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John Wetton Releases “Raised in Captivity”

John Wetton: Raised in CaptivityProg rock bassist John Wetton has released his sixth solo album, Raised in Captivity. The album was recorded in Los Angeles in January 2011, between Wetton’s touring with the 30th anniversary Asia tour in the US and UK.

“The decision to record in Los Angeles with Billy Sherwood was entirely mine,” Wetton said. “I wanted the chaotic urban inspiration, edge and energy to juxtapose the natural beauty that California provides. I also knew that Billy Sherwood would provide the musical and technical ability to record quickly, with ultra high energy and superb production quality.”

Wetton recruited several musicians from his past and present for the album, including Genesis’ Steve Hackett, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Deep Purple’s Steve Morse. The bassist’s 40 year career includes King Crimson, Family, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, Asia and U.K., before starting his solo career.

Preview and download Raised in Capitivity:

Raised in Capitivity Track List:

  1. Lost For Words (featuring Steve Morse)
  2. Raised In Captivity (featuring Robert Fripp)
  3. Goodbye Elsinore (featuring Steve Hackett)
  4. The Last Night Of My Life (featuring Alex Machacek)
  5. We Stay Together (bonus track)
  6. The Human Condition (featuring Tony Kaye)
  7. Steffi’s Ring (featuring Geoff Downes)
  8. The Devil And The Opera House (featuring Eddie Jobson)
  9. New Star Rising (featuring Mick Box)
  10. Don’t Misunderstand Me (featuring Tony Kaye)
  11. Mighty Rivers (featuring Anneke Van Giersbergen

Album Credits:

  • John Wetton: vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Billy Sherwood: all instruments, except as noted above and in the track list
  • Produced and Mixed by Billy Sherwood

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