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Elements

Steve HoweAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (September 13, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Inside Out U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000CA15H
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,318 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Across the Cobblestone
2. Bee Sting
3. Westwinds
4. Where I Belong
5. Whiskey Hill
6. The Chariot of Gold
7. Tremolando
8. Pacific Haze
9. Load off My Mind
10. Hecla Lava
11. Smoke Silver
12. Inside Out Muse
13. Rising Sun
14. Sand Devil
15. The Longing
16. A Drop in the Ocean

Editorial Reviews

Originally Release '03. Thirteenth solo studio album by guitarist Steve Howe (YES), featured both Dylan and Howe's younger son Virgil (keyboards and vocals), as part of a project called Remedy. 16 trax

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars steve howe is...the MAN! December 13, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I don't understand the review a couple of posts below, who gave our boy Steve a bad review. His early solo efforts reflected his playing in Yes. This solo album, with his group project Remedy, is not intended to reflect his playing in Yes or early solo output. This album is very eas, and smiple to listen to. Steve Howe is my favorite guitarist, and, being a guitarist, a lot of his Yes stuff, I need to play close attention to, study it. Not this. This is an album you put on as background music to whatever your doing. It's all instrumental except for three songs. His voice has improved amazingly. It's not going to knock your socks off, it's just a deep, husky, singer/songwriter voice, very simple. Great job, Steve, and let's see if the new Yes album can cut it like this one did!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but Very Good! December 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Excellent Recording! It's very Jazz, Improv, and because it's different from previous Steve Howe recordings it means that Steve is still learning to express himself. This CD grows on you everytime you listen to it. Jazz with a horn section is definatively the emphasis on this CD. It's almost like a swing Jazz. I recommend this CD if you want to hear a great guitar player doing something totally different. He isn't giving us the same old "Yes stuff"(I mean this respectfully). I've also begun relistening to Asia. Steve is really great and he is
no. 1 on my top ten guitartist list for this very reason. He never ceasing to amaze me.
Few guitar players do so many things so well!
Track by Track Analysis
Across the Cobblestone - Modern Country Rock, like epic country music
Bee Sting - Improv, Rock reminds me a bit of Turbulence (which is one of his best CD's)
Westwinds - Swing Jazz, Great tune, you'll love it -Cool Jazz with direction.
Where I Belong - Chet Atkins, Rock folk feel. You'll like this too. Classic Steve Howe like Steve Howe Album.
Whiskey Hill - Fast Country tune with driving beat, Great Tune.
The Chariot of Gold - Modern Rock Jazz has a Grand Scheme of Things feel to it. (I like Grand Scheme very much).
Tremolando - Beautiful piece of Music, you feel like you're on a calm lake.
Pacific Haze - Jazz Improv - It's like being in a club - good feel.
Load Off My Mind - Rock tune sound from the late 60's, Verge, Great Keyboard work, he caputured the late 60's perfectly.
Hecla Lava - Experimental Guitar playing thru effects.
Smoke Silver - Has some really nice parts and is fun.
Inside Out Muse - Slow Jazzy Blues - atmospheric tune, has a certain Pink Floyd flavor to it like Shine on You Crazy Diamond.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Howe is NOT a guitarist... October 16, 2003
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...He's a MUSICIAN. There's a huge difference. Calling Steve Howe a guitarist is like calling Einstein a "mathematician". Sure, Albert was great at math, but that was only the tool that he used -- his true genius was in uncovering laws and truths about our universe. In much the same way, Howe's genius is in writing, orchestrating and arranging music in an extremely compelling and original way. It so happens that he's a stringed-instrument virtuoso (not just guitar, but pedal steel, mandolin, lute, etc) -- but that's just one of the many tricks the maestro has up his sleeve. He creates music that is rich with tonal colors and textures, and both as a solo artist and with the sublime music of Yes has guided my own musical journey for the majority of my life. On this latest CD, Steve allows himself a considerably greater freedom to explore a multitude of genres than he typically does. There's jazz, there's country (always evident in his compositions. Artfully injected into even the most progressive of pieces, there's usually a way-cool Chet-like lick in there somewhere...), there's blues (yes, Steve plays blues...!), there's classical, and of course there's rock. Steve weaves it all into a tapestry that is rich in color and substance. He is truly a musician first, and an instrumentalist second. On a personal note, I play guitar, and I can honestly say that there has been no greater influence on me than the music - and more importantly the musical approach - of Steve Howe. The notion that all styles can be blended, that all have value, and that all can be woven into a whole greater than the sum of their parts -- THANKS, Steve, for an invaluable lesson and ongoing example.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good album January 13, 2004
By graaf
Format:Audio CD
Not catchy in ordinary way though. Listen to it at least three times with open ears. It's worth it. But it's not very rocky album. Occasionally it has some punch but of R&B type, not rock. Howe is not rock type guitarist. After listenig to this album it became obvious to me. But this is certainly what makes his rock music (in Yes and elsewhere) so original. This album is solo Howe at his best, second to 1979 Steve Howe Album. But unlike the latter it concentrates on jazz, blues and R&B (on SH Album dominate country and classical inspirations). It has also a hint of what is called `new age' (in strange improvisations using digital effects like Hecla Lava). But it's not that boring kind of `new age', only brilliant instrumental minatures. Together with SH Album the Elements give quite complete picture of Howe's diverse influences. It's also musically satisfying as such. For every Yes-fan it's a must. I recommend it to every guitar music lover as well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Steve Howe's Remedy
Steve Howe's Remedy released Elements in 2003 and it starts off with the hard hitting Across The Cobblestone in which Steve's voice fits perfectly. Read more
Published on December 6, 2011 by Grateful Jerry
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Little Rock, Too much Jazz, Not Much To Like
I really wanted to like this but after the 5th spin, I'm left with an unfavorable opinion.
I will say, the singing is Howe's best ever. Astonishing in-fact. Read more
Published on May 27, 2011 by The Wise Old Owl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but nothing special
I was quite excited to get this album knowing who was playing on it. I thought it would quite interesting. Alas, it was just another good Steve Howe album. Read more
Published on May 1, 2006 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars por los pelos
Los discos de Steve Howe son los únicos que, salvo Fish out of water y, por supuesto, la obra de Bill Bruford, merecen la pena escucharse, fuera de la onda de Yes. Read more
Published on May 31, 2004 by J. B. Fresno
3.0 out of 5 stars This album doesn't show off Steve's usual electricity
For the most part I was disappointed by this album. I wanted another Natural Timbre and got a less that thrilling work by a man who usually delivers. Read more
Published on January 2, 2004 by saserfrac
1.0 out of 5 stars This album doesn't cut it
I am a big fan of Steve Howe and I have absolute respect for his guitar playing, but this album is poor. Read more
Published on November 20, 2003 by richardglasser
5.0 out of 5 stars HOWE DOES HE DO IT?
ONCE AGAIN, STEVE HAS GIVEN THE WORLD ANOTHER SHINING EXAMPLE OF NOT ONLY HIS EXQUISITE PLAYING, BUT HIS EXCEPTIONAL COMPOSITION PROWESS. Read more
Published on November 11, 2003 by MATTHEW SILVER
5.0 out of 5 stars Geat CD,,,great range,,
Its a little annoying at this point when people cant seem to separate Steve's solo work from YES, that why his solo work is usually lukewarmly recieved. Read more
Published on November 9, 2003 by jack sujovolsky
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