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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tony Banks - Still (1992)

 Anthony George "Tony" Banks (born 27 March 1950) is an English composer, and multi-instrumentalist, who performs as a keyboardist and a guitarist. He is one of the founding members of progressive rock group Genesis and one of only two members (the other being bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford) to belong to Genesis throughout its entire history.

As a member of Genesis, Banks has been a pioneer in the use of synthesisers, as well as in the use of many other keyboards (such as the Yamaha CP-70 and as an organist, notably on the Hammond T-102). Through most of the band's history, Banks was the leading force in Genesis' songwriting; although the group was often responsible as a whole for composing song, his ideas were often the nucleus of their music, and he would frequently write lyrics as well. Outside of Genesis, Banks has enjoyed a modestly successful career in the world of film scoring, and a limited solo career as well.

Still was released in the UK in 1991 on Virgin Records and in the US in 1992 on Giant. Although it did not sell well, the album is well done. Banks is joined on the album by Jayney Kilmek (Alphaville, Tangerine Dream), Daryl Struermer, Pino Palladino, Luis Jardim (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC), Nik Kershaw, James Eller, Graham Broad, Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth), Martin Robertson, Andy Taylor, and Fish. Stylistically the music is progressive rock, but it dips into a more pop or new wave range throughout.

Track Listing:

  1. Red Day on Blue Street (Tony Banks & Nik Kershaw) 5:53
  2. Angel Face 5:23
  3. The Gift 4:00
  4. Still It Takes Me By Surprise 6:32
  5. Hero For an Hour 5:01
  6. I Wanna Change the Score (Tony Banks & Nik Kershaw) 4:34
  7. Water Out of Wine 4:43
  8. Another Murder of a Day (Tony Banks and Fish) 9:13
  9. Back to Back 4:38
  10. The Final Curtain 5:01
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