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    STEVE HACKETT - Under A Mediterranean Sky released January 21

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/stev...d-22-jan-2021/

    It's been a while, I'm looking forward to this aspect of Steve's music again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/stev...d-22-jan-2021/

    It's been a while, I'm looking forward to this aspect of Steve's music again.
    Just saw this posted on Steve's Facebook feed.
    Interesting, do you know if there will be some samples to check out anytime soon?
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    I love his acoustic stuff ! Looking forward to this.

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    This I am extremely interested in. Hope itís as good as it looks.

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    I love the "There Are Many Sides to the Night" release and the "Hungarian Horizons" DVD.

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    Count Me In - Just finished Steve's autobiography. An enjoyabe brief read.
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    My review is up, and I must say, this is a lovely album.

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/stev...sky-insideout/
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    As usual - a well written and reasoned review! Can't wait for January 22 (hope it's on Amazon Prime).

    Edit - Yep! It's there and only $19.98 Canadian with shipping.
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Great review ! I love all his acoustic stuff. Ordered the vinyl from Lasers Edge.

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    I much prefer his acoustic compositions to his more eclectic stuff so I’ll be in on this one.

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    Thanks for the review. I may pick this one based on what you wrote. I'm not really enthusiastic about his "usual" eclectic albums, but I'm interested in a more focused approach.

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    Thanks chaps. I hope everyone likes what they hear when the time comes, this is a welcome release from Steve.
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    Are there any vocals on these songs? And if so, does Steve Hackett sing them?

    I hope the answer to the first question is yes and the answer to the second is no. So many otherwise good songs of his are brought down by his pedestrian voice. In contrast, on "Narnia" he had the wisdom to hire the best singer in the world at the time, who added tremendous color, magic, and energy to the song. More recently, two other fine singers put their vocal talents to "Spectral Mornings" and made that song even better than the original. I hope he'll consider using them on future songs of his.

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    ^^^ No, there are no vocals on the album.
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    Thanks for the fast reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    ^^^ No, there are no vocals on the album.
    Well, for me, thatís a plus!


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    Without the vocals, both "Narnia" and Lunatic Soul's "The Fountain" would be much lesser songs than they actually are.

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    I definitely don't want to hear any vocals on Steve's classical guitar albums. His 'voice' on the nylon strings, are what makes these albums so special. No human voice is necessary and might in fact be a detraction. At least, for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    I definitely don't want to hear any vocals on Steve's classical guitar albums. His 'voice' on the nylon strings, are what makes these albums so special. No human voice is necessary and might in fact be a detraction. At least, for me.

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    I'm with you 100%. Looking forward to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    My review is up, and I must say, this is a lovely album.

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/stev...sky-insideout/
    Love your reviews.

    Can't wait to hear this one. I'm a big fan of his nylon work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Love your reviews.

    Can't wait to hear this one. I'm a big fan of his nylon work.
    Thank you Scott, that's much appreciated! And you will like it, it's beautiful stuff.
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    Very nice. Amazing footage and scenery.
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