• Phil Manzanera - Primitive Guitars
    (Polydor/Island/EG Records  2302062)
    Matrix No's: A1/B4 - UK Pressing

    Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
    - some slight wear to edges

    Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
    perfect apart from a very slight warp on the edge of the vinyl that gives a judder as it passes through for the first few revolutions

    Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951, London, England) is a musician and record producer. He is the lead guitarist with Roxy Music. In 2006 Manzanera co-produced David Gilmour's album On an Island and played in Gilmour's band for tours in Europe and North America. He wrote and presented a series of 14 one-hour radio programmes for station Planet Rock entitled The A-Z of Great Guitarists and his instrumental album, Firebird V11, was released in 2008.

    Diamond Head is the first studio album by the rock artist Phil Manzanera. It was released in 1975, originally on Island Records in the UK (who was handling all E.G. recordings) and in the US on Atco Records. The sound quality on the US album was deemed to be worse than the UK album, so the UK import became a popular seller in the speciality record shops who sold Roxy Music and other UK bands.

    Unlike other solo albums issued by an instrumental member of an existing band (Manzanera was Roxy Music's lead guitarist), Diamond Head featured a number of vocal songs performed by guest musicians.

    Metal band Diamond Head took their name from the album.

    Track listing

    All songs by Phil Manzanera, except where noted.

    Side one
    No. Title Writer(s) Lead Vocals Length
    1. "Frontera" Manzanera, MacCormick, Wyatt Robert Wyatt 4:02
    2. "Diamond Head"   Instrumental 4:30
    3. "Big Day" Manzanera, Eno Brian Eno 3:44
    4. "The Flex"   Instrumental 3:32
    5. "Same Time Next Week" Manzanera, Wetton John Wetton and Doreen Chanter 4:45
    Side two
    No. Title Writer(s) Lead Vocals Length
    6. "Miss Shapiro" Manzanera, Eno Brian Eno 6:40
    7. "East of Echo"   Instrumental 5:45
    8. "Lagrima"   Instrumental 2:27
    9. "Alma" Manzanera, MacCormick Bill MacCormick 6:48

    Track-By-Track Personnel

    "Frontera"
    • Robert Wyatt – lead vocals, timbales, cabasa, backing vocals
    • Brian Eno – backing vocals
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars
    • John Wetton – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums
    "Diamond Head"
    • Eddie Jobson – all strings, Fender piano
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars
    • John Wetton – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums
    • Brian Eno – guitar treatments
    "Big Day"
    • Brian Eno – vocals
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars, tiplé, fuzz guitar
    • Brian Turrington – bass
    • John Wetton – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums
    "The Flex"
    • Andy Mackay – soprano and alto saxophones
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars
    • Eddie Jobson – electric clavinet
    • John Wetton – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums
    • Sonny Akpan – congas
    "Same Time Next Week"
    • John Wetton – lead vocals, bass, mellotron
    • Doreen Chanter – lead vocals
    • Andy Mackay – saxophones
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars
    • Paul Thompson – drums
    • Sonny Akpan – congas
    • Charles Hayward – tree bells
    "Miss Shapiro"
    • Brian Eno – vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, handclaps
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars, organ, piano, bass, handclaps
    • Brian Turrington – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums
    • Bill MacCormick – handclaps
    "East of Echo"
    • Quiet Sun:
      • Bill MacCormick – fuzz bass themes
      • Charles Hayward – percussion
      • Dave Jarret – keyboard themes
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars
    • Ian MacDonald – bagpipes
    • John Wetton – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums, extra drums
    • Brian Eno – guitar treatments
    "Lagrima"
    • Andy Mackay – oboe
    • Phil Manzanera – guitar
    "Alma"
    • Bill MacCormick – vocals
    • Phil Manzanera – guitars, organ, tiplé, string synthesizer, vocals, fuzz bass
    • Eddie Jobson – synthesizer
    • John Wetton – bass
    • Paul Thompson – drums

    Personnel

    • Phil Manzanera — electric 6 and 12 string guitars, tiple, acoustic guitar, synthesized guitar, bass, string synthesizer, organ, piano, vocals
    • Robert Wyatt — vocals, timbales, cabasa, background vocals
    • Brian Eno — vocals, treatments, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion
    • Eddie Jobson — strings, fender piano, electric clavinet, synthesizer
    • Dave Jarrett — keyboards
    • Andy Mackay — soprano and alto saxophone, oboe
    • Ian MacDonald — bagpipes
    • John Wetton — bass, vocals, mellotron
    • Bill MacCormick — bass, vocals
    • Brian Turrington — bass
    • Paul Thompson — drums
    • Danny Heibs — percussion
    • Chyke Madu — percussion
    • Sonny Akpan — congas, percussion, bongos, big gong, maracas
    • Charles Hayward — percussion
    • Doreen Chanter — vocals
    Technical
    • Rhett Davies — engineer
    • Robert Ash — assistant engineer
    • Jon Prew — photography

     

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    PHIL MANZANERA - DIAMOND HEAD LP - Nr MINT/EXC+ UK PROG ROXY MUSIC

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