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King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents GTR
GTR
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents GTR
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Steve Howe and Steve Hackett's GTR was one of the shortest-lived supergroups, releasing only one album in 1986 and breaking up a year later. During that year, they gave a handful of concerts, and this King Biscuit Flowe...  more »

      
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All Artists: GTR
Title: King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents GTR
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: King Biscuit Flower Hour Records/Sony BMG
Original Release Date: 1/28/1997
Release Date: 1/28/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 707108802122

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Album Description
Steve Howe and Steve Hackett's GTR was one of the shortest-lived supergroups, releasing only one album in 1986 and breaking up a year later. During that year, they gave a handful of concerts, and this King Biscuit Flower Hour CD captures their virtues quite well, arguably even better than the studio record. Not only are highlights from GTR are featured, but so are Yes' 'Roundabout' and Genesis' 'I Know What I Like,' as well as the previously unreleased song 'Prize Fighter.'

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CD Reviews

GTR
James A. Hunt | Pennsylvania | 08/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great Album! I've listened to the tape repeatedly for well over a decade and was thrilled to be able to get the CD. Filled with excellent music and guitarwork - not all top40 songs, but a masterpiece compilation."
An enjoyable album
sauerkraut | 03/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This self-titled debut album from GTR was released in 1986. It is comprised of ten tracks. The material is in a pop rock--with progressive leanings--musical direction. Throughout, I find the songwriting to be solid, the musicianship to be tight, and the sound quality to be satisfying. Steve Howe and Steve Hackett do well with the guitar duties. Max Bacon's smooth, pleasing tenor singing is impressive and industrious. Minimal keyboard work is also provided. Two tracks are instrumentals--Howe's "Sketches in the Sun" and Hackett's "Hackett to Bits." The album's harmony vocals are remarkable and attractive, too. Even though all the pieces are worthy, my favorites are "When the Heart Rules the Mind," "The Hunter," and "You Can Still Get Through." The nicely written "When the Heart Rules the Mind" displays a winning chorus that is spirited and unforgettable, one of my favorite choruses in general. "The Hunter," an easygoing composition, exhibits nice vocals from Bacon and a creative, memorable intro that includes an infectious bass guitar line from Phil Spalding and atmospheric keyboard work. The catchy "You Can Still Get Through" features a gratifying refrain. The CD insert includes the song lyrics. A black-and-white photo of each member of the group is displayed on the back of the CD jewel case. The disc is just over 44 minutes. This is a recommendable album."
I love live albums, but not this one
Brad | Albany NY | 06/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Live albums are where talented bands shine - unfortunately maybe I was going into this disc with the wrong mind-set. Jonathan Mover seems as though he's trying to turn the songs into prog-rock/metal showcases and he overdrums and overfills and over double-bass drum kicks throughout. Max Bacon whose vocals and melodies are what help make the studio album brilliant has changed most of the melodies and thus left me flat - not just because I wanted to hear him pull off those great parts live, but because the new way doesn't seem to fit the songs. Hackett & Howe are brilliant as usual. I was excited to hear this disc after enjoying the studio lp, cassette then cd for the better part of 17 years but this left me wanting to put this back on the shelf and only pull out when the studio disc was unavailable...."