Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Anthony Phillips - Private Parts & Pieces II - Back To The Pavillion CD (album) cover

PRIVATE PARTS & PIECES II - BACK TO THE PAVILLION

Anthony Phillips

 

Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 105 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

proghaven
5 stars No this is in fact not 'private parts and pieces'. It's a full-fledged concept album belonging to the notorious PPP series just formally. It's refined and sophisticated sympho prog of highest level. It's one of the very best solo albums ever made by Anthony Phillips. And the heavy artillery of 1970s prog is involved: Andy McCulloch (King Crimson circa Lizard, Fields) on drums, Mike Rutherford (guess no need to remind where he's from...) on bass, Mel Collins on flute... and Anthony Phillips on guitars and keys. The album starts with majestic Scottish Suite which causes noble associations with almost all classic epic suites of 1970s prog but stands by itself due to Phillips' unique approach to arrangement and melody making. Indeed, what started with Trespass and continued with The Geese & The Ghost reached a glorious peak with Scottish Suite. The musical action further develops with Lindsay, a slow piece for piano, and K2, an ethereal fantasy for synth. The second half of the album is a sequence of short etudes, mostly for guitar, sometimes with flute and oboe, and for piano, including the short sketch previously used in The Geese & The Ghost, plus two songs with vocals. These tracks more or less conform to the idea of 'private parts and pieces' but are sequenced so cleverly that they seem to form another suite in total.
proghaven | 5/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ANTHONY PHILLIPS review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives