Sunday, September 13, 2009

Steve Hackett - SHRP 09 (1983) (mp3, 160kbps)

Some live Hackett, as I'm trying to emphasize the strengths of my collection.  The SHRP (Steve Hackett Remastering Project) group does a nice job, and this is one of the best.  I'm not sure if this is an opening act, festival slot, or just an incomplete show, but a lot of the live Hackett you find from this area is short like this - under an hour.  But in that time, you have, not only exceptional sound quality, but pretty much everything you want to hear.  If nothing else, Hackett understands (and this seems to have always been the case) what his audience wants, and he gives it to them.

The high points are, well, ... they're all high points.  Narnia is nice, because that pretty much dropped out of the set a year or two later.  The Steppes, as always, hits like a ton of bricks.  This is basically my favorite Hackett song because it takes the genius of what he's doing at the end of Supper's Ready (w/ Genesis) and makes a whole song out of it.  Also, Hackett knows that the Moog Taurus bass pedals can never (and I mean NEVER) be too loud.  When this instrument is used correctly (go to a Musical Box show and you will see how that sounds) it can disintegrate the fillings in your teeth and rearrange internal organs.

Grand Casino - Montreux - July 13, 1980

Steve Hackett - Guitars
Dik Cadbury - Bass
Peter Hicks - Vocals
Nick Magnus - Keyboards
John Hacckett - Vocals / Flute / Bass pedals
John Shearer - Drums / percussion

1.  Slogans 05:24
2.  Every Day 07:49
3.  Spectral Mornings 06:33
4.  Time To Get Out 03:52
5.  The Steppes 06:35
6.  Narnia 04:48
7.  Acoustic Set 04:47
8.  Jacuzzi 05:37
9.  A Tower Struck Down 05:03
10.  Clocks 03:00

The link is in the comments.


MPomy said...

MITA said...

Thanks for sharing, a download in progress ;D
is it the same with one of the Epping Forrest boot DVDs in genesis-movement?

i also co-run hope you like