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Steve Hackett


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3.36 | 224 ratings

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4 stars Not much to say about this one really. The first of Hackett's acclaimed acoustic guitar albums, this is as good as any of them. Superbly recorded ( I have the remastered version now) and wonderfully atmospheric, each track fits on here splendidly. I won't go through the individual songs - they are all good, including the three bonus tracks. The sort of album you can sit back and enjoy with a cup of tea and a biscuit - or a fish supper! Young and old alike will like this, probably this is what you could call a 'Universal album', catering to many tastes. His playing is immaculate of course, and his songwriting is as strong as ever. In fact, having owned, in the past, some classical guitar albums from better known classic artists, I have to say this is as good, if not better than any of them! Very often, the recognised classical players will be playing music by other composers, and not all of it is immediately digestable. Hackett has the wonderful knack of composing melodies that are quickly assimilated by the brain and retained for many years after. A true talent. Fans of Hackett will love this, as will classical guitar buffs, and all lovers of peaceful, beautiful music. Don't sit reading this - go out and buy it!
chessman | 4/5 |


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