Nov 21 2013

The Players - Christmas

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Phil’s charming and eccentric Christmas album from 1987 is available again in time for the Season’s festivities.

Made with Andy Mackay and a variety of Folk, Blues and Street musicians, even the most vehement of scrooges will find this collection of 33 carols (performed on an assortment of instruments including the Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, button accordion, oboe, fiddle, cello and jaw harp) hard to resist.

Buy here.

Mar 23 2013

David Gilmour presents Phil with latin lifetime award.

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David Gilmour recently presented his friend and bandmate Phil Manzanera with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin-UK Awards (LUKAS), for his contribution to British music. Phil was honoured at the LUKAS Gala Ceremony on March 18th, at London’s Café de Paris, which recognised his commitment to Latin American musical styles. Phil, who is half-Colombian, first picked up the guitar at the age of six while living in Cuba and has since incorporated many Latin influences into his music. His 2010 album Corroncho, featuring Colombian artist Lucho Brieva, mixed pop and ballads with cumbia and salsa.

The gala ceremony was hosted by Spain’s most popular TV presenter, Boris Izaguirre, who oversaw awards to winners of 50 categories in Entertainment, Business and Community, selected from 1,200 nominees by the voting public, who cast more than 330,000 votes over three months.

The evening saw performances from some of the UK’s finest performers of Tango, Salsa, Ballet, Brazilian music and dance, including current Royal Ballet star, Colombian Fernando Montaño, the renowned Tango artist Martin Alvarado, and many others.

The awards programme is expected to be broadcast on public TV stations in Spain and across Latin America (including RTVE Spain, RCN Colombia), and is said to reach over a million people around the globe. The Air Europa Latin-UK Awards is the only awards ceremony to recognise the contribution of Britain’s one million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese residents.

Mar 17 2013

Phil plays on new Henry Fool album

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Phil appears on two of the four tracks on the new album by Henry Fool. Called Men Singing the album can be bought here -

https://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/multiproduct/272/3483/

A free download EP featuring a track from the album can be found here - https://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/product/272/4611/

Reviews snippets (so far):

‘Drills wormholes into alternative universes that thrill, amaze and open up the mind.’ - Prog Magazine

‘Men Singing gets a grand recommendation for fans of the space rock Porcupine Tree records and new millennium King Crimson and its related ProjeKcts.’ - Stars Die.com

‘A strong second album.’ - Mr Kinski’s Music Shack

‘The four lengthy tracks on Men Singing manage to be steeped in English Prog and Psychedelic reference points without becoming waterlogged by any of them. Phil Manzanera, invited in to channel Quiet Sun on two tracks, slots smoothly into the work.’ - Misfit City

Mar 17 2013

Phil wins lifetime achievement award at the The Latin UK Awards

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Phil is being presented with the lifetime achievement Award The Latin UK Awards on Moday the 18th March in London for his contribution as a latino to British society.

Mar 17 2013

Phil wins The Musicians’ Union Maestro Award

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Phil was presented with the Musician Unions Maestro award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at the Roundhouse in London in November 2012

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Phil+Manzanera/Classic+Rock+Roll+Of+Honour/5-aYlmkdjWw

Mar 17 2013

K-Scope riff on ‘No Church in the wild’ used in Gatsby trailer wins Grammy.

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Phil’s riff from the beginning of his solo album K-scope, which was the basis for the track “No Church in the wild ” by Jay Z and Kanye West continues to garner awards and acclaim .Featuring also Vocals by Frank Ocean the track won a 2013 grammy for best Rap/Sung Collaboration, It has now been used in The Denzil Washington film ‘SafeHouse,’The Great Gatsby’, and 6 Dodge Dart Commercials for Chrysler USA,aswell as the trailers for the BBC series ‘Ripper Street.’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rARN6agiW7o

Jun 19 2012

ROXY MUSIC RELEASE THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS 1972-1982. AUG 9 RELEASE

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Pre Order for Aug 9th Release

Orders will be dispatched as soon as stock available in August

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The first complete Roxy Music box set to be released on CD, the Complete Studio Recordings includes each of the eight Roxy Music Studio albums released in the ten year period of 1972-1982, on CD plus two discs of bonus tracks containing tracks previously unavailable on CD.

