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Strictly Inc

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Released  11 September 1995
Artist  Tony Banks
Label  Virgin Records
Length  62:59
Release date  11 September 1995
Producers  Tony Banks, Nick Davis
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Recorded  1994–1995; The Farm, Surrey
Strictly Inc (1995)  Seven A Suite For Orchestra (2004)
Genres  Rock music, Progressive rock
Similar  Tony Banks albums, Progressive rock albums

Tony banks strictly inc don t turn your back on me

Strictly Inc is the self-titled project album, released by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks, and Wang Chung lead vocalist Jack Hues, in 1995 on Virgin Records. Tony Banks wanted the album release—as the title suggested—with no reference to the band members; but the record company went against his wishes. This was Banks' fifth studio album (his second issued under a band name and seventh album overall).


It was released on 11 September 1995 in the UK. The album has never been released in the United States. The album is called Strictly Inc instead of Strictly Incognito because there was already a band in the UK named Incognito.

The album had three outtakes: two untitled instrumentals and the song "Back to You", which was released as a b-side and which was co-written by Nik Kershaw.

Tony banks strictly inc an island in the darkness


AllMusic praised "Tony Banks' distinctive, multi-layered keyboard playing", but contended that the album is a glaring failure due to a lack of memorable songs and the ineffectiveness of the combination of Jack Hues' vocals and Banks' music.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Tony Banks; except where indicated

  1. "Don't Turn Your Back on Me" – 3:59
  2. "Walls of Sound" – 5:07
  3. "Only Seventeen" – 4:57
  4. "The Serpent Said" – 5:28
  5. "Never Let Me Know" – 6:20
  6. "Charity Balls" – 4:38
  7. "Something to Live For" – 5:17
  8. "A Piece of You" (Lyrics: Jack Hues) – 4:47
  9. "Strictly Incognito" (Lyrics: Jack Hues) – 5:05
  10. "An Island in the Darkness" – 17:21


  • Tony Banks – keyboards
  • Daryl Stuermer – guitars
  • Jack Hues – vocals, guitars
  • Nathan East – bass
  • John Robinson – drums
  • John Challis - cover illustration
  • Singles

  • Only Seventeen (CD single) (August 1995)
    1. "Only Seventeen"
    2. "Only Seventeen" (A Saabson/Svenson Remix)
    3. "The Serpent Said"
    4. "Only Seventeen" (House Mix by Andy Falconer)
  • Only Seventeen (promo CD) (1995)
    1. "Only Seventeen" (radio edit)
    2. "Only Seventeen" (LP version)
    3. "The Serpent Said"
    4. "Only Seventeen" (House Mix by Andy Falconer)
  • Walls of Sound (CD single) (1996)
    1. "Walls of Sound" (Remix) (Additional production and remix by Chris Hughes and Jack Hues)
    2. "Back to You" – 4:51 (Words and music by Tony Banks and Nik Kershaw; vocals: Jack Hues)
    3. "Only Seventeen" (Instrumental) – 4:57


    1Don't Turn Your Back On MeStrictly Inc4:00
    2Walls Of SoundStrictly Inc5:07
    3Only SeventeenStrictly Inc4:57


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