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Spectral Mornings
Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Best known as the main guitarist for Genesis from 1971 to 1977, Steve Hackett has long been regarded as one of the leading progressive rock guitarists of his generation. This remastered pressing of his 1979 album features ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Steve Hackett
Title: Spectral Mornings
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Astralwerks
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 10/11/2005
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 094635231328, 094633724129

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Album Description
Best known as the main guitarist for Genesis from 1971 to 1977, Steve Hackett has long been regarded as one of the leading progressive rock guitarists of his generation. This remastered pressing of his 1979 album features 16 tracks including the 8 bonus tracks 'Everyday' (alternate mix), 'The Virgin And Gypsy' (alternate mix), 'Tigermoth' (alternate mix), 'The Ballad Of The decomposing Man' (alternate mix), 'Clocks' (single version), 'Live Acoustic Section', 'Tigermoth' (live version) & 'The Caretaker'. EMI. 2005.
 

CD Reviews

Classic 70's Hackett - good introduction to his work
It's Me, | Houston | 09/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best best place to start for Steve Hackett's solo career. "Spectral Mornings" includes plenty of the soaring, melodic electric guitar playing for which he was famous in Genesis. It also has his wonderful nylon-string acoustic work and a pleasant mix of softer songs with vocal harmonies and heavier rock tunes. There is also some of the British whimsy that usually finds its way into his work. This long-awaited remastered edition greatly improves the sound quality on this album and includes some strong bonus tracks as well. The title track may be Hackett's best electric instrumental ever, and the melody will stick with the listener long after the album is over. Hackett's first four solo albums have all been remastered in similar fashion. The first one, "Voyage of the Acolyte" is probably the next best pick.
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Great remaster
W. Schmidt | Beaverton, Oregon USA | 05/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love remasters like these; you don't mind re-buying album because not only is the audio quality improved but you get worthwhile bonus tracks. With the extras the CD clocks in at close to 75 min, quite a bit more than the original. The alternate version of "Every Day" with the different ending is a standout. I like it better than the standard version. The other tracks all offer some intriguing differences as well.

This is one of Hackett's strongest albums, and if you enjoy his style you can't go wrong here."
Steve's Spectral Mornings
Alan Caylow | USA | 03/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett names his third solo album, 1979's "Spectral Mornings," as his personal favorite. While *my* personal fave from Steve is his first solo album, "Voyage Of The Acolyte," "Spectral Mornings" is an excellent choice. It's a terrific album, filled with a great mix of powerful rock pieces ("Every Day," "Clocks/The Angel Of Mons," and the classic, majestic title track), beautiful instrumentals ("The Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere" and "Lost Time In Cordoba"), and even a very humorous novelty song ("The Ballad Of The Decomposing Man") thrown in for extra measure. And shining brightly throughout it all is Hackett's magnificent guitar work. "Spectral Mornings" is a classic Steve Hackett album."