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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

3.77 | 259 ratings

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4 stars Oh my.

13 tracks on this release, and almost as many musical styles explored. How to give an accurate description of an album like this beats me, really.

But an ecclectic taste is a prerquisite for enjoying this one, wandering from prog rock to something that sounds like a 50's film score, with all sorts of different styles visited along the way.

Something for everyone here, but an album to take a good listen to before purchasing, due to the extreme variety of the songs here.

Highlights: "A Dark Night In Toytown", a progrock tune quite typical of Hackett's solo work - well performed and with strong presence. "Waters Of The Wild", a synth based tune with strong arabian/middle east flavouring. "Down Street", starting off as a kind of film noir tune with talkover, before ending in a blues/jazz exploration theme.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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