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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

2.34 | 61 ratings

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2 stars I don't know who Richard Scott is and which kind of music he makes, even if this album gives a clue. This is the most commercial album by Anthony Phillips and at least it contains some catchy tunes, very better than what his former bandmate were doing as singles and as band in the same period. But in any case there's nothing prog here.

There's a bit of influence from his recent collaboraton with CAMEL, as he featured on their worst album, "The Single Factor". At least this album hasMorris Pert, a Scottish composer and multi-instrumentist who worked for almost the whole British prog scene, from Caravan to the Oldfields, Brand X, Arthur Brown and so on.

Back to the album, it has some goods. In the same years we have seen vary failed attempts to commercial, disco, new wave from the monsters of the previous decade: The first part of the 80s has seen the worst efforts from EL&P, Renaissance, Caravan, Genesis to say some. Phillips, instead, is partially successful and there's at least one good track: "The Women Were Watching" that's catchy and not trivially commercial.

So, it's not a total waste. Forget The Geese and the Ghost or the Private Part and Pieces serie. If you have time for something light to listen to as background music in an office or inside an elevator, it's fine enough.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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