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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 191 ratings

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4 stars This album stands the test of time! Knowing the musical tastes of the average record buyer, this would no doubt be in the back of the bin, or in the "SUPER SAVER" section today, but alas, it is a diamond in the rough. Michael Giles from King Crimson, John G. Perry, Mel Collins, also from King Crimson and just about any other band/artist who wanted a top horn player, appear as a convincing and cohesive band here. ANTHONY PHILLIPS does the writing, singing, and guitar playing. Though he's a moderate to good singer, he would have done well to employ a vocalist who was as equally accomplished as the other musicians on this album. The music is top notch. The lyrics are brilliant and funny in places, contrived and awkward in others. While it's not really pure Prog Rock, it's a bona fide AOR rock/prog selection. Unfortunately for Ant, pop music was changing so rapidly during the period of this release, it got lost in shuffle. Why we had to suffer through the bilge of DEVO and Gary Newman instead of this, is something the human race will have to answer for in the final reckoning!
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