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Bankstatement

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Released  August 1989
Genre  Rock
Recorded  1988–1989
Length  53:35
Label  Virgin Atlantic (US and Canada)
Producer  Tony Banks, Steve Hillage

Bankstatement is a solo project by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks, issued under a band name. The other band members were singers Alistair Gordon and Jayney Klimek. Banks had the idea for Bankstatement after hearing of the success that Mike + The Mechanics were having in both Europe and America. It was Banks' third studio album (his first issued under a band name and fifth album overall). Steve Hillage of Gong, played guitar and co-produced the album with Tony Banks.

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Reception

In a retrospective review, AllMusic praised the album for achieving well-crafted mainstream pop, and regarded it as a mystery that neither the album itself nor its singles were hits. They especially praised the three lead vocalists, saying they "do an outstanding job blending with fluid, often dark soundscapes."

Track listing

All songs written by Tony Banks.

  1. "Throwback" – 4:39
  2. "I'll Be Waiting" – 5:56
  3. "Queen of Darkness" * – 4:26
  4. "That Night" – 4:41
  5. "Raincloud" – 4:40
  6. "The Border" – 5:52
  7. "Big Man" – 4:16
  8. "A House Needs a Roof" ** – 4:07
  9. "The More I Hide It" – 4:30
  10. "Diamonds Aren't So Hard" (omitted from LP version) – 5:12
  11. "Thursday the Twelfth" – 4:48

Singles

  • "I'll Be Waiting"
  • "Throwback"
  • "Raincloud"
  • Personnel

    Bankstatement
  • Tony Banks - keyboards, bass synth, lead vocal (track 7) and synth lead guitar (track 7)
  • Alistair Gordon - lead vocals (except tracks 3, 7, 8 and 11), backing vocals
  • Jayney Klimek - lead vocals (tracks 3, 4 and 8), backing vocals
  • Additional personnel
  • Geoff Dugmore - drums
  • Pino Palladino - bass guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 11)
  • Dick Nolan - bass guitar (tracks 3, 6 and 7)
  • Steve Hillage - guitar
  • John Wilson - additional vocals (track 1)
  • "The Phantom Horns" - brass (track 1)
  • Gary Barnacle - saxophone
  • Pete Thoms - trombone
  • John Thirkell - trumpet
  • Derek Watkins - trumpet
  • Martin Ditcham - congas, tambourine
  • Martin Robertson - saxophones (tracks 9 and 10)
  • Production

  • Produced by Steve Hillage and Tony Banks
  • Engineered by Steve Chase, additional engineering by John Gallon
  • Assistants: Simon Osborne, Hugo Nicholson, Andy Mason and Croydon
  • Recorded at The Farm, Surrey
  • Technical Assistants: Geoff Callingham, Mike Bowen
  • Design: Halpin Grey Vermier
  • References

    Bankstatement Wikipedia


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