I think I can increase my "level" if I buy more solo albums. I'm still missing many albums by Steve, Tony and especially Anthony. I think the next solo album I'll acquire is Steve Hackett's Defector, as I only have his first three albums at the moment. However, I have been exploring Peter Gabriel's solo work this year, and I'm very impressed by a good chunk of it. It takes a while to absorb and understand since a lot of his songs are rather abstract, but they're highly enjoyable regardless and worth listening to.
Over the next 24 days I will take a journey through the alphabet for Advent. You are welcome to join in with alternative suggestions for each letter. Today's letter as we welcome December 1st, A- Angels We Have Heard on High. A old classic track given a great make-over by Future of Forestry. This band have recorded three great Advent E.P.'s. Little known as a band but a great sound, and always add something to well known songs and carols for the Christmas season. Welcome to my Advent journey.
One final listen to this before I have a break from it. It's a passable but pretty awkward album, easily his weakest in my book. Though the first half of the album is decent, especially the well-written Passing Planes and the peppy Stay And Take, the second half of the album falls completely flat. A disappointing mixed bag.