Genesis founder member Tony Banks will issue a new orchestral album called Five, in February of next year.
Let’s talk numbers: Five is Banks’ tenth studio album and his third orchestral long-player following 2004’s Seven: A Suite for Orchestra and Six Pieces for Orchestra from 2012.
The album is a collection of five (geddit?) compositions written by Tony Banks and was produced by long-time collaborator Nick Davis. Conductor and orchestrator Nick Ingham (who has worked with the likes of Bowie and Oasis) was also persuaded to be involved after hearing Banks’ demos.
Rather than one live session the recording was built up over a number of sessions in London and Prague with Banks playing all of the piano parts himself.
Five will be released on CD and 2LP gatefold vinyl via BMG Records on 2 February 2018.
- Prelude To A Million Years (15:34)
- Reveille (08:58)
- Ebb And Flow (12:49)
- Autumn Sonata (10:16)
- Renaissance (10:14)
Producer Nick Davis
Orchestrations/Conductor Nick Ingman