Wise After the Event [Remastered] [2 CD]

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Whereas Anthony Phillips' debut album The Geese & the Ghost was recorded piecemeal over a period of years, his sophomore set was cut in comparatively record time, a month in fall 1977, just as the first rave reviews for its predecessor hit the stands. It was an invigorating period and Phillips' confidence oozes out of every groove. Without departing from the proto-formula that established Geese among the year's most unexpected treats, Wise After the Event is a far more cohesive set, its highlights sprawling across entire tunes as opposed to the mere passages of before. It lacks, of course, the experimental edge of the earlier album -- there is nothing here to eclipse ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Whereas Anthony Phillips' debut album The Geese & the Ghost was recorded piecemeal over a period of years, his sophomore set was cut in comparatively record time, a month in fall 1977, just as the first rave reviews for its predecessor hit the stands. It was an invigorating period and Phillips' confidence oozes out of every groove. Without departing from the proto-formula that established Geese among the year's most unexpected treats, Wise After the Event is a far more cohesive set, its highlights sprawling across entire tunes as opposed to the mere passages of before. It lacks, of course, the experimental edge of the earlier album -- there is nothing here to eclipse the first time you heard "Chinese Mushroom Cloud," for instance. There may also be too many sensitive ballads cluttering things up -- even the best can get a shade samey after a while. But the opening "We're All as We Lie" and the multi-textured title track are both career-enhancing classics, placing Phillips in the same kind of folky-art-prog middle ground as Roy Harper traditionally inhabited. And, as such, Wise After the Event emerges both wise and eventful. [Voiceprint's remastered, two-CD edition was released in 2008.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Voiceprint Uk
  • UPC: 604388328420
  • Catalog Number: 433

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We're All as We Lie (4:36)
  2. 2 Birdsong and Reprise (6:47)
  3. 3 Moonshooter (5:58)
  4. 4 Wise After the Event (10:32)
  5. 5 Pulling Faces (4:37)
  6. 6 Regrets (6:04)
  7. 7 Greenhouse (3:03)
  8. 8 Paperchase (5:34)
  9. 9 Now What (Are They Doing To My Little Friend?) (8:27)
  10. 10 Squirre! (4:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 We're All as We Lie Link (1:25)
  2. 2 Sleeping on an Interstellar Plane (3:07)
  3. 3 Paperchase (5:33)
  4. 4 Birdsong (5:36)
  5. 5 Moonshooter (5:39)
  6. 6 We're All a We Lie (3:55)
  7. 7 Pulling Faces (4:33)
  8. 8 Squirrel (4:31)
  9. 9 Wise After the Event (8:58)
  10. 10 Magic Garden (1:56)
  11. 11 We're All as We Lie (3:52)
  12. 12 Regrets (6:03)
  13. 13 Chinaman (0:48)
  14. 14 Now What (Are They Doing To My Little Friends?) [Ins (8:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anthony Phillips Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
Rupert Hine Percussion, Background Vocals, Various, Vibes
Perkin Alanbeck Synthesizer
Gilbert Biberian Conductor
Mel Collins Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Jeremy Gilbert Harp, Keyboards
Michael Giles Drums
Vic Stench Drums
The Vicar Guitar, Keyboards, Various
Rodent Rabble Hand Clapping, Various
Robin Phillips Oboe
Humbert Ruse Drums
Technical Credits
Anthony Phillips Arranger
Rupert Hine Audio Production
Simon Heyworth Remastering
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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    great music

    awesome music for genesis fans its a must

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