Anthony Phillips – “Field Day” (2018 reissue)

In this age of mega box set re-releases of well-loved albums – the Beatles’ White Album and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks being two recent examples – sometimes its nice to rediscover (or discover for the first time) a more under-the-radar re-release. Anthony Phillips’ Field Day is one such. It’s really under the radar…I…

Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips and the Song That Wouldn’t Die

It could have been the single to launch Phil Collins’ multi-platinum solo career, but it was way back when he was still a long-haired and bearded progressive rock drummer with Genesis. The song’s author, original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips – who had quit Genesis years before due to stage fright and exhaustion – would have…

Surprises in the Mainstream

Recently I’ve been listening to a fair amount of what some might call “middle of the road” pop – thanks to my local public libraries.  In so doing, I’ve come across some surprises in the mainstream: some unexpected songs nestled among the familiar and the safe.  Two in particular – “Happy Together (A Fantasy)” by…