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Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings album mp3
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    Steve Hackett
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    Spectral Mornings
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Spectral Mornings is the third studio album by English guitarist and songwriter Steve Hackett, released in May 1979 on Charisma Records. It is his first to feature members of his touring band which many Hackett fans consisting them as the "classic line-up". The musicians are his brother John Hackett, Nick Magnus, Dik Cadbury, John Shearer, and Pete Hicks. In 2005, Spectral Mornings was remastered and re-released on Virgin Records.

SPECTRAL MORNINGS is another fine five-star album from former Genesis axesmith Steve Hackett. After the amazing solo debut that was VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE, I had found its successor, PLEASE DON'T TOUCH, to be good, but slightly uneven - it seemed to me that Hackett was trying to go in too many musical directions at once. SPECTRAL MORNINGS, however, is an altogether more satisfying return to form. It sounds less like a classic Genesis album than . does, but more "Hackett-like" than . At least part of the reason for this lies in the fact that while .

Written-By – Steve Hackett. 9. Every Day (Alternate Mix). Written-By – Steve Hackett. 10. The Virgin And The Gypsy (Alternate Mix). 11. Tigermoth (Alternate Mix). 12. The Ballad Of The Decomposing Man (Alternate Mix). 13. Clocks - The Angel Of Mons (Single Version). 14. Live Acoustic Set (Medley: Etude In A Minor, Blood On The Rooftops, Horizons, Kim). CDSCD4017, CDSCD 4017. Spectral Mornings ‎(CD, Album).

With a workable backing band that includes John Shearer, Nick Magnus, and former Decameron bassist Dik Cadbury, the ex-Genesis guitarist exploits his strengths: progressive instrumentals that skip between heaven and hell, pastoral pop songs, and a healthy dose of English humor.

More albums from Steve Hackett: Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes by Steve Hackett. Live In Blue by Steve Hackett. Voyage Of The Acolyte by Steve Hackett. The Tokyo Tapes by Steve Hackett.

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John Acock - Producer
Dik Cadbury - Bass
John Hackett - Flute, Keyboards
Steve Hackett - Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Peter Hicks - Vocals
Nick Magnus - Keyboards, Synthesizer
John Shearer - Drums

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Every Day Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 6:14
2 The Virgin and the Gypsy Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 4:27
3 The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 2:05
4 Clocks-The Angel of Mons Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 4:17
5 The Ballad of the Decomposing Man Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 3:49
6 Lost Time in Cordoba Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 4:03
7 Tigermoth Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 7:35
8 Spectral Mornings Steve Hackett Steve Hackett 6:33

Steve Hackett's third solo album ( second since leaving Genesis) is by far the best of his earlier solo albums, since it displays Steve in peak form as a composer, guitarist and leader as he assembled his most endearing band of musicians that helped bring his vision to fruition. Even the fun Caribbean themed "Ballad Of The Decomposing Man" shows that Steve could pen a humorous song.
My favorite late period prog rock album - full stop. Spectral Mornings slips the Genesis shackles and crosses over into the avant-garde. Songs like 'Clocks' were heard on the punk/post-punk underground stations of the day - right alongside The Pop Group, PIL, Swell Maps, Wire and This Heat. By turns 'out there', pastoral, clever and spooky, it's a great if uncomfortable listen - full of surprises. Holds up well even today. Five Stars.
I bought this originally on cassette. Later on CD and then for years on steaming services. Many had said this was their favorite. I was always a "Please Don't Touch" guy, but I digress. I recent bought this on vinyl and I have to say that I really listened to this for the first time. The voice is youthful, songs so tuneful and creative. The production is full without being overdone. You listen and then when done, come back to your surroundings and realize the journey you were just on. The album cover really sets you up this treat. Awesome.