Much to the anticipation of progressive rock fans worldwide, for the first time, a rare recording of UK prog group Flash, featuring legendary guitarist Peter Banks, from January 21, 1973 will be released on CD on October 29, 2013. Titled 'Flash – In Public', this historic and exciting concert recording features the original Flash line-up – Peter Banks, Colin Carter, Ray Bennett and Mike Hough in rare form live at Kansas City's Cowtown Ballroom. The show was taped on the very first mobile truck for The Record Plant. Flash were on the same bill that evening with The Byrds, who would disband after a few more dates. The shows were all recorded for the Lee Jeans & Cotton concert series – the first nationally syndicated rock concert series!
Small Beginnings 8:36
Black And White 12:23
Stop That Banging 4:10
There No More 8:45
Children Of The Universe 8:43
Dreams Of Heaven 24.54
The CD was finished by Flash crew member George Mizer and serves also as a tribute to the late Peter Banks, who passed away just days before finishing the final mix in March 2013. Says George, "1972-73 was a very special time for me and my love for music in general, getting to go out on the road with one of my favorite bands was unreal for me, now 40 years later we are getting the first complete Flash concert recording ever to be released. Even with the loss of Pete Banks in March I am sure he would have been pleased with the 'Flash featuring Ray Bennett and Colin Carter' release - if you haven't got it yet you are missing a treat."
Steve Hackett: "I remember Pete in the early seventies as a friend and superb guitarist. Phil Collins and I were fans of Pete and his band Flash. Pete's talent extended way beyond the work he did with YES. I remember him very well."
Tony Kaye: "To play keyboards with Peter in YES and later with Flash was always an honor and a challenge. He never compromised his guitar style and always pushed for the best from the musicians he played with."
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To purchase 'Flash – In Public' visit: www.peterbanks.net
For more information: George Mizer, flash@adequatEsounds.com
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