Born as Phillip Targett-Adams on Januari 31 1951, London. Guitarist, producer, songwriter. Worked with:
Roxy Music, replacing David O'List (David was member of The Nice who toured with Pink Floyd in Brittain. In fact David played a few gigs with Pink while Syd was to drunk or didn't show up).
Brian Eno ('73,'74, '77, '86),
801 Live with: Bill MacCormick, Francis Monkman, Simon Phillips, Brian Eno and Lloyd Watson.
John Cale ('74, '75 & '94),
Southern Cross (1991),
Bryan Ferry -
Chris Tassone - Looks Like Ringo, Sounds Like John (1995) with: Manfredd Mann, Zak Starkey,
DJ Fontana, John Entwistle, Phil Manzanera and Georgie Fame,
Enrico Burbury ('97, 2001),
Friend of David Gilmour
and co-writer of One Slip (AMLOR
Pink Floyd '87).
David, John Wetton,
Nicholls and Phil wrote the song Talk to Me, wich you can find on The Phil Manzarena
Collection ('95). He played live with the Pinks in '92 (Cali-Columbia).
Strat Pack ~ The Fender 50th Birthday Celebration ~ 24 September 2004 Wembley Arena.
Famous guitarists such as Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, Brian May of Queen, Eagle's
Joe Walsh, Gary Moore, Hank Marvin, Paul Rodgers, Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack,
David Gilmour, played at Wembley Arena on Friday night in a concert
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster.
David Gilmour; On An Island ('06) & he will be aprt of the live bad, great!
Two famous fans at The Strat Pack:
Heather Findlay & Bryan Josh.
Diamond Head '75.
Listen Now '77:
Phil Manzanera - guitars, acoustic piano, hammond,
Mel Collins - sax,
(Alan Parsons Project and many others),
Billy Livsey - clarinet,
John White -tuba,
Francis Monkman - synthesizers (Alan Parsons Project and others),
Eno - sytnesizers, guitar treatment, piano,
Eddie Rayner and
Eddie Jobson - piano ,
Billy Livsey - Fender Rhodes,
Rhett Davies - hammond,
Billy Livsey - Wurlitzer Piano.
Primitive Guitars '82.
Simon Phillips, (Toto and many others)
Kevin Godley and
Lol Creme (both of 10cc).
The Complete Explorers a two-CD set is almost a complete collection of all of the studio
output of the Explorers. There are no tracks from their live CD, and Manzanera opted to
include two 12" mixes instead of the standard album/single versions. The Explorers were formed by
Manzanera and MacKay during a planned two-year break from Roxy Music following the
huge success of Avalon (this hiatus lasted for 18 years).
Paul Carrack - Keyboards,
Guy Fletcher - Keyboards,
Phil Manzanera - Liner Notes, Synth Guitar ,
Blair Cunningham - Drums,
Steve Gadd - Drums (Eric Clapton and others),
Tony Levin - Bass,
John MacKenzie - Bass,
Alan Spenner - Bass,
Andy Mackay - Oboe, Saxophone, Vocals (Roxy Music),
Tessa Niles - Vocals (bckgr),
James Wraith - Vocals,
Ryan Art - Sleeve Art,
Justin Hayward - Vocals (bckgr),
Eddy Grant - Vocals (bckgr),
Tim Hain - Vocals,
Carol Kenyon - Vocals (bckgr) ,
Leo Sayer - Vocals,
Eric Stewart - Vocals (bckgr)(10CC) ,
Denis Waterman & Chorus - Vocals.
His 6th solo-album is called 6pm with the Roxy Music band and some special
Phil - vocals, guitars, keyboards & piano,
David Gilmour - lead guitar,
Robert Wyatt - trumpet, backing vocals, drums, keyboards,
Chrissy Hynde (Pretenders) - harmonica, backing vocals,
Brian Eno - enotonic treatments,
Andy Mackay - sax, oboe,
Paul Thompson - drums,
Jamie Johson - bass guitar,
Bill MacCormick - bass guitar solo,
Brenda Jury - viola,
Nigel Simpson - piano,
Yarron Stavi - double bass and
Claire Singers - vocals.
An album with a high Floydian and David Gilmouresque sound. And a big wink to the early
days of the Pink Floyd Sound with Syd Barrett. Each song is very enjoyable to listen to,
you can hear that the crafmanship of these older boys and girls is not out of age.
Enotonic treatments done by the the amazing sound creator; Mr.Brian Eno.
Listen to the first track, "Broken Dreams" (about the lost of his father) and you would think
that it was a forgotten Gilmour song. On "Love Devotion" he sounds even more like David
Gilmour in his younger days then David himself did. And other highlight is "Wish You Well", a
song for Ian MacDonald. "Green Spikey Cactus", is a superbly catchy pop song with a bluesy
The ceedee ends with two tracks that flow into eachother; "Always You" and "Sacred Days" a
song that reminds of Tomorow Never Knows of the Beatles, little psychedlic 60-ies music;
it sounds great. These two last songs is were David Gilmour lay down some nice guitar work.
