Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth
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2009 release from the former Genesis guitarist. Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth is Hackett's first 'Rock' album in three years. Features guest appearances from Anthony Phillips, Nick Beggs, Dick Driver, John Hackett, Roger King, Lauren King and Amanda Lehman. Eight tracks.
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While it may be true that he's not breaking much new ground musically, he's still created a totally original masterpiece utilizing fresh songwriting formulas and new sonic soundscapes. In other words Steve is still Steve, there's no changing that; however after dozens of albums he still sounds fresh and original. I think I'll be listening to this one for years to come.
To hear Phillips and Hackett essay their efforts on acoustic 12 and 6 string guitars is to listen to the craft of playing at its very highest. And all this didgery do is in service to the songs themselves, which are among Hackett's very best. There are world influences from Andalusia to Istanbul, compelling rhythm work and imaginative lyrics. I had never been much of a fan of Hackett's voice, but he holds his own strongly on this outing. In fact, I can not imagine anyone else singing these songs with more authority.
The second disc is a collection of live cuts, hallmarks of his Genesis years. Blood on the Rooftops and Fifth of Firth are absolutely brilliant. The closer is an extra living room track. All in all, not just a bunch of extras, but songs with a life and vitality of their own.
This is a superb outing in every respect. If you are a Genesis fan, this is the best post Genesis album by any member, including Gabriel, since Hackett's revisiting of his G catalogue a few years back. If you are simply a fan of great guitar work, this ranks at the top. For Hackett, it excels in ways I wouldn't have expected. By all means, pick this up.
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Highly recommended for any Hackett fan.