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METAMORPHEUS

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

3.62 | 139 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars Actually you could erase an half star at least, if you regard of the middle -a bit repetitive- section,but nevertheless it's one of the finest albums the former Genesis guitarist has ever produced-especially since He decided to perform his solo works all over the world (do you remember his concerts played together with one of the most skilful classical guitarists, such as Maurizio Colonna,my favourite musician of this music genre?!)...well -as a matter of fact- his melodic lines are perfectly coupled with an orchestra, but also his simple but effective harmonic solutions are excellent...his execution is much inspiring, despite of being not equal to such an incredible performance like that one by M.Colonna (above all from the technical point of view).Anyway,coming back to the present issue, Hackett's Underworld Orchestra -including John Hackett on flute- is always remarkable, but it's composed by eight elements only;however these latter are able to reproduce a full symphonic orchestra and for me that's enough, in order to be astounded and gratified too!! In particular I like track #14 and #15 ("Return To The Realm Of Eternal Renewal" and "Lyra"), because the guitar work is exceptionl here and complex as well, but you can't forget all the other tracks drawing from the ideas of some Russian composers from 20th Century, by means of a small "home-made" orchestra, which is delightful!!

Check it out, even though the album cover picture reminds us of an horror movie!!

lor68 | 4/5 |

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