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PRIVATE PARTS & PIECES XI - CITY OF DREAMS

Anthony Phillips

Symphonic Prog


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2.93 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. City Of Dreams I (1:05)
2. Piledriver (1:32)
3. King Of The Mountains (2:56)
4. Coral Island (2:38)
5. Astral Bath (3:55)
6. City Of Dreams II (1:54)
7. Air & Grace (1:46)
8. Tuscan Wedding (3:14)
9. Mystery Train I (1:38)
10. Sunset Pools (1:35)
11. Sea & Sardinia (1:18)
12. Watching While You Sleep (2:32)
13. Night Owl (1:10)
14. The Deep (2:11)
15. City Of Dreams II (0:57)
16. Mystery Train II (1:13)
17. Star's End (1:20)
18. Doom Flower (3:08)
19. Night Train To Novrogod (1:24)
20. Sea Of Tranquility (1:25)
21. 39 Steps (0:57)
22. Lake Of Fire (0:44)
23. Realms Of Gold (2:11)
24. City Of Dreams IV (0:59)
25. Days Of Yore (1:01)
26. Across The Steps (2:15)
27. Act Of Faith (1:05)
28. Grand Master (1:24)
29. Mystery Train III (0:38)
30. Anthem For Doomed Youth (3:32)
31. The Homecoming (3:07)

Total time 56:44

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Line-up / Musicians

- Anthony Phillips / guitars, keyboards, composer & producer

Releases information

Artwork: "Citadel 2006" by Caio Locke

CD Voiceprint ‎- VP556CD (2012, UK)

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ANTHONY PHILLIPS Private Parts & Pieces XI - City Of Dreams ratings distribution


2.93
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
13%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
27%
Good, but non-essential (53%)
53%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars Sea of tranquillity

City Of Dreams is the eleventh and, at the time of writing, latest entry in the Private Parts & Pieces collection and also Anthony Phillips' most recent solo album to date. The album features as many as 31 instrumental tracks, all of which are rather short (with running times between just under a minute to just under four minutes). Instead of making up segments of a larger, continuous piece of music, the individual tracks very often fade out to silence before the next one begins, thus emphasising the compilation nature of the Private Parts & Pieces series.

Most of the pieces here can perhaps be defined as ambient or electronic, but there are also some Classical, acoustic guitar and piano pieces that are characteristic of Phillips' oeuvre. There is even a tiny bit of electric guitar, which is unusual, on the track called King Of The Mountains. Some works by Vangelis and Mike Oldfield come to mind (in the case of the latter, particularly recent albums like Tr3s Lunas and Light + Shade).

While definitely an improvement over the previous two Private Parts & Pieces albums, City Of Dreams is not particularly impressive in its own right. Though it is a good addition to the collections of the fans.

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4 stars If synthesizers are involved, proggers like to steer clear (with some exceptions). Synthesizers usually bring a poppier, giddy approach to their style, instead of truly taking advantage of the vast variety of sounds it's capable of. Here, Anthony Phillips creates a whole universe of sound. Sur ... (read more)

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