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Steve Howe - Pulling Strings CD (album) cover

PULLING STRINGS

Steve Howe

 

Crossover Prog

2.18 | 11 ratings

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Matti
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1 stars Damn. When I find here an album that has no reviews and that I have listened to, it's always some poor album, but I feel a duty - which I try not to continue after this!______ Imagine Steve Howe performing live both Yes and his solo material without other musicians. Emphasis on the last words. Considering that he just can't sing. And that his solo material is very uneven, whether it's sung or instrumental. Steve HACKETT is able to serve a superb one-man performance even without Genesis tunes, but Steve Howe - no matter how skillful guitarist he is - is simply not in that league. I borrowed this (dating 1999) from a library mostly for a curiosity to hear versions of 'Turn of The Century' or 'Soon', (and why not also to check out more of his solo material, which I've never been keen of and didn't expect much this time either). Good grief. One must be a real Howe fan to forgive his flat and unsteady singing. If there had been much more pickings (and without the voice, please) from the Yes catalogue, it would have been more interesting at least. Then again, why listen to ripped-down versions of good music that you can listen to as originals? I'm not saying he shouldn't give solo-solo concerts (but he should be rich enough to hire other musicians too), the simple fact is that some concerts just don't make decent records. Howe sad.
Matti | 1/5 |

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