Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly remastered deluxe 5CD boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS.
Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums From Genesis To Revelation and Trespass. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst continuing to compose and record in his home studio.
• He marked his return to the commercial music scene with the release of his debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost in 1977 and since then has created a large and diverse output as a recording artist. As well as album releases such as Wise After The Event, Slow Dance, 1984 and Field Day, he has to date also released ten albums in the Private Parts & Pieces series and four volumes in the Missing Links series. Amongst other projects he collaborated with Harry Williamson on the large-scale instrumental work Tarka and he also co-wrote the stage musical Alice with Richard Scott. Whilst Anthony continues to release solo albums to critical acclaim, increasingly his music has also been much in-demand for film and television. Commissions have included scores for both dramas and documentaries including the award-winning Land of Dragons and Creatures of the Magic Water. He has also established himself as one of the most prolific and successful composers of library music, with tracks from his extensive output being regularly featured on commercials, films and television series throughout the world.
• His extensive back catalogue is celebrated with the release of “HARVEST OF THE HEART” a 5CD deluxe boxed set, which celebrates Anthony’s rich musical heritage by featuring recordings made between 1969 and the present day, drawn from his many albums. In addition the set will include ten previously unreleased tracks, the unreleased 1973 recording “Silver Song” (featuring Phil Collins as vocalist) and the rare track “Compression” by Mike Rutherford, (previously unreleased on CD) which features Anthony and was the B-side to Mike’s 1980 single “Working in Line”.
Also available in Digital MP3 format: http://hyperurl.co/HarvestOfTheHeartMP3