Each album has been taken back to its original form. Audio 2012 flat transfers from the original analogue master tapes (not the 1999 remasters), ensuring the audio sounds truer to its original LP sound.

CD1: Roxy Music
Debut album from Roxy Music, released: 16th June 1972. Peaking at #10 during a 16 week run on the UK album charts. - Cover photo by Karl Stoecker featuring model Kari-Ann Muller.

CD2: For Your Pleasure
Roxy music released their second album on 30th March 1973. The last album to feature Brian Eno, it charted at #4 in the UK album chart.- Cover photo, by Karl Stoecker, featured singer and model Amanda Lear - Pyjamarama was recorded during the For Your Pleasure sessions but was not included on the album but released as a single ahead of the album release.- Do The Stand was released as a single in most USA, Japan and most European territories but not in UK

CD3: Stranded
The 3rd album Stranded was released on 23rd November 1973. The album reached the top spot on the UK album charts in the 2nd week of a 17 week run.- Cover features Marilyn Cole -1973 Playmate of the Year - The album included the hit single “Street Life” c/w “Hula Kula” reaching number 9 in the UK singles charts.- This album introduced Eno’s replacement Eddie Jobson a multi-instrumentalist who took over the keyboards and synthesizer role but also added a new dimension with his violin arrangements and soloing.

CD4: Country Life
Released: 22nd November 1974, reaching #3 in the UK Chart.- Title name comes from the British rural lifestyle magazine: Country Life- Cover shot in Portugal by Karl Stoecker, features models Constanze Karoli and Eveline Grunwald.- The album included the hit single” All I Want is You” c/w “Your Application’s Failed” reaching number 12 in the UK singles chart.- The Thrill Of It All was edited to 3:20 for issues as a single in USA

CD5: Siren
Released: 31st October 1975, the album charted at #4 UK album chart. - Cover features model Jerry Hall (pictured on rocks at South Stack Lighthouse in Anglesey)- “Love is the Drug” c/w “Sultanesque” was the first single released from the album – charting at #2 in the UK (covered by numerous people including – Grace Jones and Kylie Minogue)- For the first time, Roxy Music release a second single from an album this time “Both Ends Burning” c/w “For Your Pleasure (Live)” reaches number 26 in the UK singles chart.

CD6: Manifesto
Released: 16th March 1979, the album charted at no. 7 in the UK- Cover design featured a variety of mannequins including a mannequin of Roxy’s first cover girl Kari Ann. They were set in a disco/club scene looked at through a rainy window. The sleeve was created by Bryan Ferry and designer Antony Price. - True to the original pressing of Manifesto this album has a rock version of Angel Eyes with an additional fourth verse and a ballad version of Dance Away. - Singles Released: Trash (UK# 40), Dance Away (UK #2) and Angel Eyes (UK #4)

CD7: Flesh And Blood
Released: 23rd May 1980; charted at number 1 in the UK (for one week in June and then for another three weeks in August, it spent 60 weeks in the UK album chart). - Singles released: “Over You” (UK #5): “Oh Yeah” (UK #5) and “Same Old Scene” (UK #12). “In The Midnight Hour” was also released as a single in USA & Portugal.- Roxy Music was a three-piece consisting of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera at this point, as Paul Thompson had left the band.

