Seventh Heaven



Released: 7th May 2012

A collaboration between Ant and Andrew Skeet.

Album produced by Anthony Phillips and Andrew Skeet.

Front cover image: "La Corde Sensible" by Rene Magritte




Track Listing

Seventh Heaven CD 1
Seventh Heaven Disc 2

Disc One Disc Two
1. Credo In Cantus (Vocal by Lucy Crowe) 1. Credo In Cantus (Instrumental)
2. A Richer Earth 2. Sojourn
3. Under The Infinite Sky 3. Speak of Remarkable Things
4. Grand Central 4. Nocturne
5. Kissing Gate 5. Long Road Home
6. Pasquinade 6. The Golden Leaves of Fall
7. Rain On Sag Harbour 7. Credo
8. Ice Maiden 8. Under The Infinite Sky (Guitar ensemble version)
9. River of Life 9. The Stuff of Dreams
10. Desert Passage 10. Old Sarum Suite
(Sarabande: Song of the Shires, The Feast of the Ice Saints, Stormchaser: The Path To War
 The Fleet Assembles: Raising The Standard, Sarabande: Song of the Shires II)
11. Seven Ancient Wonders (Vocal by Belinda Sykes) 11. For Eloise
12. Desert Passage (Reprise) 12. Winter Song
13. Circle of Light 13. Ghosts of New York (Piano version)
14. Forgotten Angels 14. Daniel's Theme
15. Courtesan 15. Study In Scarlet
16. Ghosts of New York 16. The Lives of Others
17. Shipwreck of St Paul 17. Forever Always
18. Cortege


All tracks composed by Anthony Phillips & Andrew Skeet, 

Except CD 1 tracks 2, 8, 13 & 17 and CD 2 tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 11 & 17 composed by Anthony Phillips


Seventh Heaven Disc 3

Disc Three
1. As The Sun Rises
2. Steam Train Stories
3. Carousel of Secrets
4. Courtship Dance
5. Flight of Strings
6. Heart Strings
7. Blackfriars Bridge
8. Our England (Prague version)
9. Tender Quintet
10. Take This Heart

All tracks composed by Anthony Phillips & Andrew Skeet,

Except track 6 composed by Anthony Phillips and track 10 composed by Anthony Phillips & Mike Rutherford

Take This Heart first released on Beyond An Empty Dream (1975).  All other tracks previously unreleased.


Andrew Skeet: Piano on Credo In Cantus, Grand Central, Credo & Ghosts of New York - solo version.

AP: 12 string, 6 string, Classical 6 & 8 string guitars, Oud, Saz, Fylde English Bazouki.  Piano on Ice Maiden and Speak of Remarkable Things.

AP's guitars engineered and mixed by Chris White at Vic's Place with the additional help of Samuel Karl Bohn on CD 2 Track 8.

Orchestral arrangements by Andrew Skeet.


Featured Soloists

Lucy Crowe: Vocal on Credo In Cantus

Belinda Sykes: Vocal on Seven Ancient Wonders

John Parricelli: Classical Guitar on Courtesan, Daniel's Theme & Tender Quintet

Martin Robertson: Taragoto on Seven Ancient Wonders and E Flat Clarinet on Desert Passage

Paul Clarvis: Percussion on Desert Passage

Chris Worsey: Cello solo on Winter Song

Michela Srumova: Soprano voice on Winter Song


Phase I

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Conducted by Miriam Nemcova
Concert Master: Lubos Havlak

Recorded at Smecky Music Studios, Prague, December 2008
Recording Engineer: Jan Holzner
Assistant Engineer: Michel Hradisky
Translator: Stanja Vomackova
Orchestra Contractor: James Fitzpatrick for Tadlow Music


Additional material recorded at RAK Studios, London, engineered by Jeff Knowler, and Vic's Place, Clapham, engineered by Chris White.

  Mixed at Angel Studios by Gary Thomas, assisted by Jeremy Murphy.

  Produced by Clare Owens

Phase II

  String section contracted by Isobel Griffiths, assisted by Lucy Wharrey

Conducted by Andrew Skeet

Leader: Everton Nelson

  Recorded & mixed at Angel Studios, October 2009, engineered by Steve Price, assisted by Matt Bartram.

  Produced by Anthony Phillips & Andrew Skeet.


Phase III

  Orchestra contracted by Isobel Griffiths.

Conducted by Andrew Skeet

Leader and wasp-tamer: Perry Montague -Mason.


Tracks recorded at Abbey Road, November 2011.

Engineered by Steve Price, assisted by Lewis Jones.  Mixed at Angel Studios by Steve Price assisted by Jeremy ''mandocello'' Murphy.

  Produced by Anthony Phillips and Andrew & Karen Skeet

Take This Heart

Performed by the Charterhouse Choral Society

Vocal arrangement: W.B. Llewellyn

Organist: Robin Wells

Recorded in the Chapel at Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey.

Live recording engineered by Brian Roberts


Album release details

CD releases

Country of Release Record Label Catalogue Number
UK Voiceprint Records VPD555CD


CD re-issue

Country of Release Record Label Catalogue Number
UK (January 2019) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 42657

The 2019 re-issue is a 4 disc (3 CD, 1 DVD) set which includes a CD of nine previously unreleased tracks from the same sessions as the album, together with the hymn Take This Heart and 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album on a DVD.



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