Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
World trade is layers of Yes, Saga and Starcastle. Billy Sheerwood, a parttime member of YES, is the masteridea man/songwriter of this often underrated band. The lyrics often bare resemblence to yes, still, their style rem... more »
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World trade is layers of Yes, Saga and Starcastle. Billy Sheerwood, a parttime member of YES, is the masteridea man/songwriter of this often underrated band. The lyrics often bare resemblence to yes, still, their style remains their own. Its like someone told Yes, to get- a grip, go for it!
Pick up if you're a Yeshead or Sherwood fan
Dave Nardone | Lansdale, PA USA | 10/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Of both WT albums, I definitely think this one has the better material, although, it's not at a Yes/Conspiracy level. The highlights for me are "One By One By One", "The Evolution Song," and particularly "The Wake of the Storm", clearly the best track of the non-Squire infused tracks. The version of Say Goodbye is not as good as the one on Conspiracy, even though you can hear Squire's vocals more on this release.Definitely pick it up if you're a 90's Yes/Sherwood/Squire fan, definitely an interesting listen.The one con: Not an easy album to find; I had to mug Bruce Gowdy on the street and steal his copies."
Great stuff for Yes/Squire fans
Sven B. Schreiber | Fürth (Bayern) | 11/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you know "Conspiracy" - the latest joint venture of Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood - you also know World Trade's "Euphoria. That's not a conincidence: Most of the musical work has been done by Sherwood, and Chris Squire even has co-written two songs. Both have been playing together on the last two Yes albums ("Open Your Eyes" and "The Ladder"), so it doesn't come as a surprise that the music is heavy reminiscent of the more recent Yes works. It's really fun listening to this music!"
An Overlooked Gem!
Jeffery K. Matheus | Indianapolis, IN United States | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"World Trade is the brain child of ex-Yes man Billy Sherwood. This is the bands 2nd release, and in my opinion their best. "Euphoria" displays more musical variety than the first album, and a more rich and complex production style. Billy's tight harmony vocals really add color throughout the album, as does his Squire-esque bass work. Keyboardist Guy Allison (former touring sideman for The Moody Blues circa 1987/88) also adds much to the album, with a barrage of modern digital sounds. The songs are all top notch, especially "One World Going Round", "Dark Sky", "The Evolution Song" and the highly experimental album closer "Wheels of Life". Billy is a far more complex and creative artist than his all-to-brief tenure in Yes lead some people to believe, check out this disc, or his 1999 solo disc "The Big Peace", to hear what this man is really capable of!"