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Steve Hackett


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3.91 | 61 ratings

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3 stars This is an acoustic live performance by Steve Hackett (all guitars) and Julian Colbeck (keyboard). It starts with a stunning "Horizons" coming out from Genesis's Foxtrot album just before the long epic "Supper's Ready". In fact this short track has become an integral part of "Supper's Ready" - Genesis legendary epic. What follows is "Black Light" which basically a guitar shot just before "Cuckoo Caccoon" of "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" album - another Genesis legendary album. The set was recorded live at Teatro Metropolitan, Palermo, Sicily on 1st December 1994.

As you have seen from the line-up that consists only two musicians, do not expect something rocking from this CD. Everything is classical and acoustic with no involvement of any other electric instruments (on top of keyboards) and drums. Even, most of keyboard parts were played in long sustain chords / notes just to provide a kind of background that accompanies acoustic guitar work. Surely this album fits those of you who enjoy classical guitar outfit. My favorite "Ace of Wands" was performed nicely in completely acoustic setting. Mr. Colbeck gives his stunning keyboard work in this track. it sounds like an electric piano which brings the melody of the song. It gives me another nuance of the song. Excellent arrangement. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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