CLP 0819 Conspiracy
Produced by Billy Sherwood & Chris Squire
Released on March 21, 2000
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CLP 0819 cover  

Conspiracy suggests a streamlined, poppier version of Yes -- which is of course where Sherwood and Squire are best known from (although the pair has also worked together in World Trade). In fact, a trio of "hidden" tracks at the end offer alternative versions of songs from those bands. However, this music is closer to punchy pop than progressive rock, favoring the Trevor Rabin side of the Yes contingent. While "Violet Purple Rose" would have sounded at home on Drama, and several tracks invite comparison to Big Generator, some of the best songs have a simple, Beatlesque charm about them ("Light In My Life," "Love Conquers All") that may well catch Yes fans off guard. Considering the album received almost no commercial fanfare, Conspiracy is one secret that more Yes fans should know about, especially those who would rather hear an album of songs than instrumentals. And, yes, "The More We Live" is a new version of the song that originally appeared on Union. Read the review at All Music Guide.

CLP 0819 back picture sleeve
CLP 0819 back picture sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. DAYS OF WONDER
  2. LIGHT IN MY LIFE
  3. VIOLET PURPLE ROSE    (Billy Sherwood/Chris Squire/Steve Stevens)
  4. NO RHYME
  5. LONESOME TRAIL
  6. THE MORE WE LIVE
  7. LOVE CONQUERS ALL
  8. YOU'RE THE REASON
  9. WATCHING THE WORLD
  10. RED LIGHT AHEAD
  11. OPEN YOUR EYES (version)
  12. MAN IN THE MOON (version)
  13. SAY GOODBYE (version)

    Tracks 1-10 written by Billy Sherwood/Chris Squire unless noted

CREDITS

BILLY SHERWOOD -- vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, drums, engineer, mixing
CHRIS SQUIRE -- vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
Jimi Haun -- guitar solo (7)
Jay Schellan -- drums, tom toms
Steve Stevens -- guitar (3)
Alan White -- drums, keyboards
Mark T. Williams -- drums
Michael ? -- drums (3)
Tom Fletcher -- engineer & mixing (6)
Michi Sherwood -- cover design & photos
Chuck Wright for New Age Graphic Design -- illustration & design

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US March 21, 2000 Purple Pyramid CD CLP 0819  

 

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