TotW 02/08/2020 - 02/14/2020: ANTHONY PHILLIPS - Nightmare

  • What do you think about "Nightmare"? 3

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    ANTHONY PHILLIPS - Nightmare

    Year: 1979
    Album: Sides
    Working title: unknown
    Credits: Phillips
    Lyrics: yes
    Length: 07:24
    Musicians: Anthony Phillips, "Ralph Bernascne", Ray Cooper, John Perry, Michael Giles
    Played Live: xxx
    Cover versions: Rocking Horse Music Club (2019)

    Notes: Nightmare is a sort of instrumental from his third album Sides. It may also probably be one of the proggiest track he did in the early phase of his solo career. Or what do you think?
  • I never was a great AP fan - too much of his work is just too far away from my own taste.

    But "Nightmare" is a classic! I was reminded a few weeks ago how great that track is - on the Rocking Horse Music Club album, which features a great cover version.


    13p

  • It took a few listens to grow on me, but now I consider it one of the best Ant tracks.


    Arguably, it's the Ant track that sounds the most like a Steve Hackett instrumental!

    Most of what I really needed to know in life, nobody ever told me, and reality had to force it into my skull slowly and relentlessly until I couldn't ignore it any more. And, indeed, most people who had it explained to them to would angrily argue against it.