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3.20 | 59 ratings | 4 reviews | 5% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1 - Performed by Tony Banks
1. The Wicked Lady (3:43)
2. Spring (2:35)
3. Chase (3:28)
4. Caroline (3:10)
5. Jerry Jackson (2:28)
6. Repentance (2:09)
7. Kit (3:03)
8. Barbara (4:46)

Side 2 - Performed by National Philharmonic Orchestra
9. Prelude to The Wicked Lady (4:05)
10. Portrait of Jerry Jackson (5:00)
11. Caroline's Theme (3:05)
12. Scherzo (2:43)
13. Pastorale (4:02)
14. Wicked Lady (3:46)
15. Kit's Theme (3:15)
16. Finale (2:05)

Total Time 53:23

Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Banks / composer, performer: keyboards & drum machine (1-8)

- National Philharmonic Orchestra, London (9-16)
- Stanley Black / conductor (9-16)
- Christopher Palmer / arrangements & orchestration (9-16)
- Sidney Sax / viola, leader (9-16)

Releases information

Soundtrack from the Michael Winner movie (tracks 9-16) recorded at St. Peter's Church, Morden, 24th January 1983. Tracks 1-8 are demo versions by Tony Banks, recorded at home on 8-track.

LP Atlantic ‎- 78-0073-1 (1983, Europe)
LP Atlantic ‎- 7 80073-1 (1983, US) Different cover art

CD Fugitive Inc. ‎- TB001 (2013, UK) Remastered with different track running order and new cover art

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TONY BANKS The Wicked Lady (OST) ratings distribution

(59 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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3 stars #27 Review First off i want to address that i'm not a fan of this movie, at all, i got really bored and never bothered on finishing it, that's already bad but lets see if the ost made by Tony Banks cheers me up a little. I'm going to do this a little different, i'll just talk about each side ... (read more)

Report this review (#2077759) | Posted by FalconBleck | Thursday, November 22, 2018 | Review Permanlink

2 stars The Wicked Lady is an album of two halfs and only one half of it is performed by Mr. Banks. The orchestral side is nothing essential and I dare say will not get much of an airing. However side one of the album does contain some nice material performed by Tony, and rather much like the sound of h ... (read more)

Report this review (#131797) | Posted by intruder369 | Sunday, August 5, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I cannot believe that Atlantic never reissued this on CD. This is possibly Tony's best album, because he played to his strengths on Side One. 'Kit' makes me go wibbly inside and 'Barbara'is his best track on here. The orchestral side shows how Tony's initial themes were developed. The movi ... (read more)

Report this review (#27177) | Posted by pickle | Sunday, July 25, 2004 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is a wonderfull album, it is an absurd that it was not released in CD! Could be said that this album has two parts: 1) Banks arranjments using electronic keyboards (tracks 1-8) 2) Truly symphonic poems: the same themes from 1-8 bt executed by the orchestra If you like Tony Banks or Genesi ... (read more)

Report this review (#27176) | Posted by | Sunday, May 9, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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