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Download links and information about Open by Steve Hillage. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:19:39 minutes.

Artist: Steve Hillage
Release date: 1979
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:19:39
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Talking to the Sun 6:00
2. 1988 Aktivator 2:28
3. New Age Synthesis (Unzipping the Zype) 8:52
4. Healing Feeling 6:07
5. Earthrise 8:35
6. Open 5:17
7. Definite Activity 4:43
8. Getting Better 2:59
9. Day After Day 6:19
10. Getting In Tune 3:15
11. Don't Dither Do It 5:05
12. The Fire Inside 6:18
13. Don't Dither Do It (Backing Track) 4:46
14. Four Ever Rainbow, Pt. 3 (Alternative Mix) 8:55

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Those rich Canterbury tonalities of 1975’s Fish Rising that Steve Hillage retained from his tenure with Gong aren’t as prevalent on 1979’s Open, but his inspired inventiveness blossoms right from the opening “Talking to the Sun,” where grooving bass lines are imported alongside the kinds of conjoined guitar hamonies that echo Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson's guitar work with Thin Lizzy. What later made Hillage a celebrated producer was his love for all kinds of music — this can be heard in the shape-shifting “1988 Aktivator,” where punk rock’s bastardization of Chuck Berry riffs ignite the song before Hillage comes in singing like the Damned’s Dave Vanian. But the brilliance here is in the honesty of Hillage’s preserving his complex keyboard wizardry to birth what could be the first prog-punk hybrid. In “New Age Synthesis” Hillage manages to pull from post-punk’s angular minimalism and disco’s calculated strut while staying true to his own musical language. A loud ringing gong opens the title-track with a sly wink before robotic singing gets the vocoder treatment while thumb-slaps on the bass start the party.