Anthology Released

Two-Disc Collection Spotlights The Acclaimed Guitarist’s Solo Career With 33 Tracks And Will Be Available March 10
04 February 2015

Anthology Release Announced

LOS ANGELES – Guitarist Steve Howe played an integral role in shaping the sound of Yes and Asia, two of the world’s most beloved and successful progressive rock bands. The gifted guitarist has also enjoyed a long and prolific career as a solo artist with more than a dozen studio albums to his credit.

Steve Howe 2014 (Credit Paul Secord)Howe has handpicked 33 tracks from his vast and varied discography for ANTHOLOGY, a new retrospective drawing primarily from the studio albums he recorded between 1975 and 2011. The collection will be available as a two-CD set on March 10 for a suggested list price of $24.98. The compilation will also be available digitally.

On April 1, Howe will launch his “Anthology Tour,” which will feature performances of many of the tracks heard on this new collection. A dozen shows in the U.K. have already been confirmed (see dates below) and additional performances are due to be announced soon.

Throughout his career as a solo artist, Howe has demonstrated time and again his vast stylistic range, much like one of his guitar inspirations, Chet Atkins. ANTHOLOGY maps his musical journey across 36 years, 16 albums, and countless genres. The collection provides  an  enlightening  showcase  for  Howe’s  six-string  prowess  on  songs  like “Pennants,” “The Collector,” “Maiden Voyage” (one of many featuring his son Dylan on drums), “Curls & Swirls,” and “King’s Ransom” from his 2011 album Time. The collection also includes covers of two Bob Dylan songs (“Just Like A Woman” and “Buckets Of Rain”) from Howe’s 1999 album Portraits of Bob Dylan. Also featured are several cuts from  Motif,  a  compilation  from  2008  featuring  new  tunes,  like  “Devon  Blue”  & re-recording of some of Howe’s classic work, like “Diary of Of A Man Who Vanished,” a song that first appeared on The Steve Howe Album (1979).

In addition to selections from his studio albums, ANTHOLOGY also includes tracks from a pair of compilation albums. The first is “Sharp On Attack” from 1988’s  Guitar Speak, which featured various guitarists. The other is the flamenco-flavored track “Mood For A Day,” one of Howe’s signature songs with Yes. The version included here is taken from the 1993 album,  Symphonic Music of Yes, which features Howe and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Anthology
Disc One

  1. So Bad
  2. Lost Symphony
  3. Pleasure Stole The Night
  4. Pennants
  5. Look Over Your Shoulder
  6. Surface Tension
  7. Sensitive Chaos
  8. Running The Human Race
  9. Desire Comes First
  10. Luck Of The Draw
  11. Maiden Voyage
  12. Walk Don’t Run
  13. Momenta
  14. The Collector
  15. Just Like A Woman
  16. Buckets of Rain
Disc Two

  1. Distant Seas
  2. Curls & Swirls
  3. Meridan Strings
  4. Simplication
  5. Rising Sun
  6. Westwinds
  7. Ultra Definition
  8. Ebb And Flow
  9. Dorothy
  10. Sketches In The Sun
  11. Diary Of A Man Who Vanished
  12. Devon Blue
  13. King’s Ransom
  14. Bachians Brasileiras No. 5 (Aria)
  15. Beginnings
  16. Mood For A Day” – with The English Chamber Orchestra
  17. Sharp On Attack

1 Response

  1. Brien Comerford

    The Sheer number of flawless, astounding, captivating and incomparable songs on Steve Howe’s “Anthology CD” are mind-blowing. Steve Howe is indisputably a guitarist who has mastered his craft for over 40 years.

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Westwinds // Anthology
  1. Westwinds // Anthology
  2. Walk Don’t Run // Anthology
  3. Ultra Definition // Anthology
  4. The Collector // Anthology
  5. Surface Tension // Anthology
  6. So Bad // Anthology
  7. Sketches In The Sun // Anthology
  8. Simplication // Anthology
  9. Sharp On Attack // Anthology
  10. Sensitive Chaos // Anthology
  11. Running The Human Race // Anthology
  12. Rising Sun // Anthology
  13. Pleasure Stole The Night // Anthology
  14. Pennants // Anthology
  15. Mood For A Day // Anthology
  16. Momenta // Anthology
  17. Meridan Strings // Anthology
  18. Maiden Voyage // Anthology
  19. Luck Of The Draw // Anthology
  20. Lost Symphony // Anthology
  21. Look Over Your Shoulder // Anthology
  22. King’s Ransom // Anthology
  23. Just Like A Woman // Anthology
  24. Ebb And Flow // Anthology
  25. Dorothy // Anthology
  26. Diary Of A Man Who Vanished // Anthology
  27. Devon Blue // Anthology
  28. Desire Comes First // Anthology
  29. Curls & Swirls // Anthology
  30. Buckets of Rain // Anthology
  31. Beginnings // Anthology
  32. Bachians Brasileiras No. 5 (Aria) // Anthology