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#Nowplaying Special - 40 years ago Steve Hackett on tour in Italy: Bologna, 25 November 1980 - LISTEN

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Steve Hackett live on November 25, 1980 at the Palasport in Bologna.

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1. Slogans
2. Everyday
3. The Red Flower Of Tachai Blooms Everywhere / Tigermoth
4. Time To Get Out
5. The Steppes
6. Horizons
7. Kim
8. Ace Of Wands
9. The Air Conditioned Nightmare

1. Narnia
2. Jacuzzi
3. Sentimental Institution
4. Spectral Mornings
5. A Tower Struck Down
6. Clocks / Band Introductions
7. The Show
8. It's Now Or Never
9. Please Don't Touch

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Collector's Corner: Special "Shaking The Tree" by Peter Gabriel, released on November 19, 1990

Collector's Corner: November 19, 1990, Peter Gabriel's "Shaking The Tree" is released - AUDIO & VIDEO.

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"Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats" is the first collection of hits by Peter Gabriel.

Includes songs up to 1989. It was remastered in 2002.

Some songs are different from the versions of their respective albums: "Shaking the Tree" has a new vocal accompaniment by Peter Gabriel; "I Have the Touch" is a remix from 1985; "Here Comes the Flood" is instead a completely new recording, piano and voice only, without the arrangements of Gabriel's first album.

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"Released in 1990, Shaking The Tree is a career-spanning overview of Peter's solo years (up to that point) from the first self-titled album of 1977 up to the 1989 Passion soundtrack with a few curiosities and rarities ..." MORE

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Collector's Corner: “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” Birthday Special, November 18, 1974

Special birthday "The Lamb Lies Down On broadway" November 18th 1974 for Genesis & Co. Collector's Corner.

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November 18, 1974 - November 18, 2020. Birthday of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. 

Two books:

Read here the Horizons Genesis special on “Genesis The Lamb”, the book by Mino Profumo.

Read the Horizons Genesis special on ”And The Lamb, Lies Down, On Broadway” Limited Edition here.

A great DVD:

Mimmo Vitale tells the DVD “The story of Mr. Rael” - INTERVIEW.

Videos:

Here is an excellent document, a video of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Live:

Peter Gabriel, in the first concerts (click here to learn more) after leaving Genesis (click here to learn more) played the song The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. There he is "live on Rockpalast TV show. Recorded at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany on 15 September 1978 ":

Genesis also continued to perform the song, completing it with the closing section di The Musical Box:

Another song performed by the band also after the farewell of Peter Gabriel. The Carpet Crawlers:

Until the last concert in Genesis history:

Also Steve Hackett has revisited this album several times. "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway "Live In Liverpool (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the live release" The Total Experience Live In Liverpool":

STEVE HACKETT feat. Ray Wilson - Carpet Crawlers (OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO). Taken from the album "Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall":

STEVE HACKETT - The Lamia (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the album "Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith":

Other document: the birth of a masterpiece in the work of composition and improvisation.

Buy the Digital Remaster and Stereo Mix version on Amazon. 

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Genesis: “Trespass” turns 50 - AUDIO, VIDEO & MEMORIES

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On October 23, 1970 it came out Trespass, second album in the studio of Genesis, the first with the Charisma Label, the last with Anthony Phillips. Let's relive it together through audio & video. 

Genesis - Trespass

The Genesis tell it like this:

Genesis - Trespass

Here is the training:

Peter Gabriel - lead vocal, flute, accordion, tambourine, tambourine, bass drum
Anthony Phillips - 12-string acoustic guitar, lead electric guitar, dulcimer, vocals
Tony Banks - Hammond organ, piano, Mellotron, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals
Mike Rutherford - 12-string acoustic guitar, electric bass, classical guitar, cello, vocals
John Mayhew - drums, percussion, vocals

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The debut album, "From Genesis To Revelation" was a flop. Find out more:

The low number of sales has created despair among the members of the group. 

But Genesis still decide to give music a chance and commit to the development of the band.

They need a suitable place to be and live together. And where to make the new album. Here it is, read how it went:

Songs:

"Looking For Someone" opens the album, and starts with a cue from Gabriel's voice accompanied only by the organ. The song was then expanded and developed by the whole group.