A very splendid album with a big wink to the Syd Barrett Wish You Where Here-era. Phil and
his "old" friends did a wonderful job.
The booklet is an possitive remark worthed too.
If you like this album, try the
Blackfield album too. Soundsamples you'll find at
this page too.
Phil's album Vozero is being re-released with new artwork and bonus track
'Tropical', sung in Spanish with Robert Wyatt on drums and keybords and Yarron Stavi
from the 'Gilah Atzmon and the Orient Express' band on double bass.
New album 50 Minutes Later.
Phil has released his new album called 50 Minutes Later.
in October on Expression/Hannibal.
A nice rockin' album, with again some caribean songs, but the most songs are rockin' landscapes.
Just like "6 p.m." a new highlight!
Phil Manzanera Guitars Vocals Keyboards
Robert Wyatt perc keyboards vocals cornet
Brian Eno Chaos drums keyboards,Enotonik treatment
Claire Singers Vocals
Paul Thompson Drums
Andy Mackay Soprano Saxophone
Jamie Johnson Bass
Yaron Stavi Acoustic bass
Paddy Milner grand piano
Brendan Jury viola
Nigel Simpson Grand piano
Romano Viazzani accordion
Lucho Brieva Voice
Gina Bellman Voice
Mark McCarthy sound effects
Bill MacCormick production
Firebird V11 (Nov 2008).
The highly-respected, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, whom many of you would also have enjoyed as part of David Gilmour's touring band on his 2006 tour (and subsequent CD/DVD releases), enjoys a thriving solo career. Some of you may have heard his wonderful 2004 album, 6PM, partly on the strength of David guesting on it.
Today (November 10th) Phil releases not just one, but two new albums - "Firebird V11", an absorbing collection of new songs, and "The Music 1972 - 2008", a 2CD and 1DVD set, chock full of good stuff looking back over his impressive back catalogue.
Read more here, here you can find some mp3's.
PHIL MANZANERA : GIBSON FIREBIRD V11 GUITAR ,VOCALS
CHARLES HAYWARD : SLINGERLAND DRUMS, VOCALS
YARON STAVI : BASS GUITAR, ACOUSTIC BASS, VOCALS
LESZEK MOZDZER : PIANO, SYNTHS, VOCALS
Phil Manzanera - The Music 1972-2008 takes in 25 tracks, either written or co-written by Phil, covering a career playing as a solo artist, and with the likes of Roxy Music and Brian Eno. Phil revealed the criteria for which songs were selected:
"When choosing the songs and music from a body of work that, so far, has spanned 35 years, I did wonder if some common thread would emerge, and I guess it did... namely my passion for experimentation and musical exploration through sound and collaborations. I have never wanted to play it safe, even if it means, as the great music writer Ian MacDonald said of me, 'soaring like an angel one minute and stumbling like a sleepwalker the next'."
phil manzanera the music 1972 - 2008The DVD which accompanies the set is a nice collection of items, mainly consisting of live performances from various years. There's also a fascinating 23-minute documentary, "From Revolution To Roxy", which has Phil narrating his life story - rather bizarrely, whilst driving his car! With the frequent inclusion of Super 8 film, from his childhood days in Cuba during the time of the Revolution, through the Roxy Music years, right up to the present day, it is the perfect precis of his life and career for the uninitiated. For the Gilmour completist, there is also footage of Phil and David working together on the 6PM project, which lead to the almost three-years they spent together on the On An Island project.
The set boasts a great selection of tracks, with disc 1 of the CD focusing on his first 20 years, working with Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, amongst others, and disc 2 taking in the most recent 10 years. To hear excerpts of each track on the album, visit www.manzanera-themusic.com.
Left to right: Claire, Alfie and Robert, Lucho, Polly and David Gilmour, Rhett Davies, Phil and Paul. (May 2005).
Live Feb 2009 with David Gilmour as guest;
Phil - (guitar & vocals),
David made a surprise, if not premature, appearance at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho last night, 10th of Fer '09, joining
‘On an Island’ colleagues Phil Manzanera and Leszek Mozdzer.
Charles Hayward (drums),
Yaron Stavi (bass) and
Lezek Mozdzer (keyboards).
Read here what the Times has to say about it.
The shows proved so successful that Phil has decided to do some more, and presumably to save Leszek some travelling, has arranged
them for Poland. As we know we have a fair number of Polish regulars, we're sure that this news is going to be welcome.
Phil Manzanera's Expression Records To Release The 801 Series Through MVD Audio on August 11th
On August 11 2009, Phil Manzanera's Expression Records, will release The 801 Series, comprised of 801 Live Collector's Edition, 801 Manchester, 801 Live @ Hull and 801 Latino. All four albums have been digitally remastered and repackaged with extras. The original classic album, 801 Live, is presented in a book form with an extra CD containing previously unheard rehearsal footage from Shepperton Studios as well as new photographs and text.
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Updated July 2009 by Nick.