Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of Beginnings, the first solo album by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.
About this copy: This copy of Beginnings is a 1976 Japanese pressing on the Atlantic label.
The cover is VG+ with moderate edge and corner wear. A sticker that says “SAMPLE” in English and Japanese is attached to the front cover.
The obi is VG++ with slight discoloration from age, but no tears. The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.
The white label promo disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Yes-related LP.
Background: Released in 1976, Beginnings was the first solo album by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.
The album did not chart.
Steve Howe’s first solo album was a failure next to rival solo releases by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, both of whom yielded work that was more majestic and memorable. The playing is strong throughout, but towards what end is the mystery — none of the songs are particularly memorable, nor is the production (even a guest appearance by members of the folk-rock group Gryphon doesn’t help), and Howe is such a weak singer that he’d have been better off following the lead of his Yes predecessor Peter Banks and sticking to instrumentals.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|