What Did They Do Next Part 16a – Steve Howe – 443

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

We return to our ever-popular what did they do next series this week and it’s time to work out what Steve Howe did after the end of the Union Tour. It’s an opportunity for Mark and me to discover more music we don’t know and a chance to compare 1993 solo work  with Love Is which we spoke to Steve about last week.

  • What did Steve do immediately after the end of the Union Tour?
  • Was he busy?
  • Did he just get straight on with Asia?

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  • Jeffrey Crecelius
  • Preston Frazier
  • Bill Govier and
  • Wayne Hall


Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang

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Joost Maglev

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Martin Kjellberg

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Bob Martilotta


Michael O’Connor

William Hayes
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Craig Estenes


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Doug Curran

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Fergus Cubbage

Scott Colombo

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Scott Smith
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Steve Perry

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Steve Rode


Steve Scott

Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and

3 replies on “What Did They Do Next Part 16a – Steve Howe – 443”

I bought these 2 albums on audiotape when they were released, and still have them saved in a box somewhere! 2 of my very favorite Howe solo albums. Here’s my Steve promo photo from the time.

I think these two albums, Turbulence and Grand Scheme of Things, are Steve Howe’s two best albums. In an interview with a guitar magazine back in 1991, he said that Turbulence showed “everything I’m about on guitar.”

Turbulence also includes snippets of melodies heard on Union, and I have to say that his vocals on Grand Scheme isn’t as grating as they usually are.

You didn’t tak anything about his work with Asia through this period. He toured as a special guest star and had his own solo spot in the middle of the show. Mind you, this was the start of the nadir of Geoff Downes’ musical career, where Asia ended up doing concerts in people’s living rooms.

I’m currently listening to 1000 Hands, and that album is fantastic. I’m not that keen on Love is, just yet. I will give it a few spins, but I’m afraid I’m not feeling it.

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