Billy Sherwood to release star-studded Prog concept album

New Yes bass player Billy Sherwood’s new album featuring the biggest names in Prog including Chris Squire’s final performance.

Billy Sherwood has created a concept album called Citizen, that will be released on Nov 6th, 2015 on Frontiers Music.  The album is based on a lost soul that is reincarnated into various periods of history. “I was inspired by the notion that General Patton believed he was reincarnated on various battlefields through time; I wanted to take that concept even further.”

The album features guest appearances fellow Yes members, including the legendary Chris Squire, Tony Kaye and Geoff Downes, as well as, Steve Morse, Alan Parsons, Jerry Goodman, Jordan Rudess, Steve Hackett and others.  Billy performs drums, bass, guitar, keys and sings several of the songs.  The opening track, “The Citizen” features Chris Squire’s final performance before his passing.

Billy Sherwood was recently handpicked by Chris Squire to fill in for him on bass and vocals in Yes, before he left for cancer treatment and ultimately, his untimely death. Billy started his career in the band Lodgic and then as a member of World Trade, who have two critically-acclaimed albums. He has produced and engineered for many artists including John Wetton, Official Motörhead, Queensrÿche, Paul Rodgers Official, and Yes. He joined Yes first as touring member on the “Talk” tour in 1994, and was a full time member from 1997 to 1999. He recorded two albums with Chris Squire as the “Conspiracy” project and released six albums with Circa, the band he formed with Tony Kaye.

CITIZEN tracklisting:

The Citizen;
Man And The Machine;
Just Galileo And Me;
No Man’s Land;
The Great Depression;
Empire;
Age Of The Atom;
Trail Of Tears;
Escape Velocity;
A Theory All It’s Own;
Written In The Centuries

Pre-orders are available NOW on Amazon.com: http://radi.al/BillySherwoodAmazon and iTunes/Apple Music: http://radi.al/BillySherwoodiTunes

 

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