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  • I just bought Chris Squire's first solo album in the deluxe set from Cherry Red/Esoteric (5.1 mix and all the singles). Waiting for April 27th for it to ship!


    Listening to Geoff Downes' New Dance Orchestra - The Light Program from 1987.

  • For quite a while, Phil didn't rate this album that highly. I think his feelings were coloured by the fact that the only single from the album to achieve success was a cover version. The first single, Thru These Walls, was not a big hit (hardly surprising, given the subject matter and the rather lazy use of "that" drum fill which he admitted to biographer Johnny Waller in the eighties was a "mistake"). Also the cynicism of lyrics such as I Cannot Believe It's True (a scathing attack on his wife who was increasingly asking for more money in the divorce settlement) and It Don't Matter To Me as well as the unbridled anger of I Don't Care Anymore and Do You Know, Do You Care might be a tad embarrassing to him now.


    Revisiting the album for the remix he recognised he'd been "a bit harsh" in his assessment. There's some beautiful work here. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away could be a Paul McCartney song and then there's the tribute to the Buddy Rich big band sound with The Westside. The uptempo numbers may be treading the same ground as some of the tunes on Face Value but there's a brightness to them that's hard to ignore. Overall, I think the album is a perfect companion piece to Face Value.

    His best album, IMO.

    Ian


    Works with chess - Not with life

  • Does Peter sing in German then? ^^

    Indeed. The albums Melt and Security were also released as „Ein deutsches Album“ with German lyrics and Peter singing in German. I once saw an interview with him on German television years ago, where he spoke quite a decent German.

    First we learned to walk on water.

    Then we tried something harder.

    - Red Seven -

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    Playing some familiar stuff.. Album includes Steve Hackett, John Hackett & David Jackson. Not sure who Giorgio Gabriel is?


    Tracklist Hide Credits

    1 Jerusalem

    Arranged By – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Composed By – Charles Parry

    Electric Guitar – Giorgio Gabriel

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    3:06

    2 Catherine Of Aragon

    Composed By – Rick Wakeman

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    4:42

    3 Overnight Show

    Flute, Composed By – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    2:27

    4 Hairless Heart

    Classical Guitar – Steve Hackett

    Composed By – Rutherford*, Gabriel*, Collins*, Hackett*, Banks*

    Flute – John Hackett

    Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    3:37

    5 After The Ordeal

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar – Steve Hackett

    Composed By – Rutherford*, Gabriel*, Collins*, Hackett*, Banks*

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Grand Piano [Steinway & Sons B211], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    4:56

    6 Horizons

    Composed By – Rutherford*, Gabriel*, Collins*, Hackett*, Banks*

    Flute – John Hackett

    Grand Piano [Steinway & Sons B211], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    1:56

    7 Fanfare And Lute's Song

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Composed By – Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    3:05

    8 Hammer In The Sand

    Composed By – Steve Hackett

    Grand Piano [Steinway & Sons B211], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    3:05

    9 Theme One

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Composed By – George Martin

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    Saxophone, Whistle, Transcription By – David Jackson

    3:27

    10 I Talk To The Wind

    Bass [Fender Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Composed By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Fripp*

    Electric Guitar – Giorgio Gabriel

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    5:53

    11 Shadow Of The Hierophant

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Composed By – Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett

    Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Giorgio Gabriel

    Flute – John Hackett

    Mellotron [M400], Organ [Pipe Organ], Grand Piano [Steinway & Sons B211], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    Soprano Vocals – Bona Kim

    7:34

    12 Hands Of The Priestess

    Classical Guitar, Composed By – Steve Hackett

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    4:00

    13 Galadriel

    Classical Guitar, Composed By – Steve Hackett

    Grand Piano [Steinway & Sons B211], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    3:19

    14 Galadriel's Memories

    Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Transcription By – Giorgio Gabriel

    Bass [Fender Bass], Transcription By – Carlo Matteucci

    Flute, Composed By – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    3:11

    15 Bilbo's Dream

    Composed By – Marco Lo Muscio

    Concert Flute – John Hackett

    3:31

    Visions From Minas Tirith - The White Tree

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass] – Carlo Matteucci

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Composed By – Marco Lo Muscio

    (12:13)

    16a Appearances Of The White Town

    16b The White Tree

    16c The Words Of Gandalf

    16d The Steward Of Gondor

    16e Dance Of The Victory

    16f Fanfare And Finale

    17 The Great Gig In The Sky

    Bass [Rickenbacker Bass] – Carlo Matteucci

    Composed By – Clare Torry, Richard Wright

    Electric Guitar – Giorgio Gabriel

    Flute – John Hackett

    Organ [Pipe Organ], Grand Piano [Steinway & Sons B211], Transcription By – Marco Lo Muscio

    Saxophone, Voice, Transcription By – David Jackson

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  • For quite a while, Phil didn't rate this album that highly. I think his feelings were coloured by the fact that the only single from the album to achieve success was a cover version. The first single, Thru These Walls, was not a big hit (hardly surprising, given the subject matter and the rather lazy use of "that" drum fill which he admitted to biographer Johnny Waller in the eighties was a "mistake"). Also the cynicism of lyrics such as I Cannot Believe It's True (a scathing attack on his wife who was increasingly asking for more money in the divorce settlement) and It Don't Matter To Me as well as the unbridled anger of I Don't Care Anymore and Do You Know, Do You Care might be a tad embarrassing to him now.


    Revisiting the album for the remix he recognised he'd been "a bit harsh" in his assessment. There's some beautiful work here. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away could be a Paul McCartney song and then there's the tribute to the Buddy Rich big band sound with The Westside. The uptempo numbers may be treading the same ground as some of the tunes on Face Value but there's a brightness to them that's hard to ignore. Overall, I think the album is a perfect companion piece to Face Value.

    This album, perhaps even more than Face Value, is the album to play for people who associate Phil only with lovelorn ballads. I know he was hurting, but the hurt in I Don't Care Anymore & Do You Know, Do You Care is real & far more interesting to listen to than some of the later stuff which is full of clichés. Regarding Thru These Walls, while I understand the criticism of it', I find it a brilliant track, his most Gabriel like song. Like China is funny & Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning is beautiful. The only weak spot is You Can't Hurry Love which is completely unrepresentative of the album, hit or not.