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    Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:15
I would have to go with the Cinema Show like most people I've talked to. He just started dabbling into synthesizers on that album and it looked liked he just wanted to go all the way. When I first picked up that album in '74, I just couldn't help thinking "Jeez! Did Wakeman and Emerson give him a kick in the ass or what?"

What you favorite Banks moment?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:27
Riding the scree solo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:28
Either the intro to "Firth of Fifth" or the solo in "Apocalypse in 9/8", but really, I love 'em all. He's my favourite keyboardist.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 19:11
In The Cage solo. I heard it and learned it straight off it's so good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 08:31
The Cinema Show, Firth of Fifth, Riding the Scree – and let’s not forget Mad Man Moon. Really brilliant piano playing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 08:32
The 'Firth Of Fifth" intro, when its played around half way in on the synth

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 09:26

For me: the opening from Firth Of Fifth.

His keyboard solo in the middle of Mad Man Moon and the opening track of A Curious Feeling are also wonderful. I love the sounds and the wonderful original chords.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 12:31
Without a doubt: The Cinema Show, and Battle for Epping Forest.

But very enjoyable for me is the introduction to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 12:40
i think these:
 
Solo piano on Mad Man Moon.
Solo keyboard and background keyboard during Hackett's solo in Nursery Cryme.
Solo piano interlude in Fifth or Firth
Solo keyboard in In the Cage
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 12:42
Has to be the opening intro to "Watcher Of The Skies"...it's iconic in prog music, even 35 years later. All any keyboard player has to do is play those two opening chords B Major 7 - C# Major, and every prog fan starts drooling at the mouth.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 12:45
Hey Greg, how could I forget that one? It’s a classic!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 12:45
Many too many...to choose from but,

from the searing Hammond organ of The Knife to the opening Mellotron chords of Watcher of the Skies, onto The Cinema Show and further on though to The Lady Lies and Follow You,Follow Me,the list is endless.My choice,if I really have to make one, is The Battle of Epping Forest.

He uses every instrument,Synth,Hammond and Mellotron,to fantastic effect on this track.Not the favourite track of many Genesis acolytes but definately one of my favourites.

The following track,After the Ordeal,is 'rather good' too.It's a tour de force for both Hackett and Banks...Damn it! I vote for practically the whole of Selling England by the Pound...Sorry...there it is.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 12:49
Hey, that's funny, all my favourite moments have already been mentioned!

I can't decide which is better: "The Cinema Show" or that extraordinary solo (with Steve Hackett taking such a fabulous "sweep") in "Robbery, Assault and Battery". Gorgeous stuff!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 13:58
I think when Hackett uses tapping on Hogweed. For those of you who do not know, he provides the higher harmony.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 14:04
So many great moments... some of my favorites
 
The solo in the instrumental coda to "Cinema Show"
 
Solo on "Down and Out"
 
The melody and harmonies in the theme of "Hairless Heart"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 14:41
Originally posted by Blowin Free

I think when Hackett uses tapping on Hogweed. For those of you who do not know, he provides the higher harmony.

And that's Tony Banks' best keyboard moment?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2009 at 13:58
I love Banks, and my personal favourite is Charm from The Fugitive - a great instrumental that has never lost its magic for me.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2009 at 18:13
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Blowin Free

I think when Hackett uses tapping on Hogweed. For those of you who do not know, he provides the higher harmony.

And that's Tony Banks' best keyboard moment?
 
No... but, come on! He has to impress usWink
 
Bank's best moment is... well, he has many but I;ll also go with the uber-magnificent intro to Firth of Fifth
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