Week 14 – Art Rock – Five

Nee, we hebben ons niet van week vergist… Five is het laatste studioalbum met klassieke muziek van Tony Banks. Banks is een klassiek geschoolde componist, pianist en keyboardspeler en het best bekend als een van de oprichters en leden van Genesis, een van Engelands bekendste progressieve-rockgroepen. Samen met gitarist-bassist Mike Rutherford is hij de enige die de gehele historie van Genesis in de band heeft gespeeld.

Lisa Whealy van Cryptic Rock: “With five solo albums to his credit – from 1979’s A Curious Feeling to 1992’s Still – Banks has also dabbled in writing soundtracks, including 1978’s The Shout, 1984’s The Outlaws, 1986’s Quicksilver, and 1983’s The Wicked Lady, which starred Faye Dunaway. Working with Michael Winner on The Wicked Lady, Banks had his first taste of working with an orchestra, and a dose of musical freedom that added depth to the evolution of his genius. It also laid the groundwork for the inspiration behind his latest project.

Now, with 5, listeners are in for a sonic treat that will make fans feel like young children running amok in a candy store! Aptly-titled, 5 is a collection of five compositions that were recorded with the world-renowned Czech National Symphony Orchestra, lending itself to stunning presentation. Produced by renowned-orchestrator and collaborator Nick Ingman, recorded at both Angel Studio in London and with portions also recorded in Prague, the compositions throughout the record were pieced together through various sessions with an array of masters in their respective crafts. In fact, Banks alone performed all the piano parts, giving the performer complete creative control! (…)

Tony Banks’ name is synonymous with talent, stellar musicianship, and an impressive, eclectic catalogue of music. 5 is therefore no different from what one would expect from this artist: stunning, evocative, beautifully-orchestrated, and timeless. With five marvelous pieces of brilliance, 5 is a shining gem of sonic beauty that is truly deserving of your attention and a round of emphatic applause. Bravo, Mr. Banks! For these reasons, CrypticRock gives Tony Banks’ 5 5 out of 5 stars.

Naast Tony Banks met Five hebben we deze week: Steven Wilson (Drive Home), Jeff Lynne (Armchair Theatre), Anthony Phillips (Tarka), Rick Wakeman (Preludes To A Century), Jethro Tull (The String Quartets), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Pictures At An Exhibition) & Tony Banks (Six Pieces for Orchestra).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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