In the mid 1990s, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips was asked to record an at-home session for broadcast on NPR. The Living Room Concert documents that performance, and serves as a nice curio of an intimate home performance.
This excellent three disc set offers up an amazing treasure trove of Baroque pop from the late 60s and early 70s, offering up killer harmonies and lush orchestral arrangements from bands and artists both familiar and obscure.
In the early 1980s, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips attempted a pop crossover; the final product, Invisible Men, wasn’t very good. Yet this reissue expands that album and presents a second disc of material from the era, and shows that while the final album was an underwhelming effort, the creative well from which it was drawn was anything but inferior.
The opening track on Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking fifth album So was a mellow ballad that found Gabriel at the top of his game.
In 1996, veteran guitarist Steve Hackett fulfilled a long-standing desire to perform in Japan, so he put together a five-piece band of friends from his past, with a two-fold purpose. Not only would he be performing with mates, but the band would take excursions into their individual pasts, including visits to his work with Genesis… Read More ›