Tag Archives: Billy Sherwood

Album review: ROBBY KRIEGER – In Session

ROBBY KRIEGER - In Session

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 24.02.17] Like the Cleopatra release before it by Joe Lynn Turner “In Session” collects together some of Robby Krieger’s session work over the years.  The Doors guitarist was always a master of restraint in terms of … Continue reading

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Album review: LEON ALVARADO – Future Left Behind

LEON ALVARADO – Future Left Behind

Melodic Revolution [Release date 30.07.16] Based on an original short story by multi instrumentalist keyboard player Leon Alvarado, ‘Future Left Behind’ is a prog rock instrumental concept album that is a triumph of innovation and musical substance over recycled ideas … Continue reading

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Album review: BEN CRAVEN – Last Chance To Hear

BEN CRAVEN - Last Chance To Hear

Tuneleak Records   [Release date: 29.03.16] Ben Craven is an Australian multi-instrumentalist – self-described as a ‘cinematic progressive rock singer-songwriter’. ‘Last Chance To Hear’ is his third studio album to date following ‘Two False Idols’ in 2005 and 2011’s ‘Great … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

Frontiers Records [Release date 06.11.15] Billy Sherwood, man of many talents and currently bassist for Yes, has assembled an impressive cast of guest musicians for his “Citizen” album…but the question has to be can it deliver when so many of … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Album review: Various – Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles (feat ANN WILSON, TODD RUNDGREN and others)

Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 27.04.15] Cleopatra are experts in coordinating themed compilations, invariably curated by one-time Yes guitarist/keyboard player Billy Sherwood, and usually featuring a roster of well known artists. This time they lend their collective hands to a selection … Continue reading

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Album review: MISSING PERSONS feat. Dale Bozzio – Missing In Action

Missing Persons feat. Dale Bozzio - Missing In Action

Cleopatra Records [Release date 04.03.14] The digipak at the top of the stack didn’t look that inviting.  Could it have been Dee Snider’s half-brother on the cover?  There’s an awful lot of ivory around that lady’s neck.  The name Dale … Continue reading

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Album Review: XNA – When We Changed You

      Cleopatra Records – Release Date: 22 October 2013 You know all those awkward questions that children ask at various stages of their development – ‘why is the sky blue?’, ‘are we nearly there yet?’, ‘where do babies … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PROG COLLECTIVE – Epilogue

The Prog Collective

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 14.10.13] Billy Sherwood is a busy man.  The one-time Yes guitarist/keyboard player has carved out a niche coordinating a myriad of projects in recent years – some with a prog angle,  others with a ‘tribute’ … Continue reading

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Album review: SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven

Cleopatra [Release date 16.07.13] Described as psych-space rockers, and more memorably as: ‘The Bangles on acid’, Sons of Hippies explore retro musical influences with colourful imagery and gothic moods. Their imposing wall of sound is interwoven with ominous poetic lyrics … Continue reading

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Album review: FLY LIKE AN EAGLE – An All-Star Tribute To Steve Miller Band

Cleopatra Records [Release date 30.07.13] Producer, engineer and multi instrumentalist and sometime Yes member Billy Sherwood has carved out his a niche for himself with a number of wide ranging all star tribute albums, and now it’s the turn of … Continue reading

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Album review: DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS – In Extremis

Days Between Stations

Radio showcase for “In Extremis”, first broadcast 12 May 2013 www.daysbetweenstations.com [Release date 15.05.13] It may be 5 years since the excellent self titled instrumental debut album by Days Between Stations but in the prog rock world the musical staples … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KILL FOR EDEN, CIRCA, MELINDA ORTNER

KILL FOR EDEN – S/T www.killforeden.com Interestingly, anyone I have mentioned West London band Kill For Eden to has enthusiastically told me how good they are and the general feeling is that their debut, and self titled, album should do … Continue reading

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BLACKBURNER – Planet Earth Attack

http://blackburner.org/ Blackburner is the brainchild of Skyla Talon who fuses industrial rock, prog and metal with genres such as electro, dubstep (the latest genre loved by Muse amongst others) along with drum and bass. He has previously worked on Rob … Continue reading

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BLACKBURNER album featuring WILLIAM SHATNER

BLACKBURNER ALBUM RELEASE ‘PLANET EARTH ATTACK’ September 25 Ft. WILLIAM SHATNER & members of YES Multi-talented industrial rock/metal/dubstep crossover masterminds BLACKBURNER are set to release second album PLANET EARTH ATTACK on September 25 via Cleopatra/Hypnotic Records. Featuring guest appearances from legendary … Continue reading

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CRUSHER JONES – Bold Little Stranger

Two Sides Moon This is a quirky little album which runs through indie rock, country, prog and all points in between. On my first listen through the album I was particularly struck by the guitar work which reminded me  of … Continue reading

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