Hierophant” (Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford) – 11:44

The timings for “The Lovers” and “Shadow of the Hierophant” on the original vinyl were listed as 8:59 and 5:23, respectively. Both were incorrect.

2005 Remaster Bonus Tracks

“Ace of Wands” (Live) – 6:32
“Shadow of the Hierophant” (Extended Playout Version) – 17:01


Steve Hackett – electric & acoustic guitars, Mellotron, harmonium, bells, autoharp, vocal on “The Hermit”, effects
John Hackett – flute, ARP synthesizer, bells
Mike Rutherford – bass guitar, bass pedals, 12-string fuzz-bass (from Genesis)
Phil Collins – drums, vibes, percussion, vocals on “Star of Sirius” (from Genesis)
John Acock – Elka synthesizer, Mellotron, harmonium, piano
Sally Oldfield – vocal on “Shadow of the Hierophant”
Robin Miller – oboe, English horn
Nigel Warren-Green – cello
Percy Jones – additional bass guitar on “A Tower Struck Down” (from Brand X)
Johnny Gustafson – bass guitar on “Star of Sirius”
Steve Tobin – parrot and cough

Technical personnel

Engineering by John Acock

Artwork by Kim Poor – this album art won Album Cover of the Year 1976

Recorded at Aviation House Kingsway Recorders London June/July 1975

Stereo Re – Mastered by Ben Fenner at Map Studios Twickenham London 2005

Catalogue Numbers

Vinyl Charisma Records CAS 1111 Oct 1975

CD Virgin Records CASCD 1111 Aug 1991

CD Remaster Virgin Records CASCDR 1111 19/9/05

Further Notes:

The Official UK Chart provider states this album was released on the 1/11/1975 reaching number 26 and staying in the charts for 4 weeks!.

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