Tony Banks: The Cinema Show / Entangled / Earthlight [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On March 27

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Σαν σήμερα, 27 Μαρτίου 1950 γεννήθηκε ο Tony Banks, οργανίστας και βασικός συνθέτης των Genesis. Το αρμονικό του οπλοστάσιο, πρωτοφανές για τα δεδομένα της ποπ, με επιρροές από συνθέτες όπως ο Ντεμπισί και ο Ραβέλ, ο αντιστικτικός τρόπος του ακομπανιαρίσματος, και η συνθετική του ιδιοφυία, τον καθιστούν την πιο σημαντική ίσως φυσιογνωμία για το είδος που πέρασε στην ιστορία ως progressive rock.
Ακούμε το “The Cinema Show” από το Selling England By The Pound [1973], με το επικό δεύτερο μέρος, βασισμένο στα keyboards του TB. Στο ίδιο επίπεδο, αν και διαφορετικής υφής, το οργανικό μέρος του “Entangled” από το Trick Of The Tail [1976]. Το τρίτο κομμάτι, Earthlight, έρχεται απο το ορχηστρικό του άλμπουμ Seven – A Suite For Orchestra [2004]
On this date, March 27th, 1950, Tony Banks, keyboard player and key composer of Genesis, was born. His harmonic arsenal, unprecedented in the world of pop, influenced by composers like Debussy and Ravel, the contrapuntal way of accompanying, and an unparalleled creative genius, make him perhaps the most important figure for the genre he passed in history as progressive rock. We hear “The Cinema Show” from Selling England By The Pound [1973], with its epic second part, based on TB’s keyboards. Equally astonishing, though in a different form, the instrumental part of “Entangled” from A Trick Of The Tail [1976]. The third piece is called “Earthlight” and comes from his orchestral album Seven – A Suite For Orchestra [2004]

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Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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  1. My favourite Genesis album and the one Mick was listening to when we had our first long phone chat that resulted in us meeting for our first date that never ended…
    Ahhh… was that 25 years ago already this coming June?

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