[News] Cherry Red to release Anthony Phillips “Missing Links I-IV” 5xCD remastered box set

Official Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Press Release:

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of “Missing Links I-IV,” a newly remastered 5xCD set clamshell boxed set comprising the four original  “Missing Links” 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.

In 1989 Anthony issued the first collection of this music, “Missing Links” in December 1989 as a limited-edition release. Its popularity led to a further three Missing Links releases which gathered not only soundtrack compositions, but other rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Although the original four volumes of the series have been subsequently been issued on CD, they have been unavailable for some years. Anthony has worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new additional CD 27 track CD of previously unreleased and rare archive material, “Extra Links” exclusive to this set.

Missing Links I-IV” is sure to appeal to fans of Anthony’s work. This new boxed set edition features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain’s most imaginative and respected musicians.

  • A 5 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET GATHERING TOGETHER THE FOUR VOLUMES OF THE “MISSING LINKS” RELEASES BY CELEBRATED MUSICIAN AND GENESIS FOUNDING MEMBER ANTHONY PHILLIPS
  • WITH AN ADDITIONAL CD OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED & RARE MATERIAL
  • ALL ALBUMS NEWLY REMASTERED
  • WITH NEW EXTENSIVE ESSAY BY ANTHONY PHILLIPS’ ARCHIVIST JON DANN

Track List:

DISC ONE:

MISSING LINKS VOLUME ONE: FINGER PAINTING

A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY AND TELEVISION MUSIC 1979 – 1989

  1. FORCE MAJEURE (1987)
  2. MOUNTAIN VOICES (1987)
  3. LORD OF THE SMOKING MIRROR (1987)
  4. SEA HORSES (1987)
  5. DUNGEONS (1987)
  6. BETWEEN THE RINGS (1983)
  7. EVENING ASCENT (1983)
  8. STREAMER (1983)
  9. AFTER THE RAIN (1987)
  10. ROTTWEILER (1983)
  11. SAD FISH (1983)
  12. A SONG (1979)
  13. GOD’S CHOSEN CAR PARK SUITE (1986)

PROCESSIONAL – MEDITATION –

     CAVE PAINTING

  1. TROPICAL MOON OVER DORKING SUITE (1985)

       ESTRANGEMENT – MYRA’S DREAM –    

      RECONCILIATION

  1. FOUNTAIN POOL (1986)
  2. Q. (1984)
  3. THREE PIECE SUITE (1984)

      TO THE SHRINE – THROUGH THE FOREST –     

      TOWARDS THE LIGHT

  1. BOULEVARD OF FALLEN LEAVES (1981)
  2. LAND OF DRAGONS SUITE (1989)

      LAND OF DRAGONS (PART 1) – KITES –     

      HARBOUR AT SUNSET – DANCE OF THE

      CRABS – SAND OCTOPUS AND THE KING

      CRABS – DO THE SHRIMPS KNOW THEY’RE

      CHINESE – LAND OF DRAGONS (PART 2)

  1. AND A PRAYER (1979)
  2. TIERRA DEL FUEGO (1979)
  3. PARADISE FOUND (1979)

DISC TWO:

MISSING LINKS VOLUME TWO:

THE SKY ROAD

A COLLECTION OF ARCHIVE, COMMISSION AND UNRELEASED ALBUM MATERIAL

  1. EXILE
  2. LIFEBOAT SUITE

OPENING THEME – SUNDAY MORNING – ANOTHER SHOUT – ACROSS THE SANDBAR – STORM WARNING – KIM WAITS – THE RESCUE OF THE JANET C – LET NOT THE DEEP SWALLOW ME UP – CLOSING THEME

  1. THE BITTER SUITE

PART I – PART II

  1. ACROSS THE RIVER STYX
  2. A FLOCK OF SOULS
  3. ALONG THE TOWPATH
  4. THE SKY ROAD
  5. TEARS ON A RAINY DAY
  6. TIWAI: ISLAND OF THE APES

BATS – IN THE FIRMAMENT

  1. WILD VOICES, QUIET WATERS SUITE

TWILIGHT ON THE LAKE – WINTERLOONS – WATERSTAR

  1. SERENITA
  2. TIMEPIECE
  3. FIELD OF ETERNITY (EXCERPTS

      FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION)

  1. THE BEGGAR AND THE THIEF

DISC THREE:

MISSING LINKS VOLUME THREE:

TIME AND TIDE

A COLLECTION OF TELEVISION AND LIBRARY MUSIC 1992 – 1997

  1. AMAZONAS
  2. PERUVIAN PLAINS
  3. MANATEE GARDEN
  4. TURTLE RACE
  5. INDIO WEDDING
  6. UNDERWATER FOREST
  7. FIESTA DEL CHARANGOS
  8. SLOW HAND SLOTH
  9. RIVER CHASE
  10. SACRED KINGDOM
  11. AFRICAN DREAM
  12. BEDOUIN TRAIN
  13. SANDSTORM
  14. KALAHARI MARCH
  15. SONGOKU
  16. SCHUAN JOURNEY
  17. SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
  18. BACK IN THE LAND OF DRAGONS
  19. SHADOW PUPPET
  20. SEA JEWEL
  21. END THEME FOR FIVE
  22. MINNOW DANCE
  23. SUNKEN GALLEONS
  24. HAUNTING THE DARK SEA
  25. TIME AND TIDE
  26. OKAVANGA
  27. UNDER DESERT STARS
  28. LOST IN A DESERT NIGHT
  29. BLUE LAGOONS

DISC FOUR:

MISSING LINKS IV: PATHWAYS & PROMENADES

  1. THE GOLDEN ROAD TO SAMARKAND
  2. PROMENADE
  3. SCEPTRED ISLE
  4. DANZA CUCARACHA
  5. FALLEN IDOL
  6. CASCADES
  7. SKY DAWN
  8. MISTY MOUNTAINS
  9. IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME
  10. HAVEN FROM THE SEA
  11. HEAVENLY GENE
  12. IRONCLAD
  13. WATER GARDENS
  14. NIGHT TRAIN
  15. SLEEPING GIANT
  16. SOMBRERO
  17. IRISH LAMENT
  18. AURORA
  19. WITHOUT YOU
  20. SAD EXODUS
  21. SUMMER OF LOVE
  22. LIGHT RAIN
  23. HALCYON DAYS

DISC FIVE:

EXTRA MISSING LINKS

  1. OPENING THEME FOR FIVE
  2. EMPIRE OF THE ELEPHANT
  3. GREAT RIFT VALLEY
  4. DWELLERS OF THE DEEP
  5. EXILE LINK
  6. FREEWAY DUDE
  7. SUMATRA
  8. TEARS ON A RAINY DAY LINK
  9. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?
  10. ANTIBES COCKTAIL
  11. TROPICAL MOON ROMANCE
  12. SITAR PASTORAL
  13. WINGS OVER THE WORLD
  14. STAKEOUT
  15. BUSH BABIES SUITE
  16. SKY ROAD LINK
  17. CITIZENS OF THE CORAL
  18. ESTRANGEMENT (PIANO MIX)
  19. NIGHT SEARCH
  20. GRANADA
  21. A NOBLE SPIRIT
  22. IN THE HEART OF AFRICA
  23. MALVERN HILLS
  24. FLIGHT OF THE SNOW GEESE
  25. NEVER MEANT TO BE
  26. NEW ALCHEMISTS SUITE
  27. THE BEGGAR & THE THIEF (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)

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