Steve Hackett


Surrender Of Silence Inside Out Music Ex-Genesis man polishes his prog credential­s

While Steve is known to many as an ex-member of Genesis, his solo career has been both longer and arguably more fruitful. Certainly, it features well-arranged and often lavishly epic music with numerous guitar highlights. That’s the case with Surrender Of Silence, an 11-track album brimming with great band interplay and symphonic flair. Opening instrument­al The Obliterati is quite a showcase for Steve’s guitar chops, which run the gamut of blazing legato phrases, doom riffs and exotic string bending. Relaxation Music For Sharks (Featuring Feeding Frenzy) is both ambient and powerful – a soft dreamy opener morphs into a huge groove, which features Steve flying around the fretboard. As for his nylon playing, closer Esperanza is short and beautiful. Make no mistake, Steve remains as vital to prog today as he did all the way back in the 70s. A master.

Standout track: The Obliterati For fans of: Genesis, Yes, Asia

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