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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

3.59 | 599 ratings

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3 stars I had a hard time getting my hands on "Please Don't Touch," but when I did I was really for the most part happy with it.

This particular release isn't quite as proggy as his first one,but it does have some good moments. It is still Steve Hackett. That was the whole deal for me.

"Nania" is very good and has pop elements in it. Steve Walsh sings just as good here as he did with "Kansas." On the other hand, "Carry on up the Vicarage" finds Steve Hackett doing an amazingly good and original job on the vocals. I think it is one of the best tunes on this. "Racing in A" again has Mr. Walsh singing his heart out, with the added dimension of a beautiful classical piece at the end to give it a good kick in the prog. He doesn't stop there, but blows you away with "Kim," arguably his best song ever. His brother John is playing flute and it is just wonderful to this day.

"Land of a Thousand Autumns, Please Don't Touch, and Voice of Necam" are very good and the prog continues.

"Hoping Love Will Last, How Can I, and Icarus Ascending" are just ballads and I didn't care for them. I wanted Steve to stick with the prog. Still, all three tunes are well done. If you like ballads, then this will fill the bill nicely.

I can't say this was a favorite, but it is enjoyable. I can only give it three stars bacause it isn't an essential addition to the prog movement. Sorry Steve. Actually I would say it is for fans only, but I think it deserves more than two stars at any rate.

Keetian | 3/5 |


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