Ant is the proud owner of some
instruments made by the Devon-based Brook Guitars, which he has played on
various tracks including some of the pieces on Field Day. He
has given an interview for a feature in the most recent issue of their
occasional newsletter Babbling Brook. The newsletter can be read in
here - the feature on Ant begins on page 14.
Invisible Men remastered &
expanded edition(News date: 25-8-17,
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly
re-mastered and expanded edition of Invisible Men.
Invisible Men was a song based album which saw Anthony
collaborate with Richard Scott.
Released in 1983 in the USA and the following year in the UK,
features the lighter side of Anthony Phillips'
musical character and some fine, well-crafted songs. Material such
Women Were Watching'
reflected the times in which they were created.
This new 2CD digipak deluxe edition of the album features a newly
re-mastered original stereo mix of the album and an additional CD of
16 previously unreleased demos and material recorded during the
Invisible Men period. It includes an illustrated booklet that
fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay
by Jon Dann.
The current edition of Record
Collector which is out now includes a four star review of the deluxe
In addition, Ant has given an interview
which has been published on the US site of the Huffington Post which can be
here - his interview is towards the bottom of the page. A further
interview with Ant can also be read on the
Sea of Tranquility site.
Lastly, the new edition of Prog
magazine is out now and includes a feature with Ant in which he reveals how
to make a dessert with the curious name of Fried Llamas.
Live performance of Slow Dance (News date: 25-8-17)
To tie in with the release of the
deluxe edition of Slow Dance, here's a live performance of the introduction
of Part One from the German Genesis Fan Club "Anthony Phillips Event",
which took place at Welkers in 2014. Ant was present when the
performance took place and can be seen giving his appreciation to the
musicians at the end of the video. Tom Morgenstern, who was one of the
musicians taking part in the performance, tells us that regardless of Ant's
kind words "we were aware that our live performance was far from perfect -
we were under-rehearsed, suffered from stage-fright and struggled with the
musical complexity of the piece" but we think it's still a good performance
which to date remains the only time any part of Slow Dance has been played
Our thanks to Tom for letting us
know about this video.
Tabletop Genesis podcast
(News date: 17-8-17)
The latest podcast in the
series features a recently recorded exclusive interview with Ant in which he
talks about his solo career, 5.1 reissues, Spinal Tap, his current projects
and more. The interview can heard by clicking on the play button
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release
of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1990
instrumental album Slow Dance.Regarded by aficionados of Anthony's music as
one of his finest releases, Slow Dance is a two part
orchestral rock suite which showcases Anthony's music at
its most expansive and imaginative.
This new 3 disc digipak deluxe edition of the album features a newly
re-mastered original stereo mix and a 5.1 Surround sound mix by
Simon Heyworth (on an NSTC / Region Free DVD), along with a CD of
previously unreleased Slow Dance Vignettes. It includes a lavishly
illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork
and features a new essay by Jon Dann.
The full track listing for the set can be seen
The deluxe edition of the album is
available to order now
Harmony for Elephants book & CD(News date: 19-12-16)
Following a successful Kickstarter
campaign, the Harmony for Elephants fine art book about
elephants and elephant conservation with its accompanying CD album
of music specially written for this project, recorded and donated by
several world-renowned musicians including Anthony Phillips and
Steve Hackett has now been published and is available to buy
A breathtaking combination of
eye-catching photography, knowledgeable insight and evocative music,
brought together as a unique book with an accompanying album of
specially written music, all about elephants and how they can live
in harmony with humans.
This is a joint project between
professional wildlife photographer and biologist Lesley Wood and
Kate Evans, biologist, elephant researcher and founder and director
of the charity 'Elephants for Africa'. 50% of proceeds from the sale
of these books go directly to help 'Elephants for Africa' to
continue their valuable work in Botswana with local communities to
help to achieve harmony between the elephants and humans which live
alongside each other.
The accompanying CD features Anthony
Phillips, Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus, Nad Sylvan, Tony Patterson,
Rob Townsend, Amanda Lehmann, Andy Neve, Andy Tillson, Brendan Eyre,
Dale Newman, Brian Coombes & Anna Madsen.
contributed two new solo pieces to the CD and in addition has teamed
up with Steve Hackett and Roger King to produce a new collaborative
Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII
(News date: 25-7-16, updated 26-9-16)
Esoteric Recordings are proud
to announce the release of a 5 CD Definitive Edition clamshell boxed
set of the second four seminal Private Parts & Pieces
albums.Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII
gathers together Twelve, Ivory Moon, Slow
Waves Soft Stars and New England along with
Private Parts & Extra Pieces II, an additional 19-track CD of
previously unreleased material.
The set includes a lavish booklet with an essay by Jonathan Dann and
fully restores the artwork of the original releases.
Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII isthe latest in Esoteric Recordings
series of official Anthony Phillips reissues.
complete track listing for the set can be seen
The Gift: Why The Sea Is Salt (News date:
London-based prog band
released their third album Why The Sea Is Salt on 28th October. Ant
has recorded some 12-string parts for the track The Tallest Tree, which also
features Steve Hackett on lead guitar.
The album, which features artwork by
Mark Buckingham, is available to
We've now re-stocked our online shop and are pleased
to be able to offer a further selection of the titles from Ant's back
catalogue that are currently out-of-print. All CDs are new and
and in most cases we only have a limited number of copies available.
Esoteric Recordings reissue series wins Grand Design Award
(News date: 2-9-16, updated 18-9-16)
We're delighted to
announce that the Esoteric Recordings re-issue series of Ant's back catalogue
won the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award at this years
Progressive Music Awards. Ant attended the ceremony which was
held in London on 1st September to collect the Award in person.
A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote - your
support is very much appreciated.
Ant's acceptance speech for the Design Award can now be read
An interview with
Ant conducted at the Awards ceremony by Eamon O'Neill has been published and can be read
here. Our thanks to Eamon for passing on the details of
In addition, a
couple of articles about Ant winning the award have been published
online in Italy which can be seen
here. Both articles are in Italian.