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What Did They Do Next – Part 21a – Billy Sherwood – 479

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall and Preston Frazier

Billy Sherwood
Billy Sherwood

This week, Mark and I had the opportunity to think about the next person to leave the band – Billy Sherwood. What did he do next after the end of The Ladder tour? We’ll let you know a little later.

At the end of this episode, I’m going to play a very interesting piece of audio from Daniel and Amanda Krohn. It’s about From A Page, the Oliver Wakeman led Yes mini-album. We will return to this topic soon.

  • What did Billy do next?
  • Did it have any Yes connections?
  • With whom did he collaborate?

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2 replies on “What Did They Do Next – Part 21a – Billy Sherwood – 479”

You guys were commenting on the bonus tracks or hidden tracks on the Conspiracy album. I got the original release on CD in the UK in 2000, and it has 10 tracks listed on the cover, plus there are 3 hidden tracks – Wish I Knew (i.e. Open Your Eyes), Man In The Moon, & Say Goodbye (originally on Euphoria I think). I remember being so excited to get a new Chris Squire release! As you’ll be reviewing it next week I won’t say too much, other than (1) it’s a good album, and (2) at 66 mins including bonus tracks, it’s maybe 15 mins longer than it needs to be.
I also enjoyed the segment at the end of the show by the Krohns, I too wish that From A Page was a full length album. Wasn’t the song Into The Storm originally from the Oliver Wakeman-period recording sessions? And I’d love to hear Aliens from those sessions too. (I saw them perform this in Toronto in 2009-ish). I always felt that Oliver was extremely badly treated, and should still be in the band. Anyway, big thanks to him for actually getting From A Page completed and released.

Conspiracy: the currently available streaming album has 12 tracks including Comfortably Numb. There is also a Conspiracy – Live album on streaming including versions of Hold Out Your Hand and Universal Garden.

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