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Anthony Phillips / Private Parts & Pieces I-IV / five-CD box set

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The first four albums in Anthony PhillipsPrivate Parts & Pieces series are being collected in a new five-CD box which includes a large amount of previously unreleased bonus material.

The albums were recorded between 1978 and 1984 and were devised to gather up an extensive range of music recorded by Phillips for various projects. They tended to be released in between ‘proper’ albums.

This new set, compiled by Phillips and Jonathan Dann, includes a total of 18 bonus tracks as well as an additional 18-track CD of previously unreleased material.

The set includes a booklet with an essay by Jonathan Dann and fully restores the artwork of the original vinyl releases.

Private Parts & Pieces is released on 28 August.



Track listing

Disc: 1
1. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
2. FIELD OF ETERNITY
3. TIBETAN YAK MUSIC
4. LULLABY – OLD FATHER TIME
5. HARMONIUM IN THE DUST (OR HARMONIOUS STRATOSPHERE)
6. TREGENNA AFTERNOONS
7. STRANGER
8. REAPER
9. AUTUMNAL
10. FLAMINGO
11. SEVEN LONG YEARS
12. SILVER SONG (DEMO)
13. MOVEMENT IV FROM GUITAR QUINTET

Disc: 2
1. SALMON LEAP
2. PARTING THISTLE
3. ELECTRIC REAPER
4. AMORPHOUS, CADAVEROUS AND NEBULOUS
5. SALMON’S LAST SLEEPWALK
6. LINDSAY
7. K2
8. POSTLUDE: END OF THE SEASON
9. HEAVENS
10. SPRING MEETING
11. ROMANY’S ARIA
12. CHINAMAN
13. NOCTURN
14. MAGIC GARDEN
15. VON RUNKEL’S YORKER MUSIC
16. WILL O’ THE WISP
17. TREMULOUS
18. I SAW YOU TODAY
19. BACK TO THE PAVILION
20. LUCY: AN ILLUSION

Disc: 3
1. MOTHER FORREST HURLINGHAM SUITE
2. (i) IVIED CASTLES
3. (ii) FROSTED WINDOWS
4. (iii) BANDIDO
5. (iv) CHURCH BELLS AT SUNSET
6. SUITE IN D MINOR:
7. DANSE NUDE
8. ESPERANSA
9. ELEGY
10. OTTO’S FACE
11. SAND DUNES
12. OLD WIVES TALE
13. FROSTED WINDOWS (VARIATION 1)
14. ESPERANSA (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
15. BANDIDO (EARLY TAKE)
16. OLD WIVES TALE (TAKE 6)
17. SUITE IN D MINOR (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
18. FROSTED WINDOWS (VARIATION II)
19. EL CID

Disc: 4
1. SET PIECE
2. OVER THE GATE
3. FLAPJACK
4. LIGHTS ON THE HILL
5. EARTH MAN
6. DAWN OVER THE LAKE
7. BOUNCER
8. EDUARDO
9. HEART OF DARKNESS
10. THE SEA AND THE ARMADILLO
11. SISTINE
12. EROTIC STRINGS
13. A CATCH AT THE TABLES
14. FLAPJACK (SOLO VERSION)
15. THEME FROM OPERATION WHALE

Disc: 5
1. SEA PIECE INTRO
2. PRELUDE 3
3. THE PRINCESS WALTZ
4. THE MARIONETTE VIGNETTE
5. DUCHESS OF KEW
6. BIRDSONG LINK
7. OVER THE GATE (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
8. SEA SKETCHES
9. LINES IN THE SAND
10. STUDY IN D MAJOR
11. MOONSHOOTER PIANO
12. LONG AGO
13. LULLABY – OLD FATHER TIME VARIATION
14. THEME FROM SEA PIECE
15. SISTINE (ALTERNATIVE PIANO VERSION)
16. ARMADILLO AIR
17. K2 LINK
18. STILL – BORN LOVE



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12 responses to Anthony Phillips / Private Parts & Pieces I-IV / five-CD box set

  1. Runicen says:

    Hoping for this to come down in price a WEE bit (under $50 US would be ideal, but I may be getting greedy), but it looks like a handsome set and a pretty nice way to dive into Mr. Phillips’ music.

    • Chris Straub says:

      £29.99 is under $50 US. My Amazon.co.uk order for delivery to the US comes to $43.95 with shipping.

      • Runicen says:

        Thanks for the tip. I hadn’t even gotten to the point of checking the international Amazon sites yet.

  2. george glazener says:

    Guys;
    Other than his work on “Trespass”, I have none of Ant’s CDs. Which would you guys suggest I pick up to get his best post Genesis Work?
    thanks!

    • Dave Thornhill says:

      Check out the first two ‘The Geese and The Ghost’ and ‘Wise After The Event’… both great albums…

  3. Steven says:

    Geese & The Ghost includes contributions from both Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford – and is available in 5.1 as part of a recent deluxe re-release….

  4. Chris says:

    Another recommendation for geese and ghost. One of the essential Genesis related solo albums and, like Hackett’s Voyage of the Acolyte, features Collins and Rutherford.

    • CJ Feeney says:

      Like Voyage of the Acolyte, Geese and the Ghost also features John Hackett, brother of Steve. Much of it was co-written by Phillips and Mike Rutherford, so if you like Trespass, you should like The Geese and the Ghost.

  5. Phil Morris says:

    Wise After The Event is probably not the best placed to start. Whilst a great album, his vocals are something of an acquired taste (as he would acknowledge himself). Sides is definitely recommended – as is the aforementioned Geese & The Ghost.

  6. Spencer says:

    I’ll give another glowing recommendation to Geese and the Ghost! Fabulous, just fabulous. It was just released in a deluxe edition earlier this year or late last year. In fact, I think I’ll listen to it tonight!!

  7. Esoteric also released a 5 disc box set Harvest of the Heart which is chocolate full of Ants material over the years. It’s also up for a design award at this years Prog awards. Great work by Phil Smee.

  8. Chris says:

    Further to my earlier reply, for an excellent introduction try ‘Anthology’ a single CD comp which came out a few years ago. Was the first disc by AP that I bought and I still play it regularly.

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