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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

4.16 | 659 ratings

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4 stars Spectral mornings is my favourite hackett album, althought it's his third album, it continues the line of 'voyage of the acolyte'. The album is diverse and sounds complete, it blends rocky tracks, quiet wonderful songs, and some more calm ethereal tunes, but this is not it, he steps in other territories as well, like 'The ballad of the decomposing man' showing his humoristic side blending some ragtime in the mix, this will not be to everyone likings though. The difference between the songs compliments each other perfectly, the balance between them is fantastic.

Like before hackett shows his wonderful writing skills and not only his amazing guitar playing. All songs contain beautiful melodies, with great mood, very easy to get into. He really surrounded himself with great musicians, to good mention is john shearer drumming absolutely amazing driving stuff, especially noted on 'clocks'. Although known for his intricate guitar playing, hackett hardly solos, 'every day' is a strong proof for his ability to do so, he goes on soloing for 3 minutes until the song is faded away. Beautiful solo, one of my favourite parts on the album.

So if you like symphonic, eclectic prog with a lot of diversity this is definitely for you. Just over 4 stars.

Sagichim | 4/5 |


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