Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Album of the Day

Please Don't Touch, by Steve Hackett (1978): For Steve's second solo record, he assembled a host of talented folks - Steve Walsh and Phil Ehart of Kansas, Richie Havens, Zappa's rhythm section (Tom Fowler and Chester Thompson) - to help him work through a varied set of tunes. While his debut, Voyage of the Acolyte, was purely in the Genesis-like symphonic prog mode (it's almost a missing Genesis album, really), this release has Steve exploring pop, folk, and soul in addition to the trademark prog. One of my all time favorites.

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