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Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch! CD (album) cover

PLEASE DON'T TOUCH!

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

3.58 | 524 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 for sure

Steve hackett second solo album, and the first outside Genesis released in 1978 named Please don't touch. Ffom the beggining I might say that this album is a tricky affair in Hackett catalogue, maybe one of the most experimental he done over the years, but with all that a good one. Having here moments from jazz to pop, soul, rock the album as a whole is a bit uneven, some moments are truly fantastic but other are totaly lame and unintristing. Featuring some fantastic musicians like Walsh and Ehart from Kansas fame, Chester Thompson from Genesis and Weather Report, the folk - pop singer Richie Havens , the female soul singer Randy Crawford and others. So an album who can guess how sounds by the guests involved here, from diffrent genres, but in the end I tyhink is a quite fair album, a good one but less good then the next one - he's best without doubt. The music is darker in places, like the title track, but very good, some pieces has vocal arrangements, the most intristinh being the opening track Narnia with Steve Walsh on vocals. Some arrangements are typical for Hackett, the guitar sounds intristing, very smooth combined with more rockier and jazzier sounds. I will give 3 stars maybe 3.5, excellent cover art btw. Not among his best, but not a bad one either. Still In Hackett style.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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