10 Songs, 54 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

stekev0 ,

Better with age

Steve is like an orchestra combined with rock. His newest works are amazing .Will see him live this fall performig solo works and Genesis classics, can't wait!. He is an amazing player. Go see him if you can on his 2019 world tour.

Tom the Chief ,

Not your average cup of tea!

I've listened to this a number of times and rather than tiring, I find more things to like about it. There are elemens that hint at a long history, but also fresh takes with some interesting themes. It goes without saying that Steve Hackett's playing is virtuoso, and the other musicians and production team live up to, and support the work well.

Give it a listen. Even if it doesn't addict you right away, listen a few more times and I am sure you will start to appreciate what this wonderful music is about. Recommended.

AeroPilot ,

Continuing complexity

One of the hallmarks of Steve Hackett's music is its complexity. Even songs that appear, on first listen, as simple, contain complex structures and interlocking themes upon subsequent listenings. This release is a prime example of that, plus I find this particular recording more theatrical (and epic) than previous releases. One of the things I admire about Steve is his ability to keep taking chances with his music, to continuously be inspired by his travels and exposure to other cultures (including Americana, and the themes of US history). The signature guitar wail is present in most of the songs and, if you pay close attention, you can hear themes from past Genesis songs, Hackett songs and even Beatles songs peeking out of the background now and then. All in all a very satisfying recording for fans, of course, but if you are new to the Hackett oeuvre you may find it at once satisfying and demanding listen. Recommended! : )

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