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THE GEESE AND THE GHOST

Anthony Phillips

 

Symphonic Prog

4.02 | 257 ratings

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Jonkty
5 stars About two years ago, I didn't even know who was Ant!(Ithoght Steve Hackett was the guitarist in GENESIS from the beginning!). Well, after I got to know about his existance, I researched information of his solo career, and read some reviews on his albums, and I got interested.I tried to look for his albums at music stores, but I couldn't find ANY of them.But, one day I found THE GEESE & THE GHOST.It was the last one in the store, and probably the last one in the whole country!I couldn't loose this chance, so I bought it.It's amazing. The opener is WIND_TALES: A 1-minute piece featuring amazing orchestra arrangements. WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS is one of the best featurig Phil Collins on vocal, and has an amazing guitar work and piano(in the end).HENRY;PORTRAITS FROM TUDOR TIMES is one of the highlights.It Features "Fanfare" which is a great opener for this piece, "Lutes chourus" with a soft acustic guitar and a flute, delivering a tremendous sound in just 1 minute! The melody of "Misty Battlements" is the same as "Death of a knight" and has a very powerful guitar work by Phillips and Rutherford.The best part on this piece is "Henry goes to war" which features a powerful fast tempo guitar, some flutes, percussion(by both, Ant and Mike) and synthessiser (by Ant)as well.The last part "Triunfant return" is a mix between the 2 first parts, with a very powerful organ sound, mixed with a tremendous guitar and chorus.GOD IF I SAW HER NOW,has a very good acustic guitar work, and vocals by PHIL(again) and VIV MCAULIFFE, it's a good song. CHINESE MUSHROOM CLOUD is a very good song and it just lasts 46 seconds! THE GEESE AND THE GHOST parts1 &2 are both amazing with the most complex guitar work by Ant & Mike.It also features Ant's amazing Keyboard playing.In the end of part2 Ant knocks out an electric guitar solo which sounds amazing.COLLECTIONS is the first song sung by Ant and he also plays piano (as well as in the next two tracks).After the wonderful SLEEPFALL:THE GEESE FLY WEST, comest MASTER OF TIME which is one of the best songs here.Ant sings on it and David Thomas plays guitar.It's a wonderful closing song.THis is a wonderful album.Any Phillips' fan should have it. FIVE STARS!!!!!!
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