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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

2.41 | 288 ratings

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1 stars This album is no better than one of the poor Camel production of the late seventies.

It is really the impression I got while listening to "Hope I Don't Wake". If this is an indicator of the work on this album, let's be prepared for the worse. And the worse (which took already place with the opening track) just goes on with the "Police" oriented "Picture Postcard". A pitiful exercise. What happened, Steve?

You were one of the most creative artist in my most venerated prog band (at least this is my opinion) and what is delivered here is just miserable music.

The start of "Can't Let Go" could have indicated an improvement, but after one minutes these awful vocals and poor beats are destroying the felling. Totally. Press next of course. But so far, you could have done it already three times. What happened, Steve?

To remind us of better days, unlike its title could have announced, "The Air Conditioned Nightmare" is one of the "best" track available. Not brilliant, but at least it shows that Steve didn't forget about his musical origins.

Another weak moment (the worst one maybe) is by no doubt "Funny Feeling". Absolutely not funny. These disco sounds are rather incomprehensible for someone who claimed having disagree about the musical orientation of "Genesis". I can' t understand this. Can you please explain, Steve?

As an oasis in this immense desert, the very much "Horizons" oriented "A Cradle Of Swan" just reminds us of his former life. While they were five. Back in 1973.Almost three minutes of good music. Welcome back, Steve!

The Oldfield mood is back again during Overnight Sleeper. Not bad instrumental parts, but very weak vocal ones. And to be honest, the mellowish Turn Back In Time is just another insipÓd ballad. Not really worth, I'm afraid.

One star. What happened, Steve? HELP!

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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