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Steve Hackett - Metamorpheus.jpg
Studio album by Steve Hackett
Released 28 March 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Classical music
Label Camino Records (UK)
Producer Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett chronology
To Watch the Storms
(2003)To Watch the Storms2003
Wild Orchids
(2006)Wild Orchids2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Metamorpheus is Steve Hackett's 17th studio album. This classical album is the successor to A Midsummer Nights Dream. Metamorpheus is an expression on Orpheus and his passage through the Underworld. The use of the nylon guitar and the Underground Orchestra naturally gives a link between the small and big moments of this album.

The cover of the album was created by Kim Poor, the picture on the sleeves of the previous album To Watch The Storms also features the song "Rebecca".

This album makes use of themes first used by Hackett in short pieces (only released as free MP3 downloads) for the soundtrack of the 2001 Showtime documentary Outwitting Hitler.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Pool of Memory and the Pool of Forgetfulness" – 2:15
  2. "To Earth Like Rain" – 1:33
  3. "Song to Nature" – 3:02
  4. "One Real Flower" – 3:12
  5. "The Dancing Ground" – 3:02
  6. "That Vast Life" – 12:27
  7. "Eurydice Taken" – 1:48
  8. "Charon's Call" – 3:15
  9. "Cerberus at Peace" – 2:06
  10. "Under the World – Orpheus Looks Back" – 5:16
  11. "The Broken Lyre" – 3:17
  12. "Severance" – 3:05
  13. "Elegy" – 3:18
  14. "Return to the Realm of Eternal Renewal" – 2:56
  15. "Lyra" – 6:36


  • This is the first album where limited copies of the Electronic Press Kit for the album was released for purchase on the Camino Records website.




  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Metamorpheus > Overview )))". Retrieved 28 December 2009.