Los Angeles, CA: The prog rock super group, the Prog Collective, directed by YES/CIRCA: member Billy Sherwood, whose debut became the surprise hit of 2012 returns with a brand new album on September 10th featuring an even more impressive lineup of stellar musicians and artists lending their talents to this incredible project! Featuring virtuosic performances by Rick Wakeman, Steve Stevens, Chris Squire, Peter Banks, Steve Morse, Larry Fast, Alan Parsons, Sonja Kristina, Jordan Rudess, Steve Hillage, John Wesley, Nik Turner, Geoff Downes, Roye Albrighton, Gary Green, Tony Kaye, Colin Moulding, Mel Collins, John Wetton, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sherwood, Fee Waybill, Patrick Moraz, Jim Cuomo, as well as a rare guest appearance by Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner!
Says Billy Sherwood, “It's an honor to have so many great artists involved with this record, each bringing their creativity and musicianship to the table and lifting the project to a higher place. As a long time fan of progressive rock music, making a record like this is indeed a dream come true! I'm always looking to expand the musical horizon, with so many gifted artists doing what they do best, I do believe we've pushed the envelope of creativity.”
A radio edit of “Shining Diamonds” featuring Alan Parsons on vocals, Steve Stevens on guitar and Chris Squire on bass, receives its premier today (August 30) on PROG magazine's website and can be heard here