Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Guitarist Anthony Phillips Revisits "The Living Room Concert" Along With New Music Staring Into Nothing

Arriving July 24th from Genesis guitar legend Anthony Phillips is a remastered and an expanded edition of his release "The Living Room Concert." After being released in May 1995, it quickly disappeared and has become unavailable for many years. The concert was originally recorded on March 21st, 1993 for the "Living Room Concert Series" and features Phillips performing his solo pieces on acoustic guitar ("Reaper" and "Field Of Eternity") and on piano ("Last Goodbyes" and "Collections"). The highlight of the set was his 1976 composition "Conversation Piece," which has never been recorded, but was originally written for his Guitar Quintet for the "Private Parts & Pieces" album. The three bonus tracks consist of the short 78-second acoustic instrumental piece "Jaunty Roads," the wonderful classical piano piece "Let Us Now Make Love" and the folk ballad "Lucy: An Illusion." To find out more about Anthony Phillips and his latest release, the new remastered, expanded version of his album "The Living Room Concert," please visit 

The Southern California based progressive rock ensemble Staring Into Nothing recently released their second full-length album titled simply "Love." It features a dozen tracks and some special guests like King Crimson's Trey Gunn, Gregg Bissonette from Ringo Starr's All Star Band and also Mike Keneally (Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani). The new album kicks off with the enlightening melody of "Winter," before picking up the tempo with the rocking season of "Spring." Staring Into Nothing also gives their all with the nostalgic sounding pop/rock feel of "Summer," while "Autumn" is an all-out prog-rock assault with energy and passion. The band finally expand upon their sound with the lush piano chords and soaring guitar solos of "Beautiful Delusion," before finishing up their new album with the addictive, energetic rocker "Find Our Way Back," the seven-plus minute musical epic "Ashes" and the emotional ballad "Amazing Grace." To find out more about Staring Into Nothing and their latest release "Love," please visit staringintonothing.com

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