Artist/ Band: Steve Howe
Title: Homebrew 3
Label: InsideOut Music
Year of Release: 2005
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The Review:

Here we have the third installment of the Homebrew series, released in the same year as Spectrum. One must understand Homebrew 3 isnít a new album of material, rather skeletal versions of songs Steve Howe used either in personal projects and or with his primary band, Yes. The source of the material on Homebrew 3 are from the late-period Yes back to Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe, as well as GTR and his own solo material. This is solely for his hardcore fans. Casual one may want to skip this over until they get more of his full releases.

In most cases, the songs are short, and about a quarter of them feature Howe on guide vocals. Heís obviously not a singer and at times, Iíd just rather hear the musical ideas backed with perhaps a synthetic voice. Again this release is for Steveís hardcore fans and Iím wondering why it was released on InsideOut Music rather than perhaps a fan club release. Anyways, it is a nice insight to the makings of songs but Iíd approach with caution.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on January 3rd, 2006

Tracks:

1) Turbulence
2) Hint Hint
3) The Main Title
4) Just A Passing Phase
5) Suddenly
6) Kind of Friends
7) Pyramidology
8) In the Course of the Day
9) Family Tree
10) Solar Winds
11) In Your World
12) No Deceiving
13) From Door to Door
14) Cruise Control
15) Itís Too Late
16) Seven Castles
17) Between Your Smiles
18) Reaching Out
19) The Last Word
20) Getting Through
21) Outlawed

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