Cured (album)

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Cured
Studio album by Steve Hackett
Released August 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Progressive rock, pop rock
Length 33:51
Label Charisma Records (United Kingdom)
Epic Records (United States)
Producer John Acock, Steve Hackett, and Nick Magnus
Steve Hackett chronology
Defector
(1980)
Cured
(1981)
Highly Strung
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Cured is the fifth solo album from former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Prior to recording Cured, Hackett disbanded the group with which he recorded Spectral Mornings and Defector. Only Hackett's brother, John, and keyboardist Nick Magnus remained from that band.

The album is largely a collaboration between Hackett and Magnus. All drum parts were provided by a drum machine, programmed by Magnus, and all lead vocals were performed by Hackett. Although there are distinct elements of progressive rock on Cured, the album is much more pop-oriented than Hackett's previous efforts.

The cover photo was taken by Kim Poor.

In 2007, Cured was remastered and re-released on Virgin Records. The new edition features updated liner notes and three bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Hackett.

  1. "Hope I Don't Wake" – 3:48
  2. "Picture Postcard" – 3:55
  3. "Can't Let Go" – 5:43
  4. "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" – 4:42
  5. "Funny Feeling" – 4:07
  6. "A Cradle of Swans" – 2:49
  7. "Overnight Sleeper" – 4:37
  8. "Turn Back Time" – 4:23

2007 Remaster Bonus Tracks

  1. "Tales of the Riverbank" – 2:00
  2. "Second Chance" – 2:00
  3. "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (Live)" – 4:08

Musicians[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard (North America) Pop Albums 169
1981 UK Album Charts 22[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platts, R. "Cured – Steve Hackett | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ 1981-08-29 UK Album Top 40, officialcharts.com. Retrieved 9 September 2014