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VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

4.21 | 900 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars A classic, an album from golden era of Prog, Steve Hackett in the best shape, but most of all, the best presentation of his acoustic work crossed with Genesis style music (but after all, he is Genesis).

Voyage of the Acolyte brings many melodies. Not cheap, not wonderful, but rather intriguing, the ones that gets under your skin. Yet it is also an album where few elements spoils the whole a bit. However, after every listen I get a feeling that this album wants to be loved. So gentle, so variable, so pleasing in every sense.

Even the little The Lovers is a bit interesting, even it is just a filler. And being to understand exact mood featured on track Hands Of The Priestess, Part I would be also fine. I never seem to get it right, it always puzzles me. In a good way.

Nevertheless, I have some problems with A Tower Struck Down, but even it has its moments. Not much though. Shadow Of The Hierophant is a reprise of album's theme.

4(+), for a great visionary, harmed only by 10% of bad parts + some repetition.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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