The Steve Howe Album

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The Steve Howe Album
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Studio album by Steve Howe
Released November 1979 (UK); January 1980 (US)
Recorded 1979
Genre Progressive rock
Length 39:02
Label Atlantic
Producer Steve Howe
Steve Howe chronology
The Steve Howe Album
CD reissue cover
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Steve Howe Album is Yes guitarist Steve Howe's second solo album. It was released in 1979. The album features Yes band members Alan White, Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz. Also featured is Jethro Tull's former drummer Clive Bunker on percussion on one song.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Howe except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Pennants" – 4:35
  2. "Cactus Boogie" – 2:00
  3. "All's a Chord" – 4:55
  4. "Diary of a Man Who Vanished" – 2:35
  5. "Look Over Your Shoulder" – 5:00

Side two[edit]

  1. "Meadow Rag" – 2:40
  2. "The Continental" (Con Conrad, Herb Magidson) – 2:50
  3. "Surface Tension" – 3:25
  4. "Double Rondo" (music by Steve Howe; orchestrated by Andrew Jackman) – 8:12
  5. "Concerto In D (Second Movement)" (Vivaldi; arranged by Steve Howe) – 4:50


Guitars used on the recording[edit]

The inner part of the gatefold album artwork features pictures of the guitars that were used during the recording and a legend to indicate the tracks on which they were played. The photographs of the guitars are credited to Miki Slingsby.

Guitar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kohno Spanish Guitar x x x
Martin 0018 x x x
Gibson EB6 Bass x x x x
Gibson The Les Paul x x
Fender Stratocaster x x
Gibson Florentine Electric Mandolin x
Martin Mandolin x
Danelectro Electric sitar x x
Bacon & Day Banjo Guitar x x
Gibson Les Paul Recording x
Gibson ES 175 D x x
Fender Telecaster x
Sho-Bud Pedal Steel x x x
Fender Twin Neck Steel x


  1. ^ Ross Smith, David (2011). "The Steve Howe Album - Steve Howe | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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