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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

2.56 | 161 ratings

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1 stars A great line-up for a poor album.

Brian May, Pete Trewavas, Ian Mosely and Bonnie Tyler were embarked on this fully AOR-ish adventure. Maybe not the best choice of their musical life.

During Steve's career, one goes from heaven to hell. This one is hell. Awful beats, poor compositions of which "Slot Machine" is probably the worst you can expect here. It is very difficult to listen to this album from start to finish.

The "GTR" experience was a huge disappointment of course. To believe that these two great men (Hackett/Howe) produced so average music was quite incomprehensible. But here we go again with this material from another time (hence the title).

I have really been suffering a lot while listening to this album. Steve has embraced lots of musical genre during his solo career; and to be honest when he moved too much away of the symphonic style, I couldn't embrace it too much.

One of the very few good tracks here is the beautiful instrumental "Notre Dame Les Fleurs". Three wonderful minutes in Steve's musical repertoire. Far too little of course to consider this album worth more than one star even if "The Gulf" which is the closing number is another good song. But this only makes ten good minutes.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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