[News] Cherry Red Records to release “Anthony Phillips: Archive Collections Vols 1 & 2” 5xCD remastered boxset

Esoteric Recordings releases of a newly remastered 5xCD clamshell boxed set comprising the two original “Archive Collection” albums by celebrated composer and Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Anthony has been a composer of music for television for many years, going back as far as 1976 and those compositions form the backbone of these collections.

In March 1998 Anthony issued the first volume of “Archive Collection.” Due to the popularity of the release, a second “Archive Collection” volume was issued in May 2004. These titles gathered together soundtrack compositions and rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Anthony has now worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new expanded version featuring an additional 27 tracks previously unreleased and rare archive material, including a 1966 demo by pre-Genesis band The Anon and also an additional CD of “The Masquerade Tapes” featuring music inspired by the illustrated book by Kit Williams.

This new boxed set edition of “Archive Collections I And II” features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain’s most imaginative and respected musicians. It is sure to appeal to aficionados of Anthony Phillips’ highly respected work.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
Archive Collection Volume One: Disc One
1. Back to Pluto (1987)
2. Promenade (alternate version 1986)
3. Take This Heart (demo 1972)
4. Beside the Water’s Edge (demo 1977)
5. The Geese and The Ghost (kiddies mix 1975)
6. Which Way the Wind Blows (alternate version 1975)
7. Rowey Song (1972)
8. Lucy Will (demo 1978)
9. God If I Saw Her Now (demo 1970)
10. In Memoriam Ad (demo 1970)
11. Hunt Song (demo 1977)
12. Rule Britannia Closing Theme (1981)
13. Exocet (instrumental mix 1982)
14. Study In G (1978)
15. Holy Deadlock (vocal mix 1978)
16. Catch You When You Fall (1978)
17. F Sharp (demo 1969)
18. The Geese and The Ghost (demo 1969)
19. F Sharp 2 (demo 1969)
20. Rowey Reprise (1972)
21. Slow Dance (single demo 1990)
22. The Burnt-Out Cattle Truck Hits the Road (1991)
23. The Women Were Watching (instrumental mix 1982)

DISC TWO:
Archive Collection Volume One: Disc Two
Tracks 6 – 18 previously unreleased
1. KIP PJ (1978)
2. Queen Bettine (demo 1972)
3. What Is the Meaning? (demo 1969)
4. Farewell (demo 1969)
5. Cradle Song (1978)
6. Master of Time (instrumental version 1973)
7. Lucy: An Illusion (1978)
8. Henry Goes to War (guitars only mix 1975)
9. Sleepfall Celeste (1976)
10. God If I Saw Her Now (alternate version 1975)
11. Make the Best of a Bad Situation (1982)
12. Regrets (initial orchestral run-through 1977)
13. Nightmare Link (1978)
14. Greenhouse (instrumental mix 1977)
15. In Absentia (demo 1971)
16. Stranger (demo 1970)
17. Master of Creation (demo 1969)
18. Pennsylvania Flickhouse (The Anon demo 1966)

DISC THREE:
Archive Collection Volume Two: Disc One
1. Guitar Song (demo 1973)
2. The Anthem from Tarka (demo 1988)
3. Deep in the Night (demo 1977)
4. Bleak House (instrumental mix 1978)
5. Our Man in Japan (library piece 1979)
6. Child Song (demo 1973)
7. Old Wives Tale (solo version 1976)
8. Scottish Suite II (i) Leaping Salmon
9. Scottish Suite II (ii) The Witching Hour
10. Scottish Suite II (iii) Two Truths
11. Scottish Suite II (iv) The Letter
12. Scottish Suite II (v) Walpurgis Night
13. Scottish Suite II (vi) Sweet Reaper
14. Scottish Suite II (vii) Why Sinks This Cauldron?
15. Scottish Suite II (viii) Her Last Sleepwalk
16. Sally (instrumental mix 1982)
17. Windmill (demo 1971)
18. Tregenna Afternoons (demo 1973)
19. Lofty Vaults (library piece 1979)
20. Variation on a Theme of Fantomas (demo 1973)
21. Picardy Pictures (demo 1972)
22. Polar Lights (library piece 1979)
23. The Ridolfi Plot (demo 1978)
24. Falling for Love (instrumental mix 1982)

DISC FOUR:
Archive Collection Volume Two: Disc Two
1. Highland Fling (library piece 1979) 2. Prelude #1 (1981)
3. Siesta (1981)
4. Bubble and Squeak (1981)
5. Guru (instrumental mix 1982)
6. Shady Arbours (1974)
7. West Side Alice (1983)
8. Vic’s Tango (demo 1983)
9. Seven Long Years (instrumental mix 1976)
10. Romeo and Juliet (library piece 1976)
11. I Saw You Today (1978)
12. The Anthem from Tarka (alternate mix of demo 1988)
13. Quadrille (from Alice) (1983)
14. Desert Suite (i) Sand Dance
15. Desert Suite (ii) Pipelines
16. Desert Suite (iii) End Theme
17. Fantomas Opening Theme (film music 1973)
18. Sistine (instrumental mix 1982)
19. Sisters of Remindum (basic mix 1977 / 1978)
20. Will the Last Man Off the Ice Rink (Please Turn Out the Lights) (1973)
21. Finale (instrumental mix 1982)

DISC FIVE:
Archive Collection:
The Masquerade Tapes
Previously unreleased
1. Overture
2. Moon
3. Sun
4. Tara’s Theme
5. Craw
6. All Horrors of the Night
7. Penny Pockets
8. Hare B Minor
9. Destiny
10. Fire
11. Yellow Carpet
12. Masque Moon
13. Moon’s Lament for the Sun (Vocal by Lindsey Moore)
14. Last of the Heavy Hares
15. Only A Dream

• A 5 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET GATHERING TOGETHER THE TWO DOUBLE CD VOLUMES OF THE ‘ARCHIVE COLLECTION’ RELEASES BY CELEBRATED MUSICIAN AND GENESIS FOUNDING MEMBER ANTHONY PHILLIPS

• WITH AN ADDITIONAL CD OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL – ‘THE MASQUERADE TAPES’

• FEATURING 27 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

• ALL ALBUMS NEWLY REMASTERED WITH NEW EXTENSIVE ESSAY BY ANTHONY PHILLIPS’ ARCHIVIST JON DANN

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