Essential Listening: Tony Banks – A Chord Too Far (4CD Box Set)

A Chord Too Far (4CD Box Set)

  • A Lavish 4 Cd Boxed Set Celebrating The Solo Rock And Classical Work Of Genesis Founder & Keyboardist Tony Banks
  • 48 Tracks Selected By Tony Banks
  • Includes Four Previously Unreleased Recordings
  • Features A 60 Page Book With Exclusive Interview With Tony Banks

The first ever boxed set celebrating the solo work of Genesis founding member Tony Banks. A CHORD TOO FAR is a deluxe 4 CD set comprising 48 songs and pieces, all personally selected by Tony. Many tracks have been remixed exclusively for this collection and have been drawn from his seven solo albums; A CURIOUS FEELING, THE FUGITIVE, THE WICKED LADY (film score), SOUNDTRACKS , BANKSTATEMENT, STILL, STRICTLY INC. and his two orchestral albums SEVEN – A SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA and SIX PIECES FOR ORCHESTRA.

A CHORD TOO FAR also includes four previously unreleased tracks, three of which are keyboard demos of his orchestral suites. The fourth is a piece originally written for the album STILL. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 as a member of Genesis, Tony is one of the most respected songwriters and keyboardists in the world. His career spans almost 50 years and has seen him sell in excess of 130 million albums .

His body of work is as innovative as it is eclectic. Genesis’ avant-garde style made them one of progressive rock’s founding fathers in the 1970s, creating an experimental style of rock music never before seen. They went on to produce music with a greater pop sensibility in the 1980s that saw them become one of the biggest selling bands of the decade, and play stadiums throughout the world.Tony Banks’ solo work has continued in the same vein.

His rock albums have included collaborations with some of the world’s most respected musicians including singers Toyah Wilcox, Fish and Nick Kershaw , bassist Pino Pallodino , and drummers Steve Gadd and Vinnie Colaiuta , as well as long time Genesis collaborators Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson .

He has composed original scores for four films The Shout (1978), The Wicked Lady (1983), Starship (1985) and Quicksilver (1986) and most recently his orchestral albums, Seven: A Suite for Orchestra and Six Pieces for Orchestra, that were performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra respectively. A CHORD TOO FAR is a fine celebration of Tony Banks’ work outside of Genesis.

1. REBIRTH2. AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT3. WALLS OF SOUND4. LION OF SYMMETRY5. THE MORE I HIDE IT6. SHORTCUT TO SOMEWHERE7. THE WATERS OF LETHE8. I WANNA CHANGE THE SCORE9. WATER OUT OF WINE10. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR11. BY YOU12. NEVER LET ME KNOW13. THIRTY THREE’S

1. CHARITY BALLS2. AN ISLAND IN THE DARKNESS3. THE BORDER4. LUCKY ME5. ANOTHER MURDER OF A DAY6. MOVING UNDER7. STILL IT TAKES ME BY SURPRISE8. RED DAY ON BLUE STREET9. AFTER THE LIE10. REDWING

1. QUEEN OF DARKNESS2. A PIECE OF YOU3. BIG MAN4. ANGEL FACE5. THIS IS LOVE6. I’LL BE WAITING7. BACK TO BACK8. FOR A WHILE9. THROWBACK10. YOU CALL THIS VICTORY11. AND THE WHEELS KEEP TURNING12. YOU13. THE FINAL CURTAIN

1. BLADE2. BLACK DOWN3. SIREN4. EARTHLIGHT5. FROM THE UNDERTOW6. SPRING TIDE (DEMO – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)7. NEAP TIDE (DEMO – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)8. CITY OF GOLD (DEMO – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)9. THE CHASE10. KIT11. POPPET (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)12. THE WICKED LADY