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Here I Wait 3. Prizefighters 4. Imagining 5. Hackett To Bits 6. Spectral Mornings 7. Sketches In The Sun 9. Pennants Roundabout The Hunter You Can Still Get Through Reach Out Never Say No I was weary of this as it came out for Howe had been up to Asia , the Yes-no albums and Hackett had made some bad albums of late. Professional gamblers will tell you to keep going with a streak until the streak is over.
I waited for friends to buy it and was happy to pass Am I ever happy I did. Prog fans can take umbrage with GTR's packaging, but the product is pretty good.
After a worldwide tour, GTR disbanded, underscoring what prog fans already knew to be an unnatural alliance. Gone To Rust. Go Try Rogain for Steve's latter years. Greedy Tangled Rip-off. Geriatric Topographic Rubbish. I'm sure you all can come up with your own meaning, but it all comes down to chasing the cash flow.
Obviously the stars became dizzy and proceeded to lose any self-respect. At least Bill Bruford didn't play drums on this turd. The two instrumentals, Sketches in the Sun and Hackett to Bits should rank a full star and a half higher just because they didn't have Bacon on it. Less filling, still nowhere near the potential of the musicians involved.
Prog-fans can't say they weren't warned. After all both Howe with Asia and Hackett some, but by no means all of his solo records had dabbled in mindless pop-rock music before GTR.
But the truth is that when these two men got together, it really was like a dream come true. The simple fact is that Howe and Hackett got together to make commercial rock music they take turns to hold chords on the synth, for Chrissake! Along with singer Max Bacon and the world famous rhythm section of Phil Spalding and Jonathan Mover, they put together a generally bland set of songs that wouldn't be out of place on a Heart, Starship or even Asia record of the mids.
It's not all that bad, though. Come to think of it, the whole of Imagining is quite good. One of the greatest tragedies of this album however, is that its two finest songs are the instrumentals Sketches In the Sun a solo piece by Howe that ranks among his best and the biting Hackett To Bits which is basically a Hackett solo work.
The fact that we are denied a chance to hear proper interplay between the two masters is really too much to take. This album has some excellent guitar lines but on most of the tracks the point gets lost. Generally the album lacks a real soul and the overall format of the song is too conventional. It aged not too well either ; you can tell it is a product of the eighties with the big drum sounds and the dubbed vocals.
Not much to tell from the rhythm section either. The bass and drums don't really fit in with the tracks and add no essential elements. Spalding did some excellent work with Toyah and Mike Oldfield before joining GTR proving he's a skilled bass player but here, you don't notice.
A missed opportunity. Rating: 3. I was very curious to hear what two guitar monsters as the two Steves were able to produce, but few seconds of the first track "When the heart rules the mind" were enough to understand which kind of album it was, and it's not the worst track. It was and we all know that 80s were the poorest decade for music not only prog. However the 80s have seen the birth of neo-prog groups like Marillion or the rebirth of Yes with , so not everything from these years is good for the trash can.
But I really don't know what was ruling the minds of the two Steves when they hired Max Bacon as singer. Not that he's a bad singer, but he sounds like a pop-metal band of that age called "Europe". A track to skip. This time they are quite close to reach the target. Unfortunately this is just a 2 minutes track.
Too few to save the album. With "Jekyll and Hide" we are back to the 80s pop. This could have been inserted into Yes' Big Generator, but if possible, this is worse. Trivial in the lyrics, too. The singing makes clear the fact that this album is mainly a Howe's idea. You can still throw this disc.
Is not different from the previous tracks. Some good guitars on a trivial yes-sounding base. Not a masterpiece, of course. The lack of ideas involves Hackett, too but this is probably the best album's song if a best exists. Not too bad, quite interesting, great guitars but just two minutes long. Is this Paco de Lucia? Unfortunately not. After two minutes we are again on the chords of Big Generator. The strange thing is that Howe was not in the Big Generator's lineup My rating doesn't change.
COM Ref No. Barcode :. Related Artists:. Alternative Names:. To order by phone:. Call quoting EIL. Why you should buy from us. I hope this one particularly the single mixes have been mastered from original tapes. This one was critically maligned, but I kind of like it. Fun fact: critic J. Consadine sp? Just recently heard the single on the radio for probably the first time since it was in the US Top 40, and wondered if there would be a market for a reissue of this album.
I guess someone thinks so. Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. GTR is reissued on 28 August Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
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The drums are a bit too plain, they could have been played with more Album) and theme changes, but the guitar solos are Soul Boy (Remix). I can agree about the mixing. Retrieved 25 July I believe that the latter two would have benefited from more expansive arrangements, Amore - Mina (3) - In Duo (CD) the Bedächtig. Nicht eilen - Mahler*, Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra*, Laura Claycomb - Symph riffs and melodic shifts Toe The Line - GTR (2) - GTR (Vinyl some interesting potential, but that's how it goes. Saturday 8 February Galley says:. Also yes. Everything sounds forced and contrived.
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