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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

4.03 | 277 ratings

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5 stars For those of you out there who thought Steve Hackett was the be all and end all of Genesis guitarists.....

Once upon a time, there was an unassuming young gentleman named Anthony Phillips who was Genesis' original guitarist. As talented and as brilliant a player as he was, the stage was not his place. Crippling stage fright caused him to leave Genesis after the Trespass record. He spent seven years away from the industry before releasing his first solo record, The Geese and the Ghost. This recording shows the clarity and beauty of his twelve string play. He is also an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist. It is a mellow, folky record with some more intense moments. Classical influences abound. Listening to this recording, the Genesis fan must hear his impact on the development of their sound. He is supported on this recording by other Genesis alumni, Rutherford and Collins, and interestingly, by Steve Hackett's brother John on flute! Proggers and Genesis fans less familiar with or unfamiliar with his work don't know what they're missing.



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