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The Geese and The Ghost – 2008 Remaster

This is the 30th anniversary 2 CD remastered reissue which was released on the 14th April 2008

The Geese and the Ghost was originally released in 1977 and features performances from Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins alongside Anthony

The 30th anniversary of the original release of Ant’s solo debut album is marked with this reissue of the album as an expanded 2 CD edition

The album itself has been expertly re-mastered from the original master tapes by recording engineer and co-producer of the original album Simon Heyworth

The location of the original master tapes brought to light the previously unheard ‘Lute’s Chorus Reprise’ section of ‘Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times’ which was excised from track at the final stage of completing the album, as it was felt at the time that the track was a little too long. This has now been restored to its rightful place on the album in order that the track can be heard for the first time in the originally intended form

The extra CD features a fascinating “behind the scenes” view of the initial stages of the recording of the album with the basic tracks of Ant and Mike Rutherford’s original acoustic guitar parts for ‘The Geese & The Ghost (Parts One & Two)’, ‘Which Way The Wind Blows’ and ‘Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times’ being mixed for the first time in isolation from the later overdubs that were added to the album

Complimenting these unique versions of the original tracks is the only unreleased track from the original sessions – a planned new version of the co-written ‘Silver Song’ that never progressed beyond this initial recording, Ant’s original demo of ‘Collections’ (which was recorded for Charisma Records boss Tony Stratton-Smith in the Spring of 1974) and the original basic instrumental tracks of ‘God If I Saw Her Now’ and ‘Sleepfall’

The final track (as mentioned above) is the unreleased single version of ‘Silver Song’, recorded in November 1973 by Ant together with Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins which receives it’s first official release

This reissue also features new liner notes with a detailed account of the making of the album including contributions from John Hackett, co-producer Simon Heyworth and cover artist Peter Cross together with Ant’s own memories of the album. Rosanna Arquette also shares her memories of one of her favourite tracks on the album

Track List

CD 1

Wind -Tales
Which Way The Wind Blows
Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times –
(i) Fanfare
(ii) Lutes’ Chorus
(iii) Misty Battlements
(iv) Lutes’ Chorus Reprise
(v) Henry Goes To War
(vi) Death Of A Knight
(vii) Triumphant Return
God If I Saw Her Now
Chinese Mushroom Cloud
The Geese And The Ghost:
Part I
Part II
Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West

CD 2

Master Of Time (Demo)
Title Inspiration
The Geese And The Ghost – Part One (Basic Track)
Collections Link
Which Way The Wind Blows
Silver Song (Basic Track)
Henry: Portraits From Tudor Times (Basic Track):
(i) Fanfare
(ii) Lute’s Chorus
(iii) Lute’s Chorus Reprise
(iv) Misty Battlements
Collections (Demo)
The Geese & The Ghost – Part Two (Basic Track)
God If I Saw Her Now (Basic Track)
Sleepfall (Basic Track)
Silver Song (Unreleased Single Version, 1973)

Record Company: Voiceprint

Catalogue Number: VP432CD

Image c/o The Deutscher Fanclub.

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