Steve Hackett
Wild Orchids

Release date: September 11th 2006
Camino Records (InsideOut Music)
Distribution: Target (Denmark)

Rating: 15/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
August 26th 2006

Steve Hackett began his career in Genesis, playing a mean guitar when Phil Collins was only sitting nicely behind his drumkit and Peter Gabriel was handling the vocals. During the 5 years he was a member of Genesis, they created and released such genre classics as "Selling England by the Pound" and "The Lamb lies down on Broadway". After leaving Genesis he has been pursuing a solo-career spanning over more than 25 years and releasing more than 10 studio albums. He was also a big part of the very first GTR album, if anyone remembers that album?

"Wild Orchids" is his latest effort and I must say I don't like it what so ever... Combining 70's progressive rock with orchestral elements does sound quite intriguing in paper, but this album don't move me in any way... And to make this worse, he has included a cover-version of Bob Dylan's "Man in the Long Black Coat" and I really can't stand Dylan at all.

This is for Steve Hackett and old Genesis fans only - sorry - but I really can't recommend this one to metal fans at all... This one is so far from the rock music I like and enjoy, sad, but true...