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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

3.60 | 174 ratings

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jean-marie
4 stars Hackett seems to be be the only member having kept some GENESIS roots,( except sometimes BANKS ) i mean this classical sap in melodies and that distinctive british touch one can feel through most of his releases.This album is a specific work in witch he's but supported by the royal philharmonic orchestra and plays only accoustic guitar.though there are JOHN HACKETT on flute for a few tracks and ROGER KING on organ on one piece. The tittle is revealing, the music is strongly inspired by the SHAKESPEAR story. It's difficult not to be charmed by this magnificient album, and of course, it's very romantic and symphonic and probably will not suit to heavy prog fans, but for sure all those switched on dreamy musical landscapes will have a liking for this beautiful album. Don't ask me if it's prog ,i don't mind and it's probably not in the usual meaning but this work points the incredibte HACKETT ability and talent, it will take you elsewhere in a stirring world of accoustic guitar and beautiful orchestrations 4 stars
jean-marie | 4/5 |

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