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Steve Hackett


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3.59 | 177 ratings

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3 stars Considering that progressive music listeners are people with mind open for various music genres, and of those who know to enjoy good records of any kind, I therefore recommend this CD to them. Talking about style of music present on it, instead of term "classical" which is reserved for "dim and distant past" before XX century, I think that more accurate term could be "serious" music. Billed as Steve Hackett & the Underworld Orchestra, named upon legend that music is following and trying to describe to imaginative listener, in which Orpheus went to Underworld in search of Eurydice, more proper name would be The Underworld Orchestra with Steve Hackett, because most of music consists of strings and some woodwinds orchestration, with guitar (acoustic, of course) played quite enough not to forget that this peace is composed for guitarist and small orchestra.

The music is deep and emotive, nicely flowing, and is functioning very good, even without knowing that is based upon ancient legend, it could be used as good soundtrack for a movie, as it changes from calm and mellow to dramatic and vice versa as the story goes, leaving enough place to other senses. It's not overproduced like some other musicians' trip to unknown territory and is easy to listen to many times. I would dare to say that it would get decent reviews from people involved in classical and serious music.

Someone who would try to find traces of Genesis and Steve Hackett older solo efforts, would stay empty handed. Just forget that this is Steve Hackett record, and enjoy!

cedo | 3/5 |


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