PETER HAMMILL — Not Yet, Not Now

PETER HAMMILL — Not Yet, Not Now

It's the big one...

Not Yet, Not Now

Following the live ‘remake’ of From the Trees which is X/Ten, comes the most comprehensive possible collection of solo Peter Hammill performances.

Almost 100 songs from all phases of Peter's career are spread over an 8 x CD Box Set

There is more than eight hours of music here, recorded between November 2017 and May 2018 in the course of tours in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and Germany.

Each CD comes in an individual wallet and a 24 page booklet completes the package.

This limited edition set will be highly prized. Almost certainly this will be the last time that such a full overview of Peter's live renditions of songs is put together.

Here are Peter Hammill's revealing thoughts...

“And now, ladies and gentlemen, news of the release of a project on which I've been working for most of the last few months.
Between November 2017 and May 2018, I undertook the most significant bout of solo touring in Europe for some time, taking in shows in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Germany. With such a flood of performances I took the opportunity / accepted the personal challenge to widen the repertoire even more than has recently been the case (which was already considerable). In the end I played a hundred songs, more or less, in this run of shows, covering the whole spread of my career.
I've now gathered these together to form an eight CD Box Set, Not Yet, Not Now, and this will be released on March 29th. (I know, what better date could there be?)
Five of the CDs have a geographical focus, featuring songs taken from Berlin, Nurnberg / Dortmund (two sets), Italy and UK. The final three CDs are a mix of songs from different countries. Each CD is about an hour long and is structured to mirror the rhythm and tempo of live performance. I'm not going to be falsely modest: some of these performances are outstanding. Not *definitive*, of course, as happily most of these songs continue to come at me afresh each time I encounter them on stage and so there's no such thing as an absolutely correct or perfect version. Rather, I mean to say, that many of these takes on the songs have kinks and curves to them which surprise this singer himself.
I don't intend to retire just yet - not yet, not now - but who knows how long I'll be carrying on for. Indeed, there's evidently a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the possibility of touring Europe at all after the dread incoming Brexit. I'm pretty sure, though, that this will be the last time that I'll assemble such a comprehensive package of live versions of the PH material, so it marks some kind of definitive full stop.
Meanwhile - still heading out on the road - I'm pleased to say that a second date has been added in Athens at Gagarin, on March 9th. This will be the last show before - gulp! - March 29th!"
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Catalogue number: Fie! 9140

Release date: 29th March 2019 (Peter Hammill: "Gallows humour, eh?")

Target shop price £60.

Not Yet, Not Now — the tracks:

  • Just Good Friends
  • Mirror Images
  • Faculty X
  • Comfortable
  • Rubicon
  • La Rossa
  • Patient
  • The Lie
  • The Descent
  • A Better Time
  • Your Time starts Now


  • Siren Song
  • Too Many of my Yesterdays
  • Time Heals
  • The Comet
  • Time for a change
  • Sign
  • Last Frame
  • Anagnorisis
  • The Unconscious Life
  • Labour of Love
  • Stranger Still
  • Again


  • My Room
  • This side of the Looking-glass
  • Unrehearsed
  • If I could
  • Ship of Fools
  • Girl to the North Country
  • Out of my Book
  • Sitting Targets
  • Been Alone so Long
  • Bubble
  • Losing Faith in Words
  • Your Tall Ship
  • Vision


  • Empire of Delight
  • Bravest Face
  • Close to Me
  • Yoga
  • What's it Worth?
  • My Unintended
  • Once You Called Me
  • Come Clean
  • The Mercy
  • A Way Out
  • On Deaf Ears
  • Still Life


  • Curtains
  • Shell
  • The Mousetrap
  • Nothing Comes
  • Amnesiac
  • Something about Ysabel's Dance
  • The Habit of the Broken Heart
  • Slender Threads
  • Primo on the Parapet
  • Milked
  • Time to Burn
  • Traintime
  • Sleep Now


  • Don't Tell Me
  • Tenderness
  • His Best Girl
  • Happy Hour
  • Shingle Song
  • Our Eyes give it Shape
  • The Birds
  • Like Veronica
  • Central Hotel
  • Gone Ahead
  • Reputation
  • Refugees


  • Easy to Slip Away
  • Autumn
  • 4 Pails
  • I will Find You
  • The Second Hand
  • Charm Alone
  • Driven
  • The Sphinx in the Face
  • Modern
  • Silver
  • Mean while my Mother
  • What Lies Ahead
  • Afterwards


  • After the Show
  • Confidence
  • Undone
  • Ophelia
  • Skin
  • Torpor
  • Stumbled
  • When She Comes
  • Friday Afternoon
  • That wasn't what I said
  • In the End
  • House with no Door

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