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    Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:17
Which one of these songs penned by Tony Banks is your favorite? I love the story One For The Vine tells, it's a really great song. All of these songs invoke a lot of imagery, and that seemed to be Tony's strong suit on these two albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:18

Afterglow.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:36
One for the Vine.

A symphonic prog masterpiece, and possibly the best song he ever wrote.

Banks strength is is composition, rather than lyric writing. I think a lot of his lyrics are rather weak. All in a Mouses night is awful
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:42
I agree with your comment on One for the Vine and that All in a Mouse's Night was awful.    But I think overall Tony is a very good lyricist.  Watcher of the Skies (w/ Mike), Firth of Fifth...all the way up to Home by the Sea, Domino, Feeding the Fire and Fading Lights were all Banks lyrics and all were well-written. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:46
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

One for the Vine.

A symphonic prog masterpiece, and possibly the best song he ever wrote.

Banks strength is is composition, rather than lyric writing. I think a lot of his lyrics are rather weak. All in a Mouses night is awful


Agree and desagree.

One for the vine is a prog masterpiece and one of the better songs of Genesis all time for me.

IMO Banks is a great lyricist even in the level of Gabriel. One for the vine is a proof as Cinema show Seven stones or White mountain for example. After Gabriel's departure he was the stronger lyricist of Genesis.

About the poll One for the vine and Mad man moon are very close. Today I will go with One for the vine.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 08:09
Mad Moon Moon was my vote. It was a close call for me between that and One for the Vine. The lyrics in both are really good. Compositionally and Instrumentally, One for the Vine is the better of the two, but it ought to have had more of an edge in places.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 08:41
I would argue All In A Mouse's Night has some fantastic imagery. It's not a serious song but it tells it's story quite well. I also love the solo at the end, that song has such an epic climax for such a trivial conflict :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 08:58
Originally posted by HackettFan HackettFan wrote:

Mad Moon Moon was my vote. It was a close call for me between that and One for the Vine

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 09:18
One for One for the Vine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 09:32
Another vote for One For The Vine. A fine song and one of Banks' best compositions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 10:08
Mad Man Moon---sing this song all the time---it's stuck in my head the melody is so beautiful----
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:08
Originally posted by fudgenuts64 fudgenuts64 wrote:

I would argue All In A Mouse's Night has some fantastic imagery. It's not a serious song but it tells it's story quite well. I also love the solo at the end, that song has such an epic climax for such a trivial conflict :D

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:09
Mad Man Moon just about beats One For The Vine. Actually really like the ATOTT title track too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:11
In fact, for me, all of these tracks in the list are great music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:12
Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

I agree with your comment on One for the Vine and that All in a Mouse's Night was awful.    But I think overall Tony is a very good lyricist.  Watcher of the Skies (w/ Mike), Firth of Fifth...all the way up to Home by the Sea, Domino, Feeding the Fire and Fading Lights were all Banks lyrics and all were well-written. 


Yeah ok, on second thoughts some of those lyrcis you mention are pretty good. I didn;t realise they were all Banks lyrics.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:35
First vote for All in a Mouse's Night! As with the other tracks, the music is great but I particularly like the story-telling and humor in this one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:50
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 12:22
Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by fudgenuts64 fudgenuts64 wrote:

I would argue All In A Mouse's Night has some fantastic imagery. It's not a serious song but it tells it's story quite well. I also love the solo at the end, that song has such an epic climax for such a trivial conflict :D

Agree with this

Me too---it's a great song telling a tale---with some humor---very Genesis----and great Hackett guitar work at the end elevating the song even further---which is what Steve does.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 12:42
love the last three for sure; OftV is great, while AiaMN not so much. favorite for now is Mad Man Moon; should've chose Afterglow but oh well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 12:48
As for Afterglow, I was never a huge fan of it as a standalone track on W&W, but I love, love, love the version on Three Sides. It makes a great conclusion to the In The Cage/Cinema Show/Slippermen medley. And something about Collins vocal performance on Three Sides is much more emotional than the version on W&W.
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