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Steve Hackett


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4 stars Now this is a totally amazing box set... Iimagine following Steve HACKETT and his band of merry men as they trek thru the 70's , 80's and 90's!. This box set contains 3 of Steve's personal most memorable shows. The first 2 CD's are devoted to a complete show from 1978 at Hammersmith Odeon drawing on material from "Spectral Mornings", "Please Don't Touch", "Voyage Of The Acolyte" and even some small GENESIS ditties. Overall the recording is quite sweet considering the age of the archive and was nicely preserved in its entirity, complete with all cheering and encores... basically untouched in its beautiful entirity. Next step is the dark ages of the 80's with an absolute ripper of an evening in Rome Italy. This 3rd CD draws more from "Defector" and "Cured" with drumming by MARILLION's Ian Mosely. Once again Steve's guitar and band sound stunning... My only negative comment is the lack lustre recording on this 80's show... although not badly recorded it does sound slighly less full than the other CD's... The 4th CD is from London's Grand Theatre in 1993 featuring the music and tour of "Guitar Noir" (which I was able to see in Toronto a few years back now!). This is a superbly well recorded live show which captures some of Steve's most wonderful guitar playing and singing you will hear. Being a huge HACKETT fan, I also picked up the 5th CD (not offered in the box set) which also covers 2 shows from the 70's (Steve's favourite excepts). Overall a great box set and it also comes with a little book full of wonderful pictures and nive penmanship of our artist in question... ladies and gentlemen... Steve HACKETT...
loserboy | 4/5 |


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