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    New Steve Howe interview for RockCellar Magazine

    Nice interview about how the Quest was conceived, about guitars and about Steve's lifestyle:

    https://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/s...est-prog-rock/

    #2
    great interview, thanks for sharing
    The Definitive YES Albums

    -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
    -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
    -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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      #3
      “Best record in a very long time”... Well, 10 years is long, I suppose...
      Let’s see if they can do ‘even’ better on the next one.

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        #4
        What a positive and relaxed interview this is. Steve seems pleased with the album, relationships with his bandmates, and his vegan and meditative lifestyle. He has found a place in life that we all strive for. Life is full of uneasy times, but we need to savor those moments when things seem to be as we want them to be. I’m happy for him, and wish the same for all of us.

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          #5
          I amazed that Steve could afford a guitar costing 200 Guineas (=£210), which is equivalent to £3,650 in today's money, at the age of 17 (1964)! That would be a big ask for me even now! He must have had rich parents 😏.

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            #6
            Didn't have rich parents. Dad was a chef. Mum stayed home. Must have saved the overtime. Must have loved him and seen some promise.


            SAVE THE BOGONG MOTH

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              #7
              Cool interview. I dont say this in a negative way but, has basicly become the Dave Gilmour of Yes

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                #8
                Originally posted by gbh90125 View Post
                Cool interview. I dont say this in a negative way but, has basicly become the Dave Gilmour of Yes
                Which I don't know how I feel o the one hand I do love the quest however an outside producer has always (with a few exceptions) managed to get the band to the next level..

                I wonder if Horn for example produced the Quest how it would sound

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rabin105 View Post

                  Which I don't know how I feel o the one hand I do love the quest however an outside producer has always (with a few exceptions) managed to get the band to the next level..

                  I wonder if Horn for example produced the Quest how it would sound
                  I imagine the Quest might have had that quinessential Horn treatment, meticulously mixed and a bit more glossy.
                  But that's really more of an engineering thing, I feel - I think the benefit of a strong producer is very often to help the artist with song selection and to be sure the material is strong enough. Steve Howe seemed genuinely disappointed that Roy Thomas Baker seemed to behave more like an engineer during the H&E sessions, and less like a producer. Howe said that RTB had very little to say about the material, he just wanted to record what they had. As opposed to, for example, Bruce Fairbairn, who pressed the band to improve/develop their material before they started recording.

                  So I think there is a possibility that, had Horn been the producer for the Quest, he might have pressed them to work a bit more on the songs. But we will never know.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by True View Post

                    I imagine the Quest might have had that quinessential Horn treatment, meticulously mixed and a bit more glossy.
                    But that's really more of an engineering thing, I feel - I think the benefit of a strong producer is very often to help the artist with song selection and to be sure the material is strong enough. Steve Howe seemed genuinely disappointed that Roy Thomas Baker seemed to behave more like an engineer during the H&E sessions, and less like a producer. Howe said that RTB had very little to say about the material, he just wanted to record what they had. As opposed to, for example, Bruce Fairbairn, who pressed the band to improve/develop their material before they started recording.

                    So I think there is a possibility that, had Horn been the producer for the Quest, he might have pressed them to work a bit more on the songs. But we will never know.
                    How do you feel about the Quest

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                      #11
                      Have developed the same feeling to the Quest as with H&E- a positive if not brilliant opening number- but no real development- nice tracks- good playing but - comfortable- they seem very happy in the space they are in- which is fine- they aren't in their 20's anymore and the energy and innovativeness of the Fragile thru GFTO- even Drama-isnt there anymore- and perhaps they feel they don't need to it to be. I have listened to it maybe 3 times- and I think that might be it for quite awhile!

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