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Tony BanksA Chord Too Far
Tony BanksA Chord Too Far
Tony Banks: A Chord Too Far - 4CD Boxed Set Anthology

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of 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 and two orchestral albums; A CURIOUS FEELING, THE FUGITIVE, THE WICKED LADY (film score), SOUNDTRACKS , BANKSTATEMENT, STILL, STRICTLY INC. and his 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’ avantgarde 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. Available July 2015.
Record Store Day
New album 'Transgression' announced from progressive jazz saxophonist Theo Travis!

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce a new studio album with Theo TravisTransgression” The album is “progressive jazz” in style and instrumental.

Saxophonist and flautist Theo Travis is a jazz adventurer. An ever-inquiring composer and improviser, he has an international reputation as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary British jazz scene. He is also increasingly regarded as one of the foremost saxophonists and flautists in progressive music in the world.

He has performed and recorded with Gong, Soft Machine Legacy, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson Band, The Tangent, Bill Nelson, Francis Dunnery, Bill Bruford, Keith Tippett, Tony Coe, Anja Garbarek and Lol Coxhill.

Described on BBC Radio 2 as "One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain”, he has appeared on over 110 albums and played at Ronnie Scott’s in London over 75 times.
Record Store Day
Limited Record Store Day Vinyl stock still available: Grab it now before it goes!

We still have a limited number of Record Store Day vinyl releases from this year's event available. These are available to order now through the Cherry Red website:

Procol Harum - Homburg EP (7")
A strictly limited edition issue of this rare 1968 7" Mono EP, originally released only in the Far East. Four tracks gloriously remastered in mono.

The Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies (LP)
50th Anniversary Remastered VINYL Edition of the band's debut album. Two sides of one of Britain’s finest Rhythm and Blues acts of the mid sixties, featuring DENNY LAINE, RAY THOMAS, MIKE PINDER, CLINT WARWICK and GRAEME EDGE.

Anthony Phillips - The Geese And The Ghost (LP)
180 gram vinyl LP edition of the 1977 seminal debut solo album by GENESIS founding member ANTHONY PHILLIPS, assisted by PHIL COLLINS, JOHN HACKETT, VIV McAULIFFE, JACK LANCASTER and many others.