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THE PROG COLLECTIVE

Billy Sherwood

 

Crossover Prog

3.35 | 43 ratings

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epistan
2 stars If you treat this album as a solo Sherwoods project you won't be surprised (ok, it's better then most of his music). If you wan't to find a bit of Gentle Giant or Gong or even Renaissance spirit here you will be disappointed.

All those prog-giants are only surnames on the album sleeve. What we got here is only next 90s-yes-like pop album. Sherwood didn't get a step closer to rock then in his recent contributions. His compositions are only plain sweet songs similar to those which he made with Yes. The lack of progressive elements in this seven easy-listening songs is quite sad by the way. If this is the best of what most super of supergroups can give us nowadays - progrock is dead. What a luck I bought Anglagard at the same time...

I recommend Prog Collective only for Yes lovers . Of course only for those who can survive listening albums from the second half of their discography. You will be satisfactioned. Prog Collective is even much better then last Yes releases. Songs are well-written with some nice instrumental-works (Laws of Nature, Buried Beneath). A bit kitchy but not pompous like Keystudio.

The problem is that second half of Yes discography and Prog Collective are not progressive. As I wanted to get some prog stuff i got only adult-contemporary pop songs with well- harmonized music background.

epistan | 2/5 |

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