Strictly Inc

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Strictly Inc.
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Studio album by Strictly Inc
Released 11 September 1995
Recorded 1994–1995; The Farm, Surrey
Genre Rock, progressive rock
Length 62:59
Label Virgin (UK)
Producer Tony Banks, Nick Davis
Strictly Inc chronology
Still
(1991)
Strictly Inc
(1995)
Seven: A Suite For Orchestra
(2004)
Singles from Strictly Inc.
  1. "Walls of Sound"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Only Seventeen"
    Released: 1995

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.

Three outtakes from the recording sessions exist: two untitled instrumentals and the song "Back to You", which was released as a b-side and which was co-written by Nik Kershaw.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

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.[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 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

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