‘It’s got a unique flow to it’: Billy Sherwood completes work on new album by Star Trek’s William Shatner

Yes alum Billy Sherwood is shooting a video today for the title track of the new album by Star Trek’s William Shatner, having been an integral part of the forthcoming Ponder the Mystery project.

The ever-busy Sherwood, who worked with Yes throughout the 1990s, is also producing a new record from Dale Bozzio (Frank Zappa/Missing Persons), a Doors tribute project, and a new fusion band called One Nation. But, clearly, the Shatner album has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this sci-fi fan.

“Bill invited me to go and to actually be in the video with him — a true honor,” says Sherwood, who worked with Yes throughout the 1990s. He says they are “shooting the video in the Sequoia National Forest, among the huge trees.”

Sherwood produced and oversaw music for the album, with the former Captain James T. Kirk writing the lyrics. Mastering for Ponder the Mystery was done by Maor Appelbaum, who has worked with Sherwood on previous Cleopatra Records projects. “I am really looking forward to people hearing and experiencing the record,” Sherwood adds. “It’s got a unique flow to it. William’s performances and words are amazing, and the surrounding music and guest musicians takes it to a whole other level.”

Sherwood and Shatner recently made a joint appearance in Las Vegas, at a Star Trek convention.

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