When former members of YES Peter Banks (guitars) and Tony Kaye (keyboards) teamed up and remerged on the recording scene with a new prog-rock quintet called Flash, their 1972 debut LP simply called Flash was immediately greeted with great sales and solid reviews, thanks in part to their memorable hit single Small Beginnings. In addition to the legendary Peter Banks and Tony Kaye, Flash consisted of more prog-rock royalty like Colin Carter (vocals), Ray Bennett (bass and vocals) and Mike Hough (drums). In record time, the band developed into a highly important concert and recording act, as their new album Flash brought them much acclaim. Every track on this stellar fi rst project is a standout. Aside from the aforementioned smash Small Beginnings, rock radio standards of the time like Dreams of Heaven and Children of the Universe continue to enthrall fans of these progressive rock champions. Even the mood pieces like Ray Bennett’s masterful Morning Haze and the stellar The Time It Takes show some of the more English folk and bluesier side of this brilliant masterpiece. The Flash album, also known for having one of the most interesting album covers ever released, sold quite well throughout its substantial radio and retail run back in 1972-73. Banks’ guitar work is second to none throughout this stunning release, as keyboard virtuoso Tony Kaye lends his trademark keyboard passages to complement each song found on the entire album.
For the first time ever on audiophile vinyl, Friday Music is very honored to announce the prog-rock classic masterpiece debut by Flash. Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol/Sovereign Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster, the Flash album is a much welcomed release for all the fans of prog and classic rock. In addition to the great music within, this limited edition high grade vinyl release also comes in a super rare gatefold cover, for the first time in over three decades! To enhance your listening pleasure, we are also packaging the album in a poly lined protective sleeve and a poly bag for the album cover too. Look for more rare, precious and enlightening progressive rock masterpieces soon from the Capitol Records, Harvest Records and Sovereign Records vaults here at Friday Music... you will be pleasantly surprised! Welcome back Flash by Flash... First time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... a true prog-rock classic... from your friends at Friday Music.