The Grand Scheme of Things

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The Grand Scheme of Things
Steve Howe The Grand Scheme of Things.jpg
Studio album by Steve Howe
Released August 24, 1993
Genre Progressive rock
Label Relativity
Producer Steve Howe
Steve Howe chronology
Turbulence
(1991)Turbulence1991
The Grand Scheme of Things
(1993)
Not Necessarily Acoustic
(1994)Not Necessarily Acoustic1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Grand Scheme of Things is a 1993 solo album by Yes guitarist Steve Howe. The album features seven vocal tracks and nine instrumental tracks using instruments including dobro, steel guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, keyboards, organ, Spanish guitar and anvil.[2] The album reached No. 15 in the Billboard Top New Age Albums charts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Howe except where noted.

  1. "The Grand Scheme of Things" – 5:09
  2. "Desire Comes First" – 3:36
  3. "Blinded by Science" – 3:28
  4. "Beautiful Ideas" – 3:58
  5. "The Valley of Rocks" – 3:07
  6. "At the Gates of the New World" – 3:57
  7. "Wayward Course" – 4:13
  8. "Reaching the Point" (S. Howe, Keith West) – 3:52
  9. "Common Ground" (Virgil Howe, S. Howe) – 2:15
  10. "Luck of the Draw" – 1:40
  11. "The Fall of Civilization" (Janet Howe, S. Howe, West) – 4:06
  12. "Passing Phase" – 3:28
  13. "Georgia's Theme" – 2:44
  14. "Too Much is Taken and Not Enough Given" – 5:32
  15. "Maiden Voyage" – 4:20
  16. "Road to One's Self" – 2:38

Personnel[edit]

Musicians:

Production personnel:[4]

  • Martyn Dean – photography, logo, cover art
  • Roger Dean – artwork, design
  • Richard Edwards – mixing
  • Renny Hill – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Jeffries – engineer, cabassa
  • Steve Rush – engineer
  • Paul Wright III – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( The Grand Scheme of Things > Review )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Guitar Nine Records – Steve Howe "The Grand Scheme Of Things"". www.guitar9.com. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  3. ^ "allmusic ((( The Grand Scheme of Things > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( The Grand Scheme of Things > Credits )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 

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