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The Roots Of Yes 1964-68


Download links and information about The Roots Of Yes 1964-68 by Peter Banks. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:01:52 minutes.

Artist: Peter Banks
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:01:52
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No. Title Length
1. Can I Play You Something? 0:14
2. Bang/Crash 0:21
3. Peter Gunn 5:24
4. Hippie Loop 0:56
5. 14 Hour Technicolour Dream (featuring The Syn) 2:55
6. You Better Move On 2:46
7. Beyond And Before (Demo) (featuring Mabel Greer's Toyshop) 3:43
8. Beyond And Before (What Bass? Mix) (featuring Mabel Greer's Toyshop) 3:57
9. Lima Loop 0:15
10. Grounded 2:19
11. For Your Love 2:46
12. Flowerman (Demo) (featuring The Syn) 2:38
13. Flowerman (featuring The Syn) 2:32
14. Yesterdays 0:53
15. Electric Funeral (Demo) (featuring Mabel Greer's Toyshop) 3:19
16. Electric Funeral (Radio Fun Mix) (featuring Mabel Greer's Toyshop) 4:29
17. Cinnamon Touch 1:30
18. Get Yourself Together (Demo) (featuring Mabel Greer's Toyshop) 3:34
19. Created By Clive (featuring The Syn) 2:28
20. Images Of You And Me (Radio Fun Mix) 4:08
21. I Saw You! (Bang/Crash) 8:18
22. No Time 2:27



A compilation of rare singles, demos, and stray tracks, The Roots of Yes 1964-68 offers clues about guitarist Peter Banks’ evolution from teen pop journeyman to prog-rock pioneer. The album (originally titled Can I Play You Something?) takes a mix-and-match approach rather than laying out the recordings in chronological order. As the anthology’s compiler, Banks digs deep into his archives and comes up with some unexpected gems. His sides with the Devil’s Disciples (“You Better Move On,” “For Your Love”) are the work of a young musician still seeking his own sound. Tracks by The Syn (a group that also included future Yes bassist Chris Squire) take him into psychedelic realms, with “14 Hour Technicolour Dream” and “Flowerman” standing out for their acid-etched quaintness. Banks’ work with Mabel Greer’s Toyshop gets weirder and heavier, evident in the lysergic throb of “Beyond and Before” and “Electric Funeral.” Assorted recordings from various eras—including a brawny 1980 live take of the “Peter Gunn” theme—round out this multifaceted portrait of Banks as a guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader.