|Studio album by|
|Genre||Progressive pop, pop rock|
|Label||Charisma (UK, Europe & Japan)|
Epic (US & Canada)
|Producer||John Acock, Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus|
|Steve Hackett chronology|
|Singles from Cured|
Cured is the fifth solo album from Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.
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.
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. That led him after the Defector tour to be exhausted, and recuperated in Brazil where he spent three months working on new songs. The album is much more pop-oriented than Hackett's previous work, although there are distinct elements of progressive rock. 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. It was also the first album on which Hackett played bass guitar, something he would not do again until 2019's At the Edge of Light.
All songs written by Steve Hackett except where indicated.
2007 Remaster Bonus Tracks
|1981||Billboard (North America) Pop Albums||169|
|1981||UK Album Charts||22|