CD8: Avalon
Released: 28th May 1982; the most commercially successful Roxy Music album, charted at #1 UK (3weeks) and stayed in the album charts for over a year - Recorded in 1981-82 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas- Cover model: Lucy Helmore first wife of Bryan Ferry - Singles released: More Than This” (UK #5), Avalon (UK #12) and “Take A Chance With Me” (UK #26)

CD9: BONUS TRACKS #1:

1) Virginia Plain Roxy Music non-album single “Virginia Plain” was Roxy Music’s debut single released 4th Aug 1972. Recorded in July 1972 at London’s Command Studios, it charted at #4 in the UKs Official Singles Chart 2) The Numberer B‘side to Virginia Plain 3) Pyjamarama (Island Mix) The original Island label release in 1973 of Roxy Music’s Pyjamarama, charted at #10 in the UK. It was different to the Polydor re-issue in 1977 as this version had heavier treatments by Eno of Andy Mackay’s sax and the guitar refrain at the fade was edited differently to the Polydor mix. 4) Pyjamarama (Polydor Mix) Roxy Music’s Pyjamarama was re mixed for the Greatest Hits album in 1977. The sax had less treatments on it and the closing guitar refrain was edited differently to the original Island 7″ version. This version was also used as the flip side to the double ‘A’ re-issue of Virginia Plain in 1977. 5) The Pride And The Pain An Andy Mackay instrumental, used as the b’side to the original single release of Pyjamarama in 1973 6) Do The Strand (USA 7” Mix) **never been available on CD before** Later released as a UK Single in 1978 (to promote Roxy Music’s Greatest Hits album). Do The Strand was edited from 4:00 to 3:19 for the USA single release 7) Hula Kula The b’side to single “Street Life”. Hula Kula is a Hawaiian-inspired instrumental composed by Phil Manzanera 8 ) Your Application’s Failed Instrumental track written by drummer Paul Thompson, it was B’side for both ‘The Thrill of it all’ and ‘All I want Is You’ singles 9) The Thrill Of It All - Edit (4’20) **never been available on CD before** 10) The Thrill Of It All (USA 7” Mix) US single **never been available on CD before** 11) Love Is The Drug (USA 7” Mix) US Single Mix for which charted at #30 in the US **never been available on CD before** 12) Sultanesque B’side to Love Is The Drug, an instrumental track written by Bryan Ferry 13) Both Ends Burning (7” Mix) Was edited from the 5:12 ‘Siren’ version to a length of 3:58 for the 7″ release. The intro was cut from 16 bars long to 8 bars. The guitar solo at the end was brought forward 8 bars on the end refrain. **never been available on CD before** 14) For Your Pleasure – Live Recorded live at the Empire Pool Wembley in October 1975 (one of the concerts recorded for the live Viva! Roxy Music album). **never been available on CD before**

CD10: BONUS TRACKS #2:
1) Trash 2 (b-side to Trash) 2) Dance Away (Single Version) Single version appeared on later versions of the album 3) Dance Away (Canadian Extended 12” Mix) 4) Angel Eyes (Single Version) 5) Angel Eyes (12” Single Version) 6) Oh Yeah (7” Version) **never been available on CD before** 7) Manifesto (Remake) b-side to ‘Over You 8 ) South Downs b-side to Oh Yeah 9) Lover b-side to Same Old scene 10) Jealous Guy Non-album single “Jealous Guy” (originally written and recorded by John Lennon) was covered by Roxy Music in 1981 as a tribute to John Lennon, following his death in 1980. The single charted at #1 in the UK, staying there for two weeks March 1981. 11) To Turn On You (1981 B-Side Version) The B’side to Jealous Guy - To Turn On You (1981 B-Side Version) later appeared remixed on Avalon - **this version has never been available on CD before** 12) More Than This (7” Version) 13) Avalon (7” Single Version) **never been available on CD before** 14) Always Unknowing 15) Take A Chance With Me (7” Single Version) **never been available on CD before** 16) Take A Chance With Me (USA 7” Mix) **never been available on CD before** 17) The Main Thing (Extended 12” Single Version) 12” Single Version labelled as ‘Dance Mix’ 18) The Main Thing – Remix b’side to Take A Chance With me **never been available on CD before**

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Full track listings:

