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Steve Howe: Anthology: A Solo Career Retrospective [Digipak]

Track List

>So Bad
>Lost Symphony
>Pleasure Stole the Night
>Look Over Your Shoulder
>Surface Tension
>Sensitive Chaos
>Running the Human Race
>Desire Comes First
>Luck of the Draw
>Maiden Voyage
>Walk Don't Run
>Collector, The
>Just Like a Woman
>Buckets of Rain
>Distant Seas
>Curls & Swirls
>Meridian Strings
>Rising Sun
>Ultra Definition
>Ebb and Flow
>Sketches in the Sun
>Diary of a Man Who Vanished
>Devon Blue
>King's Ransom
>Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
>Mood for a Day [With the English Chamber Orchestra]
>Sharp on Attack

Album Notes

Photographers: Mark Hadley; Glen Gottlieb; Doug Gottlieb; Miki Slingsby; Mike Russell ; Jan Howe.

Prior to this 2015 double-disc Rhino collection, there never was a Steve Howe chronicle. That may be due to Howe being a titan of album-oriented progressive rock, a style that traditionally doesn't lend itself to compilation, but Anthology is nicely executed, running 33 tracks over two discs, offering a sampling of every Howe solo project, including the unreleased 1967 set that was later unearthed for the Mothballs project. Howe assembled Anthology with his son Virgil and it's interesting to see how he slips in covers of Bob Dylan and the Ventures' "Walk Don't Run" in between his own compositions, a move that warms his sometimes distant prog rock and helps this turn into a full portrait of Howe, the progressive rocker. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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