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Poll Question: What is your favourite from this trio?
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    Posted: July 12 2017 at 02:11
This is a quite deliberate selection (no, its not the sequence of releases) - something I was surprised by.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 02:21
Defector is the superior one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 08:11
Almost voted for Cured. Not a bad record but Defector is better. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 08:13
Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Almost voted for Cured. Not a bad record but Defector is better. 

I almost voted for it too----the thing with the record is the vocals are bad---lot's of Steve's vocals were bad back then and if he had found a proper singer they would have sold better----late in his career he found his voice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 08:29
Defector, just ahead of Highly Strung.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 08:42
I honestly like all three, and I'm finding very hard to make a choice. I'll have to wait.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 10:11
Easily Defector 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 12:04
No contest. Defector.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 17:05
Defector > Highly Strungly
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 18:41
1. Defector
2. Highly Strung
3. Cured
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2017 at 02:43
OK - interesting - I will reveal why I selected these albums.  In rank order (believe it or not) these are the highest performing Hackett albums on the UK chart.  What is surprising is that Cured seemed to strike a chord with the wider record buying public and that his more esteemed albums; Spectral Mornings and Voyage of the Acolyte are ranked 4th and 5th respectively. Defector is Mr. Hackett's only top 10 album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2017 at 04:07
Cured is my fav
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2017 at 11:48
Defector by a mile as it completes the brilliant Acolyte/Please/Spectral/Defector set.  Things went downhill from there fast for awhile...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2017 at 15:40
Defector by a fairly wide margin.. then Highly strung (I like a lots of the songs but the production lets it down) and then Cured is a bit of a mish mash with the odd good track..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2017 at 04:30
Defector is a damn fine album (5 star without Time To Get Out and Sentimental Institution - why oh why does Steve do this goofball sh*t for ??).
Cured has its moments (wish he had a drummer for this one) and Highly Strung leaves me exactly that - highly strung, even Mosley didn't make this one a keeper for me more than 20 years ago.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2017 at 10:17
Had to go with Highly Strung, a triumphant return to that full band sound after the distressing Cured. Defector could have been much more than it was if not for those sugary bits that eventually weakened it.
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