The Phil Collins thread reminded me that I have been listening to the latest Steve Hackett release…
Beyond the Shrouded Horizon. It isn’t exactly “new”, because it sounds like the Steve Hackett ideas that show up in almost everything he does. But it is really well done. Highly, highly, highly recommended if you like Spectral Mornings and/or To Watch the Storm.
Derek Sherinian - Oceana. This is a straight rip-off of Jeff Beck’s Wired and There & Back. The killer drum groove from Star Cycle and others are repeated by Simon Phillips and riffed on with a nod towards Beck’s style. The trouble is, it is a really GOOD rip-off of Jeff Beck. I’m not usually a shred for shred sake fan. But, I’m getting a kick out of this one.
You guys find anything interesting that came out this year?