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Artist: Anthony Phillips
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The Geese And The Ghost Definitive ed Anthony Phillips cd_dvd

Original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips released his solo debut album The Geese And The Ghost in 1977. A pastoral and reflective work, the album gained instant cult status with its beautifully crafted combination of folk, singer-songwriter and classical influences.

With its similarities to Trespass and stand-out performances from Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins, the album provided a fascinating glimpse into a mid-1970s Genesis that never was.
 
This 2018 repress of the 2015 Esoteric label re-issue of the album is an expanded 2 CD/1 DVD version and includes a poster.
 
Re-mastered from the original master tapes by Simon Heyworth, it includes a 5.1. mix of the album by Andy Myles and Simon Heyworth, along with a CD of demos and early versions of the tracks. The bonus tracks are completed with the addition of both sides of an aborted single from 1973, Silver Song and Only Your Love (previously unreleased). Both tracks feature Phil Collins on vocals.
 
Presented in a clamshell box which includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with an essay. 
 

CD 1 - The Geese And The Ghost 2014 remaster:

1. Wind-Tales (1:02)
2. Which Way The Wind Blows (5:51) Lyrics
3. Henry; Portraits From Tudor Times (Total time 14:02):
(i) Fanfare (0:56)
(ii) Lutes' Chorus (2:00)
(iii) Misty Battlements (1:15)
(iv) Lute's Chorus Reprise (0:52)*
(iv) Henry Goes To War (3:36)
(v) Death of A Knight (2:33)
(vi) Triumphant Return (1:46)
4. God If I Saw Her Now (4:09) Lyrics
5. Chinese Mushroom Cloud (0:46)
6. The Geese And The Ghost (Total time 15:40):
Part I (8:01)
Part II (7:39)
7. Collections (3:07)
8. Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West (4:33)
 
CD 2 - Bonus Tracks:
 
1. Master of Time (demo) (7:37) 
2. Title Inspiration (0:31)
3. The Geese & The Ghost - Part One (basic track) (7:46)
4. Collections link (0:39)
5. Which Way The Wind Blows (basic track) (6:25)
6. Silver Song (Geese sessions) (4:22)
7. Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times (basic track) (5:37)
(i) Fanfare 
(ii) Lute's Chorus 
(iii) Lute's Chorus Reprise  
(iv) Misty Battlements 
8. Collections (demo) (4:14)
9. The Geese & The Ghost - Part Two (basic track) (7:30)
10. God If I Saw Her Now (basic track) (4:15)
11. Sleepfall (basic track) (4:22)
12. Silver Song (unreleased single version, 1973) (4:14)
13. Only Your Love (unreleased single b-side, 1973)
 
DVD -  The Geese And The Ghost 5.1 surround mix:
 
1. Wind-Tales (1:02)
2. Which Way The Wind Blows (5:51) Lyrics
3. Henry; Portraits From Tudor Times (Total time 14:02):
(i) Fanfare (0:56)
(ii) Lutes' Chorus (2:00)
(iii) Misty Battlements (1:15)
(iv) Lute's Chorus Reprise (0:52)*
(iv) Henry Goes To War (3:36)
(v) Death of A Knight (2:33)
(vi) Triumphant Return (1:46)
4. God If I Saw Her Now (4:09) Lyrics
5. Chinese Mushroom Cloud (0:46)
6. The Geese And The Ghost (Total time 15:40):
Part I (8:01)
Part II (7:39)
7. Collections (3:07)
8. Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West (4:33)