Steve Hackett WOLfLIGhT
Steve takes a break from his reworkings of early Genesis material to produce yet another stunning studio album. It seems after watching the recent Genesis TV documentary that hackett has retained his musical integrity far better than the rest of the band as this release is at least on par with his early material. Production quality is far superior too, and this helps to emphasise his fantastic use of musical light and shade on an album that’s dedicated to the constant fight for freedom. As usual the vocal harmonies are warm and lush throughout, but as you’d expect it’s Steve’s guitar playing that never ceases to amaze and explore new boundaries. Whether the song is slow and melodic, acoustic led or fast and brash, hackett really pulls out all the tricks for this 2015 release. The production has the tracks running on from each other and this works really well; but check out the exquisite Love Song To A Vampire, the title track and the beautiful solo acoustic piece, Earthshine, for a good cross section of what’s available. Released in various formats to keep everyone happy, we like this a lot.
and radio friendly collection. Single pull is Just You, which is a good place to start, but there is so much more to David Aldo’s music and it will be interesting to see what impact he makes in Britain during 2015.