Steve Howe – Homebrew 7
Catalogue No.: HSCD007
Release Date: 30th July 2021
YES guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release the seventh edition of his Homebrew album series on 30th July via HoweSound. Homebrew 7 marks the 25th anniversary of the guitar legend’s first album in his Homebrew collection. The Homebrew series typically features recordings from Steve Howe’s home archive of demos and tracks, originally recorded for one of his many solo or group projects with YES, ASIA, ABWH or GTR. Homebrew 7 differs slightly as none of the tracks have previously been released in any form and there are no plans for any to be rerecorded in the future. “Many are things I’ve enjoyed saving until the right moment,” says Howe, “and the Homebrew series allows this. Some tracks have matured with my nurturing but others have been recently rediscovered.” This collection includes tracks from the late seventies through to 2016 in Howe’s extensive range of playing styles. Each of the 21 tracks is dated and accompanied by Howe’s background notes and details on instrumentation. Most of the tracks are Howe’s solo recordings with occasional contributions from Dylan Howe and Virgil Howe on drums with Phil Spalding on bass guitar (Half Way). The booklet includes the lyrics for the four vocal tracks and is also illustrated by some of Howe’s delightfully atmospheric photography.
Track listing: The Glider; October; Half Way; The Only One; In One Life; Outstanding Deal; Be Natural; Cold Winds; Deanscape; Tender Hooks; A Lady She Is; Two Sided; Strange Wayfarer; Devon Girl; Safe Haven; A Matter Of Fact; Touchstone; From Another Day; Foregone Conclusion; Space Void; From The Get Go
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