180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso with Ron McMaster From Original Capitol/Sovereign Records Master Tapes!
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
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 first 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, Friday Music packaged the
album in a poly lined protective sleeve and a poly bag for the album cover too.
Welcome back Flash by Flash... First time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... a true
prog-rock classic... from your friends at Friday Music.
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered From Original Capitol/Sovereign Records Master Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music with Ron McMaster at Capitol Records
• First audiophile grade vinyl release
• Super rare gatefold cover
• Poly-lined protective sleeve
• Protective outer poly bag
Colin Carter, lead vocal, incidental percussion
Peter Banks, electric, acoustic & spanish guitars, hooter, A.R.P. synthesizer, back vocals
Ray Bennett, bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals & acoustic rhythm guitar (Morning Haze)
Mike Hough, drums, cymbals, percussion, bandinage
Tony Kaye, organ, piano, A.R.P. synthesizer
1. Small Beginnings (from the film Record Review)
2. Morning Haze
3. Children of the Universe
1, Dreams of Heaven
2. The Time It Takes