Steve Howe’s ‘Beginnings’

Steve Howe’s ‘Beginnings’ is the Yes guitarist’s first solo album recorded with Bill Bruford, Alan White and Patrick Moraz and released on October 31, 1975.

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Track Listing : 1.Doors Of Sleep (Steve Howe, Alice Meynell) – 04:08 . 2.Australia (Steve Howe) – 04:13 . 3.The Nature Of The Sea (Steve Howe) – 03:57 . 4.Lost Symphony (Steve Howe) – 04:41 . 5.Beginnings (Steve Howe, Patrick Moraz) – 7:31 . 6.Will O’ The Wisp (Steve Howe) – 06:00 . 7.Ram (Steve Howe) – 01:53 . 8.Pleasure Stole The Night (Steve Howe) – 02:57 . 9.Break Away From It All (Steve Howe) – 04:19

Musicians : Steve Howe – Guitars, Bass, Steel, Vocals, Mandolin, Moog, Organ . Alan White – Drums On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6) . Graeme Taylor – Guitar On (3) . Malcolm Bennet – Bass, Flute On (3 – 8) . Dave Oberlé – Drums On (3) . Colin Gibson – Bass On (4) . Patrick Moraz – Piano, Harpsichord, Moog, Mellotron On (4 – 5 – 6) . Bud Beadle – Saxophone On (4) . Mick Eve – Saxophone On (4) . Patrick Halling – Violin On (5) . William Reid – Violin On (5) . John Meek – Viola On (5) . Peter Halling – Cello On (5) . Chris Laurence – Double Bass On (5 – 8) . James Gregory – Flute, Piccolo On (5) . Sidney Sutcliffe – Oboe On (5) . Gwyd Brooke – Bassoon On (5) . Bill Bruford – Drums On (8 – 9)

Production : Produced By Steve Howe And Eddie Offord

Package : Roger Dean – Illustrator

Recorded 1975 At Morgan & Advision Studios.

Released On October 31, 1975 By Atlantic.

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Proghead72 @ RateYourMusic
But back on the subject of Steve Howe‘s singing: he’s not a very good singer. Flat and nasally is how to describe his singing. Someone should have told him to stick with guitar (actually apparently someone did, because he didn’t sing on his following albums). […]

Ken Petty’s BlogWorld
I’m not sure if the production values are muddy because Howe was sharing production duties with a veteran producer like Offord. And like the saying, “many cooks spoil the broth”, this one suffers from that possibility.You really can’t blame Howe. Yes was a huge band. […]

Zen Ponies
That said, Beginnings is a better record than it’s given credit for, worth seeking out for “The Lost Symphony” alone. Stepping back from the epic scale of recent Yes albums, Steve offers up a collection of songs and instrumentals that could be seen as eclectic or eccentric […]

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