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Steve Hackett


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3.58 | 541 ratings

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4 stars I found several similarities between Steve Hackett and George Harrison. They were members of successful bands (Genesis and The Beatles) who were considered "quiet" and being in the "background". Despite both having a lot of influence in the sound of their bands, they were not considered as "main composers", but after recording solo albums they confirmed that they were very good composers too.This second Steve Hackett`s solo album is very good too, showing several styles which he liked. The sound of this album is more varied than in "Voyage of the Acolyte", but it still has "fantasy" in the music,in the arrangements and in the cover design. "Narnia" has acoustic guitars recorded and mixed at the "front", showing Hackett`s very good guitar technique.My favourite songs from this album are "Please Don`t Touch", "The Voice of Necam" and "Icarus Ascending". Richie Havens`vocals are very good in this album, and Hackett took a good decision to invite him to sing in this album. I don`t think that the inclusion of Kansas` members Phil Ehart and Steve Walsh influenced the sound of Hackett`s music as " being from Kansas in style". They did a good job. Chester Thompson also plays very good drums in this album."Hoping love will last" is a song with jazz influences sung by Randy Crawford. Parts of the song "Please Don`t Touch" were re-recorded with a different arrangement for the "GTR" album under the title "Hackett to Bits".
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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