AMANDA LEHMANN releases first solo album (feat. Steve Hackett) - review online

  • Steve Hackett's sister in law, Amanda Lehman, will release her first solo album next month. It features Steve Hackett plus some members of the Hackett band. Niuck Magnus is also part of the project


    https://www.genesis-news.com/n…irst-solo-album-n737.html


  • The dreadful cover instantly goes into competition with Sylvan's laughable Spiritus Mundi.


    Admittedly I have no interest in hearing this album but as always I stand to have my prejudices challenged.

    Abandon all reason

  • The dreadful cover instantly goes into competition with Sylvan's laughable Spiritus Mundi.


    Admittedly I have no interest in hearing this album but as always I stand to have my prejudices challenged.

    Indeed, it's not a good cover, BUT, as G64 (as his friends call him!) says, she has a great voice, PLUS she writes really good songs. Well, so far she has. I have her 4 track EP, Shadow, from 2010, and it's excellent. (In fact, better than her brother-in-laws efforts in more recent times.) If you'd like to hear it, I'm sure that can be arranged. I think they are all on Youtube anyway.


    Just ordered the CD, first 200 copies signed!

    Ian


    Works with chess - Not with life

  • ^ I just listened to Shadow and found it on the whole quite dull. The title track is a bit like a less-good KT Tunstall (who I like a lot) so there were nice touches. The best of the four for me by some way was Spiral which was nicely atmospheric. The other two were like breath on glass, fading as I was listening.

    Abandon all reason

  • ^ I just listened to Shadow and found it on the whole quite dull. The title track is a bit like a less-good KT Tunstall (who I like a lot) so there were nice touches. The best of the four for me by some way was Spiral which was nicely atmospheric. The other two were like breath on glass, fading as I was listening.

    I'd agree with that, Shadow is good, and spiral is excellent, the bass really makes it work

    Ian


    Works with chess - Not with life

  • 😆

    I love it. Not as ghastly as Spiritus Mundi (it's not possible in a universe of universes for anything to ever top that) but it channels the same energy. That's the energy you use when you are scrambling to find a teaspoon with which to scoop your eyeballs out of your skull so that you never have to witness such atrocities again.

  • If it sounds like it looks it must sound fantastic! ;-)

    Anyway, it looks like the cover designers are the same as the ones who do the "design" for Steve Hackett's latest works.

    No!

  • If it sounds like it looks it must sound fantastic! ;-)

    Anyway, it looks like the cover designers are the same as the ones who do the "design" for Steve Hackett's latest works.

    Oh blimey don't tell me they've given him a perfect tightly-clad arse too.

    Abandon all reason

  • I'd say the cover was trying to emulate Roger Dean, unsuccessfully, obviously, but that's kind of where it seems to be pointing.

    Ian


    Works with chess - Not with life

  • I'd say the cover was trying to emulate Roger Dean, unsuccessfully, obviously, but that's kind of where it seems to be pointing.

    Oh it absolutely is Dean-Lite, as are so many album cover artists who've read the Prog Album Cover Cliches For Beginners primer from cover to cover.

    Abandon all reason

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  • Thanks for this info! I would never have found out about this album without your posting. Looks like promotion is mainly social media these days?

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