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Topic: New Tony Banks Orchestral album
Posted By: genbanks
Subject: New Tony Banks Orchestral album
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 14:47
According with Martin Robertson site, Tony Banks had written a new orchestral album in which the saxophonist will play in piece of 10 minutes long. That's the link http://www.martinrobertson.co.uk/soon.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.martinrobertson.co.uk/soon.htm



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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 15:19
That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.


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Posted By: Progfan1958
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 16:33
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.
Yes, there is so much music Steve, but really, I always want for more ! ( Chuckle ) The only Banks solo  I have is "A Curious Feeling" , which is an LP I bought back in the 70's. I haven't heard it in a dog's age, but do remember it quite fondly. What is your favourite from his catalog ?

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Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 27 2011 at 20:50
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.
 
Yes, that's true in my case too, so much music and so little time. And agree with you about Banks credit. Hope we could listen this album soon.


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 10:44
No disrespect to MR, but is there any official confirmation of this?


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 12:14
IF the news is true, confirmed and all, it would be nice.
 
I like Tony's orchestral album. It's quite good.


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 13:04
Originally posted by Progfan1958 Progfan1958 wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.
Yes, there is so much music Steve, but really, I always want for more ! ( Chuckle ) The only Banks solo  I have is "A Curious Feeling" , which is an LP I bought back in the 70's. I haven't heard it in a dog's age, but do remember it quite fondly. What is your favourite from his catalog ?

A tie, I think, between A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive. the latter has a simply incredible piece called Charm, one of his finest compositions of all time.


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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 16:37
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by Progfan1958 Progfan1958 wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.
Yes, there is so much music Steve, but really, I always want for more ! ( Chuckle ) The only Banks solo  I have is "A Curious Feeling" , which is an LP I bought back in the 70's. I haven't heard it in a dog's age, but do remember it quite fondly. What is your favourite from his catalog ?

A tie, I think, between A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive. the latter has a simply incredible piece called Charm, one of his finest compositions of all time.
 
Hey, that's nice. I don't often hear positive remarks about The Fugitive. "Charm" is an interesting choice for favorite track as well. It is definitely good.
 
My personal choice for favorite Banks album would be A Curious Feeling, but The Fugutive is my nr. 2.


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Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 18:07
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Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 28 2011 at 21:59
Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by Progfan1958 Progfan1958 wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.
Yes, there is so much music Steve, but really, I always want for more ! ( Chuckle ) The only Banks solo  I have is "A Curious Feeling" , which is an LP I bought back in the 70's. I haven't heard it in a dog's age, but do remember it quite fondly. What is your favourite from his catalog ?

A tie, I think, between A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive. the latter has a simply incredible piece called Charm, one of his finest compositions of all time.
 
Hey, that's nice. I don't often hear positive remarks about The Fugitive. "Charm" is an interesting choice for favorite track as well. It is definitely good.
 
My personal choice for favorite Banks album would be A Curious Feeling, but The Fugutive is my nr. 2.
 
Totally agree! Charm is a superb track. I always liked it. What do you think about Thursday the twelve, Stil it takes me by surprise and Island in the darkness? Waters of Lethe and You between my favourites too.


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 02:05
Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by Progfan1958 Progfan1958 wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

That's a great link and news story, so thanksClap

I must get around to reviewing Banks' solo albums (so much music, so little timeTongue), because I really like them and I don't think they get the credit they deserve, especially commercially.
Yes, there is so much music Steve, but really, I always want for more ! ( Chuckle ) The only Banks solo  I have is "A Curious Feeling" , which is an LP I bought back in the 70's. I haven't heard it in a dog's age, but do remember it quite fondly. What is your favourite from his catalog ?

A tie, I think, between A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive. the latter has a simply incredible piece called Charm, one of his finest compositions of all time.
 
Hey, that's nice. I don't often hear positive remarks about The Fugitive. "Charm" is an interesting choice for favorite track as well. It is definitely good.
 
My personal choice for favorite Banks album would be A Curious Feeling, but The Fugutive is my nr. 2.
 
Totally agree! Charm is a superb track. I always liked it. What do you think about Thursday the twelve, Stil it takes me by surprise and Island in the darkness? Waters of Lethe and You between my favourites too.
 
Thursday the Twelve... was a bit disappointed by it to be honest.
Still It Takes Me By Surprise... I like that one, though not the way it is sung. But a great song.
Island In The Darkness... haven't heard the Strictly Inc. album, was put off by the ugly art work. Is it good?
Waters Of Lethe is quite good. I think Banks himself thinks that too.
You... absolutely fabulous!


Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 12:41
Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Thursday the Twelve... was a bit disappointed by it to be honest.
Still It Takes Me By Surprise... I like that one, though not the way it is sung. But a great song.
Island In The Darkness... haven't heard the Strictly Inc. album, was put off by the ugly art work. Is it good?
Waters Of Lethe is quite good. I think Banks himself thinks that too.
You... absolutely fabulous!
 
About Strictly inc. Not a great album, just good, but Island in the darkness is a superb epic of 17 minutes that I consider one of the best (if not the best) Tony Banks tracks. Absolutely progressive rock (IMO).


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 13:48
Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Thursday the Twelve... was a bit disappointed by it to be honest.
Still It Takes Me By Surprise... I like that one, though not the way it is sung. But a great song.
Island In The Darkness... haven't heard the Strictly Inc. album, was put off by the ugly art work. Is it good?
Waters Of Lethe is quite good. I think Banks himself thinks that too.
You... absolutely fabulous!
 
About Strictly inc. Not a great album, just good, but Island in the darkness is a superb epic of 17 minutes that I consider one of the best (if not the best) Tony Banks tracks. Absolutely progressive rock (IMO).

Totally agree - superb piece of music.


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 13:57
I find Tony Banks (what i have heard at any rate) totally underwhelming.

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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 14:02
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I find Tony Banks (what i have heard at any rate) totally underwhelming.

There are re-education camps for this type of conditionWink


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Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 14:23
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I find Tony Banks (what i have heard at any rate) totally underwhelming.
 
Well, I must admit that even when Genesis is my absolute preferred band, and Tony Banks my all time rock musician idol, I always expect more from him in his solo efforts, so by some way I agree with you. By the way there is some stuff that fills completely my expectations, for example, as Island in the darkness.


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 15:52
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Thursday the Twelve... was a bit disappointed by it to be honest.
Still It Takes Me By Surprise... I like that one, though not the way it is sung. But a great song.
Island In The Darkness... haven't heard the Strictly Inc. album, was put off by the ugly art work. Is it good?
Waters Of Lethe is quite good. I think Banks himself thinks that too.
You... absolutely fabulous!
 
About Strictly inc. Not a great album, just good, but Island in the darkness is a superb epic of 17 minutes that I consider one of the best (if not the best) Tony Banks tracks. Absolutely progressive rock (IMO).

Totally agree - superb piece of music.
 
Okay, so the epic is really worth it. Thanks for sharing.


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 16:05
Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I find Tony Banks (what i have heard at any rate) totally underwhelming.
 
Well, I must admit that even when Genesis is my absolute preferred band, and Tony Banks my all time rock musician idol, I always expect more from him in his solo efforts, so by some way I agree with you. By the way there is some stuff that fills completely my expectations, for example, as Island in the darkness.

Yes that is it. I expect much more. I mean A Curious Feeling is not a bad album.......just not enough for me. Bankstatement is horrible though.


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Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 16:07
My favourite Banks album is 'still', a very good pop album with some excellent vocalists.
 
However, my favourite song from his discography is this :
 


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Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 16:25
3 songs with Fish on vocals : "angel face", "shortcut to somewhere", "murder of a day". Fish shines the most on "shortcut".

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Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 17:11
Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Thursday the Twelve... was a bit disappointed by it to be honest.
Still It Takes Me By Surprise... I like that one, though not the way it is sung. But a great song.
Island In The Darkness... haven't heard the Strictly Inc. album, was put off by the ugly art work. Is it good?
Waters Of Lethe is quite good. I think Banks himself thinks that too.
You... absolutely fabulous!
 
About Strictly inc. Not a great album, just good, but Island in the darkness is a superb epic of 17 minutes that I consider one of the best (if not the best) Tony Banks tracks. Absolutely progressive rock (IMO).

Totally agree - superb piece of music.
 
Okay, so the epic is really worth it. Thanks for sharing.
 
Yes, I think you won't be dissaponited. Luck.


Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 17:15
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I find Tony Banks (what i have heard at any rate) totally underwhelming.
 
Well, I must admit that even when Genesis is my absolute preferred band, and Tony Banks my all time rock musician idol, I always expect more from him in his solo efforts, so by some way I agree with you. By the way there is some stuff that fills completely my expectations, for example, as Island in the darkness.

