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Two Sides of Peter Banks
Genres: Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered edition of this 1973 album from the former Yes and Flash guitarist. Upon his departure from Yes following the release of the album Time And A Word, Banks formed the Progressive band Flash, who enjoyed ... more »
Digitally remastered edition of this 1973 album from the former Yes and Flash guitarist. Upon his departure from Yes following the release of the album Time And A Word, Banks formed the Progressive band Flash, who enjoyed a degree of success in the U.S. That burst of success afforded Banks the chance to record this solo album with a cast of guest musicians which included Jan Akkerman, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett and John Wetton. Nine tracks. Esoteric. 2009.
Pleasant, but not overwhelming
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After Peter Banks had been sacked from Yes and been replaced by Steve Howe, he formed Flash (with former ex-Yes member Tony Kaye). They produced three albums and after that he made this first solo-album, along with the likes of Phil Collins on drums and then well-known Dutch-guitarist Jan Akkerman, who was famous for a while with Focus. 'Two Sides Of...' is a pleasant album, with lot of Banks' high-string picking, it's jazzy, rockin', laid back and up tempo, to be enjoyed late at night, with only a single light on and with a good glass of wine."
One of the better solo albums from the YES family.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though Peter was replaced by the great Steve Howe as guitar player in YES,it's ironic that Steve has never made a solo album better than this fine effort.Certainly not a perfect album,but very cohesive and not a "guitar album" like one would expect..."
A Rare Find!
Kirk Abernathy | Philadelphia, Pa United States | 08/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great guests on this one. I especially like Jan Akkerman's work. If you like progressive rock music you need this one. Too good to be missed! Sounds somewhat like ealy Genesis."