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Steve Howe


Crossover Prog

3.46 | 140 ratings

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This is the essential Steve Howe Album in my opinion. It has a similar style to Wakeman's "Rhapsodies" in which the album has many styles/genres of music, but this one is more interesting, and strong all the way. This is an accessible album in which you will like from the first listen and so on.

Pennants (6/10) Starts the album with a decent rocker instrumental piece with electric guitars, and a great keyboard solo. Cactus Boogie (6.5/10) is a nice, virtuosic southern sounding track. All's a Chord (9/10) is an amazing piece in which Steve Howe shows many uses of his guitars and is the most progressive in the album. Look Over Your Shoulder (7/10) is a very nice guitar song with female vocals. Diary of a Man (7.5/10) is a great classical piece. Meadow Rag (4.5/10) is the weakest piece, with disappointing guitar licks from Howe. The Continential (7.5/10) is a fun track with violins and catchy guitar playing that can stay in your head. Surface Tension (7.5/10) is another classical elegant acoustic piece. And the Last two songs are classical. Double Rondo (8/10) is a symphonic piece that sounds like Mozart with an electric guitar leading the song, and Concerto in D (8.5/10) is an excellent simple song with a highly melodic guitar lead.

You will not found too much vituosity in this album, you get variety, and makes you realize that Steve Howe is a 'Complete' musician.

My Grade : B-

Zitro | 4/5 |


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