Latest update: 17th
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
Slow Dance deluxe edition
reviews & press (News date: 13-7-17, updated
Some press reviews of the deluxe
edition of Slow Dance have been posted online and can now be read on the
Sea of Tranquility,
Vintage Rock and
All About The Rock,
Goldmine (the review of the album is towards the bottom of the page) and
Music from the Other Side of the Room. A review which focuses on
the 5.1 Surround mix of the album can be read on the
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.
Slow Dance 3 disc deluxe edition
(News date: 22-4-17, updated
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
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
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 is
the latest in Esoteric Recordings
series of official Anthony Phillips reissues.
complete track listing for the set can be seen
and is available to order
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
Online shop re-stocked (News date: 25-7-16,
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.
More news items
All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2001 - 2017 The Official Anthony Phillips Web Site unless otherwise stated.
The content of this
web site is for private use only and may not be reproduced in any form
without prior permission.