A Life Within a Day is the only studio album by the musical project Squackett, featuring Chris Squire (Yes) and Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis). It was released on 28 May 2012, although it had been written and recorded a few years earlier. The title track, "A Life Within a Day" won the 'Anthem' award at the 2012 Progressive Music Awards. The song "Aliens" was first written as a Yes song titled "Aliens (Are Only Us from the Future)" which was performed during the first leg of Yes's In the Present world tour, but had never been released on an album.
Three decades earlier, Hackett had worked with Squire's Yes bandmate Steve Howe in the band GTR.
The project name Squackett is a portmanteau of "Squire" and "Hackett". The artwork on the album cover that resembles a Chinese character is the word Squackett written using Square Word Calligraphy, written by artist Xu Bing.
An edition that includes a DVD containing a 5.1 surround sound version of the album was released on 5 June 2012.
Hackett performed "Stormchaser" during the first part of his 2009 tour with his band, which stands as the only performance of Squackett material to date.