, May 2012
Tony Banks is one of my favorite musician/composers on the planet. “Seven” is Banks’ latest and a totally classical themed album. Banks himself only plays piano on a few pieces, the orchestra carrying the rest. So, is it a vanity project of puff pastry pseudo-classical claptrap? Not at all!
“Seven” is a work of stirring beauty. Banks continues to represent utter quality with no commercial concern. This CD is no “classical” treatment of rock pieces. It is a solid disc of strong pieces… At the center of it all is “The Ram,” a piece bursting with rapturous themes, elegance, mystery, delight. For the listener open to orchestral music, “Seven” is heaven for your ears, heart, & soul. © 2012 ProgSheet Read complete review