Buyers Guide 

A summary of the current releases and re-issues from Ant's catalogue, listed here in order of release.

Ant has signed a deal with Cherry Red Records, who are re-issuing his back catalogue through the Esoteric label.  

This means that some of his albums are currently out-of-print pending their re-release.  

 

Currently available titles & forthcoming releases

Seventh Heaven: 4 disc remastered & expanded edition

This new edition of Seventh Heaven features the original album newly re-mastered, along with a bonus CD featuring nine previously unreleased recordings together with the rare 1973 recording of the hymn 'Take This Heart' (written by Anthony Phillips and Mike Rutherford for the Charisma album "Songs for a Modern Church"), recorded at Charterhouse School and featuring the Charterhouse Choral Society. Also included is a DVD featuring a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of "Seventh Heaven". This clamshell boxed set features an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

The re-mastered and expanded edition of Seventh Heaven is due for release date on 25th January 2019 and is available to pre-order now from Cherry Red and Amazon

   
Field Day  Field Day (2 CD / 1 DVD Digipak Edition)

A new edition of the instrumental double album originally released in 2005.

With this new edition, Ant has revisited the recordings, re-mastering the original stereo mixes and has created a 5.1 Surround sound mix with engineer James Collins. The results bring a new life to the compositions and a much loved album.

This 3 disc digipack edition includes a booklet with new essay by Jonathan Dann and comments from Anthony Phillips.

The new edition of Field Day is out now and is available to order from Cherry Red and Amazon.

 
   
Private Parts & Pieces IX - XI  Private Parts & Pieces IX - XI

A deluxe clamshell box set release of the three most recent albums in the Private Parts & Pieces series (Dragonfly Dreams, Soirée and City of Dreams) along with Private Parts & Extra Pieces III, an extra CD of previously unreleased material.

Released as a four disc clamshell set, Private Parts & Pieces IX - XI includes an illustrated booklet with detailed notes and essay chronicling the recording of each of the albums.

Private Parts & Pieces IX - XI is available to order from Cherry Red and Amazon.
   
Invisible Men  Invisible Men: Remastered and expanded 2 CD edition

A 2 CD expanded edition of Invisible Men, Ant's 1983 collaborative release with Richard Scott.

This expanded edition of the album includes a newly remastered original stereo mix and an additional CD of 16 previously unreleased tracks recorded during the Invisible Men era.  It includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Jon Dann.

The re-mastered and expanded edition of Invisible Men is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.
   
Slow Dance Deluxe Edition  Slow Dance: 3 disc deluxe edition

A 3 disc (2 CDs & 1 DVD) deluxe edition of Ant's instrumental release Slow Dance.

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 deluxe edition of Slow Dance is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.


 
   
Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII  Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII 

A deluxe clamshell box set release of the second four albums in the Private Parts & Pieces series (Twelve, Ivory Moon, Slow Waves Soft Stars and New England) along with Private Parts & Extra Pieces II, an extra CD of previously unreleased material.

Released as a five disc clamshell set, Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII includes an illustrated booklet with detailed notes and essay chronicling the recording of each of the albums.

Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.

   
1984  1984: 3 disc deluxe edition

A 3 disc (2 CDs & 1 DVD) deluxe edition of Ant's keyboard-based instrumental album 1984.

This digipack deluxe edition of the album features a new stereo mix and a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album by Simon Heyworth and Andy Miles (on an NSTC / Region Free DVD) along with a CD of alternate mixes and out-takes.

Released as a digipack, the deluxe edition includes a poster and a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a brief foreword text by Steven Wilson.  It also includes a new essay by Jonathan Dann featuring interviews with Anthony Phillips, the writer and presenter of TV series Rule Britannia Dr James Bellini and recording engineer Chris David.

The deluxe edition of the album is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.

   
Sides: 4 disc deluxe edition

 A 4 disc (3 CDs & 1 DVD) deluxe edition re-release of Ant's third solo album Sides.

This deluxe edition features a new stereo mix of the album, a newly re-mastered version of the original album stereo mix and a CD of demos, out-takes and extras. The set also includes a DVD (NTSC - Region Free) of a new 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album by Simon Heyworth and Andy Miles.

Released as a clamshell set, this deluxe edition includes a poster and a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay by Jonathan Dann featuring interviews with Anthony Phillips, Dale Newman and the album's producer Rupert Hine.

The set is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon

   
Wise After The Event  Wise After The Event: 4 disc deluxe edition

 A 4 disc (3 CDs & 1 DVD) deluxe edition re-release of Ant's second solo album Wise After The Event.

This deluxe edition features a new stereo mix of the album, a newly re-mastered version of the original album stereo mix and a CD of demos, out-takes and extras. The set also includes a DVD (NTSC - Region Free) of a new 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album by Simon Heyworth and Andy Miles.

Released as a clamshell set, this deluxe edition includes a poster and a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay by Jonathan Dann featuring interviews with Anthony Phillips, John G Perry and the album's producer Rupert Hine.

The deluxe edition is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.

   
Private Parts & Pieces I - IV  Private Parts & Pieces I - IV

A deluxe clamshell box set release of the first four albums in the Private Parts & Pieces series (Private Parts & Pieces, Back To The Pavilion, Antiques and A Catch At The Tables) along with Private Parts & Extra Pieces, an extra CD of previously unreleased material recorded between 1975 and 1983.

