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THE GEESE AND THE GHOST

Anthony Phillips

 

Symphonic Prog

4.03 | 241 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars After a six years hiatus after his departure from "Genesis", Antony came back with his first solo album. Well, not quite a solo album. His old "Genesis" friend, Mike Rutherford gave him a giant support on this album (he plays a lot of instruments).

Another well known musician also appears on this "Geese & The Ghost": John Hackett (Steve's young brother). Last but not least, Phil Collins sings on two tracks as well. They never recorded under the "Genesis" umbrella though (Antony left after "Trespass" and Phil joined for "Nursery Cryme").

One of my favorite songs from this debut album is the wonderful "Which Way the Wind Blows". It reminds me a lot the atmosphere of "Voyage Of The Acolyte" (Steve Hackett) or "A Trick Of The Tail" (Ripples"). Vocals from Phil are of course linked to this perception.

The whole work is very gentle and peaceful. There are lots of very nice acoustic guitar parts available. It is maybe too soft but so sweet?For those who were in love with the pastoral aspects from "Trespass" (like me), I can only recommend this work. It is full of delicacy all the way through.

The long "Henry Portraits from Tudor Times" also combines some folkish and medieval tendencies and provides some break within so much sweetness.

I quite like this album. Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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