STEVE HACKETT - Surrender of Silence (release date: 10th September 2021)

  • The new track is great! Looking forward to hearing the whole album. Will also buy the deluxe version, I have all the surround versions so this won’t be an exception.


    By the way; is anyone trying to get all the different vinyl versions?

  • Not sure about Fox’s tango. It’s okay but to me Steve is going round in circles musically. Last time he did something new was quite a while ago (apart from special albums like his classical stuff)


    and no, no vinyl. Not even the black 😃

    ... make tomorrow today!

  • Our preview copy does indeed reveal different elements on the album, some would say that tracks like Fox's Tango are not the strongest tracks on the album.


    Yes, in our opinion the biggest breath of fresh ideas seemed to be on Beyond The Shrouded Horizon. But give Surrender in Silence a chance.


    TGA

  • Our preview copy does indeed reveal different elements on the album, some would say that tracks like Fox's Tango are not the strongest tracks on the album.


    Yes, in our opinion the biggest breath of fresh ideas seemed to be on Beyond The Shrouded Horizon. But give Surrender in Silence a chance.


    TGA

    its still a Hackett album and in my opinion, he should leave his comfort zone more often.

    Fox’s Tango is far better than Wingbeats and it’s also an example that simpler tracks sometimes work better.
    On other tracks, Steve shows some incredible playing, but all in all I wish he would strip things down a bit.

    Day of the Dead and Scorched Earth are my favorites at the moment

  • Have to say I'm looking forward to Steve's new album common out soon. I am a huge fan and have everything he's been associated with including partnerships with other artists. Just to point out he is a prog artist and not a pop or rock artist.;)

  • Exactly. I'm not overwhelmed by any of the three tracks so far.


    But, I know I'll still buy the CD. Probably listen to it once, place it on the shelf, and forget all about it.

    As I pretty much have with Night Siren and Edge of Light, Wolflight got a few plays first. For that reason, I won't be buying it, as I haven't since Edge of Light. This last track sound exactly like most of those 3. What has happened to him? Once, you could count on his albums to surprise and innovate, it's like he's lost the ability to "hear" what he is doing.

    Ian


    Works with chess - Not with life

  • I’d like to see Steve make a more simpler album actually ... a little bit stripped down.

    This hits the nail on the head for me.


    It wasn’t a “no holds barred … unleashing of demons” that made Steve’s music unique to me.

    It was subtle pastel shades, occasional soaring guitar solos and simple but beautiful instrumental passages with a lot of breathing room (think of Hammer In The Sand, Kim, Hands Of The Priestess Part II).


    I think Steve's desire to break new ground has led him to produce music that is more complex and fuller sounding, but lacking the variety of elements that to me made those earlier albums more captivating.

  • I should point out that I did like the nod to Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights at the start. I like the Russian theme as Russia is the country I have always wished to visit the most. I just know he can do better.

  • That one sounds like Brian May dialled in a performance for an obscure Russian songwriting collective of mostly authors who dabble in music.

    🤣

    Well, the track is okay. I probably would not have chosen this one (nor Wingbeats) as a single … but haven’t heard the other tracks yet.