Released as a five disc clamshell set, Private Parts & Pieces IV includes an illustrated booklet with detailed notes and essay chronicling the recording of each of the albums.

The set is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.

   

The Geese & The Ghost

The Geese & The Ghost: Definitive Edition

The Definitive Edition re-release of Ant's debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost is out now.

The album itself has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes by recording engineer and co-producer of the original album Simon Heyworth and the release also includes a stunning new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album by Simon in collaboration with Andy Miles.  In addition, a second CD features demos and early versions of the tracks on the album alongside the planned single version of Silver Song from 1973 and the previously unreleased Only Your Love.  Both tracks feature Phil Collins as vocalist.

Released as a three disc (2 CD & 1 DVD) clamshell set, the Definitive Edition includes a poster and an illustrated booklet with a essay chronicling the recording of the album.

The set is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.

Harvest of the Heart: An Anthology

Harvest of the Heart is a deluxe five CD boxed set with an extensive illustrated booklet which celebrates Ant's rich and diverse musical heritage by featuring a comprehensive selection of recordings made between 1969 and the present day, drawn from his many albums.  In addition the set includes ten previously unreleased tracks, the 1973 recording of Silver Song (featuring Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford) and the rare track Compression by Mike Rutherford, which features Ant on keyboards.  

With a total playing time of over six hours, Harvest of the Heart provides a definitive overview of Ant's career as a recording artist.

Harvest of the Heart is available to order now from Cherry Red and Amazon.

 

Meadows of Englewood - 15th Anniversary edition

Ant's collaborative release with Guillermo Cazenave has been re-issued as a 15th Anniversary edition which combines the original CD release with a DVD of The Meadows of Englewood video.  

The album was recorded at Ant's studio in 1995 and includes co-written pieces alongside solo pieces by both Ant and Guillermo.  The Meadows of Englewood video, which was taped in Barcelona in May 1997 and released on VHS the following year, features mimed performances of four tracks from the album.

This release is currently unavailable.

 

 

The releases listed below are currently out-of-print. 

 

Missing Links Volumes I - III

A triple CD re-issue of the first three albums in the Missing Links series - Finger Painting, The Sky Road and Time & Tide.  All three albums now have new artwork.

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. 

 

   

Pathways & Promenades

Missing Links Volume 4: Pathways & Promenades

This collection brings together for the first time most of the tracks that Ant has written and recorded over the years that have only ever been released on compilation albums. 

With most of the compilations now long out-of-print and increasingly hard to find, Pathways and Promenades provided an excellent opportunity for these particular Missing Links to be heard once again.  

 

 

   

Sail The World

Originally released in 1994, Sail The World features the music that Ant wrote and recorded to accompany the television coverage of the 1993-94 Whitbread Round The World Yacht Race.  The second edition of the album released in 2010 was newly re-mastered by Simon Heyworth.

Following the original release of the album, most of the tracks were subsequently re-mixed for use as library pieces and the second edition includes the re-mixed versions.  It also includes three extra tracks not included on the original release as well as brand new artwork and sleeve notes to make this the definitive edition of Sail The World. 

 

Ahead of the Field

The first commercial release of Ahead of the Field, an album of library music that Ant was commissioned to compose by music publishers De Wolfe in late 1984.  Ant composed a number of tracks for the album and scored a selection of them which were then recorded by some top session musicians (under the name X-Cess) in the spring of 1985, with the emphasis being placed on then-contemporary electronic drum and synthesiser sounds.  Ant subsequently overdubbed some extra parts on the tracks which were then issued by De Wolfe as a vinyl album for use by broadcasters and film-makers on their Rouge Music label.

Ahead of the Field is primarily a showcase of Ant as a composer rather than a performer. 

 

Wildlife

Wildlife

Between 1994 and 2000, Ant and Joji Hirota 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.

 

   
Archive Collection Volume One Archive Collection Volume One

First released in March 1998, Archive Collection Volume One features previously unreleased recordings including demos that Ant recorded with Mike Rutherford in September 1969, just prior to Genesis playing their first live shows. 

A limited number of the original release of the album included a bonus CD featuring five further archival tracks and subsequent pressings have included the additional CD.

   

Archive Collection Volume Two

Archive Collection Volume 2

Released in 2004, this double CD release features previously unreleased pieces and variations recorded between 1971 and 1988.

 

 

 

Radio Clyde

The official release of Ant's 1978 'live in the studio' session for Radio Clyde which was recorded and broadcast as part of the promotion for the release of Wise After The Event.

 

 

The Living Room Concert 

The Living Room Concert

A live radio session recorded in March 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert series for Echoes, a daily US radio programme of contemporary instrumental music.

 
   
Tarka

Tarka

Originally released in 1988, Ant and Harry Williamson's collaborative release Tarka was re-issued in 1996 with some additional music and the new cover design shown here. 

 

Gypsy Suite

Gypsy Suite

Originally released in 1995, Gypsy Suite is a 1978 recording of a four-part suite for two guitars inspired by Ant and Harry's explorations of different tunings.  The Gypsy Suite CD also includes the demos of the first two movements of Tarka.

 

   
Live Radio Sessions 

Live Radio Sessions

A CD of 'live' versions of tracks from The Meadows of Englewood recorded by Ant and Guillermo Cazenave for broadcast on Spanish radio.

 

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