Drum Legend Simon Phillips Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Protocol With 6-CD Box Set

Drum legend Simon Phillips will be releasing a 6-CD box set on April 12th on Phantom Recordings. This truly deluxe set celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Protocol, the powerhouse jazz-rock vehicle for the music of legendary drummer Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, Toto, The Who, Mike Oldfield, Hiromi). Included are all of the previous Protocol releases (I, II, III & IV), re-mastered for an even better sonic experience. Plus two full CDs of previously unreleased demos, with the embryonic tunes that would later become finished material for the Protocol II, III & IV albums. Protocol 4, included, was nominated for a Grammy in 2018 for Best Contemporary Instrumental Recording.

Phillips himself composed the liner notes of a glorious 24-page booklet with historic photos, providing deep insight into the genesis of the band, the tunes and recording processes. An absolute must-have collector’s item for Simon’s devotees worldwide!
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Previously Unreleased Demos

Disc: 5 – Protocol II & III Demos
1. Wildfire
2. Funk Tune #1
3. Six Eight
4. Pump Type
5. Thirteen
6. Herbie Type
7. Ballad
8. Three Four
9. Zawinul
10. Mystery
11. Protocol Blues
12. A Perfect Flush
13. Circle Seven
14. Pilatus
15. Stir Crazy
16. Fast Five

Disc: 6 – Protocol IV Demos
1. Six Eight
2. Pentangle
3. Indian Theme
4. 7 Four Funk
5. Intro + Celtic Boogie
6. Blues
7. Ballad
8. Jan Type

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