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Tony Banks


Crossover Prog

3.13 | 108 ratings

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3 stars Together with Strictly Inc, these two albums represent peak in Banks' clever pop output, their commercial flop can be attributed to lack of promotion and no touring, since most of the songs have a commercial potential. Still, Still offers solid musicianship and is actually at least a 4-star pop album with some remote echoes of progressive arrangements as heard in longer songs.

The first song is perhaps the most known from the album and could be heard in European radios for a short time. Upbeat tracks are alternated by reflective and melancholic songs. Banks is at his most confident songwriting in his solo career; that could explain the album cover with himself depicted on a chair. Synth arrangements are competent and you won't find typical (prog) rock soloing; it is about providing a supporting layer.

The result is a memorable and catchy album that should have performed better in the charts considering the Genesis comeback in 1991.

However, little to be found for proggers and therefore 3 stars only.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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