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A primer on Yes alum Billy Sherwood’s subsequent solo career, including work with ex-bandmate Chris Squire and with Circa.
Arriving in a period in which Yes wasn’t doing studio work, and including contributions from no less than five musicians with ties to the band, the comparisons for Circa came early and often. A new reissue from Cleopatra underscores the differences.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejPQXRYhc8&w=500&h=305] Having cemented a new line up in Brazil, Circa returned on a musical roll. Co-founding keyboardist Tony Kaye says fans can expect an new concert souvenir called Circa: Live from Here There and Everywhere soon.
Yes has been a part of Tony Kaye’s life, off and on, since the late 1960s. He was a co-founding member, and helped craft the band’s breakthrough release The Yes Album, then returned for its platinum 1980s era.
Billy Sherwood has had a busy year — producing the new solo album by former King Crimson/UK/Asia singer John Wetton, co-leading the terrific third release from Circa and then issuing his own well-conceived solo recording.