steve´s finest moments



steve´s finest moments

Postby guilddigger » Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:18 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>for me and so many others here steve is THE guitar player for yes. they would not have sounded the way they do had he not joined. i´ll start a thread here to find out where you think he is/was at his best. where does steve howe shine brightest for you. i know this is not going to be easy, there are som many tracks where he is downright stunning, but let´s try to keep it down to five pieces.
here are mine in no particular order,
america
to be over
awaken
turn of the century
the ancient


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Postby IngnoZac » Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:34 pm

As you said Guild, it IS tough to choose... I think I'll go with:

Yours is no Disgrace
Turn of the Century
South Side of the Sky
To Be Over
Clap

Showing how versatile he is, from country-ish Clap to hard-rocking South Side to classical TotC to jazzy YinD to the ballad To Be Over... Wow!

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Postby fragilesi » Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:01 am

I thought we'd done this one but anyway SOUND CHASER! Simon.
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Postby IngnoZac » Mon Mar 11, 2002 3:11 am

I think the song's great, the solo's beautiful but they don't go together... I don't know... it's just what I feel...

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Postby fragilesi » Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:06 pm

Renato, I think I know what you mean but this was my first ever Yessong! Before that it was the likes of Status Quo, Iron Maiden and Rainbow that held my attention. When I heard Sound Chaser my jaw literally dropped, I didn't know there were guitarists / bands that could do that. So maybe it always goes up a notch or two in my head's analysis of it because of that first earth shattering and ground breaking moment.

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Postby IngnoZac » Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:17 am

Yeah, the first's always the first, isn't it?

Not for me though. Relayer wasn't my first album, by far... I started with Highlights, then moved on TYA, then on Tales, Fragile, CttE, THEN Relayer, finally the early days and late 70s... It wasn't my first album but I think it's the best one.

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Postby htoh » Tue Mar 19, 2002 3:10 pm

Close to the Edge
Yours is no Disgrace
Roundabout
And You And I
Mood for a Day

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Postby topographicguitarist86 » Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:28 am

Well geez...
AWAKEN
CLOSE TO THE EDGE
THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
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Postby IngnoZac » Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:40 am

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<b>topographicguitarist86 wrote:</b>
AWAKEN
CLOSE TO THE EDGE
THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
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The epic trilogy... oh so good... <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby jtsnowman66 » Thu Mar 28, 2002 3:18 am

Although I do believe that Steve is a wonderful guitarist and very skilled even though he is self taught and doesn't read... I think we need to give credit to Rabin as well because he is an excellent arranger and writer... as well as a very skilled guitarist himself.. Just look at the solos he plays throughout 90125, they are wonderful. From the strange keyboardish solo in "owner" to the rock "city of love" it all is a matter of perspective. I think that the different sound that came onto Yes in 90125 was a good change from the jazzy sound contained in almost every song featuring Steve. No offence to any Steve fan as i love his work, i play alot of his songs too
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Postby guilddigger » Thu Mar 28, 2002 3:52 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>hey snowman and welcome to yestalk! this is THE place for yesfans. what´s different here from other places is that the debate never gets ugly. so no one will jump on you for bringing up trevor in the steve thread, at least not me (maybe ed will).
sure trevor did some good stuff in yes, but as this thread began, for me and many others here, steve is THE guitar player for yes. the trevor vs steve debate is one that keeps popping up ever so often, so feel free to start one in favor of trev. looking forward to many more postings from you. and do check in to the chatroom, we have a blast in there. again, a warm welcome!



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Postby jtsnowman66 » Thu Mar 28, 2002 4:09 am

Sorry about that, just seeing Steve Steve Steve RARA all over the place and Trevor is just forgotten and it upsets me sometimes to see people bomb on him... Sorry! <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle> Got any ideas where i can start something on Rabin where everyone will find it? I just don't want to start a topic and have noone go there... also, sorry to keep going on about this... but can someone tell me where i can find tabs from 90125? I can't seem to find ANY except for owner. thanx!
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Postby guilddigger » Thu Mar 28, 2002 4:18 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>hey, no need to appologize! no one´s jumping on you here, everybody´s opinion is welcome. you will find that the balance between trevor and steve fans is pretty even here.
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Postby jtsnowman66 » Thu Mar 28, 2002 4:37 am

Ok well thanx, I will start a Rabin entry in this topic (yessongs) If you wouldnt mind posting your replies there. I don't know much about him that's why i want to talk about him so much. Still... i would really like to know of any Tab sites where i can find the other 90125 songs besides owner. I have searched all over the Web
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Postby chromatic88 » Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:12 am

Yours is No Disgrace
The Ancient
Gates of Delirium
Turn of the Century
and for something more recent...the tasty pedal steel and ebow work in "In the Presence Of"

