World Trade

Unify

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Release Date: 4th August 2017
Record Label: Frontiers Records
Total Tracks: 10
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RATING: 

To name all of the things Billy Sherwood has been involved in over the years would be almost impossible, but most recently he’s been involved in two of the most popular 1980’s prog rock bands: Yes and Asia. As well as an album that went almost unnoticed, last years Circa ‘Valley of the Windmill’.

The common denominator in almost everything he has been a part of is the love for classic 70s US prog rock and AOR, and World Trade is no different: it’s a hybrid between prog rock and AOR with an almost eerie resemblance to  what Yes was producing in the early parts of the 1980s.

On this, the third instalment of World Trade, the first two dating back to 1989 and 1995, they pick up where they left us in 1989 – well crafted and executed prog rock 80’s style. But it’s like the album never ever really ignites and takes off – everything is done extremely well: the execution and the production are top-notch. But the firepower is lacking, making this a solid and enjoyable album with many solid songs, especially the trio of ‘Gone All the Way’, ‘Unify’ and ‘For the Fallen’.

I like Unify and think fans of early 80’s US prog rock will like it a lot – but do not expect to be blown out of the water by World Trade!

Tracklist:

01. The New Norm (4:38)
02. Where We're Going (6:47)
03. Pandora's Box (4:00)
04. On Target on Time (4:11)
05. Gone All the Way (5:18)
06. Unify (5:35)
07. For the Fallen (4:30)
08. Lifeforce (4:30)
09. Same Old Song (5:19)
10. Again (4:52)

Playing Time: 49:43
Line-Up:

Billy Sherwood – Bass and lead vocals
Bruce Gowdy – Guitars
Mark T. Williams – Drums
Guy Allison – Keyboards

Kenn Jensen
About Kenn Jensen 288 Articles
When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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