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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 50 ratings

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3 stars Not sure why this album has such high ratings at Progarchives because it does not stand out over other albums of this era.

The first track is a conventional AP guitar track. Then comes the focus of the whole album - a 36 minute suite that goes into every direction without any rhythm music.

I find this suite incoherent and overly long.

The vocal track is quite forgettable, too. The following dramatic keyboard based instrumental track does not offer much under the substance.

"Sortilege" is an improvement with a combination of guitar and synth leads. "She'll be waiting" has a vocal that reminds me of Spandau Ballet vocal.

"The Circle" is a forgettable ambient track before the peak track of the album - "Picaresca". Here, Phillips shows the virtuosity and focus on the acoustic guitar. Even though it is one instrument only, the composition has a rich sound.

3 stars are fair.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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