Alan
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Postby psychopomp95 » Wed Apr 17, 2002 1:23 pm

Hmmm... admittedly it's tough to think of PARTICULAR moments where Steve is even better than usual, as he is very good most of the time (NOT all, though)! For better or worse, Steve isn't 'average'! <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of his electric guitar solos... I can appreciate them for sure, but his strength has always been with acoustic guitar, as well as experimenting with other stringed instruments! That said, "Soundchaser" sounds like NOTHING else out there, so for that alone it has to be a highlight!
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Postby perpetualchanger » Thu Apr 25, 2002 8:48 pm

Gates
Sound Chaser
HotS
AYAI
The Ancient

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Postby floweringtheedge » Thu May 30, 2002 7:02 pm

my list would be
yours is no disgrace
awaken at keys to
the ending of ritual
universal garden
he is a miracle
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Postby Roundabout » Sat Jun 29, 2002 9:41 am

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even though he is self taught and doesn't read... <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>
Holy @#!$!! this true?!? I though that steve had like tons of classical guitar learning and stuff!! are you sure of this?!?!
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Postby halman » Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:04 pm

Yep, it's true - he can't read and is self taught...depressing huh!

Personal Faves:-

End of Ritual (particularly on the Symphonic DVD)
CTTE
Don't kill the Whale
Perpetual Change
That, That Is

but you could go on and on - I mean - I haven't mentioned Awaken, To Be Over, Soundchaser Going for the One........
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Postby IngnoZac » Sat Jul 06, 2002 5:46 am

And he does not even do tablature!!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby gtrpir8 » Sat Jul 13, 2002 3:48 am

Five faves:

Clap
YIND - from YESSongs
CTTE - All versions I've heard
The Continental - from The Steve Howe Album
Bring Me To The Power

Plus SO many others.
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Postby BillGuitar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:26 pm

YIND - studio (I play it)
Clap - studio (I play it)
CTTE opening solo studio (I play it)
Gates studio (I play most of it)
Sound Chaser studio (I play it)

Five isn't enough. no way, no Howe!
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Postby frankh » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:26 am

Siberian Khatru/Live version, versionS - the solo at the end, there...solOS!...marvellous.

The Revealing Science Of God/Live versions again, those quiet sections...beautiful and sad.

Perpetual Change/Yessongs.One of his all time great solos.

The Solid Time Of Change/Close To The Edge.Primeval.Order emerges from chaos...(the whole band was so great here...still, to this day, this is as breathtaking as it gets in modern music.Few things, if any from our time bears up under repeated listenings as well as this)

(The) Clap
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Postby electricfreedom » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:28 pm

-First solo on the studio version of Awaken

-Ritual ending solo

-Soon steel guitar work

And actually I think Howe is freakin awesome on Magnification. Better than he has been since GFTO, actually. I read an interview where he said he wasn't happy with the mix of Magnification, and that he had a lot of parts that were cut or minimized in the overall mix, and he was pretty angry about it upon hearing the final versions.... I would LOVE to hear the original version as Steve intended it.
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Postby frankh » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:00 pm

"Freakin' awesome" is about as good as I could have said it.

Initial listens to Magnification, although pleasing, seemed to have a "where's Steve?" aspect to them, other than In The Presence Of(which is genius - Steve's slide guitar being one of the keys to this genius.Even in Yes' last works, Magnification there are elements of genius.Future Times will wonder why the vast preponderance of us, we who allegedly listen now, didn't recognize this about Yes.And Steve.Or rather, didn't recognize it...Much!), where he is mostly quite apparent.Repeated listens, in the manner of the older material, "reveal" where, what and Howe he is.

Freakin' awesome!He shreds all over Spirit Of Survival(very tortured, torturous sounding!).

We Agree, he's so sadly gorgeous!

Give Love Each Day, simple and beautiful guitar work.Clean lines, almost reminiscent of the now pretty much immortal work on Life Seeker/Starship Trooper.

Can You Imagine, that lovely evocative, suspense building note bending.

Dreamtime, the Steve showcase, and he seems as interested in the atmospherics as he does the notes, themselves.

Steve may have been upset with the final mix of Magnification, but the process of uncovering him within the work was truly one of the(many and considerable)charms of this uncannily charming, and so sadly underrated work.
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Postby child-of-the-light » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:29 am

I can't belive how few people mentioned Starship Trooper. Wurm has one of the greatest chord progressions/guitar solos of all time. In my opinion, this is one of the most under-rated solos in the history of music. It's right up there with comfortably numb and freebird.
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Re: steve´s finest moments

Postby elminster06 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:14 pm

i would say

mood for a day
clap
cactus boogie
starship trooper
your is no disgrace
turn of the century
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