With fans of the classic Yes, Billy Sherwood didn't suffer well. As Rick Wakeman's successor, he was involved in albums that do not necessarily belong to the silverware of the prog kings. But one would be wronging the busy multi-instrumentalist if one would only measure him by that. As co-initiator of various tribute albums, but also as a solo artist or with his bands World Trade, Conspiracy and Circa: Sherwood has earned recognition. Circa: founded in 2006 together with Tony Kaye and Alan White (also ex-Yes). While White was looking for a way out after only one record, Kaye is still on board. The current line-up is completed by Scott Connor (drums) and Rick Tierney (bass). After three studio works the first live album is now available. And that goes rockily forward, but without leaving a lasting impression. But there is a lack of rousing hooklines and surprising moments. The rhythm fraction nevertheless works properly. Kaye and Sherwood provide for this certain Yes impression, which then resonates in all eight songs. Solid.
Top track: Remember Along The Way