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Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte CD (album) cover


Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

4.23 | 1268 ratings

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5 stars What a superb, beautiful and exciting debut album! I've got not much to add to previous reviws but at least for me, "Voyage of the Acolyte" could be one of the most perfect debtu albums ever!

Still inffluenced by the sound of the 70's Genesis, Hackett build an awsome album based on his undeniable guitar skills, great performances of guest musicians (such as Phil Collins, John Acock, Mike Rutherford and Sally Oldfield) mixing some really symphonic, progressive and complex instrumental tracks such as the syncopated "Ace of Wands" and the darky and heavy sections of "Hands of the Priestess" (both parts) and "A Tower Struck Down". On the other hand, we have some beautiful, melodic and melancholic songs like "The Hermit", "The Lovers" and the legendary "Shadow of the Hierophant", a piece of almost 12 minutes which contains a celestial vocal performance by Sally Oldfield.

Definetively a great album, totally recommended for real symphonic prog lovers: full of classical inffluences, strong prog sections, powerful epic guitar solos and riffs and the constant sensation to be hearing a drem that became music!...

progadicto | 5/5 |


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