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

    Such are the times we live in, that talking about what's really going on will make you sound crazy.

  • 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.

    Such are the times we live in, that talking about what's really going on will make you sound crazy.

  • 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.

    Such are the times we live in, that talking about what's really going on will make you sound crazy.

  • 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