Favorite song from each Hackett album

  • What is your favorite song on each Steve Hackett studio album? Here are mine (not including a few where I don't have a definite answer).


    VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE: Shadow of the Hierophant

    PLEASE DON'T TOUCH: Narnia

    SPECTRAL MORNINGS: Spectral Mornings (closely followed by Every Day)

    DEFECTOR: Hammer in the Sand (closely followed by The Toast)

    CURED: The Air Conditioned Nightmare

    HIGHLY STRUNG: India Rubber Man

    BAY OF KINGS: Bay of Kings

    TILL WE HAVE FACES: Let Me Count The Ways

    MOMENTUM: Concert for Munich

    GUITAR NOIR: In The Heart of the City

    BLUES WITH A FEELING: Tombstone Roller

    WATCHER OF THE SKIES: GENESIS REVISITED: Déjà Vu

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Celebration

    DARKTOWN: The Golden Age of Steam

    TO WATCH THE STORMS: Rebecca (closely followed by Serpentine Song)

    WILD ORCHIDS: Ego and Id

    OUT OF THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH: Fire on the Moon

    BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON: A Place Called Freedom (in combination with Prairie Angel)

    WOLFLIGHT: Black Thunder (closely followed by Love Song to a Vampyre)

    THE NIGHT SIREN: Anything But Love

    AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT: Under the Eye of the Sun

    "Just because you're smart doesn't mean you're not stupid."

    -- attributed to a former Mensa president


    You can go the popular way or the right way, but usually not both.

  • VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE: Shadow of the Hierophant

    PLEASE DON'T TOUCH: Icarus Ascending

    SPECTRAL MORNINGS: Spectral Mornings

    DEFECTOR: The Steppes

    CURED: The Air Conditioned Nightmare

    HIGHLY STRUNG: Camino Royal

    BAY OF KINGS: Time Lapse At Milton Keynes

    TILL WE HAVE FACES: Duel

    MOMENTUM: --

    GUITAR NOIR: There Are Many Sides To The Night

    BLUES WITH A FEELING: Born In Chicago

    GENESIS REVISITED I: Firth Of Fifth

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Starlight

    DARKTOWN: Jane Austen's Door

    TO WATCH THE STORMS: The Devil Is An Englishman

    METAMORPHEUS: --

    WILD ORCHIDS: Down Street

    OUT OF THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH: Fire on the Moon

    BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON: A Place Called Freedom

    GENESIS REVISITED II: The Lamia

    WOLFLIGHT: Love Song to a Vampyre

    THE NIGHT SIREN: West To East

    AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT: Those Golden Wings

  • DEFECTOR: Every Day

    Oops... wrong album!


    BAY OF KINGS: Time Lapse At Milton Keynes

    TLAMK is a bonus track on the CD reissue. Do you have a favorite from the original album?


    BTW, I note that you have picked my least favorites from a few of the albums! Oh well, these things happen.

    "Just because you're smart doesn't mean you're not stupid."

    -- attributed to a former Mensa president


    You can go the popular way or the right way, but usually not both.

  • VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE: Shadow of the Hierophant

    PLEASE DON'T TOUCH: Narnia

    SPECTRAL MORNINGS: Spectral Mornings

    DEFECTOR: The Steppes

    CURED: The Air Conditioned Nightmare

    HIGHLY STRUNG: Cell 151

    BAY OF KINGS: Second Chance

    TILL WE HAVE FACES: What's My Name

    MOMENTUM: Cavalcanti

    GUITAR NOIR: There Are Many Sides to the Night

    BLUES WITH A FEELING: Big Dallas Sky

    WATCHER OF THE SKIES: GENESIS REVISITED: Déjà Vu

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Celebration

    DARKTOWN: Days of Long Ago

    TO WATCH THE STORMS: Wind, Sand and Stars

    WILD ORCHIDS: Man in the Long Black Coat

    OUT OF THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH: Tubehead

    BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON: Prairie Angel/A Place Called Freedom

    WOLFLIGHT: Love Song to a Vampyre (about the ONLY song I like on that album)

    THE NIGHT SIREN: Anything But Love

    AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT: Underground Railroad


    FEEDBACK '86: The Gulf

    GENESIS REVISITED II: Camino Royale

    METAMORPHEUS: The Dancing Ground

    TRIBUTE: (Whoops, I never really listened to that one)

    SKETCHES OF SATIE: Gymnopédie No. 1

    GTR: Hackett to Bits/Imagining

    SQUACKETT: Divided Self

  • I have all of these albums, but I didn't have definite answers for Feedback, Metamorpheus, Tribute or Sketches.


    On GTR, it's Imagining, and on SQUACKETT it's Tall Ships.

    "Just because you're smart doesn't mean you're not stupid."

    -- attributed to a former Mensa president


    You can go the popular way or the right way, but usually not both.

