By now, Morse had quit Kansas and, temporarily disillusioned by the music business, cut his long blond locks short. He also indulged his passion for flying by becoming a commercial airline pilot. But the call of the six string soon beckoned...
Steve Morse says:
"The music business had changed dramatically with MTV and the almighty importance of a 'hit' video or radio song.
"I had decided to keep making music, but make my living as an airline pilot, since my chances of appealing to MTV seemed to be at odds with my natural musical direction. So after training or flying at work, I would come back to my studio and work on this record. Since I figured there was nothing to lose, I tried some different approaches.
"The end result was a very melodic album, with the opening track, Ghostwind, being the most laid-back tune of the whole album. One of the most challenging songs I've ever written, Tumeni Notes, became a staple of my live shows for many years."
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