1 freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron [syn: healed, recovered]
2 (used of rubber, e.g.) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity) [syn: vulcanized, vulcanised]
3 (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening
4 (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
5 (used especially of meat) cured in brine [syn: corned]
6 (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable) [syn: aged]
- past of cure
Cured is the fifth solo album from former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. 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.
The album is largely a collaboration between Hackett and Magnus. All drum parts were provided by a drum machine, and all lead vocals were performed by Hackett. Although there are distinct elements of progressive rock on Cured, the album is much more pop-oriented than Hackett's previous efforts.
In 2007, Cured is remastered and re-released by Hackett's Camino Records label. The new edition features updated liner notes and three bonus tracks.
- "Hope I Don't Wake" (Steve Hackett) – 4:47
- "Picture Postcard" (Hackett) – 3:54
- "Can't Let Go" (Hackett) – 5:42
- "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" (Hackett) – 4:40
- "Funny Feeling" (Hackett, Nick Magnus) – 4:04
- "A Cradle of Swans" (Hackett) – 2:48
- "Overnight Sleeper" (Hackett, Magnus) – 4:36
- "Turn Back Time" (Hackett) – 4:20
- 2007 Remaster Bonus Tracks
- "Tales of the Riverbank"
- "Second Chance"
- "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" (live version recorded at The Reading Festival)