  • All I can conclude from this thread so far is that I'm lagging very far behind others here when it comes to Hackett fandom. The most I can muster in answer to the question is


    VOYAGE - Tower, and that's not even a favourite it's the only one I actually like at all

    PLEASE - (scratching my head and can't come up with anything)

    SPECTRAL - title track but Tigermoth runs it a close second

    DEFECTOR - Steppes

    CURED - probably Nightmare but I have a soft spot for Overnight

    HIGHLY - (more head scratching... and some thoughtful frowning....) probably Camino but quite like 151

    FACES - (yet more head scratching.... the frowning's now quite fierce and there's a fair bit of sighing.....)


    and after that it's one big shrug, but to be fair I stopped regularly listening by then so I'm not familiar enough with the albums to pick any favourites. About 10-15 years ago when I occasionally went to his gigs and he was still focused on his solo output, there were ones I really liked from the post-Faces stuff but I don't know what they were. I think I recall Mechanical Bride and Vampire With etc.


    In fact - I may have asked this before, apologies if so - but maybe I can get some recommendations for albums between Faces and Wolflight. The above favourites give a clue as to what I prefer, I tend to go for the starker more off-piste stuff (love Tower, can't stand Hierophant).

    Abandon all reason

  • Guitar Noir

    Darktown

    To Watch the Storms


    are must-haves. From his more recent stuff my fave is


    Beyond the Shrouded Horizons

  • This week:


    VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE – Ace of Wands

    PLEASE DON'T TOUCH – Hoping Love Will Last

    SPECTRAL MORNINGS – Spectral Mornings

    DEFECTOR – The Steppes

    CURED – The Air Conditioned Nightmare

    HIGHLY STRUNG – Group Therapy

    BAY OF KINGS – Bay of Kings

    TILL WE HAVE FACES – Let Me Count The Ways [SAS*]

    MOMENTUM – Cavalcanti

    GUITAR NOIR – Dark as the Grave

    BLUES WITH A FEELING — [SAS]

    GENESIS REVISITED – Fountain of Salmacis [SAS, but love the reinvented parts]

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM – [all of it]

    DARKTOWN – Twice Around the Sun

    TO WATCH THE STORMS – Serpentine Song

    WILD ORCHIDS – Ego and Id



    *Shame about the singing

  • Defector - how did that happen. The Steppes is by far my favorite from that album. Don't know why I wrote Every Day.

    Anyway.

    Bay Of Kings: Well, don't know. I need to listen to that one again.


    About the favorite tracks: It's all a personal taste ... but there must be something wrong with people who don't like Down Street ;)

  • I cannot provide a full list at moment without going over some of his albums again.


    I like most if not all of the tracks on VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE... Ace of Wands stand out, but all are very good. The tower is another favourite


    Spectral Mornings - Clocks

    Out of the Tunnel's Mouth - Emerald and Ash plus Sleepers

    Defector - Steppes


    Will add more when i go over some more Hackett's stuff

  • You know you want to. This thread and the less than brilliant new album have made me go back and relisten to some of his older stuff. I rediscovered some gems I hadn't paid enough attention to, never gave a chance or had completely forgotten: Oh How I Love You, Lost in Your Eyes, Little America, Tombstone Roller, Blue Part of Town (and, in fact, the whole blues album), Circus of Becoming, A Girl Called Linda, The Phoenix Flown, ...

  • Hello everybody,


    This is my own list:


    VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE: Ace of Wands

    PLEASE DON'T TOUCH: Icarus Ascending

    SPECTRAL MORNINGS: Everyday

    DEFECTOR: The Steppes

    CURED: Overnight Sleeper

    HIGHLY STRUNG: Cell 151

    BAY OF KINGS: Second Chance

    TILL WE HAVE FACES: Gulf

    MOMENTUM: Cavalcanti

    GUITAR NOIR: Take These Pearls

    BLUES WITH A FEELING: Big Dallas Sky

    WATCHER OF THE SKIES: GENESIS REVISITED: Déjà Vu

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Celebration

    DARKTOWN: Jane Austen's Door

    TO WATCH THE STORMS: Wind, Sand and Stars

    WILD ORCHIDS: Man in the Long Black Coat

    OUT OF THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH: Fire on The Moon

    BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON: Prairie Angel/A Place Called Freedom

    WOLFLIGHT: Love Song to a Vampyre

    THE NIGHT SIREN: The Gift

    AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT: Those Golden Wings


    FEEDBACK '86: Oh How i Love You

    GENESIS REVISITED II: The Lamia

    METAMORPHEUS: The Dancing Ground

    TRIBUTE: Chaconne

    SKETCHES OF SATIE: Gymnopédie No. 1

    GTR: The Hunter (Guitar mix)

    SQUACKETT: Divided Self