Steve Howe ‎– The Steve Howe Album (1979) Atlantic/SD 19243 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz / Re-Up

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Steve Howe ‎– The Steve Howe Album (1979) Atlantic/SD 19243 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz / Re-Up

Steve Howe ‎– The Steve Howe Album
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Mastered At Strawberry Mastering
Label: Atlantic/SD 19243 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock
Steve Howe ‎– The Steve Howe Album (1979) Atlantic/SD 19243 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz / Re-Up

Steve Howe ‎– The Steve Howe Album (1979) Atlantic/SD 19243 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz / Re-Up

A1 Pennants
A2 Cactus Boogie
A3 All's A Chord
A4 Diary Of A Man Who Vanished
A5 Look Over Your Shoulder

B1 Meadow Rag
B2 The Continental
B3 Surface Tension
B4 Double Rondo
B5 Concerto In D (2nd Movement)


Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Recorded At – RAK Studios
Recorded At – EMI Studios
Recorded At – Redan Recorders
Mixed At – RAK Studios
Mastered At – Strawberry Mastering
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright © – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Published By – Topographic Music Ltd.
Published By – Warner Bros. Inc.
Published By – Herb Madigson
Credits
Design – Magnetic Storm Ltd.
Engineer – Greg Jackman*, Roger T. Wake*
Guitar, Bass – Steve Howe (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B2)
Mixed By – Greg Jackman*
Painting [Cover] – Roger Dean (4)
Photography By – Bart Nagel, Miki Slingsby
Producer – Steve Howe
Tape Op – Pete Schwier
Written-By – Steve Howe (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
Notes
Guitars used: Kohno Spanish Guitar, Martin 0018, Gibson EB6 Bass, Gibson The Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Florentine Electric Mandolin, Martin Mandolin, Danelectro Coral Sitar Guitar, Bacon & Day Banjo Guitar, Gibson Les Paul Recording, Gibson ES 175D, Fender Telecaster, Sho Bud Pedal Steel, Fender Twin Neck Steel.

Gatefold sleeve.

All songs published by Topographic Music Ltd. (ASCAP) except
"The Continental" published by Warner Bros, Inc. & Herb Magidson (ASCAP)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Label Side One): ST-A-794417-SP
Matrix / Runout (Label Side Two): ST-A-794418-SP
Matrix / Runout (Side One Etched): ST-A-794417-A
Matrix / Runout (Side Two Etched): ST-A794418-A
Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): STRAWBERRY


Steve Howe ‎– The Steve Howe Album (1979) Atlantic/SD 19243 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz / Re-Up



• Cleaning: RCM Moth MkII Pro Vinyl
• Direct Drive Turntable: Marantz 6170
• Cartridge: SHURE M97xE
• Amplifier: Sansui 9090DB
• Vinyl Condition: NM-
• This LP: From my personal collection
• LP Rip & Full Scan LP Cover: Fran Solo
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Steve's second solo album is a really nice record, presenting to the listener a palette of guitarist's styles in a honest and enjoyable way. The music is mostly instrumental, which is a good thing as Steve is not as good in singing as he is with playing guitar. One tune "All's a Chord" give us an example of this, though the fragile song is not totally ruined by the honest vocal interpretations. There are also few quite jolly rags here, "Cactus Boogie" and "Meadow Rag" which are technically good of course, but perhaps too light-minded rants for my appreciation. Then the rest of the album is really great stuff; the opener "Pennants" is an interesting rock track with complex details, carrying forward the progressive legacy of Yes, which already had started the slow disintegration process concluding at the end of 1970's. "Look over Your Shoulder" is a calm piece for lady singer, and then the rest of songs are in constructed in European classic music style, ranging from solo guitar works to orchestrated pieces. I like classical music very much, so these song pleased me certainly. The orchestrations are done in a very professional way, and the detailed arrangements are created as essential element of the composition, so these are not typical wallpaper fillers done with the strings. "Double Rondo" is the longest of these classical tunes, and it leads to an arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi's 2nd Movement of his Concerto for guitar and orchestra in D, melodically really beautiful number also used by Peter Sinfield on his "Song of The Seagoat". I would recommend this album of course for fans of Yes and the performer himself, but also anybody enjoying elegant and light classical music with art rock crossover blending. The gatefold vinyl covers with Roger Dean's design and photographs of Steve's guitar collection make this as a nice object for any vinyl collector too.

Review by Eetu Pellonpaa, progarchives.com
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