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RAILS LIVE

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

4.33 | 103 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars I was listening a lot to the first Steve Hackett albums just before I became a member of ProgArchives many, many fullmoons ago. Then I moved the albums out of sight and forgot about him. But this live album showed up on my desk from his promotion agent. This review should had been done ages ago, btw.

This is Steve Hackett's close to tenth live album. This living legend does not need any further introduction.

A lot of the material on this live album is from his more recent albums and that is fair enough. Steve Hackett has neither lost the plot or any of his song writing abilities. The first disc is a more run through of his solo career. A very good disc it is on it's own right.

The nostalgia and the album really starts to climb towards the top of Mt Everest with the second disc. His signature track Firth Of Fifth has got a superb rendition. One of the best songs ever written, no less. Some of his own stuff is intertwined with old Genesis songs. This makes a superb disc.

In short; this is a great live album and one which has made me go for a hunt for the other Steve Hackett albums.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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