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METAMORPHEUS

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

3.60 | 139 ratings

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DealyLamaHoernchen
4 stars First of all I have to say that this classical piece is done very well and has nice themes. What you get is a black cd with a small picture by kim poor on the front. So all is made very tasty. But now to the important part of the whole thing: the music. Everything is done well. I like Steves Guitar playing but I think that his solos are often the same solos as played on "A Midsummernights Dream". And at the moment you think "I've heard this once before" 'Under the World ~ Orpheus Looks Back' starts. A very, very, very nice orchastral thing. It sounds as if Genesis would do classical music. Much more better than any of the tracks on Tony Banks new CD (which I like very much too). But I have also to say that one thing is missing: A link to the story. Ok - the booklet has a printed story (a part of the story under every trackname). But if you hear the music just without knowing which it is all about you would think that there might is no related story. Maybe a storyteller would have been great here. Another thing is that on a few parts of the CD you know what Hackett plays next and I as a classical composer by myself have to say that this is not very good BUT Hackett developes his style. And he is getting better all the time. Listen to 'Severance' and you will know what I mean. This IS the thing. And beside all negative aspects and all positive aspects it is a wonderfull peace of music written by a very talented musician and played by a very talented orchestra. Please fallow that way, Steve.
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