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Rare Recordings By Guitar Legend Peter Banks "The Mars Tapes" Now Available

Rare Recordings By Guitar Legend Peter Banks "The Mars Tapes" Now Available

London, UK – Much to the excitement of prog fans worldwide, rare recordings of guitar legend Peter Banks, best known for his work with YES and FLASH, is now available on GONZO Multimedia! Peter Banks Empire 'The Mars Tapes' (2-CD set) represents Empire lll in rehearsal at Mars Studios in Los Angeles in 1979. The band ...


Article: Extended Analysis

The Yes Album (Definitive Edition CD/Blu-Ray)

Read "The Yes Album (Definitive Edition CD/Blu-Ray)" reviewed by John Kelman

While later albums like Fragile (Atlantic, 1971) and the epic Close to the Edge (Atlantic, 1972) would establish Yes as superstars of the progressive rock world (and, to some extent, beyond), it was The Yes Album, also released by Atlantic but nine months earlier in February of 1971, that announced Yes a group with still-untapped potential ...


Article: Album Review

Flash featuring Peter Banks: In Public - Udder Chaos / Live At Cowtown Ballroom

Read "In Public - Udder Chaos / Live At Cowtown Ballroom" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Late guitarist Peter Banks turned quite a few heads as an exceptional guitarist when he burst onto the scene during the initial manifestation of the progressive rock outfit, Yes. But due to artistic differences he left the band in 1970, and subsequently formed Flash, which was a quartet that illustrated stylistic similarities to Yes. The band ...


Two Sides of Peter Banks

Label: Esoteric Recordings
Released: 2010
Track listing: Vision of the King; The White House Vale: On the Hill, Lord of the Dragon; Knights: The Falcon, The Bear, Battles; Knights (Reprise); Last Eclipse; Beyond the Loneliest Sea; Stop That!; Get Out of My Fridge.


Article: Album Review

Peter Banks: Two Sides of Peter Banks

Read "Two Sides of Peter Banks" reviewed by John Kelman

Pity poor Peter Banks. Unceremoniously ousted from the group he co-founded, on the cusp of greater success, the guitarist went on to relative obscurity after a quick run with Flash, while his band mates in Yes became megastars with hits like “Roundabout" and albums like Close to the Edge (Atlantic, 1972). He may not have possessed ...



Label: FMP
Released: 1997



Label: FMP
Released: 1996



Label: FMP
Released: 1993


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