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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 227 ratings

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5 stars Wise After the Event is the second solo album from original GENESIS guitarist and co- founder ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Here, he makes a break from musical styles found on his epic debut, THE GEESE AND THE GHOST. This album has much more pop/rock influence. Even though it is, in many ways, far more innocent than what the boys in Genesis had done since Ant's departure, it is still a pure delight! The music has punch, great hook lines, great lyrics, and tremenous musicianship. AP does all the vox himself. Believe it or not, his level of emotion and range on the song "Pulling Faces" is incredible. He also plays all guitars and keyboards under the pseudonym "The Vicar". The first four tracks on the album are about as strong as you can find anywhere. The last song, "squirrel" could easily have been omitted. Other than that, on this record, you will get to hear one of the subtlest (if you don't take into account the blistering guitar solos on "The Knfie"), most precise musicians have a go at a full-up pop/progrock album. It has it all. A must have for AP and Genesis fans.
Mcgraster | 5/5 |


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