Too Many 4 Ratings
John P. Bowman | Lancaster, PA | 06/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have read with dismay the many "good" ratings this disc has received. I think many smart critical reviewers have done it a disservice by comparing it to Voyage of the Acolyte. It is no Voyage, granted, but it is still a great recording.
This one goes in a different direction with unexpected vocalists such as Randy Crawford, Richie Havens and even Steve Walsh of Kansas. While the Randy Crawford song, in particular, does not seem like a Steve Hackett tune, is it not fantastic. And, the rest of side 2 is a masterpiece. Side 1 falls a tad short of rating as a masterpiece, but is still superb.
When it comes to Steve Hackett discs, this is a must have. Bring on the 5's!"