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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

3.17 | 204 ratings

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4 stars I have always felt that 'Momentum' is almost the forgotten Hackett classical guitar album. It seems to me that 'Bay Of Kings', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Metamorpheus' are far better known, and maybe better received. Nevertheless 'Momentum' is a fine album, and takes its place easily amongst the others I've mentioned. Ok, some may say it's 'Bay Of Kings' part two, but there isn't anything wrong with that in my book! Every track here is classic Hackett, atmospheric and delicate, with the standouts being, for me, 'Cavalcanti', 'The Sleeping Sea', 'Concert For Munich' and 'The Vigil'. But there aren't any weak tracks here. Steve's technique is superb, and I still wonder at his ability to play this type of music so well, and then to revert back to 'rock god' status so easily. For lovers of Steve's classical guitar playing, this is simply a must have. His talent just seems to keep on growing, and I always admire his willingness to experiment. He is so consistent, yet diverse; I am truly amazed. This album isn't prog, of course, but it's still an excellent addition to any discerning music lover's collection. Buy it now!
chessman | 4/5 |


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