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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

4.28 | 149 ratings

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3 stars I quite appreciated the first solo album from this artist. Between then ('77) and this "Slow Dance", some thirteen years have passed and if you take out his "Private Parts II", there were few albums that could thrilled me.

This work is flirting with classic music: this is rendered with several orchestration passages which are not too bad, but as usual: this is not my cup of tea. Most of the music that is played here is rather delicate, very personal and intimate even in the presence of an orchestra.

At times, this piece of music does sound as an early Mike Oldfield one. This is of course not a handicap: I just want to tell that this oeuvre is quite diverse and features a lot of themes throughout its fifty minutes.

Even if you are not a classic music lover (like myself), there are sufficient beautiful moments to share during this "Slow Dance". Peaceful acoustic guitar parts of course, some lovely harp and other truly melodic passages, including some emotional flute ones.

I am afraid though that I won't be as laudatory as some of my fellow reviewers: I guess that depending if you are into classic or not, it will have a major impact on your opinion about this release. You might know my point of view about this by now?

Anyway, this is a pleasant album after all: lots of symphony, harmony and even spacey soundscapes are available. As a whole I would love to rate this work with seven out of ten. But you know the story on PA? So, three stars is the final rate.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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