Peter Banks Empire is a lost treasure from a time when prog badly needed something to restore its creative momentum.
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George Mizer, Peter Banks’ long-time manager and friend, is sharing a touching tribute video honoring the founding Yes guitarist on the one-year anniversary of his early passing. Stream it here!
Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.
The week arrives with cool opportunities to experience classic Flash with Peter Banks, Los Lobos in a nervy, stripped-down format, and a warmly recommended Yuletide offering from Nick Lowe.
Seldom has a band name been more appropriate — sadly, thrillingly, completely appropriate. Flash, after all, was an often-stunning burst of musical prowess. And, it was of course, gone in all but an instant.
The live project that Peter Banks was completing at the time of the co-founding Yes guitarist’s death is set for release later this month. In Public finds him at work with his subsequent band Flash.
Prog Collective with Colin Moulding, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Billy Sherwood, others – Epilogue (2013)
The second Prog Collective project holds a series of intrigues for fans of Yes, as still more final recordings from the late Peter Banks surface. Another track features a partial reunion of the Relayer-era lineup
This week brings more last recordings from the late Peter Banks, as the original Yes guitarist joins an all-star cast in tribute to Steve Miller, and some funky cool goodness from Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.
One Track Mind: Peter Banks, Sonja Kristina + Billy Sherwood, “Winter Time” from Fly Like an Eagle (2013)
In yet another guest-packed project, the Billy Sherwood-produced Steve Miller tribute Fly Like an Eagle finds a special resonance with the inclusion of more final music from Peter Banks.
‘Special meaning, now and forever': New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks
Billy Sherwood, fresh off a stint in the reconstituted Alan Parsons Project, has completed work on Epilogue — the second Prog Collective effort. Parsons will be featured on this new album, as well as several current and former members of Yes.