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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

4.51 | 67 ratings

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Paul Stump
5 stars Sorry to be a bore, but this is an absolute classic. I can take or leave the 1993 set, and maybe a set from the 1980 tour - when Steve was quite a good MC - could have been included in lieu of the Newcastle outing, and maybe Reading 81 would have been better than the Rome show. But the rest is just untouchably brilliant. The sound the band whip up on the opening Please Don't Touch from Hammersmith, esp in the reprise, is just unallowably good. Whatever happened to Pete Hicks? I'm loth to propel this set towards the magic 5 star average, but I'll do it anyway. Hackett fans should kill to get a copy, all other prog fans with a pulse should at least check it out. Those with a regular income should simply cancel everything and acquire it.
Paul Stump | 5/5 |


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