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Missing Links I - IV 5 CD Remastered box set (News date: 11-9-20, updated 27-11-20)

Missing Links I - IV 

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of Missing Links I - IV, a newly re-mastered 5 CD clamshell box set comprising the four original Missing Links albums.

The Missing Links series was begun as a way to fill in some of the gaps in Ant's commercially released musical output and allow fans the opportunity to hear some of his Library and Television music.  The series began in 1989 with the release of the first volume Finger Painting (initially made available as a limited edition cassette release) which featured selections from various projects that Ant had written and recorded over the previous ten years.  A second volume - The Sky Road - followed in 1994, featuring a further selection of Library and Television pieces alongside previously unreleased album pieces and archive tracks.

The third volume - Time & Tide - was released in 1997 and brought together for the first time on a commercial release the best of Ant's collaborative work with Joji Hirota, much of which has been featured on award-winning programmes in the long-running Survival series.  2009 saw the release of the fourth volume - Pathways and Promenades - which brought together many of the individual tracks by Ant that had previously only been released on various artist compilations alongside some unreleased tracks from his library output. 

Anthony has worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new additional 27 track CD 'Extra Missing Links' of previously unreleased and rare archive material exclusive to this set.

Missing Links I - IV is out now and available to order from Cherry Red and Amazon.

 

Missing Links I - IV box set review (News date: 27-10-20)

A review of the forthcoming Missing Links I - IV remastered box set has been published on the Velvet Thunder site and can be read here.  Thanks to Lorne Murphy for sending us the details of the review.

 

 

The Living Room Concert - Remastered and Expanded Digipak Edition (News date: 27-4-20, updated 24-7-20)

The Living Room Concert

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of The Living Room Concert.

Originally released in May 1995, the album featured highlights of a live solo performance by Anthony which was recorded on March 21st 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert Series for the US Radio programme Echoes, a daily programme of contemporary instrumental music. The show was broadcast on 120 public radio stations in America on 25th June 1993.

For the performance Anthony selected a number of acoustic guitar and piano pieces, drawing mainly on tracks originally released on the albums The Geese and The Ghost, Private Parts and Pieces and A Catch at The Tables, along with two pieces from New England, the eighth volume in the Private Parts & Pieces series and a solo 12-string version of Conversation Piece, the first movement of a Guitar Quintet that he had composed in 1976, which had subsequently been scored with parts for strings and wind instruments.

Unavailable on CD for many years, The Living Room Concert has been re-mastered and expanded to include three previously unreleased tracks recorded for the original broadcast: Jaunty Roads, Let Us Now Make Love and Lucy: An Illusion.

This Esoteric Recordings edition restores the original artwork and includes new liner notes by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

The Living Room Concert is out now and is available to order from Cherry Red and Amazon.

 

 

 

 

The Living Room Concert reviews (News date: 29-6-20, updated 24-7-20)

A review of the forthcoming remastered and expanded edition of The Living Room Concert has been published on Velvet Thunder and can be seen here.  Our thanks to Lorne Murphy for sending us the details of the review.

A further review of the re-issue has now been published by the German Genesis Fan Club and can be read here (in English) and here (in German).

 

Rupert Hine 1947 - 2020 (News date: 11-6-20)

The multi-talented Rupert Hine who produced Ant's albums Wise After The Event and Sides sadly passed away last week.  A noted songwriter and musician in his own right, in a career that stretched for over 50 years Rupert produced over 160 albums working with a wide variety of artists including Rush, Camel, Howard Jones, Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks.  He also wrote and recorded a number of solo albums as well as being a member of Quantum Jump.

Ant's personal tribute to Rupert can be read here.  Our thoughts are with Rupert's family and friends at this time.

 

 

Tabletop Genesis podcast on Wise After The Event (News date: 9-4-20)

The latest podcast in the Tabletop Genesis series features an interesting track-by-track discussion of Ant's album Wise After The Event .  The podcast can heard by clicking on the play button below.

 

 

 


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