Steve Hackett and the Underworld Orchestra: Metamorpheus

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2005
  • Label: Inside Out U.S.
  • UPC: 693723408828
  • Catalog Number: 234088
  • Sales rank: 91,873

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, Mastering, Orchestral Arrangements, Engineering
Jerry Peal Engineer, Contribution
Kim Poor Cover Painting
Rainer Maria Rilke Author
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