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VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

4.21 | 834 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars In between "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and "Trick of The Tail", Steve Hackett, then Genesis guitarist, released his first solo album, "Voyage of Acolyte. "

On this album he finally experienced the arthistic freedom he never had in band.Although many say that this is an album of "lost" Genesis, I say that this album has a lot more expensive than Hackett of Genesis (although there are many similarities) .

"Voyage of Acolyte is a concept album, whose theme is the tarot (very weird, but ...). Even though all eight songs on this album are excellent, their opening song,"Ace of Wands "is the best-throughout its 5 minutes, we heard a sequence of themes played quickly, there are beautiful guitar passages (as Steve Hackett dominates the instrument!), other more hard-rock sections, no weak moments. "Hands Of The Priestess"(the two parts) is a quiet, acoustic music, the same can be said of "The Hermit" and "The Lovers. "Star of Sirius" is, as another reviewer commented," the best music of Genesis that Genesis never did" . That's because here we have the participation of Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford.A song starts with an acoustic section as well, with the vocals in the chorus, before moving to its jazzi chorus.In the end we have "Shadow of Hierophant, " another great masterpiece.The ethereal vocals of Sally Oldifield mark the first part of music, while the second part is a very long instrumental solo with mellotron and a very dark atmosphere.

An excellent album! 5 stars for sure!

voliveira | 5/5 |

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