"White Mountain" and "Dusk" were composed by Banks and Rutherford before deciding to record the album.

The whole group worked on the music for "Stagnation", originally called "Movement", to which Gabriel added the lyrics.

"Visions of Angels" was recorded for "From Genesis to Revelation", but not used and was re-recorded for Trespass. It originates from a Phillips piano piece.

"The Knife" was written by Gabriel and Banks. It was originally titled "The Nice" as a tribute to Nice, and the organ part on the piece was designed to resemble Keith Emerson. 

It lasted up to 19 minutes in concert, but was reduced to eight for the album. Gabriel wrote the lyrics as a parody of a protest song.

Shortly after recording, Phillips decides to leave the group, causing a crisis in Genesis.

After several discussions the band decides to continue, replacing Mayhew with Phil Collins and Phillips with Mick Barnard (who will make room for Steve Hackett).

Trespass was not a great success at the time of release, it failed to rank in the UK and US and received some mixed reviews from critics, but had commercial success in Belgium.

A 1984 reissue peaked at No. 98 in the UK for a week.

The songs on the album have often been reinterpreted (here are a few):

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70 years of Mike Rutherford - AUDIO, VIDEO & MEMORIES

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On 2 October 1950 he was born Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford. Here are some moments of his career (in strictly non-chronological order).

He co-founded the school band Anon with Anthony Phillips and Richard Macphail, in 1965, after that they split and formed Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse mates Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Chris Stewart. Rutherford disliked his time at the Charterhouse and was deported for minor offenses: 

 

In 1982 he celebrated his birthday on the stage in Milton Keynes, UK, during the charity reunion in favor of Peter Gabriel (and the audience wishes him singing):

Genesis: the reunion charity to help Peter Gabriel, October 2, 1982 

Characteristics were his double handle guitars.

During the first live tours, Rutherford often used a custom built Rickenbacker double neck with semi-hollow body 12-string guitar and 4-string bass (now on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum).

For "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and the first part of the "Trick of the Tail" tour, incorporated a solid body 12-string Rickenbacker guitar and a 6-string Micro-Frets Signature Baritone, equipped with short-scale 6-string bass strings.

He later moved on to another combination of 12 solid body strings and 6 bass strings. For the "Mama" and "Invisible Touch" tour had a six-string guitar and four-string bass inserted into a custom body

For the 2007 tour with Genesis, Rutherford had a twelve-string Gibson guitar with a Yamaha TRB-4P bass. Source.

Combination that should also reappear at next tour in 2021.

 

This year he celebrated 40 years of his masterpiece:

His second solo album, "Acting Very Strange" was released on September 7, 1982:

The first album with the Mechanics comes out on October 5th 1985:

The latest with the Mechanics is "Out of the Blue", released on April 5, 2019:

With Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, he participated in the soundtrack of on the "Against All Odds", with the song "Making A Big Mistake":

In June 2019 he played on the Berlin stage with Phil Collins, a mini-reunion unforgettable:

The last tour in Italy was with the Mechanics in 2017:

In 2014, Rutherford published "The Living Years: The First Genesis Memoir", his autobiography:

The first book on Rutherford's solo career, titled "Silent Runner" by Mario Giammetti, was published in Italy (Edizioni Segno) in 2011:

With the Mechanics at the Grammy Awards on February 21, 1990:

In addition to Genesis, ex Genesis, musicians from his solo albums and Mechanics, Mike has played in public with Brian May, David Gilmour, Joe Walsh and many other guitarists at the Strat Pack Concert in 2004, to celebrate 50 years of the Fender Stratocaster:

E with Ed Sheeran and Nick Mason at the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympic Games on 12 August 2012:

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Genesis: the charity reunion to help Peter Gabriel, 2 October 1982 - AUDIO, VIDEO & MEMORIES

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October 2, 1982. On the advice of Genesis manager Tony Smith, Peter Gabriel and his former bandmates agree to playing together in a unique and unforgettable show that will be called 'Six of the Best'.


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A reunion actually "supportive" since the former Genesis singer and the company he founded,  WOMADthey were facing a disastrous economic moment after the equally unsuccessful organization of a festival in July of the same year.

