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NEWS: "SIX Pieces for Orchestra" released on NAXOS. Click here for more information
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THE WICKED LADY
Tony Banks, composer

1. The Wicked Lady

2. Portrait of Jerry Jackson

3. Caroline's Theme

4. Scherzo

5. Pastorale

6. Prelude to The Wicked Lady

7. Kit's Theme

8. Finale

9. Barbara

10. The Chase

11. Spring

12. Kit

13. Repentance

14. Caroline

15. Jerry Jackson

16. The Wicked Lady (Custom Version)

 

THE WICKED LADY
Music from the film

TONY BANKS PLAYS
Variations on themes from The Wicked Lady

 Tony Banks' soundtrack to the film The Wicked Lady is divided up into two halves. The first section consists of demos for the score recorded by Banks on his home eight-track. The second features the symphonic versions used for the film orchestrated by Christopher Palmer. The Banks half bares a close resemblance to the instrumentals he recorded for A Curious Feeling, consisting of dense layers of keyboards and the rare drum machine. There is also a similarity to that album in the bittersweet yet grand nature of several of the songs such as "Barbara" and "Caroline." Often switching between minor and major keys within songs, Banks has always shown a proclivity to classical stylings which helps the transitions of his pieces here to their orchestral versions. While the music on the symphonic half of the album is more complex and dramatic, it also sounds like classic film music and will probably not be of interest to the casual Genesis or progressive rock fan.

 


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The Wicked Lady