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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Must-Own Billy Sherwood projects: Gimme Five

Producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Billy Sherwood has had a lasting and significant impact on progressive rock. After contributing to a series of Yes projects in the 1990s, Sherwood issued excellent solo albums from 1999’s The Big Peace to his current releaseDivided by One. Work with stand-alone bands like Circa (featuring fellow ex-Yes Tony Kaye) and World Trade is also often overlooked but stellar. So, where to start? Here are five essential Billy Sherwood projects not to be missed …
CONSPIRACY – LIVE (2007): Each song deftly combines pop rock elements and progressive rock on this underrated concert collaboration between Yes bassist Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood on guitar, vocals and keyboards. Along the way, they touch on many of the high points from their 2003 album Conspiracy, which also included Jay Schellen on drums. Beyond those tracks, the live project incorporated Yes’s “Universal Garden” and “The More We Live,” as well.
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Union (Standard DVD)
DVD - £9.99

Union (2CD)
2CD - £7.99

Rock Of The 70's
DVD - £12.99

The Lost Broadcasts
DVD - £7.99

Rock of the 70s
DVD - £9.99


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