English guitarist and composer Anthony Phillips has a new 5-CD box set titled Private Parts & Pieces I-IV (Cherry Red). The collection is scheduled for release on August 28, 2015.
Anthony Phillips was a founding member of progressive rock band Genesis together with Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums From Genesis to Revelation and Trespass.
After leaving the group in 1970, Phillips studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Later, he passed his Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music exams and taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow while continuing to compose and record in his home studio. He returned to the commercial music scene with the release of his beautiful progressive rock debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost in 1977 and continued to create a large and varied output as a recording artist on albums such as Wise After The Event, Sides, Slow Dance, 1984 and Field Day.
In conjunction with these releases Phillips is known for the successful series of the Private Parts & Pieces series. Beginning in 1978 the first four volumes featured an extensive range of music recorded by Phillips for various projects (going as far back as 1972) and came to be regarded by fans as essential collections of his wide and diverse compositional work.
Anthony Phillips and Jonathan Dann have collected this 5-CD deluxe set that includes the first four Private Parts & Pieces albums (with a total of 18 bonus tracks), accompanied by an additional 18-track CD of previously unreleased material.
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