With Daryl Stuermer on guitar, Chester Thompson on drums and the arrival for the encores of the ex member Steve Hackett (who was on vacation in South America but who did not want to miss), and on Mike Rutherford's birthday (with a lot of audience choir), the concert, held at the National Concert Bowl, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK, was a unique and exceptional event for the nearly sixty thousand lucky people who, in an incessant rain, were in front of the stage.

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To know more: "Without borders. Life and music of Peter Gabriel"

Eugeno Delmale tells some curiosities of that historic date.

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40 years ago Peter Gabriel was on tour in Italy for the first time as a soloist on 28, 29 and 30 September 1980 - PODCAST & RICORDI

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On September 28, 1980 Peter Gabriel returns to Italy, but not with Genesis, as a soloist. The start of the Italian part of the tour is at the Parco delle Cascine in Florence.

For many Italian boys it is the first opportunity to see a member of Genesis live.

Genesis had been in concert for the last time in Italy on March 25, 1975.

Then there was still Peter Gabriel, he was the The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Tour and that of the Ruffini Park in Turin, would have been the last live, for many years, due to clashes with the police. The Italian tour was in fact canceled after the incidents and scuffles in other live shows, which are about to condemn our country to a quarantine without foreign artists that lasted years.

In fact it remains one of the last of that period. WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE SPECIAL OF HORIZONS RADIO ON THE 1975 TURIN CONCERT.

Meanwhile, both Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett have left the band. But still none of them have come to play in Italy. So the wait is a lot.

Here's the ticket:

I remember the opening of the gatesindeed, after the first ones who have climbed over the weak barriers, all inside in a very long, liberating race, along the entire Prato delle Cornacchie, at the end of which the stage stood.

Then the long wait in the heat, in a festive and peaceful atmosphere. Until thePeter's arrival on stage, but not to start playing, but to introduce in his own way ("listen to them with the attention and respect with which you listen to me") Simple Mind strangers. And despite Peter's recommendations, for Jim Kerr's group, many objects thrown on stage and little attention.

Then finally Peter and his band start the concert. The lights go out. Everything is dark. "Intruder" starts and a certain animation begins in a sector of the lawn. Someone from the audience was right next to Peter. 

In fact the musicians reach the stage passing through the people, creating an extraordinary effect in all of us. They wear a black suit, in tune with the concept of the China Tour 1984.

By the way, here she is line up:

Peter Gabriel - vocals and keyboards
Larry Fast - synthesizers and keyboards
Jerry Marotta - drums
John Ellis - guitar
John Giblin - bass

And two audio extracts from that concert:

The concert is beautiful. Peter, as you can hear from the audio, is very communicative and also tries to speak in Italian, just like he did with the Genesis, reading cards, often with comic results.

Here is the setlist:

Grand finale with "Here Comes the Flood". Peter sings it alone, without the band, accompanying himself on the piano. 

We all hoped to hear "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and "Back in NYC" too., which Peter had performed on previous tours. And we were clamoring for them, but we were not satisfied. The Peter Gabriel of the beautiful third solo album (see below) is now far from the sounds and even the legacy of Genesis.

Bootleg:

ON THE STAGE September Parco Le Cascine - Florence, Italy 1cdr
FLORENCE '80 COMPLETE September Parco delle Cascine - Florence, Italy 2cdr
FLORENCE '80 BTC023 September Parco delle Cascine - Florence, Italy 2cdr

September 29 is al Palasport of Genoa.

Here Peter comes on stage from the back of the audience, always in total darkness making his way with a flashlight on his shoulder. As in Florence, the public is not fully aware of what is happening.

Here is the set list of the concert: 

And here an audio of the live

The ticket:

Bootlegs:

CHINATOUR September Palasport - Genoa, Italy 2cdr
GENOA '80 BTC023 September Palasport - Genoa, Italy 2cdr

On 30 September at Palasport di Torino last stage of the tour in Italy.

Here, before the concert, there was a curious episode, which raised the morale of the already excited audience even more. Some of roadies they made a joke, deciding to play an "I Know What I Like" tape.

The Palasport almost exploded, expecting like a miracle at any moment, but then, realizing that it would hardly be like this, the roar soon turned into a gigantic choir.

Here's the ticket:

And some IMAGES.

And here is a RARE VIDEO of that concert:

La set list:

Even of this live there are various bootlegs (DETAILS & LISTEN HERE):

TURIN '80 September Palasport - Turin, Italy 2cdr
TURIN '80 BTC023 September Palasport - Turin, Italy 2cdr
TURIN '80 September Palasport - Turin, Italy 1cdr

This is a report from the next day from Stampa Sera (source: The Press Archive):

If you have memories of these concerts, tell us at this link.

Peter Gabriel - Melt

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary, Peter Gabriel released this rare 'Games Without Frontiers' movie recorded live in Buenos Aires in 2009.

On May 28, 2020, Peter released this video which takes up an interview made in 2002 for the release of the re-mastered CD. Gabriel talks about the realization of his third self-titled album, called melt because of the iconic cover image, created by Storm Thorgerson of Studio Hipgnosis.

And here are 10 reasons to listen to this album again.

1.  It 's Gabriel' s album with a lot of studs prestigious guests, like the manufacturer Steve Lillywhite and the guitarist Dave gregory (I Don't Remember e Family Snapshot) of XTC, the beginning of the long collaboration with David Rhodes, the old friend Phil Collins and the percussionist Morris Pert (Intruder e No Self Control), the new employee Kate Bush (No Self Control e Games Without Frontiers), the English saxophonist Dick Morissey (Start), Paul Weller, then leader of the Hours (And Through The Wire).

2. For the first time Peter used the drum machine (Games Without Frontiers e Biko, in particular) and has experienced that particular sound on drums, with the gated reverb, that characterizes Intruder, used the year after by Phil Collins for In The Air Tonight. A sound that has become a standard model for much of the English pop of the eighties.

3. Phil Collins was initially skeptical about the idea of ​​not using dishes at all. But Peter was immovable, since he could take advantage of the high tones with a whole new set of sounds, a variety of fields to explore. Paradoxically, Gabriel was accused of plagiarizing Collins when In The Air Tonight has had worldwide success.

4. Gabriel was one of the first musicians to use the Fairlight, a revolutionary synthesizer that sampled natural sounds. Peter even became its distributor in England, in partnership with a cousin. In the disc we also find new sounds for the rock groove (post-progressive) in which it is still located, such as the xylophone (Intruder), the sax (Start), the marimba (No Self Control e Lead A Normal Life), the bagpipes, the drums surdu and original South African choirs (Biko).

5. Family Snapshot is inspired by the book An Assassin's Diary (A diary of a murderer) by Arthur Bremer, a text that also inspired the screenwriter of the film Taxi Driver di Martin Scorsese. But another book, Dispatches, whose photos suggested some verses to Gabriel Games Without Frontiers, created quite a few censorship issues with the BBC.

6. The album seems to have a common thread of psychological deviance, addressing issues like it stalking (Intruder), schizophrenia and paranoia (No Self Control), removal (I Don't Remember), bad media influence (Family Snapshot), the absence of communication (And Through The Wire), mental illness (Lead A Normal Life). But the "political" aspect is also important. Peter takes a stand against the war (Games Without Frontiers), fear of the "other" (Not One Of Us), L 'apartheid (Biko).

7. Davide Castellini in The songs of Peter Gabriel, Editori Riuniti, points out that there are many negative expressions in titles and texts (No., no, Note, never without). Peter himself had noticed, so much so that, always quoted by Castellini, he was afraid of "turn the album into a sermon to a child, full of not doing this, not doing that".

8. Gabriel was unsure whether to publish or not Biko in the disc. Despite his sincerity towards the topic, he feared that he was not a valid voice for a cause so geographically and socially distant from him. In addition, the story of Steven Biko had already been told in various songs, including A Motor Bike In Africa di Peter Hammill, his friend, collaborator, and neighbor in Bath.

9. Biko is then inserted in the album at the insistence of his friend Tom Robinson. "It was a keystone in my career as a musician and lyricist", says Gabriel, quoted by Mario Giammetti in Peter Gabriel. Not one of us, Editions sign. Indeed, Peter's journey towards the commitment to civil rights begins, which will see him in all the events that the world of music will organize to raise awareness of the planet.

