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Highly Strung
Steve Hackett
Highly Strung
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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After Leaving Genesis in 1977, Steve Hackett Went on to Release a Staggering Amount of Solo Works, as Well as Collaborating on Further Genesis Albums and Briefly Forming the Supergroup Gtr with Yes Guitarist Steve Howe. Lo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Steve Hackett
Title: Highly Strung
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Caroline
Original Release Date: 1/1/1981
Re-Release Date: 3/6/2007
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 094637731826, 094638441755

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After Leaving Genesis in 1977, Steve Hackett Went on to Release a Staggering Amount of Solo Works, as Well as Collaborating on Further Genesis Albums and Briefly Forming the Supergroup Gtr with Yes Guitarist Steve Howe. Long-regarded as on of the Leading Progressive Rock Guitarists of his Generation, Hackett Still Records and Tours Constantly. In 1981, Hackett Released 'cured', an Album which Many Fans Thought was a More Commercially Orientated Sound. It Split Fans Opinions and Marked a Change in Direction to a More 'studio-based' Pop Approach. The Charisma Label at that Time were Looking for USA Hits which is One of the Reasons that Hackett Cites as Why Some of the Tracks have a 'west Coast' Feel to Them. After the Two-man Team on 'cured', Drummer Ian Mosley Appeared Prior to his Tenure with Marillion on Hackett's Next 1983 Album 'highly Strung'. The Album Produced the Popular Single "Cell 151" and Went on to Become his Most Successful Project Since 'spectral Mornings'.
 

CD Reviews

Hackett Up & Soak It In!
D. Negrin | New Jersey USA | 03/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The second batch of EMI remasters for Steve's work included this frequently overlooked gem from the Hackett catalog. While somewhat "dated" in its sound, which was heavily influenced by early '80s style rock (period music of the day), it did offer up classics like "Cell 151" and "Camino Royale" which are true Steve Hackett staples from his early catalog.

As with the previous batch of EMI Hackett remasters, the remastering on the album is first rate (where did all the tape hiss go?). The added bonus tracks including the extended version of "Walking Through Walls" was a real treat as well (and something that I never thought would see its way to compact disc). Overall, Steve Hackett fans will relish in this new pressing of a classic Hackett album."