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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
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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Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 | Review Permalink
3 stars After two weak efforts, we reach at least the average level again. Gypsy Suite is a more elaborate, inspired and crafted record. Instrumental playing is very professional, albeit focusing on acoustic instruments such as guitars and piano. While "Gypsy Suite" is very much acoustic guitar suite, the second long piece that is mentioned to be a demo from the 70's is quite a different music with more variety, starting off with lively piano, changing into acoustic guitar duo and then relying on piano again. Other instruments that enter into play are harp and organ. "Stream River and Salmon Hunting" is a particularly memorable and bright piece of music.

Both suites act as quite different works and it is good for the sake of change that they were put on the same record.

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Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 | Review Permalink

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