10. For the cover, fourth and final collaboration with the Hipgnosis studio and its founder Storm Thorgerson. Through the technique called Krimsography, invented by the American Les Krim, a Polaroid with the portrait of Peter is manipulated with an eraser on the still fresh emulsion. And the effect melt, in fact, which gives the album the informal title, it's done.

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Peter Gabriel - Melt

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Genesis: the first time of the fox head and the red dress, September 28, 1972 - AUDIO, VIDEO & MEMORIES

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On September 28, 1972, at the National Stadium in Dublin, during il Foxtrot Tour, Peter Gabriel shows up on stage wearing a fox head and a red dress for women, unbeknownst to his companions. 

The show at the National Stadium in Dublin, on September 28th, will remain in the history of Genesis because, in the finale of The Musical Box, Peter Gabriel shows up on stage wearing a fox head and a red dress for his wife Jill, unbeknownst to his companions. The beginning of an era of theatricality and costumes, which gave the band a hitherto unknown visibility and popularity.  

Listen to the concert audio:

And here is the effect taken from the concert at the Bataclan in Paris on January 10, 1973:

Here is Phil Collins' comment in his autobiography "No, I'm not dead yet", Mondadori:

"Before this there had been no indication that Peter wanted to start dressing up. How, later, he won't warn us of the flower mask he will wear for the part of Willow Farm in Supper's Ready, and not even for the triangular box that you put on your head for the next part, Apocalypse in 9/8. We also see them at the same time as the public sees them. He does not want to know how to decide in a group in these cases. (...) These are the very unconventional things that Peter Gabriel is now doing on stage with Genesis. After Dublin, Ms. Volpe reappears at every concert, always in the same spot. We get used to it early, and it's better for us: a photo of Peter in the new costume ends up straight on the cover of the «Melody Maker», and adds a zero to the Genesis engagement rate. We go from thirty-five pounds to three hundred and fifty pounds a night. "

Mike Rutherford tells in his autobiography The Living Years, Arcana:

"We had been kept completely in the dark about Pete's intentions; he knew, moreover, that if he had anticipated something we would have tried to stop him."

Remember Tony Banks in Without Borders. Life and music of Peter Gabriel di Daryl Easlea, Arcana:

"Others did something with the costumes, but we used all the space on the stage. When you went to a Genesis show you saw the veiled curtains, and then the artificial smoke, which yes now is a cliché but then it was not at all. bat wings and painted eyes. You could hear the sound of the Mellotron, practically the first stereo effect. There were no other gigs of that level in the world. The first ten minutes were incredibly powerful. I think we were among the first bands. to grasp the beauty of the fusion of music and visual effects. Partly it happened by chance and luck, partly because Peter's ability in that sense was truly unique. "

In fact, the February 9 1973, at the Rainbow Theater in London, Peter Gabriel wears a full trunk in the dressing room and wears his famous costumes and masks on stageOn the notes of mellotron di Watcher Of The Skies, Peter comes out for the first time in a black suit and bat wings on his head.  

Here's the effect (in a video from the following tour, October 1973 Live Shepperton Studios):

And then again, new twists throughout the concert. Images that will mark, for better or for worse, the band forever.

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10 years ago Peter Gabriel in concert at the Verona Arena, September 26th 2010 - VIDEO & MEMORIES

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10 years ago, on September 26, 2010, Peter Gabriel performed at the Verona Arena during the New Blood Tour, after the release of the album "Scratch My Back".

La performance was filmed by Anna Gabriel and the material she shot is the basis of two films: 'Scratch My Back' and 'Taking The Pulse - Live in Verona'.

Peter Gabriel writes on the site PeterGabriel.com:

«Ten years ago, I asked my daughter Anna to film the concert that we wanted to bring with an orchestra to the Verona Arena, a unique setting in which to perform. Despite a severe cold that prevented me from reaching the notes as I wanted, Anna, along with her collaborator Andrew Gaston and their team, did an excellent job and captured a truly special evening. "

Peter continues:

“Anna's filming was not seen by a large enough audience. Now that many are in isolation at home, we would like to broadcast them on Real World's Vimeo channel for those interested, with my only request that you consider making a donation to one of these virus-fighting organizations:

Italian Red Cross

Civil protection

If you prefer, donate to associations or organizations operating in your area. "

Peter in fact made the two films available in the period of lockdown for Covid-19.

