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Steve Hackett


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2.42 | 223 ratings

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1 stars Even if Brazilian music is your cup of tea, you won't be very much attracted by this poor album. Very few numbers actually sounds truely Brazilian.

The opening number of the remastered issue "What's My Name" is chaotic, directionless, melody less etc. And the funky "Rio Connection" has nothing to do with Brazilian sounds. Why did you do this again Steve?

I thought that we agreed that you could only produce one poor album in your entire career and you already produced "Cured" some years ago. So, your quota has been reached already. That's not fair from you.

Of course, there will be some percussions works during "Mathilda". But do we really need to listen to you producing ethnic music ? I don't! Song writing is very poor, totally uninspired. And what to say about these vocals, Steve? We also discussed over this already. You promised to limit these to a minimum and now you are even trying some bluesy stuff! OK, your guitar play during "Let Me Count The Ways" is wonderful, but I can't really stand the rest of it.

And this idea to combine some Eastern sounds with Latin American ones. This isn't too serious, right? Did you think that to write an average song as "Duel" was enough to captivate your friends?

I can understand that you would like to rock some times, but did you really enjoy while playing the awful "Myopia"? I don't when I listen to it Steve. Luckily, there is still a symphonic song on your album. I was afraid that you had forgotten how great you were with your acolytes before they were three.

To tell you the truth, Steve, I have had some hard time to listen to this record. And it is not "The Gulf which was not featured on your original album that will reconcile me with it. I have to press next again Steve (if I didn't do it more, it is because we are friends, Steve).

Another song has also been added to this remastered edition, you wrote it in 1987 and couldn't obviously be featured on your original release. But don't you think that it should have remained profoundly hidden?

Come on, Steve! Don't dare to do this again, please! One star, Steve.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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