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Wise After the Event


Download links and information about Wise After the Event by Anthony Phillips. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 02:04:18 minutes.

Artist: Anthony Phillips
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 24
Duration: 02:04:18
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No. Title Length
1. We're All As We Lie 4:36
2. Birdsong and Reprise 6:47
3. Moonshooter 5:58
4. Wise After the Event 10:32
5. Pulling Faces 4:37
6. Regrets 6:04
7. Greenhouse 3:03
8. Paperchase 5:34
9. Now What (Are They Doing to My Little Friends)? 8:27
10. Squirrel 4:30
11. We're All As We Lie (link) 1:25
12. Sleeping On an Interstellar Plane (Greenhouse Demo) 3:07
13. Paperchase (instrumental Demo) 5:33
14. Birdsong (instrumental Demo) 5:36
15. Moonshooter (Cottage Tapes Demo) 5:39
16. We're All As We Lie (Cottage Tapes Demo) 3:55
17. Pulling Faces (Cottage Tapes Demo) 4:33
18. Squirrel (instrumental Mix) 4:31
19. Wise After the Event (instrumental Mix) 8:58
20. Magic Garden (solo Piano Mix) 1:56
21. We're All As We Lie (7" Single Version) 3:52
22. Regrets (piano Mix) 6:03
23. Chinaman (basic Guitar Mix) 0:48
24. Now What (Are They Doing to My Little Friends)? (instrumental Mix) 8:14



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.]