Wise After the Event [Remastered] [2 CD]

Wise After the Event [Remastered] [2 CD]

by Anthony Phillips


Whereas Anthony Phillips' debut album The Geese & the Ghost was recorded piecemeal over a period of years, his sophomore set was cut in comparatively record time, a month in fall 1977, just as the first rave reviews for its predecessor hit the stands. It was an invigorating period and Phillips' confidence oozes out of every groove. Without departing from the proto-formula that established Geese among the year's most unexpected treats, Wise After the Event is a far more cohesive set, its highlights sprawling across entire tunes as opposed to the mere passages of before. It lacks, of course, the experimental edge of the earlier album -- there is nothing here to eclipse the first time you heard "Chinese Mushroom Cloud," for instance. There may also be too many sensitive ballads cluttering things up -- even the best can get a shade samey after a while. But the opening "We're All as We Lie" and the multi-textured title track are both career-enhancing classics, placing Phillips in the same kind of folky-art-prog middle ground as Roy Harper traditionally inhabited. And, as such, Wise After the Event emerges both wise and eventful. [Voiceprint's remastered, two-CD edition was released in 2008.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2008
Label: Voiceprint Uk
UPC: 0604388328420
catalogNumber: 433


Disc 1

  1. We're All as We Lie
  2. Birdsong and Reprise
  3. Moonshooter
  4. Wise After the Event
  5. Pulling Faces
  6. Regrets
  7. Greenhouse
  8. Paperchase
  9. Now What (Are They Doing To My Little Friend?)
  10. Squirre!

Disc 2

  1. We're All as We Lie Link
  2. Sleeping on an Interstellar Plane
  3. Paperchase
  4. Birdsong
  5. Moonshooter
  6. We're All a We Lie
  7. Pulling Faces
  8. Squirrel
  9. Wise After the Event
  10. Magic Garden
  11. We're All as We Lie
  12. Regrets
  13. Chinaman
  14. Now What (Are They Doing To My Little Friends?) [Ins

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anthony Phillips   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
Rupert Hine   Percussion,Background Vocals,Various,Vibes
Perkin Alanbeck   Synthesizer
Gilbert Biberian   Conductor
Mel Collins   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Jeremy Gilbert   Harp,Keyboards
Michael Giles   Drums
Vic Stench   Drums
Vicar   Guitar,Keyboards,Various
Rodent Rabble   Hand Clapping,Various
Robin Phillips   Oboe
Humbert Ruse   Drums

Technical Credits

Anthony Phillips   Arranger
Rupert Hine   Audio Production

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Wise After the Event 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
smokeyman207 More than 1 year ago
awesome music for genesis fans its a must