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on 20 February 2011
Having recently got into Anthony Philips on the back of being a Genesis fan for decades, this was my second purchase of his stuff. The first being The Geese and the Ghost. The G & G is absolutely brilliant and I can't think why I never bought his stuff earlier as I have been aware of him for years. Wise after the Event never lived up to the expectations I had after G & G. There is too much self indulgence (yes I know all his music is a bit like that) which I don't usually mind but it lacked the consistency I had experienced from G & G. Overall a good album and 3.5 would probably have been a fairer mark but there aren't enought really good tracks for a 4. One other thing, he does all the vocals on this double album and I think it's fair to say, his music is better than his singing. It was so bad on a few tracks my wife was laughing although I thought it was a bit quaint
If you're a fan, then still worth buying as I did enjoy it. Just not as much as I had hoped I would.
p.s. I recently bought Field Day by AP, excellent as there is no singing....lol