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3.94 | 163 ratings | 9 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prelude to a ​Million Years (15:34)
2. Reveille (8:58)
3. Ebb and Flow (12:49)
4. Autumn Sonata (10:16)
5. Renaissance (10:14)

Total Time 57:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Banks / piano, celesta, composer & co-producer

- The Czech National Symphony Orchestra & Choir
- Nick Ingman / orchestration, conductor
- Skaila Kanga / harp
- John Barclay / cornet & trumpet (2,4)
- Martin Robertson / saxophone (3,5)
- Martin Robertson / duduk (5)
- Frank Ricotti / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Stefan Knapp

CD BMG Rights Management ‎- 538356892 (2018, Europe)

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TONY BANKS 5 ratings distribution

(163 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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4 stars In a general sense of the word, and in most cases, I do not go out of my way to listen to classical music as I am particularly never keen or interested in the genre. While being a huge music nerd who loves works that go for more symphonic or orchestral sounds, IE Progressive Rock to name the obv ... (read more)

Report this review (#2783050) | Posted by Dapper~Blueberries | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Of course, "FIVE" of Tony Banks is not a rock record : it's a classical one. And, what's sure : it's completely progressive! We can speak of a "classical trilogy" for his last three albums : Seven, Six and then this one : Five. I was really surprised by the high level of quality of the two fi ... (read more)

Report this review (#2440016) | Posted by hergest ridge | Friday, August 21, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars #19 Review I hinted to this review some times and i waited 21 days for my copy of the disc to arrive, it's the first order i make to a foreign country, and the first time i buy something from an artist when it's been released this year. I have been in a marathon of Genesis since the first t ... (read more)

Report this review (#1919645) | Posted by FalconBleck | Friday, May 4, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Along with Emerson, Fripp and Wakeman, Banks was one of the protagonists of progressive rock since its birth. Moreover, thanks mostly to Banks prog became prog as we know and perceive it. It's a great news that now, after half a century since Genesis was founded, their keyboardist and musical le ... (read more)

Report this review (#1903580) | Posted by proghaven | Saturday, March 17, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Review # 82. Starting this piece I should say that I am a big fan of the first period of Genesis; the one with Peter Gabriel. After his departure, Genesis released two good albums (A Trick of a Tale and Wind and Wuthering), but then everything changed and I stopped following their album release ... (read more)

Report this review (#1892179) | Posted by The Jester | Friday, March 9, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars At last Tony Banks has created the album I always felt he was capable of making. No compromises here, this is just stunning, beautiful music all the way through, filled with the exquisite melodies over intriguing chord changes that would happen in sections throughout his career. Finally, we have ... (read more)

Report this review (#1891965) | Posted by cirrusbay | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Born in 1950, Tony Banks was one of the founders of the greatest money-shaking band, Genesis. Since the band was founded in 1965, it has been a silent devotee and powerful force behind the band. His classical tendency to have a serious and strong keyboard style makes the cause unique, but he always ... (read more)

Report this review (#1890131) | Posted by mitarai_panda | Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Can I just talk to Tony for a second here? I realize I'm just another adoring fan since the early 1970's; you had me at Watcher of the Skies. And while I've always loved your choice of keyboards and your writing style and your unreal talent on the keys, I was also hoping you would finally hit ... (read more)

Report this review (#1889251) | Posted by Squire Jaco | Monday, February 26, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I have been so looking forward to the release of this album. I was not put off by the Peter Gabriel similarities: Phil Collins puts his face on his solo lp's or the fact that just like Peter Gabriel's lp's Tony has used numbers to title his Classical releases. My feelings on my initi ... (read more)

Report this review (#1888864) | Posted by Gary Preston | Sunday, February 25, 2018 | Review Permanlink

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