Motivation Radio

Motivation Radio

Motivation Radio
Steve Hillage
Released 1977
Recorded July 1977, Los Angeles, California
Genre Progressive rock
Length 38:29
Label Virgin
Producer Malcolm Cecil
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
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Motivation Radio is the third studio album by British progressive rock musician Steve Hillage. It was recorded primarily in California, and was produced and engineered by Malcolm Cecil, of TONTO's Expanding Headband. TONTO, a large handbuilt polyphonic synthesiser, stands for "The Original New Timbral Orchestra", and was used on this album.

The album entered the UK charts on 22 October 1977, where it stayed for 5 weeks, hitting a peak of number 28.[3]

The cover features Hillage standing on a shoreline, with a large radio telescope in the background further along the bay. The radio telescope in the cover art appears to be a photograph of the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia, superimposed on a shoreline picture.

The glissando guitar, the hallmark of this album, was intentionally recorded on 7 July 1977 (7/7/77) to give the record mystical relevance.

Track listing

Music by Steve Hillage; lyrics by Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, unless otherwise specified.

Side One

  1. "Hello Dawn" - 2:48
  2. "Motivation" - 4:07
  3. "Light in the Sky" - 4:12
  4. "Radio" - 6:13

Side Two

  1. "Wait One Moment" - 3:25
  2. "Saucer Surfing" - 4:28
  3. "Searching for the Spark" - 5:38
  4. "Octave Doctors" - 3:38
  5. "Not Fade Away (Glid Forever)" - 4:00 (Norman Petty, Glen Hardin)

Musicians and Production

  • Music composed and arranged by Steve Hillage
  • Recorded : July 1977 at Record Plant, T.O.N.T.O. and Westlake Audio in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Produced by Malcolm Cecil

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