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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

4.14 | 855 ratings

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5 stars Years ago I first listened to "Spectral Mornings" and can distinctly remember being totally absorbed into this album. Many years later I look back on this album with kind ears and still consider this to be one of his greatest moments in the recording studio. "Spectral Mornings" is a very fitting title for this gem with music very suiting to the concept. HACKETT gives us a little taste of everything from the progressive roots of "Everyday" and "Spectral Mornings" to the acoustic ditty "Lost Time In Cordoba" and the Japanese samurai sounds of "The Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere" and an entertaining British ragtime piece, "The Ballad Of The Decomposing Man". HACKETT is helped out by Pete Hicks on vocals, Dick Cadbury on bass, brother John Hackett on flute (as on the two previous solo LP's), John Shearer on drums, and excellent keyboard work throughout by Nick Magnus. Overall a superbly crafted album of the highest order and I would call this a desert island contender. Essential...!
loserboy | 5/5 |


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