20 Songs, 1 Hour 47 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

ProgTodd ,

Ant Phillips' best

The first Genesis guitarist captures the whimsy, melancholy, and mirth present from the Peter Gabriel years of his old band. Ironically it's Phil Collins who does the vocals. This effort trims back the excessiveness of production that compromised Phillips' last album with Genesis, Trespass, and comes up with a perfect balance of elegant guitarwork, progressive structure, emotive mixing, and even my favorite album cover ever (you have to see it up close). While it doesn't rage like "The Knife," it satisfies the somber side well. The way it's packaged you do have to buy the whole album, because the shorter versions of the major pieces sold separately don't contain the brilliant, rich yet subtle accompanyment that are this album's hallmark. For those that love the tender side of prog, an absolute must.

resident151 ,

Cost Prohibitive

At $20, this release is priced too high for those who are simply curious, which is a shame, as it deserves a larger audience. Simply one of the best albums I have heard; captivating, beautiful, and evocative.


The Geese & The Ghost

This album is a strong introduction for many to the classic, progressive acoustic music of Anthony Phillips. Probably the most popular and well known of his solo works, it has set many a person on a quest to acquire the Private Parts and Pieces series. For many years it has been one of my favorites to listen to when I can relax - and dream.

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