Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce
the release of a newly re-mastered five CD clamshell boxed set of
Archive Collection Volume One and Two.
In March 1998 Ant issued the first volume of
The Archive Collection, which featured previously unreleased
recordings including demos recorded with Mike Rutherford in
September 1969. Due to
the popularity of the first release, the double CD release Archive
Collection Volume Two followed in May 2004, which gathered together
further previously unheard tracks and variations made over the
Ant has now worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare
this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new
expanded version which features an additional 27 tracks of
previously unreleased and rare archive material.
Archive Collection Volume One was originally released with an
EP length CD of additional recordings, which has now been expanded
to a full length CD (including a 1966
demo by the pre-Genesis band Anon) and the set also includes an additional CD of 'The
Masquerade Tapes', featuring music inspired by the illustrated book
by Kit Williams.
This new boxed set edition of Archive
Collection Volumes One and Two features liner notes by Jon Dann and
is a fine collection of music by one of Britain's most imaginative
and respected musicians. It is sure to appeal to aficionados of
Anthony Phillips' highly respected work.
Volume I & II is out now and is
available to order from
Cherry Red and
Update: Reviews of the set have now been published on
The Spirit of Progressive Rock,
At The Barrier,
Sea of Tranquility and
The Second Disc as well as appearing in the print issues of Prog and Classic