Cured (album)

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Cured album cover.jpg
Studio album by Steve Hackett
Released August 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Progressive rock, pop rock
Length 33:51
Label Charisma (United Kingdom)
Epic (United States)
Producer John Acock, Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus
Steve Hackett chronology
Highly Strung
(1983)Highly Strung1983
Singles from Cured
  1. "Hope I Don't Wake"
    Released: 21 August 1981[1]
  2. "Picture Postcard"
    Released: October 1981[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

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 Hackett performed all the vocals, making this the first album for him to do so. Although there are distinct elements of progressive rock on Cured, the album is much more pop-oriented than Hackett's previous work.

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 except where indicated.

  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" (Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus) – 4:07
  6. "A Cradle of Swans" – 2:49
  7. "Overnight Sleeper" (Steve Hackett, Kim Poor) – 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




Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard (North America) Pop Albums 169
1981 UK Album Charts 22[4]


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  3. ^ Platts, R. "Cured – Steve Hackett | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ 1981-08-29 UK Album Top 40, Retrieved 9 September 2014