Yes that is it. I expect much more. I mean A Curious Feeling is not a bad album.......just not enough for me. Bankstatement is horrible though.
 
Well, I`m not thinking at this extreme. Noone of his albums are horrible for me. I like all his stuff, but in many cases I would like something more complex, longer, etc. I know he could give much more that what he has shown in many of his albums. I bought Bankstatement just when  it came out (in a cassete) and was in a special moment of my life. I really like this album (not prog, except some bits). 


Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 17:19
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

3 songs with Fish on vocals : "angel face", "shortcut to somewhere", "murder of a day". Fish shines the most on "shortcut".
 
In my opinion, Still is a good album, but not my favourite of Tony Banks. Another murder of a day and Still it takes me by surprise are great tracks. I enjoy much the one sung by him Hero for an hour.
 
About Soundtracks, it has many good moments too. Lion of simetry is a good track. Agree about Fish performance in Shortcut to somewhere. But the best are the instrumentals as Smiling Jack Casey and the suites, with some parts in a really classical music way.


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 02:46
So... anyone come across an official announcement of this yet?


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 02:54
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

So... anyone come across an official announcement of this yet?
 
No, there's news about a new Mike & The Mechanics release though on April 11.
But that wasn't the question, though  Smile ,  and I sound like a spoilt child, but I would rather have a new Tony Banks album.


Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 07:27
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

So... anyone come across an official announcement of this yet?
 
I was looking deeper in the web, but I can not find anything else. By the way the information was spread by one of the most known Genesis fan sites as Genesis News (it) ( http://www.genesis-news.com" rel="nofollow - www.genesis-news.com ), but of course is not official.


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 09:16
Thanks genbanks & moogy. No reason to doubt it of course, but its interesting that Banks himself has not said anything so far.


Posted By: BanksianDuchess
Date Posted: April 03 2011 at 15:20
I have received information from an official source that Tony Banks is recording his second classical album.  It is likely that the album would be released in autumn.




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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 04 2011 at 02:30
Originally posted by BanksianDuchess BanksianDuchess wrote:

I have received information from an official source that Tony Banks is recording his second classical album.  It is likely that the album would be released in autumn.


 
Could you perhaps tell us the name of the source, please, BanksianDuchess?


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: April 04 2011 at 02:55

Indeed Moogtron. Thanks for posting BD, and welcome to the site. Until the "official source" makes an official announcement, this must be considered speculation.



Posted By: cemego
Date Posted: April 07 2011 at 19:00

I think Banks-A Curious Feeling album is like Part 1 or 2 of Mike Rutherfords Smallcreeps Day.  I have always enjoyed these 2 albums played back to back.  In my opinion Smallcreeps and Curious Feeling are the best solo albums ever to come out of Genesis (yeah...i know... hate me for it).  I like these 2 albums better than any Phil or Peter solo album (except the Peter album that Fripp produced).  Maybe it's the sound of that era that appealed to me.   Both (Curious and Smallcreeps) are such deep introspective albums lyrically and musically rich.  A very bright moment in the life of Genesis.

As far as Banks stuff:  I never cared much for Fugitive, Bankstatement, Soundtracks, or Still, Strictly Inc was a pretty good album.  The guy from Wang Chung who sang lead vocals on Strictly Inc. did a pretty good job of it.  "Only Seventeen" was a great track.  "Charity Balls" had such a full rich sound.  To me, Tony Bank's playing always sounded like he had 15 fingers.  The man makes arpeggios and chords like nobody else.  I found an obscure B Side collection from Tony Banks that had some really bizarre dance'y  remixes on it from Strictly Inc. that made me laugh.  I think the guy that sang on Strictly Inc. should have been the singer for Calling All Stations.  I like his voice better.




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Posted By: RoyFairbank
Date Posted: April 08 2011 at 09:23
Orchestral album? Is he copying Peter Gabriel. I can't stand that violin crap!

Pre-Conditions For A Good Album:

1. Drum Kit, Drum Machine or Electronic Drums
2. Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars or Synthesizers
3. No F'ing Orchestra

Call me crude, go ahead, do it


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: April 08 2011 at 12:39
Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

Orchestral album? Is he copying Peter Gabriel. I can't stand that violin crap!

Pre-Conditions For A Good Album:

1. Drum Kit, Drum Machine or Electronic Drums
2. Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars or Synthesizers
3. No F'ing Orchestra

Call me crude, go ahead, do it

Ok - you're crudeLOL


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