Celebrated English progressive rock musician Anthony Phillips released a 3-CD Definitive Edition of his classic album “The Geese & The Ghost” (Cherry Red) earlier this year.
“The Geese & The Ghost” was the result of practically four years of hard work by Phillips, in collaboration with Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford (who co-wrote three of the pieces on the record), beginning with a series of recordings made on a TEAC 4 track tape recorders, progressing to sessions on the barge studio of engineer Tom Newman.
Anthony Phillips, who was one of the original founders of Genesis, invited drummer Phil Collins (Genesis), John Hackett, Viv Mcauliffe, Jack Lancaster and many others. The Geese and the Ghost finally appeared in 1977 in the United States of America on the Passport label and in the UK on the Hit & Run imprint.
This definitive production of The Geese and the Ghost has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes by Simon Heyworth and includes a stunning new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album by Andy Myles and Simon Heyworth, along with a CD of demos and early versions of the tracks on The Geese and the Ghost.
The bonus tracks are completed with the addition of both sides of an abortive single from 1973, Silver Song and Only Your Love (previously unreleased). Both tracks feature Phil Collins as vocalist. This 3 disc clamshell box edition includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay by Jonathan Dann and fully restores the original UK album artwork.