Saturday, 20 April 2013

Spectral Mornings (Steve Hackett, 1979)

A dreaming guitar, that's exactly what you'll find here. This instrumental title track from Steve's third album is not of this world, 'cause it come from another strange planet, from another mysterious dawn. On a keyboards carpet provided by Nick Magnus and reminiscent of Pink Floyd-esque atmospheres comes this persistent guitar, both dreamy and painful, like an ancient ode to a misty rising sun.

Kim Poor's album cover art perfectly depicts the misty mood of this track.

You'll actually see an English landscape slowly brightening, a beautiful and melancholic daylight fighting the fog and piercing your very soul. Steve replays the same moving melody and each time its performance grows in deepness and power. An extraordinary experience, don't miss it.