The new album from Anthony Phillips & Joji Hirota




Between 1994 and 2000, Anthony and Joji collaborated on a number of outstanding soundtracks for wildlife television programmes in the award-winning Survival series.  In addition, Anthony also wrote and recorded the music for a programme in the BBC series The Natural World.  

Now for the first time highlights from these richly atmospheric and evocative soundtracks are available as a new collection: Wildlife.  From the flooded forests of the Amazon to the huge expanses of the Serengeti, from the cold wastes of Kamchatka in Russia to the peaceful tranquillity of the Norfolk countryside - the music of Wildlife reflects these habitats and the amazingly diverse range of creatures that populate them.

Wildlife features selections from the music for the programmes Creatures of the Magic Water, Jaguar: Eater of Souls, Serengeti Jigsaw, Web of the Spider Monkey, Dungeons & Dragons, Secrets of a Norfolk Wood, Bears of the Russian Front, Gremlins: Faces in the Forest, Jurassic Shark, Midway Island of Life and Secrets of the Amazon.

Several of the Survival programmes were filmed by the late Nick Gordon and the sleeve notes for the album include Ant's specially written tribute to Nick. 

Wildife is released in Japan by Disk Union on the Arcangelo label (Catalogue number: ARC 7274) and by Voiceprint Records for the Rest of the World (Catalogue number: VP 435CD)

Release date in Japan is 21st December 2007.  

Release date for the Rest of the World is 21st April 2008


Wildlife Track Listing

1. Creatures of the Magic Water - Opening Theme 24. Morning Call
2. Green Hell 25. Autumn Dusk
3. Jaguar and the Terrapin 26. Bears of Kamchatka - Opening Theme
4. Flooded Forest 27. In The Tundra
5. Hidden Shadow 28. Across The Frozen Wastes
6. River God 29. Nighthunt
7. Secrets of the Amazon 30. Cubs
8. Killing Grounds 31. Mother of the Moon
9. River Dolphins 32. Jurassic Shark - Opening Theme
10. Faces in the Forest 33. Ray's Song
11. Final Journey 34. Voyage of the Whale Shark
12. Onza - Eater of Souls 35. Megladon
13. Relentless Sun - in Half-Drowned Lands 36. The Only Good Shark is a Dead One
14. Serengeti Jigsaw - Opening Theme 37. Back Through Time - Under The Ocean
15. Massacre of the Termites 38. Jurassic Shark - Closing Theme
16. Web of the Spider Monkey - Opening Theme 39. Midway: Island of Life - Opening Theme
17. Island of Stone 40. Dolphins at Play
18. Fireflies 41. Dolphins, Seals & Rays
19. Courting Chameleons 42. Mysteries of the Wreck
20. Rock Spires, Crocodile Caves 43. Sunset Flight
21. Dusty Track 44. Fight To The Death
22. Fathomless Caverns 45. From the Jaws of Death - Touching the Face of God
23. Storm Breaks