This is NOT a rock album, and it's not an album for everyone. This first album (1977) by Anthony Phillips, the original lead guitarist for Genesis, is made up of pastoral, melancholy, and often timeless sounding music. The CD cover matches the mood of the music. A drum kit appears for maybe a minute out of "The Geese and the Ghost-Part ii" and that's it, and there are no real guitar solos. The album is all about texture and mood. Phillips gets good support from former bandmate Michael Rutherford--their dual 12-string playing on the title track is reminiscent of the "Trespass" album. Phil Collins comes along to sing lead vocals on two tracks ("God if I Saw Her Now" is especially lovely), and Steve Hackett's kid brother John plays flute on three cuts. The album's centerpieces are two extended instrumentals: the 15-minute title track and 12-minute "Henry: Portraits from Tudor Times". Both include some memorable themes but also a lot of segments that are mood pieces. Phillips has produced a long series of albums called "Private Parts and Pieces" (I stopped buying at #6) that are strictly mood pieces. This CD is a cut above those, but you shouldn't buy it unless you like quiet, reflective music. This is my second favorite Phillips album after "Wise After the Event"; "Geese" has the advantage of still being in print. This is a 3-1/2 star album.