March 27, 2001

SOUND NATURAL!

While YES are preparing to tour with an orchestra and working on their new release – sans Igor Khoroshev – Steve Howe‘s next solo release eventually got titled and the title is “Natural Timbre”. (Well, has Steve ever sounded unnatural?) The album consists solely of studio acoustic instrumentals with classic “Relayer” track “To Be Over” chosen for inclusion by fans’ poll.

Castle Records set to release the album in the UK on April 30, and in the U.S. in the beginning of May. (The item on the picture is promo being sold on eBay.)

THE NUMBER OF THE KEYS

SEVENTH KEY is the name of the band, you bet. And Frontiers Records are to release their eponymous album “Seventh Key”. Well, it’s not exactly the band but the studio project of Billy Greer, the bass man of KANSAS, who makes his debut as a lead vocalist on this album.

Greer called to arms all the KANSAS members – Steve Walsh, Richard Williams and Phil Ehart – for help as well as former band member Steve Morse, now with DEEP PURPLE, Mike Slamer of the STREETS fame, Terry Brock, Billy’s colleague in THE SIGN, and Mark Spiro.

March 27, 2001

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