GTR Original recording remastered
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As a couple of others have mentioned, the remastering of this album makes it an even better listen. The awesome hit "When The Heart Rules The Mind" sounds as fresh and exciting as when I first heard it on the radio over 15 years ago. Song like "The Hunter" (which I believe did have a video back in the day when MTV actually played videos), "Here I Wait", and "Imagining" also sound fine with the highly layered production. The two instrumentals aren't back, while the other tracks range from average to very good.
This is not the best "supergroup" effort I have ever heard, but it is certainly an interesting and worthwhile listen. Call it a slightly more produced and progressive version of early '80s Asia, which makes sense considering the artists who put this band together. Definitely worth the price for a more obscure piece of that '80s music puzzle.
Featuring the great prog-rock guitarists Steve Howe of Yes and Steve Hackett of Genesis with help with little known musicians; bassist Phil Spalding, drummer Jonathan Mover and outstanding vocals by Max Bacon this group may have released one the most underrated discs of its era.
This album has great playing by all and some great songs including the hit single "When the Heart Rules the Mind" and the "The Hunter" written by Buggles and Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes.
If you want some eighties music nostalgia get this disc pop it in your cd player and this will take you back to the era of the supergroups.
The signature song on the cd is "When the Heart Rules the Mind" and features Howe and Hackett at their very best. "The Hunter" and "Here I Wait" are also very good.
There are two guitar solo tracks on the cd, one by Howe ("Sketches in the Sun") and one by Hackett, appropriately titled "Hackett to Bits". I've been a big fan of prog-rock groups such as Asia, Yes, and ELP, and this fine cd deserves a place alongside these other groups. If you like good guitar playing and top notch vocals, then check out GTR. You'll be glad you did.
The remastering job, incidentally, does make a difference. 80's records were awful bright sounding ... but as mastering standards and technology changed, things got louder (and in some cases, not as "tinny"). It's a lot more listenable than the original.
And is this the "prog-rock" album fans were hoping for? No - but it has its moments, and some good "arena rock" songs. Check it out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
love it and my daughter loves it too ... she's almost 7yo and already knows the words to when a broken heart rules the mind ... her favorite!!!Published on April 26, 2013 by KARC03
I had this on cassette when it first came out in the 80's. Rumor had it that Hackett & Howe couldn't get along and the band folded. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by Doagie Razell
When I saw this album with these 2 great artists, I was excited and bought it quickly. After listening to it I am greatly disappointed. Read morePublished on January 13, 2008 by F. Reed
I don't think there's any question that GTR was a "sell-out," at least for Hackett. I bought this because of being a Genesis/Hackett fan, but it doesn't really sound like Hackett's... Read morePublished on October 29, 2007 by DM
I originally picked this album when it was released back in the 80's, and was blown away by the talent on this album. Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by Rich Saxelid