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Geese & The Ghost [Original recording remastered, Import]

Anthony PhillipsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Wind - Tales 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Which Way The Wind Blows 5:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. " Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times - (i) Fanfare, (ii) Lutes' Chorus, (iii) Misty Battlements, (iv) Lutes' Chorus Reprise, (v) Henry Goes To War, (vi) Death Of A Knight, (vii) Triumphant Return"14:03Album Only
listen  4. God If I Saw Her Now 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Chinese Mushroom Cloud0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Geese And The Ghost - Part i, Part ii15:51Album Only
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listen  8. Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 

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listen  1. Master Of Time (demo) 7:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Title Inspiration0:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Geese And The Ghost - Part i (Basic Track) 7:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Collections Link0:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Which Way The Wind Blows 6:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Silver Song (basic track) 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. " Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times (basic track) - (i) Fanfare, (ii) Lutes' Chorus, (iii) Misty Battlements, (iv) Lutes' Chorus Reprise, (v) Henry Goes To War, (vi) Death Of A Knight, (vii) Triumphan 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Collections (demo) 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Geese And The Ghost - Part ii (basic track) 7:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. God If I Saw Her Now (basic track) 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Sleepfall (basic track) 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Silver Song (unreleased single version, 1973) 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: United States of Distribution
  • ASIN: B001441VJA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,457 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2008 digitally remastered and expanded 30th Anniversary two CD edition of this solo album from the former Genesis member. The bonus CD features demo and rough masters plus unreleased songs that include musical assistance from former bandmate Phil Collins, Features new sleeve notes that include memories of the albums recording and more. Voiceprint.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ArtRock at its best July 3, 2001
By Gerry G
Format:Audio CD
This is a piece of art. Maybe not in the sense of a big Beethoven opus or a great Coltrane recording, but in a sense of a great statement of ArtRock from a unique craftsman. Progressive music has been underrated during the last two dacades, but its artistry and imagination somehow trascends generations and reflects a spiritual and artistic urge to tell stories with musical color and imagination. Many Progressive albums are timeless and the work that made them real mirrors an impecable and focused search for creation. The Geese and the Ghost is Anthony Phillips first album since he departed from Genesis. From the first chords of a "Wind-Tales" you get a hint of how important was Phillips contribution to the sound and concept of Genesis. "Which Way the Wind Blows" is a beautiful ballad with guest vocals from Phil Collins. With Mike Rutherfords presence the album breaths an atmosphere of celestial heights. "Henry: Portraits from Tudor Times/Fanfare" is a masterpiece epic of ArtRock with great woodwind ensembles and visionary landscapes. Also a masterpiece is the cut that gives the album its title, "The Geese and the Ghost", a true flight into ancient worlds of fantasy. All the cuts make this album worth listening. Even more its a jewel for every Rock collection. If you are an enthusiast of groups such as Gryphon, King Crimson, Yes, PFM, Renaissance or any other Progressive relic, you will not regret getting this album. Satisfaction guaranteed.
1. Wind-Tales 2. Which Way the Wind Blows 3. Henry: Portraits from Tudor Times/Fanfare 4. Lutes' Chorus 5. Misty Battlements 6. Henry Goes to War 7. Death of a Knight 8. Triumphant Return 9. God If I Saw Her Now 10. Chinese Mushroom Cloud 11. The Geese and the Ghost, Pt. 1 12. The Geese and the Ghost, Pt. 2 13. Collections 14. Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West 15. Master of Time [*]
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Geese/Ghost" is an essential Prog masterpiece May 5, 2003
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After departing from Genesis almost seven years earlier in 1970, Anthony Phillips released his first solo record, "The Geese and the Ghost, in 1977, although Phillips wasn't the first member of the band to release a solo album (that honor goes to Steve Hackett, who beat Phillips to the punch, by releasing "Voyage of the Acolyte", in 1975). Upon the initial listening of "TG&TG", it would appear the lengthy "sabbatical" Phillips took would cause his musical skills to suffer from a case of "rustitis", but that's far from the truth. On the contrary, the lengthy absence helped him mature his craft, making "Geese..." perhaps one of the most underrated works in all of progressive rock. In practical hindsight, this is a work rich in progressive undertones, with classical influences dominating most of the selections. One listen to the title suites: "The Geese and the Ghost, Parts 1 & 2", will confirm this fact. Joining Phillips on this breathtaking journey, are Genesis mates Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins, whose vocal performances on "Which Way The Wind Blows?" and on "God If I Saw Her Now" are among the best of his career. Speaking of another above-mentioned (ex)-Genesis member, Steve Hackett, whose brother John makes an important contribution to "TG&TG" on flute. Another breathtaking contribution worthy of mention, is Anthony Phillips' vocal performance on another of the few vocal tracks, that being the melancholic "Collections", including the bonus track that closes the CD, the acoustic-driven "Master of Time (Demo Version)". Read more ›
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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This is NOT a rock album, and it's not an album for everyone. This first album (1977) by Anthony Phillips, the original lead guitarist for Genesis, is made up of pastoral, melancholy, and often timeless sounding music. The CD cover matches the mood of the music. A drum kit appears for maybe a minute out of "The Geese and the Ghost-Part ii" and that's it, and there are no real guitar solos. The album is all about texture and mood. Phillips gets good support from former bandmate Michael Rutherford--their dual 12-string playing on the title track is reminiscent of the "Trespass" album. Phil Collins comes along to sing lead vocals on two tracks ("God if I Saw Her Now" is especially lovely), and Steve Hackett's kid brother John plays flute on three cuts. The album's centerpieces are two extended instrumentals: the 15-minute title track and 12-minute "Henry: Portraits from Tudor Times". Both include some memorable themes but also a lot of segments that are mood pieces. Phillips has produced a long series of albums called "Private Parts and Pieces" (I stopped buying at #6) that are strictly mood pieces. This CD is a cut above those, but you shouldn't buy it unless you like quiet, reflective music. This is my second favorite Phillips album after "Wise After the Event"; "Geese" has the advantage of still being in print. This is a 3-1/2 star album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Debut For Original Genesis Guitarist June 14, 2006
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After recording two albums with Genesis, 1969's "From Genesis To Revelation" and 1970's "Trespass," guitarist Anthony Phillips left the band (mostly due to poor health and a self-admitted bout with stage-fright), and he spent the next few years studying music (including his newfound love for classical), and greatly expanding his musical skills. With a little help from his Genesis guitarist mate Mike Rutherford (as well as singer/drummer Phil Collins, whom Phillips had never worked with in the band), Phillips finally returned to recording in 1977 with his debut solo album, "The Geese And The Ghost." Quite simply, this album is a beautiful work of art, a gorgeous tapestry of mostly-instrumental classical and progressive music. You can't really label this album progressive "rock"---there's no actual "rock" music on it---but it's definitely progressive, and it is truly beautiful stuff. "Geese" is definitive proof that Anthony's immediate years after Genesis studying & strengthening his musical gifts were very well spent indeed. Just look at this partial list of instruments that Phillips *alone* brilliantly plays here: Acoustic & electric 12-string and 6-string guitars, classical guitar, synthesisers, mellotron, harmonium, piano, organ, drums, glockenspeil, and bells & chimes. Need I say more? Rutherford also plays a wide variety of instruments on the album, and although Phil Collins doesn't drum on "Geese," he lends his distinctive voice to two very lovely songs, "Which Way The Wind Blows" and "God If I Saw Her Now" (the latter co-sung with Viv McCauliffe). I must also mention the instrumental masterpieces that are "Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times" and the two-part title track, with both pieces being very haunting, dramatic, and unforgettable. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very dissapointing
This is an attempt at a mostly instrumental 2 CD "concept album". It lacks however any musical invention and the end result is a bland kind of musak. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Richard Howlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike Rutherford plays and Phil Collins sings here too
Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and Phil Collins had been rehearsing for this album in the summer of 1973, however Ant had a hard time getting it released. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Truthteller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for fans of the genesis of Genesis
Lately, it's all I've been listening too. The first thing that popped into my head when I heard the guitar playing was Trespass. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rick Alhadeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Stars!!!
Words cannot begin to describe the excellence of this album! I am a lifelong Genesis fan, so I picked this up about a year ago, and was moved to tears upon listening to this. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bangsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great easy listening CD.
This is my favorite one by Anthony Phillips and the sound of this CD has very good quality to it.