And here are other videos from that concert:

Gabriel again:

«For almost 50 years I have loved Italy: the people, the culture, the food, the history and more recently Sardinia.

Italy gave us work when there was none. Particularly during the summers of the 70s, when he always managed to find something to play. The best and most chaotic tours were those in which the whole country was driven by car to make a mixture of fantastic concerts, from coastal discos to mountain soccer fields.

Both the Genesis music and mine found a wonderful and passionate audience that sang our pieces during the concerts. When we had to record a live album, I always asked first if it was possible to do it in Italy.

I speak little Italian, not very well, but enough to make me feel at home. As a family, we were deeply shaken by the daily bulletins of so many missing persons and so much suffering brought by this brutal virus. "

Peter was joined by the orchestrator and musical director John Metcalfe, the conductor Ben Foster, the soloist Louisa Fuller and the pianist Tom Cawley, together with the singers Melanie Gabriel and Ana Brun and the New Blood Orchestra.

Anna Gabriel states, on the PeterGabriel.com website:

“When I talked to my father about the filming of one of his shows, I jumped at the opportunity to shoot at the Roman amphitheater in Verona.

Italians have always been a very enthusiastic audience and give a lot to the artist and the camera.

I made this film with my friend Andrew Gaston, who was my real collaborator throughout the process.

It's always fun for me to film my dad, because I know the material and his performances so well that I feel I can capture a side of him that feels more personal to me.

I also wanted to film the orchestra in an exciting way, and along with Andrew's editing, I think we really captured the energy of the whole performance.»

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Anthony Phillips' "Slow Dance" was released 30 years ago, September 24, 1990 - LISTEN

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30 years ago, on September 24, 1990, Anthony Phillips' masterpiece "Slow Dance" was released.

The album is a 50-minute instrumental suite divided into two parts. The music was composed by Phillips and performed by himself with other musicians:

Anthony Phillips - keyboards (E-mu Emax, Roland Jupiter-8, Casio CZ-5000, Roland TR-808 drum machine), guitars (Alvarez 12 strings, Fender Stratocaster, Yari classic, Ovation 6 strings), Gretsch fretless bass, TOM drum machine, Yamaha QX5 Sequencer on "Slow Dance (part 2)".
Martin Robertson - clarinet
Ian Hardwick - oboe
Michael Cox - flute, piccolo
Tjborn Holtmark - trumpet
Julie Allis - harp
Ian Thomas - drums
Frank Ricotti - percussion and off spin
John Owen-Edwards - director
Gavyn Wright - leader of the bows
Speachi Quartet
Ralph Bernascone - director of the quartet

Listen to the album:

Track list:

All the songs are composed by Anthony Phillips.

1. "Slow Dance (Part 1)" 23:57

2. "Slow Dance (Part 2)" 26:27

In 2017, Slow Dance was reissued as a digipack 2 CD / 1 DVD Deluxe Edition.

Contains the original and a new stereo mix, a 5.1 surround mix and previously unreleased tracks titled "Slow Dance Vignettes".

The package includes a poster and a 16-page booklet with extensive liner notes. 

1. "Themes from Slow Dance" 3:30
2. "No Way Out (Alternate Mix)" 4:23
3. "A Slower Dance" 3:36
4. "Guitar Adagio from Slow Dance" 4:31
5. "Touch Me Deeply (Demo)" 5:58
6. "Clarinet Sleigh Ride" 6:54
7. "Slow Dance Single Demo (Alternate Mix)" 7:38
8. "No Way Out (Original Mix With Drums)" 8:21
9. "Lenta Chorum"

The title of the album was decided in the summer of 1990.

Phillips stated that "Slow Dance" was among many possible, including "Time & Tide" and "Field Day". The latter was used for the name of Phillips' 2005 album.

"Slow Dance" would have been suggested by someone at Virgin considering the album an excellent accompaniment to a ballet.

Collector's Corner:

Listen to Anthony Phillips:

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