Preston Frazier discusses Billy Sherwood’s best contributions to prog and pop, both with Yes and with stars like Paul Rodgers and William Shatner.
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Yes was “strictly a pot and hash band,” Chris Squire insists, until a fateful 1973 U.S. tour featuring the Eagles as their opening act.
‘Very much a turning point for Yes': Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama
The first Jon Anderson-less Yes album has received a critical reevaluation of late.
More often than not, this amounts to prog for the easy-listening set.
You have to wonder what the reaction to this music would be, without the expectations.
‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea': Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert
Yes has, more recently, been presenting 1970s-era albums in their entirety on tour, including Close to the Edge and Fragile. There’s one, however, that apparently isn’t up for consideration.
‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality': Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth
Though Jon Davison has been touring with Yes since 2012, the group’s upcoming release will be his first studio collaboration — and the singer-songwriter looks to have had a critical role.
A primer on Yes alum Billy Sherwood’s subsequent solo career, including work with ex-bandmate Chris Squire and with Circa.
Billy Sherwood, who worked with Yes as a touring musician, studio mixer, producer and then as a full-time member across the 1990s, has returned to the fold as a second engineer on their on-going new studio project.
Chris Squire says Yes will be at work on a new studio album through February, with songwriting contributions expected from current frontman Jon Davison. That’s not the only change, however, as Yes will probably be missing one key contributor.