I also think Anthony Phillips is an excellent accoustic guitarist. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Frank Albert
5.0 out of 5 stars Pastoral Shadings
Superb music by Ant- a talented musician. This has been called the long lost Genesis album that never was being that Phillips was such a big part of the early Genesis sound. Read more
Published on December 28, 2011 by NEOPROG RAN
4.0 out of 5 stars very inconsistent leading to several uninteresting moments
Update- May 28, 2012

Well guys, I gave this album another listen yesterday afternoon and this time my feelings have changed for the better. Read more
Published on June 20, 2011 by B. E Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars From Genesis To Revelation
Having been a fan of Genesis from what I thought was the inception (Nursery Cryme) - well, at least in the formula that consecrated them - imagine my Revelation when I started to... Read more
Published on March 8, 2011 by Tudval
5.0 out of 5 stars Master of Time
This is not a review so much as a note. One of my favorite pieces on this album was Master of Time which unfortunately is a solo demo tape poorly recorded with quite audible hiss. Read more
Published on February 2, 2011 by C. Lynch
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful remastering job!
The 12 string guitars and the string sections just ring out so clearly in this 2 disc remaster. Wonderful CD booklet complete with lyrics, album covers/single covers/promotional... Read more
Published on December 27, 2010 by David G. Marut
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