Two Sides of Peter Banks
Review by Steve Alspach
The initial string-slinger in Yes, Peter Banks appears to have been overlooked in progressive rock annals in favor of his successor, but his work in Flash has stood up quite well to the years. On this album, Peter assembles an extremely strong group of progressive rock musicians, and the CD explores a wide range of musical styles. As this is an all-instrumental recording, the focus is well placed on the musicianship, and there are many stellar moments. Fans of Yes, or progressive music in general, would be well advised to give this album some undivided attention.
The musicians on this album are: Peter Banks, Electric and acoustic guitars, arp, mini-moog, and Fender piano; Phil Collins, drums; Jan Akkerman, electric guitar; Steve Hackett, electric guitar; John Wetton, bass; Ray Bennett, bass guitar; and Mike Hough, drums.