Steve Hackett and the Underworld Orchestra: Metamorpheus

Steve Hackett and the Underworld Orchestra: Metamorpheus

by Steve Hackett
     
 
Although he made a name for himself as the guitarist for prog rockers Genesis and mainstream rockers GTR, Steve Hackett also possesses an admiration of tranquil, classical guitar-based work. This has never been more evident than on his 2005 release, Metamorpheus, which sees Hackett playing alongside

Overview

Although he made a name for himself as the guitarist for prog rockers Genesis and mainstream rockers GTR, Steve Hackett also possesses an admiration of tranquil, classical guitar-based work. This has never been more evident than on his 2005 release, Metamorpheus, which sees Hackett playing alongside the Underworld Orchestra -- comprised of violin, cello, double bass, flute, and horns. Fans expecting The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Pt. 2, may be in for a shock, but for relaxing, orchestral-based music, Metamorpheus is a worthy listen. Following in the stylistic footsteps of Hackett's 1997 release, A Midsummer Night's Dream, the best bits on the all-instrumental Metamorpheus are when Hackett's nylon-stringed guitar is pushed to the forefront, as evidenced by the album opener, "The Pool of Memory and the Pool of Forgetfulness" (possibly the album's best track), as well as "That Vast Life." Over the years, Hackett has more than proven his talent for playing demanding rock-based song structures, but as evidenced throughout Metamorpheus, he is an exceptional classical guitarist as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
Label:
Inside Out U.S.
UPC:
0693723408828
catalogNumber:
234088
Rank:
138684

Tracks

  1. The Pool Of Memory And The Pool Of Forgetfulness, for chamber ensemble
  2. To Earth Like Rain, for chamber ensemble
  3. Song To Nature, for chamber ensemble
  4. One Real Flower, for chamber ensemble
  5. The Dancing Ground, for chamber ensemble
  6. That Vast Life, for chamber ensemble
  7. Eurydice Taken, for chamber ensemble
  8. Charon's Call, for chamber ensemble
  9. Cerberus at Peace
  10. Under The World - Orpheus Looks Back, for chamber ensemble
  11. The Broken Lyre, for chamber ensemble
  12. Severance, for chamber ensemble
  13. Elegy, for chamber ensemble
  14. Return To The Realm Of Eternal Renewal, for chamber ensemble
  15. Lyra, for chamber ensemble

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Hackett   Primary Artist,Guitar
John Hackett   Flute,Piccolo
Lucy Wilkins   Violin
Sara Wilson   Cello
Richard Stewart   Cello
Colin Clague   Trumpet
Dick Driver   Double Bass
John Hackett   Flute,Piccolo
Underworld Orchestra   Track Performer
Christine Townsend   Violin,Viola
Richard Kennedy   French Horn
Sarah Wilson   Cello

Technical Credits

Steve Hackett   Composer,Orchestral Arrangements
Benedict Tobias Fenner   Engineer
Roger King   Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements,Engineering
Jerry Peal   Engineer,Contribution
Kim Poor   Cover Painting
Rainer Maria Rilke   Author

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