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3.83 | 100 ratings | 5 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Siren (8:51)
2. Still Waters (6:46)
3. Blade (10:21)
4. Wild Pilgrimage (8:19)
5. The Oracle (5:22)
6. City of Gold (12:09)

Total Time 51:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Banks / composer, co-producer

- The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
- Lucie Svehlova / concertmaster
- Paul Englishby / orchestrations & conducting
- Martin Robertson / alto saxophone (1)
- Charlie Siem / violin (3)

Releases information

Artwork: Stefan Knapp's "Lumière Cubic Six" painting

CD Naxos - 8.572986 (2012, UK)

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and to Quinino for the last updates
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TONY BANKS Six - Pieces for Orchestra ratings distribution

(100 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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4 stars #26 Review So, not so long since my last review. I come here knowing nothing about this, except that it has mostly positive reviews, but i also come from a failed attempt at reviewing Seven because i got a little bored (commentary not representative of what that actual review will be, i wasn't ... (read more)

Report this review (#2047105) | Posted by FalconBleck | Monday, October 22, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Finally, the soul of Tony Banks , free as a bird, flying over our horizons... Confounded to walk to the shadows of Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins, this is maybe the first time, when Tony shows and offer to our world his intentions , that he has always... As a composer, here is the time and the mo ... (read more)

Report this review (#940712) | Posted by MINDFIELDS | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This cd is pretty much beyond beautiful. It is evident that Tony Banks has gained much confidence between his first orchestral cd, "Seven" (2004) and "Six" (2012). The magic of his earlier compositions with Genesis is here, in the dense details and emotive melodies. There is a haunting, and at the s ... (read more)

Report this review (#847896) | Posted by deedee | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars It is very difficult to review this album as progressive in any way. It is a purely instrumental album written and produced by Banks and very well orchestrated by Paul Englishby. It cannot be described as progressive in any way really. However, I cannot ignore the fact, that despite Banks' mea ... (read more)

Report this review (#729299) | Posted by Richens | Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Well Tony Banks has finally outdone himself, with his finest solo album to date, doing what he dles best, creating beautiful and engaging instrumental music. The opening piece, 'Siren' is the only one that may be repetitous, with some haunting melodies, but perhaps repeated a time or two too many. B ... (read more)

Report this review (#727249) | Posted by snelling | Saturday, April 14, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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