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Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch! CD (album) cover


Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

3.58 | 539 ratings

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4 stars With this album Steve Hackett seemed to pretty much throw off the shackles of Genesis and go for something completely different.

I bought it when it first came out and it was one of the first albums that I sought to replace with a CD copy. It still gets played regularly.

The standout tracks for me are those featuring Richie Havens (How Can I?, Icarus Ascending) and Randy Crawford (Hoping Love Will Last). Mind you, I would happily listen to Havens reciting the contants of a phone book as for me he has one of music's perfect voices.

In truth I think the only weak track is Carry on up the Vicarage, which still has its own quirky charm.

Yes, the result is a mish-mash of styles, but for me it works really well. I prefer this to "Voyage of the Acolyte" and anything else I've heard by Hackett (not a lot I must confess, I got kind of bored with "Spectral Mornings" and never bought anything else by him until "Genesis Revisited"). He also managed to bore me into walking out of a concert 3 years ago after only 30 minutes too so I'm not planning on adding to my SH collection.

However this is one I'd have to replace if it ever got stolen, lost or worn out.

zedkatz | 4/5 |


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