Steve Hillage

Steve Hillage

Real Name:
Stephen Simpson Hillage
UK-based guitarist born August 2, 1951, London, England. Formerly a member of prog-rock act Gong but best known as half of ambient/techno duo System 7 and as a frequent collaborator with The Orb.

He started with the band Uriel then left for college and they continued on as Egg. They reunited to record under the pseudonym Arzachel, then Hillage ended up with Kevin Ayers, then into Gong where he picked up on Daevid Allen's glissando guitar techniques that Allen had evolved from watching Syd Barrett play with a butter knife bowing strings.

Hillage became a virtuoso and the guitar sound evolved with echoes and reverb blending with synthesizers. He had a solo band after Gong and did some session work, and was a pioneer in new age ambient music and retired from recording for a while as he went on to be a prominent producer in the early 1980's, most known for his work on the Simple Minds albums of that era.

Some years later he was in a club and heard the Orb sampling his music and hooked up with them, and resurfaced with his duo with his longtime partner to record as System 7, aka 777 due to concerns from Apple over their operating system 7.

He reunited with Gong circa 2008 and toured with them in 2009 and 2010.
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Steve Hillage Discography


VR 13-118 Steve Hillage Fish Rising (Album) Virgin VR 13-118 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
2J 062-98570, V 2066 Steve Hillage L (Album) Virgin, Virgin 2J 062-98570, V 2066 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
SL 288 Khan (3) Featuring Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart Khan (3) Featuring Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart - Space Shanty (Album) King Records SL 288 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
3222 737 Steve Hillage Motivation Radio (Album) Virgin 3222 737 France 1977 Sell This Version
202612 Steve Hillage Green (Album) Virgin 202612 France 1978 Sell This Version
300273-XD Steve Hillage Live Herald (Album) Virgin 300273-XD Spain 1979 Sell This Version
VR1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick (Album) Virgin VR1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
201 050 Steve Hillage Open (Album) Virgin 201 050 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
302 174, 302 172, 302 173 Steve Hillage For To Next / And Not Or (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 302 174, 302 172, 302 173 France 1982 Sell This Version
204967-320 Steve Hillage For To Next (Album) Virgin 204967-320 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
OVED 8 Steve Hillage And Not Or (Album) Virgin OVED 8 UK 1982 Sell This Version
WIN CD 014 Steve Hillage BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International WIN CD 014 UK 1992 Sell This Version
518 084-2 Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) Mango 518 084-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
OZITCD781 Steve Hillage Live At Deeply Vale Festival '78 (Album) Ozit-Morpheus Records OZITCD781 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TLM011 Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible (Album) Somnia TLM011 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
TLM015 Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Resubmerged(9xFile, MP3, 320) Thoughtless Music TLM015 Canada 2008
HST198CD Steve Hillage Rainbow 1977(CD) Gonzo Multimedia HST198CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
REPUK 1226 Steve Hillage Live at Rockpalast(DVD-V, RM, NTSC, Dol + CD, Album, RM) Repertoire Records (UK) Ltd REPUK 1226 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CLP 2222 Steve Hillage Madison Square Garden 1977 (Album) Purple Pyramid CLP 2222 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

17 403 AT Steve Hillage It's All Too Much (Single) Virgin 17 403 AT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
45-3384 Steve Hillage Hurdy Gurdy Man Virgin 45-3384 US 1976 Sell This Version
11 798 AT Steve Hillage Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) (Single) Virgin 11 798 AT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
VDJ 23 Steve Hillage / Glenn Phillips Steve Hillage / Glenn Phillips - Leylines To Glassdom / Lies(7", Single) Virgin VDJ 23 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SIXPACK 2 Steve Hillage Six-Pack : Six-Track(7", EP, Pic, Ltd) Virgin SIXPACK 2 UK 1977 Sell This Version
VS 212 Steve Hillage Getting Better / Palm Trees (Love Guitar) Virgin VS 212 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version