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BEGINNINGS

Steve Howe

 

Crossover Prog

2.61 | 96 ratings

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2 stars Well, the Roger Dean cover can't be beat and it rivals a lot of the covers he's done for YES, as far as I'm concerned. "Beginnings" was recorded during a period that all five members of YES (Alan White included) wanted to record albums, explaining the gap between "Relayer" and "Going for the One". But I have a really difficult time appreciating the album because Steve HOWE had the idea that he should sing on most of the songs. Unsurprisingly he gets some of his YES buddies to help on the album (even Bill Bruford, who was out of work by that time because KING CRIMSON broke up, although he hadn't been in YES since '72). One song also features members of the "Raindance"-era GRYPHON as well (mainly because GRYPHON had toured with YES).

But back on the subject of Steve HOWE's singing: he's not a very good singer. Flat and nasally is how to describe his singing. Someone should have told him to stick with guitar (actually apparently someone did, because he didn't sing on his following albums). Certainly I have a lot of prog rock albums with questionable vocals, but the music is so darn good I can block out the vocals. But the music here sounds like the bad vocals just makes it worse.

I know there are people out there who like this album better than me, I understand. But this could be a better album if it was instrumental, or at least get someone else to sing.

Proghead | 2/5 |

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