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Out of the Tunnel's Mouth

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Steve Hackett has earned the reputation of being one of Britain's finest composers and guitarists. Peter Gabriel invited him to join Genesis in 1970 and his involvement led to 8 albums. His complex and distinctive playing contributed heavily to their early success, developing an elegance and sophistication which have become his trademark and he has since achieved consistent solo success internationally.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fire on the Moon
  2. Nomads
  3. Emerald and Ash
  4. Tubehead
  5. Sleepers
  6. Ghost in the Glass
  7. Still Waters
  8. Last Train to Istanbul

Disc: 2

  1. Blood on the Rooftops
  2. A Tower Struck Down
  3. Firth of Fifth
  4. Fly on a Windshield
  5. Broadway Melody of 1974
  6. Every Star in the Night Sky


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 15, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: May 15, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Inside Out Music
  • ASIN: B003HE2B7G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Ashley on June 19, 2010
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The new original material composed by Steve Hackett on "Out of the Tunnels Mouth" is good, solid Hackett, at the peak of his formidable technique. I especially enjoyed "Emerald and Ash", with beautiful harmonic 12 string accompaniment from Anthony Phillips. Not every track is as memorable, but an enjoyable effort nevertheless. It is an album that grows on you over time. If you enjoyed "To Watch the Storms", you will probably find much to like in this album.

The second disc contains live material from the 2009 tour in Italy, which are mostly Genesis tracks. Genesis purists may not think percussionist Gary O'Toole's vocals do justice to such tracks as "Blood on the Rooftops", but if you have an open mind, it can be a nice visit to a lost era.
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I had read several cautiously positive reviews of Steve Hackett's, Out of the Tunnel's Mouth, so my first listen was a bit of a surprise: it's a marvelously solid release. The songs play like a beautiful visit to Hackett's musical past, with hints of just about every period of his work. Tunnel's Mouth features a variety of sounds that span the gamut from sensitively-rendered classical/folk guitar to some of the most powerful rock to come from him in years. I found myself really feeling this album, not just hearing it, and consider this to be his most emotionally-charged release since Spectral Mornings.
Hackett's work doesn't reflect the times or follow musical trends, it is simply the product of his personal vision, and I can think of no other musician that has maintained that level of integrity for so long. This path hasn't endeared him to the masses, but I don't believe that was ever his goal. I can't imagine that any Steve Hackett fan would be anything but thrilled with this release.
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I just got this CD yesterday, and honestly have only had a chance to track through about 2/3 of it. But I can already tell -- this is another Steve masterpiece. My favorite track so far is "Emerald and Ash" -- one of the most elegant songs (including a great title) about love and betrayal that I've ever come across. And it's not just in the lyrics -- it's in the arrangement itself: it starts with a beautiful, romantic intro, which then leads to the fisrt few verses of wonderful, double-edged lyrics. Then comes a powerful, angular electric instrumental section that rips to the core of "you betrayed me, you b$%^&tch!!" -- and then, the coolest thing, is that it once again ends with the hopeful, romantic theme from the beginning -- an optimist at heart! (and don't get me started on the exquisitely played and recorded 12-string part by Ant!). I don't pretend to know the Kim/Steve story, but how any woman could have walked out on a genius of this calibre is beyond imagining. Hackett is one of the last surviving progressive innovators of a vanishing generation. His instrumental chops just keep getting better, as do his songwriting and arranging skills. I've loved his work from "Nursery Cryme" onwards, and marvel at the breadth of his solo works over the years. As far as I'm concerned, he has only one fault (unfortunately, it's a BIG one): he seems to be blissfully unaware that there's a continent called America, where musicians actually tour, on occasion...!
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Steve Hackett is a guitar virtuoso. By definition "to excel at an instrument" but to this reviewer, that is defined as an individual who cannot only play and perform nearly every style of music but can also write and record the various styles with both competency and critical acclaim. These individuals can also seamlessly switch from style to style during a live performance. Probably the most telling trademark of a "contemporary" virtuoso is one who can write and perform more complex classical pieces where the orchestra and instrument nuances tell a musical story. Steve Hackett has two such releases "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Metamorpheus") I would argue that there are many great guitarists but only a handful of virtuosos.
I have always been a fan of Steve Hackett, but even more so as my tastes have matured and I have learned to appreciate more varied styles of music.

A virtuoso will also often experiment with their craft. This can often lead to some listening challenges and uneven material when grouped together on a release. Steve is guilty of this as well and a listener sometimes must get through some stranger material to get to the real gems. He can also be guilty of packing in an onslaught of electric guitar experimentation right in between two soft acoustic pieces. However, Out of the Tunnels Mouth" does not fall prey to this. For instance, the full steam ahead electric instrumental "Tubehead" follows nicely after "Emerald and Ash" which begins slowly but switches to an upbeat piece about halfway through. It prepares the listener for this "harder" track.

"Out of the Tunnels Mouth" is actually pretty balanced for a Steve Hackett release.
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Steve's most recent album is only eight tracks long. Two tracks are almost at the 9 minute mark, quite a change from his last couple of albums. Each of these tracks have a myriad of ideas, and often go from delicate classical guitar, to all out rock.

My favourite two tracks are the first one:- 'Fire on the moon' is a beautiful ballad verse with an almost lullaby arpeggiated pattern and Steve singing in the lower register of his voice. The chorus is almost ethereal, it is magical. The chords are excellent. Follows an excellent electric guitar solo, full of emotion, reprised at the end of the song, before the arpeggios return, with a slightly atonal ending, suggesting angst perhaps. This is one of those tracks that you cannot believe is over 6 minutes long. It is worth every second. Classic prog rock. (10/10)

My next favourite track is the third one. 'Emerald and Ash'. I cannot explain in words how exceptional this track is. Listen to the wonderful opening with alto sax and orchestral response. Wonderful verse melody, reminds me a bit of another of Hackett's brilliant songs 'The serpentine song'. The 'dressed in velvet...' passage is simply sublime. Beautiful acoustic guitars and a wonderful melody. Simply breathtakingly brilliant. This, as with the first three tracks, moves into a harder rock passage, a fantastic electric guitar solo with chunking bass, towards the end, before reprising the classical arrangement. (10/10)

'Nomads' begins in the classical/maybe folk guitar vein, before moving into a beautiful ballad, awash with multi tracked guitars. Very spanish sounding, flamenco style, with castanets in the background. I love the harmony vocals in the choruses.
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