Diamond Head

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What the critics said then (and say now…)

“Well, this is a guitar player’s solo album. Full of passionate chops and shattering leads… one hell of a package.” (Creem)
“Roxy Music’s guitarist extraordinaire makes an impressive solo start.” (Record World)
“Manzanera impresses throughout, with his usual good taste and flawless technique… there’s a whole lot of everything here, and very engagingly presented.” (Sounds)
“Diamond Head is… a polished set of classy, lovingly constructed songs… valid, listenable and satisfying.” (NME)
“The album is an appealing mixture of fine, if occasionally bizarre, music from a cross section of some of the best current English musicians. Even beyond Roxy Music, Manzanera is a talent in his own right.” (Rolling Stone)
“The album is… a must for R. Music devotees.” (Disc)
“Cut after cut an absolute pleasure. More, more!” (LA Free Press)
“Phil Manzanera’s ‘Diamond Head’, it’s worth its weight in gold.” (Cashbox)
“1975’s Diamond Head displayed a dazzling array of styles (Latin, psychedelia, epic art-pop), and guest stars (Eno, Robert Wyatt, plus all of Manzanera’s pre-Roxy outfit, Quiet Sun); one of the best albums released that year.” (Uncut)

Featured musicians:

Robert Wyatt
Brian Eno
John Wetton
Paul Thompson
Bill MacCormick
Doreen Chanter
Eddy Jobson
Mongezi Feza
Andy Mackay
Brian Turrington

Diamond Head Website