Thursday, June 11, 2009

Album of the Day

There Are Many Sides to the Night, by Steve Hackett (1994): As I said the other day, over his career Steve has taken the opportunity to do some things other than the standard rock albums. In this case, it's a recording of an acoustic concert he did in Sicily (along with keyboardist Julian Colbeck) highlighting his nylon string work. Although I enjoy this kind of thing, it very rarely elevates beyond "nice" to anything inspiring. Lots of tasteful playing and some interesting arrangements of Hackett classics. Besides, it's one of the few albums the girlfriend actually likes. It's good for, er, atmosphere, if you catch my drift!

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