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ANTHONY PHILLIPS & HARRY WILLIAMSON: GYPSY SUITE

Anthony Phillips

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4 stars very good album, if you like his earlier work,youll love this. written in the 70`s, recorded in the 70/80/90`s .....acoustic and very gentle! harry williamson is present on this one (the guy who worked with daevid allen and gilly smith ,and mother gong)

this is it! prime anthony phillips. Buy it now, or die!

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Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2004 | Review Permalink
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3 stars This is another acoustic album from Anthony. As his counterpart (Steve, I mean), he has recorded quite a few albums during his solo career. Some were flamboyant (and were by far my preferred ones) and some were more intimate like this one.

Still, there are lots of jolly good moments, nicely performed. The first two opening ("First Light" & "Siesta") songs were particularly great in terms of souvenirs. The fabulous "Trespass" was never far away. If you have ever read some of my reviews, you might know that I am particularly keen on this superb period of this gigantic band ("Genesis" of course).

Still, the two long tracks from this work aren't too exciting (''The Crystal Ball" and "Tarka"). I rate this album with three stars because it doesn't hurt anyone but on the other hand, few will be overwhelmed with this work.

Some tracks show a combination of guitar and keyboards mix. Needless to say that these are my favorite ones ("Streams River And Salmon Hunting").

It is an easy listening work with little complication. Three stars as I have said.

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