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3.15 | 53 ratings | 5 reviews | 15% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Turbulence (4:57)
2. Hint Hint (3:28)
3. Running the Human Race (4:23)
4. The Inner Battle (3:32)
5. Novalis (2:25)
6. Fine Line (3:25)
7. Sensitive Chaos (4:25)
8. Corkscrew (3:56)
9. While Rome's Burning (4:25)
10. From a Place Where Time Runs Slow (3:43)

Total Time: 38:39


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Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Howe / guitar (acoustic), bass, dobro, guitar, mandolin, percussion, guitar (electric), guitar (Steel), koto
- Bill Bruford / drums
- Billy Currie / keyboards, viola
- Nigel Glockler / drums
- Andrew Lucas / organ

Releases information

CD Atlantic 8856110612 (1991) / CD Relativity 1061 (1991)

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STEVE HOWE Turbulence ratings distribution

(53 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by Sinusoid
1 stars If you've ever wondered what the term ''collector's item'' means, this CD might just give you a good answer.

There's no denying the instrumental talents of Steve Howe and Yes cohort Bill Bruford (who plays on this album), and TURBULENCE puts those talents on display. Even more amazing is the number of instruments (guitars and basses mostly) Howe used in the making of the album; the curious can examine a diagram of those instruments. So, why the harsh rating after all of the positive comments?

Simple, this is the most uninteresting album I've ever listened to. Yes is a band that has an uncanny ability to get me to remember any song they've ever done (during classic period Yes, of course); TURBULENCE leaves nothing for me to grasp musically with the exception of a few scattered ideas. There's simply no staying power in the compositions, nothing memorable to latch onto, nothing that would make me really want to pick the album up for a few more spins. Generic instrumental music is what this is.

Even with my respect for Steve Howe and his most successful association (Yes), I can't see any essentiality in this. This should be an album that is reserved for the extremely curious no matter how big of a Steve Howe fan they are. The adjective ''turbulent'' isn't exactly how I would describe the album.

Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This may be the best of Steve Howe's solo albums. Of the Howe albums I own, this is certainly the most Yes-like (a good thing). And a couple of the songs were reworked onto the disappointing Union album. If only the recombined Yes played with the exuberance that Howe's band plays here.

The majority of the songs on this album are played with a core trio of Howe, Bill Bruford and keyboardist Billy Currie (formerly of Ultravox). They are primarily heavy prog compositions, with Howe showing his usual versatility on a number of guitar-based instruments. And he doesn't sing!

To my ears, this is a must for the Yes enthusiast, and a fine album for any prog fan.

Latest members reviews

4 stars First Steve solo album I bought since "Beginnings" and I was certainly glad someone told him to shut-up and play his guitar. Steve doesn't need to sing, his guitar is his voice and what a voice he has here! He plays just about his entire guitar collection here on this album. Backed by a cracke ... (read more)

Report this review (#30682) | Posted by marktheshark | Thursday, April 28, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is definitley one of the best solo albums from a YES member. It has a very modern feel to it and has superb musicianship. Some of the songs are really beutiful like "Running The Human Race" and the last song "A Place Where Time Runs Slow" The only thing is that it begs for a guest appear ... (read more)

Report this review (#30680) | Posted by | Sunday, January 2, 2005 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This album represent a great rock reinterpretation of some kind of world-music. It has essentially a '80s sound in some track, but howe's guitar is much like the '90s Yes masterpieces. The disc run fluently and it's very tasteful and visionary. I say that's not essential because it's not an ex ... (read more)

Report this review (#30679) | Posted by | Friday, June 18, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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