Voices for Hospices (feat. Steve Hackett)
This compilation CD was born out of a desire from Machines Dream to make a contribution – through music – to the plight of those in need. A period of discussion saw an agreement to reach out to the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance.
A proposal was made whereby a charity album of progressive rock would be put together using the WHPCA theme of Voices for Hospices, which seemed also to make sense as an album title! Once the details had been agreed, the hard work began.
Artists both established and indie – bands you know and bands you might want to know was the strapline – were contacted and asked if they would like to take part. Most emails were ignored, there were some polite refusals, a few lovely replies and – in the end – 12 contributions secured – including that of Steve Hackett, who offered a brand new instrumental track.
PGR was born at the same time to facilitate this release, which remains available in both digital and physical formats from either BandCamp or Burning Shed.
Released 10th October 2015.