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Anthony Phillips Archive five-disc box set on the way

Anthony Phillips
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Original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips is to have his two Archive releases collected together, along with a new disc, in a brand new five-disc box set, Archive Collection Volume I & Volume II, which will be released through Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red on January 28. The newly remastered set will feature a total of 27 previously unreleased tracks.

Phillips issued the first volume of Archive Collection in 1988. A second volume followed in 2004. These titles gathered together soundtrack compositions and rare archive recordings made by Phillips over the years.

Working alongside archivist Jon Dann, Phillips has expanded the volumes which now include a 1966 demo by pre-Genesis band The Anon and also an additional CD of The Masquerade Tapes featuring music inspired by the illustrated book by Kit Williams.

Archive Collection Volume I & Volume II features an extensive essay by Dann.

Pre-order Archive Collection Volume I & Volume II.

Anthony Phillips

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.