Has there ever been another artist...

  • Just a thought/observation: Has there ever been an artist whose "new" albums have such a high proportion of archival material as Ant?


    I have 25 Ant albums, and over a third are in some way collections of archival material. He was releasing archival material as early as his third album (the first PP&P)! He even has more than one type or level of archival material -- "normal" archival stuff (as on some of the PP&P collections), "really" archival stuff (the ARCHIVE COLLECTIONs), and library music.


    He has sort of a unique solo career in that way, doesn't he?

    Such are the times we live in, that talking about what's really going on will make you sound crazy.

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  • It isn't something I had thought of before, though I have to say I am always intrigued when I read the liner notes and see details about a track that was composed or recorded while he was still in Genesis or working with Mike on sessions for G&TG..


    He probably records a lot of stuff for his library music, material he is contracted to produce - some of it is accepted, not all of it, and that probably leaves him with a lot of recorded material that he can either refurbish or release at a later date.

  • He probably records a lot of stuff for his library music, material he is contracted to produce - some of it is accepted, not all of it, and that probably leaves him with a lot of recorded material that he can either refurbish or release at a later date.

    I also think that's a good explanation. I am on the one hand fascinated by the load of material he produces, but on the other hand - wouldn't it be nice to hear a proper rock / prog album by Ant again?