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  • Audio CD (July 1, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Relativity
  • ASIN: B000003BVU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,390 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Turbulence
2. Hint Hint
3. Running The Human Race
4. The Inner Battle
5. Novalis
6. Fine Line
7. Sensitive Chaos
8. Corkscrew
9. While Rome's Burning
10. From A Place Where Time Runs Slow

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1991 solo album from YES/Asia/GTR guitarist Steve Howe, with fellow YES drummer Bill Bruford alongside.

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It is still a good album of good music.
Ilker Yucel (oyucel@annapolis.net)
The songs are elegant, witty, and beautifully arranged.
Howie
This is GREAT instrumental rock guitar music.
Darrell L. Ward

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Howie on February 24, 2003
Format: Audio CD
When this album was first released, one reviewer called it, "The Future Of Guitar Instrumental Albums".
In the inervening years, nothing has managed to even come close.
The songs are elegant, witty, and beautifully arranged. Each piece is cleverly constructed with just the right amount playfulness. One senses that Steve was having the time of his life making this, and that he was a very happy man.
A couple of the songs wound up on Yes' UNION album (re-arranged, of course), but they are better served as backdrops for Steve's brilliant guitar work.
The thing that makes this album so perfect is that it transcends the typical "guitar album": set up a simple foundation and then solo over it until you have "made the point" (this describes his failed QUANTUM GUITAR in a nutshell).
With TURBULENCE, Steve is concentrating on songcraft, not on virtuosity. The guitar playing is done at the service of the composition, and nothing is wasted. Everything is where it should be.
Bold, brash, grandiose numbers are contrasted by simple, sensitive ballads. It's truly a very moving work, and deserves to be in everyone's collection.
If you're remotely interested in what one can accomplish with the guitar, then this is an album you cann't pass up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is the long awaited solo album from Steve Howe after his two solo efforts in the late seventies.
He could have easily pulled out the acoustic guitar and done a quiet album (which may have been fine) but instead he went mostly electric on this release and enlisted the help of Billy Currie from Ultravox on keyboards and old Yes bandmate Bill Bruford on drums.
Probably one of the best things about this album is that it is all instrumental...and the music does some fine talking here.
One of the things I noticed is that a lot of the material from this album came from the leftovers of the scrapped second GTR album. Having heard many demos from this album, which never materialized, I recognized quite a few passages that made their way onto this solo album. Strangely enough, they also made it into the Union album, which preceeded this release.
Overall, excellent solo Howe.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TMI on November 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
(...)I rate it as one of my three favourite releases of the 90s. I will concede that the drums and keyboards don't offer much (thus only 4 stars), but the compositions themselves and Howe's guitar textures are brilliant (ok--he's not Chris Squire or Tony Levin when it comes to bass, either). But the minor deficiencies of the album are outweighed by the strength of the pieces themselves. Most of the tracks --Hint hint, Running the human race, Novalis, Fine line-- transport me to the stratosphere. They reach the area in my spine that the best Yes music does. Even the tracks that show up Andersonified on Union are better here. So what if there are no vocals? I, personally, do not subscribe to theory, as many do, that music is subservient to lyric or dance. Music is much more than merely a beat to dance to or a vehicle for rhetoric. Music is, well, music...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 1999
Format: Audio CD
A little bit of Steve Howe is better than a whole lot of just about any other guitarist any day of the week. Remember when technical proficiency, compositional inventiveness and clever rhythms were considered virtues? If yes, then Turbulence might be a welcome change from the garbage dominating the rock landscape. If no, then you need this album more than the people who answered 'yes'.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Being a YES fanatic, I've made it a habit to track down as many of the multitude of related projects as I've been able to. Steve Howe is a guitarist of such unparalleled skill and uniqueness one can often recognize his playing after hearing only one or two notes of music. Yet several of his solo efforts have done absolutely nothing for me. Which is all the more why I was completely BLOWN AWAY by this album!
Teamed with Bill Bruford, who clearly does for drums what Howe does for guitars, this album is a MASTERPIECE from start to finish! "Turbulence" is both stunning and exciting as all-get-out to listen to, while at the other end of the spectrum "From A Place Where Time Runs Slow" is overwhelming in its sheer beauty. All tracks are instros, which puts it in the same category as Rick Wakeman's 2000 A.D. INTO THE FUTURE and Geoff Downes THE LIGHT PROGRAM. A classic!
In the time since its release, I've gotten heavily into instrumental SURFING music-- which in retrospect has made me realize that TURBULENCE somehow actually manages to act as an unintentional bridge between "progressive" rock and the good-old-fashioned variety. Fans of both YES and LOS STRAITJACKETS should find this highly enjoyable!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Uhrich on August 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
But Steve Howe IS MR. GUITAR! The best thing about this disc is of course, no vocals by Mr. Howe. Sorry I had to say that. But this album is THE PERFECT GUITAR SOLO ALBUM BAR NONE!! Eat your heart out Trevor Rabin. You too Mr. Satriani. I never liked Any Guitarists of Satriani's genre. Too polished,no emotion. This set of compositions is ALL EMOTION. I only wish Steve would release more of the same. The fluid, yet turbulant passages remind me of a wonderful waterfall in some exotic location. After listening again, I must say how beautiful these pieces are. If you are into Steve Vai or Satriani or any of their many clones, maybe this stuff is a bit too much for you. By the way, the Yes UNION cd is a very very fine album regardless of what the fans say. Go and listen to that one again with an open mind. Both Union and Turbulance were released about the same time. Come on now, Give them both another chance!
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