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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.41 | 45 ratings

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1 stars Tickling the ivories till the moon comes up

Anthony "Ant" Phillips is best known as a guitar player (and, of course, particularly for being the guitar player of Genesis in the early 70's, prior to Steve Hackett). But what few may know is that he is actually also a very competent keyboard player, which is well demonstrated on the present recording of piano pieces.

This music was composed between 1971 and 1985 and features Ant on the grand piano, pure and simple, no other people are involved and no other instruments can be heard. Ant even produces the album himself. This is an album that falls wholly in the Classical music category and it has nothing to do with progressive Rock. Rick Wakeman has more than a few similar albums.

As a demonstration of technical prowess, and even of the ability to compose in (a) certain style(s), this album is exemplary, and I don't mean to say that it is of low quality considered as a Classical album. But personally I just don't enjoy it very much. Even if I do love the sound of the piano, hearing it for a whole album straight becomes a strain on the ear in this case.

This is an album strictly for Anthony Phillips completionists and perhaps for those who have a special interest in Classical piano music. Anyone else is best advised to stay away.

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |


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