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Cured followed the Defector album and tour except Steve had dispensed with the band he had come to know and in doing so he gained a new sound, but the jury could still be out on what might have been had he continued with his trusted band.


All songs by Steve Hackett except where noted

  1. “Hope I Don’t Wake” – 3:48
  2. “Picture Postcard” – 3:55
  3. “Can’t Let Go” – 5:43
  4. “The Air-Conditioned Nightmare” – 4:42
  5. “Funny Feeling” – 4:07 (Steve Hackett – Nick Magnus)
  6. “A Cradle of Swans” – 2:49
  7. “Overnight Sleeper” – 4:37 (Steve Hackett – Kim Poor)
  8. “Turn Back Time” – 4:23

2007 Remaster Bonus Tracks

  1. “Tales of the Riverbank” – 2:00
  2. “Second Chance” – 2:00
  3. “The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (Live at the Reading Festival)” – 4:08

Steve Hackett – Guitar, bass, vocals
Nick Magnus – keyboards, linn drum machine
John Hackett – flute, bass pedals

Bimbo Acock (most likely John Acock) Saxophone


Produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus

Engineered by John Acock and Johnnie Schinas

Recorded at Redan Studios

Remastered by Ben Fenner

Cover design Bryan Hemming and Kim Poor


Released on the 29/8/81 Charisma (CDS4021) reaching 15 in the UK charts staying in the charts for 5 weeks

Remaster released on the 29th January 2007

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