Disc 1
1. Re-Make/Re-Model (2012 - Remaster) 2. Ladytron (2012 - Remaster) 3. If There Is Something (2012 - Remaster) 4. 2HB (2012 - Remaster) 5. The Bob (Medley) (2012 - Remaster) 6. Chance Meeting (2012 - Remaster) 7. Would You Believe? (2012 - Remaster) 8. Sea Breezes (2012 - Remaster) 9. Bitters End (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 2
1. Do the Strand (2012 - Remaster) 2. Beauty Queen (2012 - Remaster) 3. Strictly Confidential (2012 - Remaster) 4. Editions of You (2012 - Remaster) 5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache (2012 - Remaster) 6. The Bogus Man (2012 - Remaster) 7. Grey Lagoons (2012 - Remaster) 8. For Your Pleasure (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 3
1. Street Life (2012 - Remaster) 2. Just Like You (2012 - Remaster) 3. Amazona (2012 - Remaster) 4. Psalm (2012 - Remaster) 5. Serenade (2012 - Remaster) 6. A Song for Europe (2012 - Remaster) 7. Mother of Pearl (2012 - Remaster) 8. Sunset (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 4
1. The Thrill of It All (2012 - Remaster) 2. Three and Nine (2012 - Remaster) 3. All I Want Is You (2012 - Remaster) 4. Out of the Blue (2012 - Remaster) 5. If It Takes All Night (2012 - Remaster) 6. Bitter Sweet (2012 - Remaster) 7. Triptych (2012 - Remaster) 8. Casanova (2012 - Remaster) 9. A Really Good Time (2012 - Remaster)10. Prairie Rose (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 5
1. Love Is the Drug (2012 - Remaster) 2. End of the Line (2012 - Remaster) 3. Sentimental Fool (2012 - Remaster) 4. Whirlwind (2012 - Remaster) 5. She Sells (2012 - Remaster) 6. Could It Happen to Me? (2012 - Remaster) 7. Both Ends Burning (2012 - Remaster) 8. Nightingale (2012 - Remaster) 9. Just Another High (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 6
1. Manifesto (2012 - Remaster) 2. Trash (2012 - Remaster) 3. Angel Eyes (Rock Version) (2012 - Remaster) 4. Still Falls the Rain (2012 - Remaster) 5. Stronger Through the Years (2012 - Remaster) 6. Ain’t That So (2012 - Remaster) 7. My Little Girl (2012 - Remaster) 8. Dance Away (Ballad Version) (2012 - Remaster) 9. Cry, Cry, Cry (2012 - Remaster)10. Spin Me Round (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 7
1. In the Midnight Hour (2012 - Remaster) 2. Oh Yeah! (2012 - Remaster) 3. Same Old Scene (2012 - Remaster) 4. Flesh and Blood (2012 - Remaster) 5. My Only Love (2012 - Remaster) 6. Over You (2012 - Remaster) 7. Eight Miles High (2012 - Remaster) 8. Rain, Rain, Rain (2012 - Remaster) 9. No Strange Delight (2012 - Remaster)10. Running Wild (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 8
1. More Than This (2012 - Remaster) 2. The Space Between (2012 - Remaster) 3. Avalon (2012 - Remaster) 4. India (2012 - Remaster) 5. While My Heart Is Still Beating (2012 - Remaster) 6. The Main Thing (2012 - Remaster) 7. Take a Chance With Me (2012 - Remaster) 8. To Turn You On (2012 - Remaster) 9. True to Life (2012 - Remaster)10. Tara (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 9
1. Virginia Plain (2012 - Remaster) 2. The Numberer (2012 - Remaster) 3. Pyjamarama (Island Mix) (2012 - Remaster) 4. Pyjamarama (Polydor Mix) (2012 - Remaster) 5. The Pride and the Pain (2012 - Remaster) 6. Do the Strand (USA 7″ Mix) (2012 - Remaster) 7. Hula Kula (2012 - Remaster) 8. Your Application’s Failed (2012 - Remaster) 9. The Thrill of It All (Edit) (2012 - Remaster)10. The Thrill of It All (USA 7″ Mix) (2012 - Remaster)11. Love Is the Drug (USA 7″ Mix) (2012 - Remaster)12. Sultanesque (2012 - Remaster)13. Both Ends Burning (7″ Mix) (2012 - Remaster)14. For Your Pleasure (Live) (2012 - Remaster)15. Trash 2 (2012 - Remaster)16. Dance Away (Single Version) (2012 - Remaster)17. Dance Away (Canadian Extended 12″ Mix) (2012 - Remaster)18. Angel Eyes (Single Version) (2012 - Remaster)19. Angel Eyes (12″ Single Version) (2012 - Remaster)
Disc 10
1. Oh Yeah! (7″ Version) (2012 - Remaster) 2. Manifesto (Remake) (2012 - Remaster) 3. South Downs (2012 - Remaster) 4. Lover (2012 - Remaster) 5. Jealous Guy (2012 - Remaster) 6. To Turn You On (1981 B-Side Version) (2012 - Remaster) 7. More Than This (7″ Version) (2012 - Remaster) 8. Avalon (7″ Single Version) (2012 - Remaster) 9. Always Unknowing (2012 - Remaster)10. Take a Chance With Me (7″ Single Version) (2012 - Remaster)11. Take a Chance With Me (USA 7″ Mix) (2012 - Remaster)12. The Main Thing (12″ Single Version) (2012 - Remaster)13. The Main Thing (Remix) (2012 – Remaster

