Stream an advance track from the long-awaited remaster of Conspiracy Live, featuring former Yes band mates Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood.
The concert, a private 2004 show originally issued on video two years later, has been shined up by Purple Pyramid-Cleopatra and repackaged as a CD/DVD combo, with a new photo gallery and footage from behind the scenes.
A highlight of this performance, the eight-minute epic “New World” was part of an original 2003 song cycle called The Unknown that focused on the September 11 attacks. It begins with a swoon, quickly ramps up into a patented Squire thump, and then settles into a nervy, propulsive groove — with Sherwood taking the vocal lead until the track’s soaring chorus. Squire’s voice intertwines in a brief sun-soaked moment, before Sherwood unleashes the first of several gnarled guitar asides. “New World” then moves through an impressive array of episodic moments, allowing every member of the group a moment to shine.
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Squire and Sherwood are joined on Conspiracy Live, due for release on April 9, 2013, by drummer Jay Schellen, keyboardist/vocalist Michael Sherwood and keyboardist/synth bassist Scott Walton. Schellen has worked with Sherwood in Circa, and also been a part of Asia.
Conspiracy Live includes music from both the group’s two studio albums (2000′s self-titled debut and The Unknown), a song from Yes’ 1997 album Open Your Eyes (“Universal Garden”) and the title track from Squire’s lone solo effort, 1975′s Fish Out of Water.