Title - 'To Watch The Storms' (SPV)
Artist - Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett displays his versatility like I've never heard before. Weaving intricate classical guitar with heavy metal riffs, and great instrumentals by several top notch musicians (including his brother John on flute). I do really like how Steve Hackett explains the inspiration of every song in detail. What artist these days will take the time out to get intimate with the listener? There were a few songs I didn't think too great, hence my not being completely 'in love' with this outting. Otherwise, I thought "Brand New" segue-waying into "This World" was outstanding, and the sounds of "Circus of Becoming" and "The Devil is an Englishman" were totally original. The acoustical guitar songs on this album were as good as anything he has put our thus far in his career. Overall: good, but I doubt it will become one of my favorite CD's.