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Cured

a Studio release
by
Steve Hackett

Release Year: 1981

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1981 LP
1991 CD Blue Plate CAROL-1858-2
1981 LP Epic 37632
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 1/10/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 1/5/2011 5:42:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Hope I Don't Wake
  2. Picture Postcard
  3. Can't Let Go
  4. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
  5. Funny Feeling
  6. A Cradle of Swans
  7. Overnight Sleeper
  8. Turn Back Time
Steve Hackett
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Acock
Keyboards
John Hackett
Flute, Keyboards
Nick Magnus
Synthesizer, Keyboards
Kim Poor
Vocals

Reviewed by Eric on 21 Jun 2003


I have never met anyone who cared for this album (are you out there?), as most prog fans will tell you Hackett lost his way after Defector. Maybe so, as much of his solo work has been hit or miss since then, but Hackett’s guitar playing is always a joy to hear no matter what the material might offer, and he seems to be the only Genesis member who has stayed true to his progressive roots.
Cured on the other hand was not a progressive rock tour de force, in fact it’s quite commercial sounding, but over the years it has aged rather well in my opinion. The album has a very ‘warm’ feel to it perhaps attributed to Hackett’s vocals or Kim Poor’s South American roots, but I feel this is just a nice collection of songs with no pretensions. It’s almost as if he let go of the ‘progressive’ trappings and had a good time, which is reflected on the album cover. Yes, there are a couple instrumentals here to satisfy his fan base, but overall this album was a turning point for Steve Hackett and a welcome change at that!
Take this album for what it is and enjoy!

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