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Poll Question: Which is the best SH cd?
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    Posted: March 11 2011 at 21:17
Which is the best SH cd?
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VOTA

IMO superior even to A Trick of the Tail.

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In my opinion all the Hackett albums have lights and shadows. He has not an amazing album. Yes he has some amazing tracks. For me, Spectral Mornings and Darktown are the best. Everyday and Spectral Morning from the first one and Twice around the sun, Jane Austen's door and In memorian from the second are excellent tracks. Voyage of the Acolyte has some good thinks too. As an overall piece I will go with Darktown.
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as a huge SH fan---I generally agree with genbanks---but Steve has  done some of the best prog music--but his albums are never perfect---one that is not on the list that I really played to death was Guitar Noir---but their are gems on nearly all his albums ---part of his problem for a perfect album is the vocals are never great except on VOTA
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1. To Watch the Storms
2. Spectral Mornings
3. Voyage of the Acolyte
4. Wild Orchids
5. Defector
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Spectral and Voyage are truly tasty, Darktown is right there also.
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I wish SH would revisit VOTA.......Epic Symphonic Prog.....
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Spectral Mornings
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1 - Voyage of the Acolyte
2 - Spectral Mornings
3 - Darktown
4 - Defector
5 - Sketches Of Satie


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To Watch The Storms
 
has some of the most beautifull tracks I've ever heard (Rebecca and Wind, Sand and Stars in particular) as well as some very strong heavier prog stuff ,allbeit with nods to King Crimson's debut.
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I'm reazlly surprized that Spectral Mornings is not running away with this poll
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Out Of The Tunnels Mouth
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Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

as a huge SH fan---I generally agree with genbanks---but Steve has  done some of the best prog music--but his albums are never perfect---one that is not on the list that I really played to death was Guitar Noir---but their are gems on nearly all his albums ---part of his problem for a perfect album is the vocals are never great except on VOTA
 
Yes! I agree, Guitar Noir is a good one too. It has really good moments. Sierra quemada, Take this pearls, and others are great tracks.
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there are many fantastic albums here but give my vote to acolyteSmile
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to me: Spectral, voyage and To watch the storm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2011 at 08:06
I love Mr. Hackett and this is a tough poll. For me very close between VOTA and Spectral Mornings, give the slight edge to VOTA. 
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Can't believe that I'm the first to give Wild Orchids a vote! Confused
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1. Defector 4.5
2. Spectral Mornings 4.5
3. Please Don't Touch 4.5
4. Out of the Tunnels Mouth 4
5. To Watch the Storms 4
6. Darktown 4
7. Voyage of The Acolyte 3.5
8. Wild Orchids 3
also like Guitar Noir and Highly Strung among others

Edited by stewe - March 12 2011 at 08:46
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The live album 'time lapse' is close to perfection, very neo-prog sounding, since it has the Pendragon drummer on some tracks, the Marillion drummer on other tracks :
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