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Anthony Phillips began his solo career in the 70’s after departing as Genesis’ lead guitarist in 1970 due to stage fright. Since 1977, he has released several albums taking on different moods, from his poppy Sides to the ambience of his Private Parts and Pieces collections, from the anthemic pieces like “Tarka” or “Slow Dance” to the rock opera of 1984.

Anthony PHILLIPS was one of the original founding members of Genesis featuring Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, and Michael Rutherford. Following “Trespass”, GENESIS’ second album, PHILLIPS left (purportedly due to stage fright) and was replaced by Steve Hackett. Nothing was heard again from Anthony until 1977, when he favored us with his first solo, “The Geese and the Ghost”, although PHILLIPS wasn’t the first member of the band to release a solo album (that honor goes to Steve HACKETT, by releasing “Voyage of the Acolyte”, in 1975). A more commercial audience was courted on “Wise After The Event” and “Sides”, to no avail, and PHILLIPS spent much of his time releasing instrumental pieces (both old and new) under the “Private Parts & Pieces” series. Steeped in classical, pre-Baroque, and folk influences, he was able to record entire albums featuring only his acoustic instrument. He is one of the world’s masters on the twelve string guitar and piano compositions that hark back to GENESIS’ original lost innocence. His studio recordings reveal a distinctive character to his compositions on those instruments as well.


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  • damnruckus

    Why did I only discover him now

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Upperhandedx

    well written Markus

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • markusmala

    He deserve to be more known for sure, like most of his heteroclit recordings, fingerprints and other private parts and pieces, listened like treasures has been found somewhere in a dusty attic

    23 Jul 2013 Reply

    Oh my god Anthony... I never knew he was so prolific, spending so much time in studio recording all this amazing music. Truly one of my favourite guitarists ever.

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • qpskeifjtygh

    I fell in love with his music...

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Rhea78

    Ant is one of the greatest musician of our times. Thank you for such beauty!

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mattheussss


    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Vallaor

    "The Geese & The Ghost" was a great introduction to his music, now I'm curious about his "Private Parts And Pieces" saga!

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • beatsbylexx

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    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • CarpetCrawler13

    Just downloaded Wise After The Event, what an album. Ant Phillips is a true musical genius!

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sydouille

    Mister Anthony Phillips... Very very very very very thanks.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • silvertree

    Have you all heard Wise After The Event ? It's simply brilliant !

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • lucy1379


    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • baradek

    Nigdy niedoceniony a szkoda :-( Antek ! Jesteś BIG !!!

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Mad-Muz-Man

    interesting person

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
  • cavaanani

    I'm a fan of Genesis but I realize now that it's probably because of this guy. This guy and Peter Gabriel.

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • mattCrimson

    today i found "the geese and the ghost" and pp&p in vinyl at a music store both for under 4 bucks and they were in prefect condition!. if only i had a working record player....

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • BoldmanUK

    These albums deserve to be reproduced in their full 12" glory! The cover paintings are full of detail, wit and inventiveness. Most of the covers have tiny versions of the previous covers visble, eg Private Parts 1 has the minstrel from Geese playing under the tree on the right and of course the squirrel from Wise after the event. Check them out - but in a CD case you'll need a magnifying glass :)

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • mattCrimson

    anthony phillips is quickly becoming one of my favorites. he needs more listeners.

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Maz1982

    Great music. The Geese & the Ghost is one of the best of the Genesis spin-offs.

    29 Jul 2009 Reply
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