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New album release Strings of Light out now (News date: 16-8-19, updated 25-11-19)

Strings of Light 

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of Strings Of Light, the beautiful new album by Anthony Phillips.

For his first new album in seven years Anthony has composed and recorded the twenty-four pieces of music on this album, which span two CDs, utilising the many beautiful and rare guitars in his collection, all of which have made Strings Of Light one of the finest instrumental guitar albums of Anthony's long and acclaimed career as a musician and composer.

This set is made even more special by the inclusion of a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of album on a DVD (NTSC / Region Free). After a seven year absence of new recorded work, Strings Of Light is a welcome return and a fine album by a legendary musician.

Strings of Light is out now and is available to order from Cherry Red and Amazon. 

 

 

 

 

Strings of Light interviews & reviews (News date: 30-10-19, updated 4-12-19)

To tie in with the release of Strings of Light, Ant has recently given some interviews which are now available to read online.  These include an interview published on Velvet Thunder (thanks to Lorne Murphy for passing on the details) and another interview with the German Genesis Fan Club which is available to read in both English and German.

So far the album has been reviewed on several sites including Vintage Rock, Something Else Reviews and Sea of Tranquility.  In addition, the German Genesis Fan Club have now published an interesting in-depth review which is available to read in both English and German.

Update: The current issue (#104) of Prog magazine includes an interview feature with Ant about the album.

Cherry Red Strings of Light interview part five (News date: 22-11-19)

The fifth and final part of the Cherry Red interview series where Ant talks to Mark Powell of Esoteric Recordings about the new album Strings of Light has now been released and is available to view below.

 

 

New live video clip of Still Rain released (News date: 15-11-19)

A new video clip which features a live performance by Ant of Still Rain from the new album Strings of Light has now been released and can be seen below.

 

 

 

Cherry Red Strings of Light interview part four (News date: 8-11-19)

The fourth part of the Cherry Red interview series where Ant talks to Mark Powell of Esoteric Recordings about the new album Strings of Light has now been released and is available to view below.

 

 

 

 

Strings of Light in Official Independent Album Breakers Chart (News date: 4-11-19)

We're pleased to announce that Strings of Light appears as a new entry at number 15 in the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart Top 20.  The chart, which is compiled by the Official Charts Company, lists the biggest independently released albums of the week by an artist who has not yet reached the Top 40.

Many thanks to everyone who has bought a copy of the album and has given Ant this chart placing.

 

 

Crooked Hand Strings of Light interview part two (News date: 2-11-19)

In addition to the Cherry Red interview and performance video clips to tie in with the forthcoming release of Strings of Light, Ant has also given an interview about the new album to Crooked Hand Productions.  The second part of their interview has now been released and can be viewed below.  Part one of the interview can be found on the videos page.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Red Strings of Light interview part three (News date: 1-11-19)

The third part of the Cherry Red interview about the new album Strings of Light that Ant recently filmed with Mark Powell has now been released and can be viewed below.  The first two parts of the interview can be seen on the videos page.

 

 

 

 

 

New performance video clip released (News date: 25-10-19)

To tie in with the release of his new album Strings of Light, a live performance clip of Diamond Meadows that Ant recently filmed for Cherry Red has now been released and can be seen below.

 

 

 

Tribute album interviews (News date: 25-10-19)

Ant on London Live  Ant and producer Brian Coombes have recently given a couple of interviews about the tribute album Which Way The Wind Blows and the live shows by Rocking Horse Music Club at Trading Boundaries in November.

The first of these was a TV interview on London Live broadcast on 24th October, which is now available to view on the
London Live site.  Contrary to the wording on the site, the tribute album is of course not Ant's new release nor are any of the tracks on it 'hits' that were released as singles!

The second interview was broadcast on BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex in the Amanny Mo programme, which was broadcast on 25th October.  The show is available to hear on BBC Sounds for the next 30 days.  The interview with Ant and Brian starts at approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes into the programme.

 

 

New performance video clip released (News date: 4-10-19)

To tie in with the forthcoming release of his new album Strings of Light, Ant recently filmed a special set of live performance pieces and interview clips with Mark Powell from Esoteric Recordings.  The first clip - a live performance of Jour De Fête from the album - has now been released and can be viewed below.

 

 

 

Which Way The Wind Blows tribute album (News date: 23-9-19, updated 26-9-19)

Which Way The Wind Blows 

The American band Rocking Horse Music Club, who are playing two live shows of Ant's music (together with selections from Mike Rutherford's album Smallcreep's Day) at Trading Boundaries in November, have recorded a tribute album of songs from Ant's back catalogue.

Which Way The Wind Blows (subtitled The Music of Anthony Phillips) includes guest appearances from a number of notable musicans including Steve Hackett, John Hackett, Nick Magnus, Noel McCalla, Kate St John and John Helliwell.  The cover design for the CD seen here features elements of the original artwork by Peter Cross, which has been adapted with Peter's permission by Helmut Janisch from the German Genesis Fanclub.

Which Way The Wind Blows is released on 11th October and is available to order from Rocking Horse Music Club  and Burning Shed

CD Track listing: Um & Aargh, Paperchase, Which Way The Wind Blows, Silver Song, Something Blue, Pulling Faces, Collections,  Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West, Nightmare

 


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