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 theProtocol 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!
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