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Steve Hackett


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3.41 | 304 ratings

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4 stars Actually the right score should have to be a bit inferior, but the grandeur of these new arrangements, concerning such immortal classics by GENESIS, except on some tepid songs (fortunately a few ones), makes this album a very interesting issue, along with its fantastic production!! Moreover here is the best version of all time, concerning "Fountain of Salmacis".

Well there are some unlucky choices here, such as the flaw and not useful track "Your own special way" or his usual (talking about his job with GENESIS ) "I know what I like", a commercial number, which nowadays is not interesting nor believable as an hit single. Actually I don't approve it, inside this contest. Instead the absence of the splendid BANK's intro of "Firth of Fifth"-despite of his fantastic guitar solo- here completed with such a great solo stuff and the excellent performance by WETTON as well, represent anyway another example of his versatility, both in the bad and in the good moments of inspiration. The rest however is characterized by some memorable arrangements and skillful performances too (otherwise "Watcher of the Sky" or "Dance on a Volcano" have been always regarded as some of the best tracks ever, although the arrangement of "Fountain of Salmacis" is unbeatable).

I repeat my sentence above: Such fantastic version of "Fountain of Salmacis", in my opinion the best of all time, is alone well worth checking out, but please listen carefully also to all the other arrangements, characterized by the contribution of so many guest stars!!

lor68 | 4/5 |


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