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Poll Question: In which song of Yes (exl. bonuses) is Banks' guitar the best?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
3 [7.69%]
2 [5.13%]
1 [2.56%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [2.56%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [7.69%]
3 [7.69%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
2 [5.13%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
20 [51.28%]
4 [10.26%]
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    Posted: March 15 2013 at 05:21


Edited by Gandalff - March 15 2013 at 05:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 05:24
His best work is post Yes. Not sure what to choose from this lot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 05:37
I really don't like either of the first two Yes albums very much, to be honest. Perhaps if they hadn't gone on to release The Yes Album, CTTE and Relayer, I'd be more generous in my view.
 
His best work was on The Two Sides of Peter Banks, which is an excellent release; very eclectic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 06:20
Astral Traveller Thumbs Up.....................Then......................Survival.................vastly different in style to Howe but equally as effective. 
On a side note - I worry when I fire up the PC and tune in to my favourite site - there always seem to be quite a few R.I.P.'s mentioned............speaking for most of us, we never actually knew these amazing artists personally - the music they compose/perform connects with us in such a way that we just gather they'd be all-round, top folks.  We just know.......................
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 06:22
Hate to be obvious, but I'm jumping on the freight train aka Astral Traveller.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 06:47
Just to be not obvious I' have voted for No Opportunity Necessary, but the majority is right.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 07:19
R.I.P , I like him better in Flash
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 08:01
Astral Traveller
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 08:06
I like the first two Yes albums a lot. I choose Beyond And Before, because of the tremolo effect (if that is the right word) he uses at the end of the song. Simple but shivers down the spine.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 08:20
I agree with whoever said that Banks best work came post-Yes, but I think he did do some great work with Yes as well.  I'm going to have to pick Beyond & Before.  Love his guitar work on that song, although Astral Traveler comes a very close second. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 13:14
Astral Traveller for me also.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 14:15
I am going with the majority in voting Astral Traveller, followed by Survival, but I appreciate his live performances with the band more.  They show more of what he was capable of and I believe are better representations of what he was like as a guitarist in his early career.  Check them out in Something's Coming BBC recordings (a.k.a. Beyond and Before in the U.S.).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 14:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 15:00
Astral Traveller is a great tune. He surely will be missed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 15:01
I'll go with the pack on this one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 15:57
The one people call "the obvious choice".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 17:25
Astral Traveller(of course)
“War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.”

― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 19:18
voted Astral Traveler---also like Sweet Dreams--(really like the live version of Sweet Dreams on the Moraz tour.)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 23:07
I would have to listen to this albums again with very close attention to the guitar... I actually heard them a few days ago, but not well enough, it seems. However, by far my favourite song of the bunch is "Harold Land"... but that's not the question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 00:34
Survival by far... probably my favorite Yes song until Fragile.
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