YES guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release the seventh edition of his Homebrew album series on 30th July via HoweSound. Homebrew 7 marks the 25th anniversary of the guitar legendâ€™s first album in his Homebrew collection.Â Â
The Homebrew series typically features recordings from Steve Howeâ€™s home archive of demos and tracks, originally recorded for one of his many solo or group projects with YES, ASIA, ABWH or GTR. Homebrew 7 differs slightly as none of the tracks have previously been released in any form and there are no plans for any to be rerecorded in the future.
â€œMany are things Iâ€™ve enjoyed saving until the right moment,â€ says Howe, â€œand the Homebrew series allows this. Some tracks have matured with my nurturing but others have been recently rediscovered.â€This collection includes tracks from the late seventies through to 2016 in Howeâ€™s extensive range of playing styles. Each of the 21 tracks is dated and accompanied by Howeâ€™s background notes and details on instrumentation. Most of the tracks are Howeâ€™s solo recordings with occasional contributions from Dylan Howe and Virgil Howe on drums with Phil Spalding on bass guitar (Half Way).