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Jun 01 2012

‘NO CHURCH IN THE WILD’, FEATURING ROXY MUSIC’s PHIL MANZANERA, IS THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE GREAT GATSBY TRAILER.

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JAY Z AND KANYE WEST’s ‘NO CHURCH IN THE WILD’, FEATURING ROXY MUSIC’s PHIL MANZANERA, IS THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE GREAT GATSBY TRAILER.

The soundtrack for The Great Gatsby trailer, Baz Luhrmann’s next film, is ‘No Church In The Wild’, one of the standout tracks on Jay Z and Kanye West’s new album and featuring the driving, powerful guitar riff of Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera.

The film trailer was released on Tuesday, as was the dynamic new video for ‘No Church In The Wild’, shot in Prague. The track has also been used in ‘Safe House’, the film starring Denzel Washington.

Phil Manzanera:

“It’s been great that ‘No Church in the Wild’ has taken on a life of its own and has resonated with fans and filmmakers. It’s a project that keeps surprising me…firstly that Jay Z and Kanye West discovered my riff written in 1976, and secondly its wide appeal, from the 1920’s setting of The Great Gatsby, to the new video’s scenes of modern day civil unrest.”

The Great Gatsby Trailer Official: http://thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/

Apr 19 2012

Nth Entities Album Now Available !

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The new album from Phil Manzanera and Anna Le is now available to order from the shop here :

Nth Entities

You can read more about the new release here on the new Nth Entities website.

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Jan 22 2012

PHIL MANZANERA AND JACK BRUCE PLAY CONCERT IN CUBA – 27 February, Karl Marx theatre

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Phil Manzanera returns to the city where he first began learning the guitar, aged 6 years old, back in 1957. Phil will be playing in concert with his longtime friend, Augusto Enriquez, the celebrated Cuban singer. Phil is also delighted to announce that Jack Bruce, the legendary bassist and singer from Cream, will be appearing with him at this not-to-be-missed very special concert.

The concert will take place on 27 February at Havana’s famous Karl Marx theatre, as part of the annual Habanos Festival. It’s a return visit for Phil, as he last played this venue in 1992 and recorded there the first ever multitrack live album in Cuba with Augusto Enriquez’s band, Moncada. The album, ‘Manzanera Moncada Live at the Karl Marx,’ was released on Manzanera’s label, Expression Records (www.youtube.co/watch?v+BZ6e7sdBntM). Phil is greatly looking forward to playing alongside the great Jack Bruce: they have previously performed together at the Guitar Legends Festival in Seville in 1991 (www.youtube.com/watch?v+MZDmj7Kuw70) and at the San Remo Music Festival.