05 aprile 2011


Due eccellenti capitoli dal catalogo di Phil Manzanera, epoca d'oro 1975, tornano nuovamente alla luce in edizioni speciali curate dallo stesso autore con dovizia di informazioni e dettagli, brani inediti e vari materiali aggiuntivi: Mainstream a nome del quartetto Quiet Sun - Manzanera con Bill MacCormick, Dave Jarrett e Charles Hayward - e Diamond Head, con Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno, Mongezi Feza, Andy Mackay tra i molti ospiti. Scrive il chitarrista: "In the last few years, in between touring and producing, I have enjoyed revisiting my solo albums and re-releasing them as series of Collectors’ editions, raiding the archive for lost tracks and memorabilia. The latest Collectors’ editions are my first solo album Diamond Head and Quiet Sun’s Mainstream, albums from 1975. I think of them as fraternal twins, recorded at the same time, gestated in the same studio and over the same time period: 12pm-6pm Diamond Head sessions and Mainstream, the Quiet Sun album from 6pm-12am. Quiet Sun was the band I was in before Roxy Music, with Bill MacCormick, Charles Hayward and Dave Jarrett. Because of Roxy’s success I had the opportunity to record a solo album but unbeknownst to my management company I recorded two albums in the studio time allocated for one album. When they were finished I presented both to a stupefied management and Island Records. These two new Collectors’ editions bring together all the recordings from the sessions, with demos and versions as well as new photos and is intended not only for the collector but also as an introduction to the variety of music that has interested me over the last 40 years".

Un'intervista recente a Manzanera si legge nel numero di febbraio 2011 di Guitar and Bass Magazine mentre presentazioni complete dei due album sono in http://quietsun.co.uk e http://manzanera-diamondhead.com

http://manzanera.com/collectorsedition
http://tinyurl.com/42rfhan
http://quietsun.co.uk
http://manzanera-diamondhead.com