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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

3.17 | 204 ratings

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2 stars Steve's work is very diverse. And I guess that his fan database as well.

There are some who might like his incursions into the world music, but I'm not of these ones. Some might prefer his commercial aspect or even AOR-ish repertoire, but I am not. Some might adore his acoustic works, but I'm not like them either.

FYI, I have just received my mail order of the remastered edition of "Voyage Of The Acolyte". Just for the two bonus tracks "Ace Of W ands" (live) and the extended version of "Shadow Of The Hierophant". So, yes : I am one of those who love his symphonic prog side. A lot.

If "Bay Of Kings" was an enjoyable acoustic album, this one is not of the same calibre. Almost fully guitar- oriented while more fluting and keyboards were available.

There are very few tracks which are appealing to me here. Two actually : "Concert For Munich" which is pleasantly backed up with beautiful flute as well as.keys. And the remastered edition features "Bourée". Good of course. It allows a nice comparison with the flute Tull version. This represents 6'29" out of fifty.

If you fancy pure acoustic sets, maybe that you can appreciate this album but it is too much the same sounds all the way through. It is a relaxing album while you are in the middle of the traffic jams but to fully pay attention to it it rather difficult. Sorry Steve.

Three out of ten. But I'll upgrade it to two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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