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Peter Banks
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Peter Banks (born 15 July 1947, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England – died 7 March 2013, Chipping Barnet, London, England) was an English guitarist. He was the original guitarist of the progressive rock band Yes, which he helped form with Chris Squire, with whom he had played in The Syn. After leaving Yes, his band Flash recorded several albums, after which he formed Empire with singer Sydney Foxx. Starting in the 90s, he re-emerged as a solo artist, releasing a total of four albums under his own name, as well as with Harmony in Diversity, before his death in 2013 at the age of 65.
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David Cross & Peter Banks — Crossover David Cross & Peter Banks — Crossover
(Noisy Records 010, 2020, CD / DL)
Various Artists — A Life in Yes - The Chris Squire Tribute Various Artists — A Life in Yes - The Chris Squire Tribute
(Purple Pyramid no#, 2018, CD / LP / DL)
Sonic Elements — Yesterday and Today - A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Yes Sonic Elements — Yesterday and Today - A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Yes
(The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd RPLCD06, 2018, DL)
Mabel Greer's Toyshop — The Secret Mabel Greer's Toyshop — The Secret
(Bandcamp no#, 2017, CD / DL)
Peter Banks — Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky... The Anthology Peter Banks — Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky... The Anthology
(Cherry Red PBME-003, 2013/2018, 2CD)
Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity — The Complete Recordings Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity — The Complete Recordings
(Cherry Red PBME004, 2013/2018, 6CD)
The Prog Collective — The Prog Collective The Prog Collective — The Prog Collective
(Purple Pyramid CLP9904, 2012, CD)
The Syn — Original Syn 1965-2004 The Syn — Original Syn 1965-2004
(Umbrello UMBRCD001, 2004/2005, 2CD)
Michelle Young — Marked for Madness Michelle Young — Marked for Madness
(Naosha NACD002, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Encores, Legends & Paradox - A Tribute to the Music of ELP Various Artists — Encores, Legends & Paradox - A Tribute to the Music of ELP
(Magna Carta MA-9026-2, 1999, CD)
Clive Nolan & Oliver Wakeman — Jabberwocky Clive Nolan & Oliver Wakeman — Jabberwocky
(Verglas VGCD014, 1999, CD)
Peter Banks — Reduction Peter Banks — Reduction
(HTD CD 76, 1997, CD)
Peter Banks — The Self-Contained Trilogy Peter Banks — The Self-Contained Trilogy
(Peter Banks Musical Estate P, 1997/2018, 3CD)
Peter Banks — Self-Contained Peter Banks — Self-Contained
(One Way OW 30339, 1996, CD)
Tim Morse — Yes Stories: Yes in Their Own Words Tim Morse — Yes Stories: Yes in Their Own Words
(St. Martin's Press 0-312-144, 1996, TPB)
Various Artists — Tales from Yesterday Various Artists — Tales from Yesterday
(Magna Carta MA-9003-2, 1995, CD)
Peter Banks — Instinct Peter Banks — Instinct
(HTD CMACD 517, 1993/1999, CD)
Empire — The Complete Recordings Empire — The Complete Recordings
(Cherry Red , 1979/2017, 3CD)
Empire — Mark III Empire — Mark III
(One Way OW 32179, 1979/1996, CD)
Peter Banks Empire — The Mars Tapes Peter Banks Empire — The Mars Tapes
(Gonzo Multimedia HST245CD, 1979/2001, 2CD)
Empire — Mark II Empire — Mark II
(One Way OW 32650, 1975/1996, CD)
Empire — Mark I Empire — Mark I
(One Way OW 31443, 1973/1995, CD)
Flash — Out of Our Hands Flash — Out of Our Hands
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2200, 1973/2010, CD)
Flash — Psychosync Flash — Psychosync
(Blueprint BP242CD, 1973/1997, CD)
Peter Banks — Two Sides of Peter Banks Peter Banks — Two Sides of Peter Banks
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2165, 1973/2009, CD)
Flash — Flash Flash — Flash
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2166, 1972/2009, CD)
Flash — In the Can Flash — In the Can
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2201, 1972/2010, CD)
Yes — Beyond and Before - BBC Recordings 1969-1970 Yes — Beyond and Before - BBC Recordings 1969-1970
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0246-2, 1970/2011, 2CD)
Yes — Something's Coming - BBC Recordings 1969-1970 Yes — Something's Coming - BBC Recordings 1969-1970
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0246-2, 1970/1997, 2CD)
Yes — Time and a Word Yes — Time and a Word
(Rhino Records R2 73787, 1970/2003, CD)
Yes — Yes Yes — Yes
(Rhino Records R2 73786, 1969/2003, CD)
Peter Banks — Can I Play You Something? Peter Banks — Can I Play You Something?
(Blueprint BP301CD, 1968/1999, CD)
Mabel Greer's Toyshop — Images Mabel Greer's Toyshop — Images
(Bandcamp no#, 1968/2016, DL)

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