What did they do next part 26b – Steve Howe – 507

Steve Howe by William Mulryne
Steve Howe by William Mulryne

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

In this second part of our look at what Steve Howe did next, Mark and I listen to his solo album, Spectrum.

It includes contributions from Tony Levin, Dylan Howe, Virgil Howe and Oliver Wakeman and features many fabulous examples of Steve’s virtuosity and versatility.

  • How does this rank among Steve’s solo albums?
  • What are the contributions of the ‘guests’ like?
  • Is that ‘Hour of Need’?

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Virgil and Steve Howe’s Nexus – 309

Virgil and Steve Howe - Nexus
Virgil and Steve Howe – Nexus

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Michel Arsenault, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

We announce the winner of the vinyl Topographic Drama competition and review the new Virgil and Steve Howe album, Nexus. It’s a lovely collection. There’s also time for a 2 pence about ARW headlining a festival in June 2018!

  • The pieces on the album were piano demos – how have they been finished off?
  • Does the album work as a whole?
  • Is it limited by being an instrumental record?

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R.I.P. Virgil Howe – 298

Virgil Howe R.I.P.
Virgil Howe R.I.P.

After the terrible news of the passing of Steve Howe’s younger son, Virgil, Mark and I thought it would be inappropriate to release a normal episode of the podcast this week. So instead, here’s a brief statement of our shock and sadness at the death of Virgil Howe.