I’ll admit that in 1986 I was not a fan of the super group GTR. In fact I wasn’t a fan of Steve Howe’s version of Yes or Steve Hackett’s version of Genesis. Time passes, things change and I pulled out my old LP version of the Geoff Downes-produced GTR album. Quite frankly, the album holds up better that the second or third Asia albums, and stands alongside Steve Hackett’s post-Genesis work up to that point.
So, I was quite pleased to see a new reissue of GTR’s self-titled album by Esoteric Recordings, after the resolution of some long-standing matters involving finances and licensing. Included on the various editions are bonus tracks and never-officially-released music from a July 19, 1986 stop at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.
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