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3.45 | 39 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

- Gypsy suite (28:46)
1. Movement I: First Light (7:58)
2. Movement II: Siesta (5:08)
3. Movement III: Evening Circle (5:41)
4. Movement IV: The Crystal Ball (9:59)
- Tarka (Demos 1975-76) (23:03) :
5. Movement I: The Early Years (8:41)
6. Movement IIa - Streams River And Salmon Hunting (6:38)
7. Movement IIb - Dunes & Estuary (6:34)
8. Movement IIc - Moonfield - Postscript (1:10)

Total time 51:49

Line-up / Musicians

- Anthony Phillips / 6- & 12-string guitars, organ, piano, synths, percussion, composer & co-producer
- Harry Williamson / 6-string guitar & glissando, bass, echoes, piano, percussion, autoharp, composer & co-producer

Releases information

Gypsy Suite recorded in 1978

Artwork: Voiceprint Records

CD Voiceprint ‎- VP189CD (1995, UK)

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ANTHONY PHILLIPS Anthony Phillips & Harry Williamson: Gypsy Suite ratings distribution

(39 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (47%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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ANTHONY PHILLIPS Anthony Phillips & Harry Williamson: Gypsy Suite reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
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.

Latest members reviews

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, ... (read more)

Report this review (#2242889) | Posted by sgtpepper | Saturday, August 10, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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. ... (read more)

Report this review (#25992) | Posted by zebehnn | Wednesday, October 20, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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