What does it sound like?:
The fourth solo album by the ex Genesis guitarist, originally released back in 1979, is the next in line for the deluxe reissue treatment comprising three cds plus a dvd in a clamshell box.
Produced by Rupert Hine, the album was originally intended to try and appeal to a more mainstream audience. In its original vinyl incarnation, side 1 showcased shorter poppier songs while side 2 concentrated on longer proggier pieces.
What you get here is a new 2016 stereo mix on the first cd, demos, outtakes and sundry odds n sods on the second cd, and a remastered version of the original stereo mix on cd 3. The DVD carries a 2016 5.1 surround mix of the album.
An illustrated booklet completes the package and contains interesting and revealing interviews with both artist and producer.
What does it all *mean*?
This is probably the most accessible album of Phillips’ catalogue, so even if you’re not already a fan you may find something you like here – it’s a pleasant rather than groundbreaking listen, and the extras on the second cd are interesting rather than being esspecially revealing.
Goes well with…
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