Now Hear This (Howe II album)

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Now Hear This
Howe II - 1991 - Now Hear This.jpg
Studio album by Howe II
Released 1991 (1991)
Recorded Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California; Brilliant Recording Studios in San Francisco
Genre Hard rock
Length 39:22
Label Shrapnel
Producer Greg Howe, Steve Fontano, Mike Varney
Howe II chronology
High Gear
(1989)High Gear1989
Now Hear This

Now Hear This is the second and final studio album by hard rock band Howe II, released in 1991 through Shrapnel Records. Following the album's release, guitarist Greg Howe would re-focus on his solo career, beginning with his 1993 album Introspection.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Andy Hinds at AllMusic gave Now Hear This 2.5 stars out of 5, calling it "a more slickly produced offering than the early Van Halen inspired High Gear album", but otherwise "a disappointment; it sounds like a band that desperately wants mainstream success, even at the expense of its core values." He criticized the album for being "a blatant bid for stardom" and some of the songs as sounding "a bit muted this time around." Nonetheless he praised Greg's guitar playing, and listed "Crowd Pleaser" and "Motherlode" as highlights.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Howe and Albert Howe.

No. Title Length
1. "Fat Cat" 4:18
2. "The Ride" 3:48
3. "Now Hear This" 4:46
4. "Motherlode" 3:56
5. "Bigger the Bite" 3:34
6. "Crowd Pleaser" 4:08
7. "A Delicacy" 2:05
8. "Tip of My Tongue" 3:59
9. "Heart of a Woman" 5:12
10. "A Few Good Men" 3:36
Total length: 39:22



  1. ^ a b Hinds, Andy. "Now Hear This - Greg Howe". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-12-25.