Anthony Phillips - Private Parts & Pieces CD (album) cover


Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 83 ratings

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4 stars When Sides came out, Anthony Phillips chose to sweeten the deal by offering alongside it this collection of recordings that he'd produced over the years as sketches for more filled-out works. Little did he expect that these sparse songs, dominated by acoustic guitar with occasional piano backing, would prove to be enough of a success to support nine sequels in the Private Parts and Pieces series! Achingly beautiful and wonderfully performed - anyone with doubts about Phillips' ability as a guitarist will become a believer after listening to this one - and with a unique yet nostalgic sound that stands apart from the rest of the progressive scene at the time, Private Parts and Pieces is quintessential Phillips. That said, I'd say it'd be more palatable to prog folk afficionados, or at least people who are open to music that's less lush and complex and layered than typical symphonic prog.
Warthur | 4/5 |


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