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THE GEESE AND THE GHOST

Anthony Phillips

 

Symphonic Prog

4.02 | 257 ratings

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3 stars GENESIS FANS DON`T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE

Former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips solo debut sounds very much like early Genesis and why shouldnīt it. After all the man played on Trespass. If you enjoy his work on that album chances are you will enjoy this one too.

There are a lot of prominent guest on the album: Phil Collins sings on Which Way the Wind Blows and God if I saw Her Now, John Hackett plays flute and Michael Rutherford plays acoustic, classic & electric guitars, basses, organ, drums, timbales, bells, glockenspiel, cymbals. It works really well and of course it strenghtens the Genesis connection.

The music is best described this way: Take the mellow acoustic twelve string guitar parts from the early Genesis albums and add some bells and chimes. This is very gentle and mellow music. Very beautiful. There is almost no drums on the album, but strangely enough itīs rythmically acceptable anyway. I love the very Genesis like Which Way the Wind Blows and The geese and the ghost suite. Very nice music indeed.

Why will I only give this 3 stars when I find it so beautiful ? Well I think the album lacks because itīs not diverse enough. Even though I love the beautiful acoustic parts, I like them because they are parts in songs. I donīt neccesarely think a whole song in this style is exciting. I might be a bit conservative here, but I miss a bit of bite. Itīs a little too pretty.

To Genesis fans this is a must though, and I do enjoy the album, itīs just not music I will listen to very often.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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