Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.
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A high water mark for Yes, the title track from 1972’s ‘Close to the Edge’ was the result of a slightly different approach.
“Roundabout” gave Yes’ reworked lineup an opportunity to shine, as the newly installed Rick Wakeman makes a lasting impression.
Yes’ “Perpetual Change” is a wonder of polyrhythms, poetic lyrics, tight harmonies, elegant keys and sometimes melodic, always innovative guitar.
Yes’ “I’ve Seen All Good People” uses a number of elements not commonly found in rock. But it all comes together to form an unlikely masterpiece.
Yes’ first epic triumph arrives, as contributions by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Chris Squire are stitched together to make “Starship Trooper.”
Initially, it might have been difficult to imagine a three-minute acoustic Yes track having such an impact. Then Steve Howe begins playing “Clap.”
An expanded reissue of GTR’s self-titled 1986 debut finds Steve Hackett and Steve Howe making the surprising choice to take on a Yes classic.
Steve Howe and Chris Squire talked to us about Yes’ ‘Magnification.’ Released on Sept. 11, 2001, it would be their final album with Jon Anderson.
Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’
GTR debuted in July 1986 with a lineup led by prog legends Steve Hackett and Steve Howe. What could go wrong? As Hackett tells us, almost everything.