Bankstatement

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Bankstatement
Studio album by Tony Banks
Released August 1989
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Rock
Length 53:35
Label Virgin
Atlantic (US and Canada)
Producer Tony Banks, Steve Hillage
Tony Banks chronology
Soundtracks
(1986)
Bankstatement
(1989)
Still
(1992)

Bankstatement is a solo project by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks, issued under a band name. The other band members were singers Alistair Gordon[1] 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).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

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."[2]

Track listing[edit]

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[edit]

  • I’ll Be Waiting
  • Throwback
  • Raincloud

Personnel[edit]

L-R: Alistair Gordon, Jayney Klimek, and Tony Banks
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, & 11), backing vocals
  • Jayney Klimek: lead vocals (tracks 3, 4, & 8), backing vocals
Additional personnel
  • Geoff Dugmore: drums
  • Pino Palladino: bass guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 11)
  • Dick Nolan: bass guitar (tracks 3, 6 & 7)
  • Steve Hillage: guitar
  • John Wilson: additional vocals (track 1)
  • "The Phantom Horns": keyboard brass (track 1)
  • Martin Ditcham: congas, tambourine
  • Martin Robinson: saxophones (tracks 9 & 10)

Production[edit]

  • 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

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