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SPECTRAL MORNINGS

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

4.14 | 840 ratings

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MJAben
4 stars This was my first Hackett album and to this day is my favorite of his offerings. I find often that Hackett's largest problem is varying quality of songs in his albums, I find that often I love some of his output and find other songs virtually unlistenable (or at the least certainly not enjoyable). On this album however we have quality music in various styles from start to finish. This is a more reserved and accessible album than Voyage of the Acolyte, it is frequently poppy but regularly beautiful with far more of an emphasis on songwriting than on musicianship. Nevertheless there can still be found some wonderful solo's from Hackett (Spectral Mornings, Every Day).

What this album has however, that I feel no other Hackett album can hold claim to is a sense of coherency, a sense of flow and direction from start to finish that makes this album one magical ride with some absolutely wonderful songs. It may not be his most progressive offering but it is by far his best.

MJAben | 4/5 |

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