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Topic: Steve Hackett instrumentals
Posted By: fudgenuts64
Subject: Steve Hackett instrumentals
Date Posted: April 16 2015 at 12:04
I can't think of a bad one. They are always the best songs on his solo albums. I made this looking for recommendations of something similar to his style and also for the general appreciation of this man's output. It's gotten to the point where I think more of Hackett as a band himself and his association with Genesis is secondary. I've NEVER had that happen with any other member that went solo.

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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: April 16 2015 at 14:07
Check out his classical instrumental recordings like Bay of Kings and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Beautiful stuff

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 17 2015 at 01:52
I agree with the OP although I've noted that some people don't like The Air Conditioned Nightmare. Why I don't know.
I have Midsummers Night Dream (with the RPO) so I can second that one. There is also the Sketches Of Satie CD with his brother John playing flute which is well worth checking out.


Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: April 17 2015 at 14:07
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I agree with the OP although I've noted that some people don't like The Air Conditioned Nightmare. Why I don't know.
I have Midsummers Night Dream (with the RPO) so I can second that one. There is also the Sketches Of Satie CD with his brother John playing flute which is well worth checking out.

Love Sketches too. Just beautiful.




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Posted By: Rick Robson
Date Posted: April 17 2015 at 19:05
As it comes to Classical Music, you can't go wrong with Metamorpheus & The Underground Orchestra for a more profound and intense listening experience, one of my cherished classical works as well as A Midsummer Night's Dream, but personally I find Metamorpheus even more rewarding - at least 7 tracks are fantastic indeed, pure delight. The emotionally dense spirit of this work quite reminds me of that of especially XVIII and XIX Centuries' Classical Music, but I'm not saying the modern and contemporary aren't too, albeit so far most of the Classical Music I knew from that period have been difficult for me to get into it, especially the minimalist and serialist. But for example Erik Satie is one of the great 20th century composers that I really enjoy, and Hackett's Sketches Of Satie is a very beautiful work indeed, though talking from my personal taste I wouldn't put it in the same league as Metamorpheus and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 17 2015 at 21:13
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is superb.
I do own quite a number of Hackett albums, but missing just as many. All of the instrumentals are often the best tracks on the album.
Always thought the instrumentals on Defector are brilliant.
More recently, Two Faces Of Cairo, Tubehead, even the 'Four Winds' suite is exquisite.
As far as instrumental pieces are concerned, SH can do no wrong.


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 18 2015 at 02:58
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Always thought the instrumentals on Defector are brilliant.

Me too, especially "Hammer In The Sand".

I also like "Tristesse" on Guitar Noir a lot.


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 18 2015 at 03:24
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Slogans is the one for me !!


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: April 18 2015 at 08:59
Well contrast and compare Hackett's solo works vs what the notorious three went on to do inside and outside of Genesis...

I have most of his albums and like them warts and all.  I'm talking Cured and others shortly after that.

He's also put out a lot of live DVDs. Big smile


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Posted By: brainstormer
Date Posted: April 18 2015 at 11:08
He's a man of great self-discipline.

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 19 2015 at 03:16
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^
Slogans is the one for me !!
 
Clapthat was the one that impressed Eddie Van Halen with the amazing fretwork I think


Posted By: Rick Robson
Date Posted: April 19 2015 at 10:02
Yeah this is how I see Hackett's music - incredibly eclectic, and Defector shows it pretty much as well, music for varied tastes. The track The Toast (particularly the final half) has one of my fave instrumentals off Defector, as Hammer In The Sand and Jacuzzi too. But The Toast shows very well his erudite facet, always present since his very first solo album. Steve Hackett is perhaps my favourite prog artist ever, for the number of pieces that I love are unbeatable.

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