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VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

4.21 | 880 ratings

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Dr4Wazo
5 stars Steve Hackett's first solo album is outstanding! His solo career could easily be the best of all ex-Genesis members. The album kicks off with "Ace Of Wands", this song will give a excellent impression on Hackett's solo stuff I'm quite sure. Certainly one of his best pieces. "Hands Of The Priestess (Pt. 1)" is so gentle and softly filled with loads of emotion. One of my personal favorites. The following, "A Tower Struck Down" puts a violent end to the calmness of "Hands Of The Priestess (Pt. 1)". The heavy bass gives a nice strong feeling to the song. "Hands Of The Priestess (Pt. 2)" gets you back to where we were with in the other part of the song. Let's go to track 6, "Star Of Sirius", one of Steve Hackett's first successful song. Carry a feeling similar the the other emotional tracks but featuring a nice vocal performance from Phil Collins. Track 8, "Shadow Of The Hierophant" is an epic 11 minutes song with a perfect progression through all the song. A close listen of this masterpiece will certainly make you follow the path of the acolyte. Also an excellent ending to the album. I enjoyed to the album so much, I had to listen to more stuff from Hackett and I found out that this release wasn't all what you should hear from him! 1978's "Please Don't Touch" and 1979's "Spectral Mornings" are also two very good releases!
Dr4Wazo | 5/5 |

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