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Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay - Manzanera Mackay - Complete Explorers (2001) {2CD Expression Records EXPCD26}

Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay - Manzanera Mackay - Complete Explorers (2001) {2CD Expression Records EXPCD26}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 0.99 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 324 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2001 Expression Records | EXPCD26
Rock / Art Rock / Classic Rock / New Age / Ethnic Fusion / Progressive Rock / World Music

This double disc more or less collects the entire recorded material of The Explorers. For the uninitiated, Explorers were a band project featuring Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay of Roxy Music which surfaced after the disbanding of Roxy Music in 1983. Think of it as a Bryan Ferry-less Roxy. The trademark sax assault and classy oboe playing of Andy Mackay and the economic but always tasteful guitar textures of Phil Manzanera are there, but the emphasis is on songs. The vocalist/third member is James Wraith, whose voice is a stylish cross between Ferry and Saga's Michael Sadler(somewhat). They did two albums, 'The Explorers' and 'Manzanera & Mackay'. Musically it continues in the post-Avalon Roxy direction, and if you liked 'Flesh + Blood', this is your ticket: soulful and well-crafted pop songs with atmosphere and professionalism.
Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head (1975) [Remastered 1999]

Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head (1975) [Remastered 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 116 MB | Scans | 47:09
Genre: Progressive rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock | Country: UK | Label: Virgin | 6043 88457 5 2

Diamond Head is the first solo album by Phil Manzanera, issued in 1975. It was originally issued in the UK on Island (who was handling all E.G. recordings) and in US on Atco. The sound quality on the US album left a lot to be desired, so the UK import was a popular seller in the speciality record shops who sold Roxy Music and other UK bands.
Phil Manzanera / 801 -‎ Listen Now (1977) [Remastered 2000]

Phil Manzanera / 801 -‎ Listen Now (1977) [Remastered 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 336 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 MB | Scans (PNG) | 64 MB | 54:14
Genre: Progressive Rock | Country: UK | Label: Virgin/expression Records | EXVPCD17•7243 849276 22

Phil Manzanera had no problem filling his mid-'70s downtime away from Roxy Music. His guitar graced some 20 albums, like John Cale's Fear, Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets, and Nico's The End. This outing from his all-star side group is slicker than his 1976 live debut album, but no less worthwhile; some 16 musicians are credited. The sound is sleek and sophisticated; even lyrics aren't exempt from creative twists, as shown on "Listen Now"'s glistening jazz-pop – which cleverly juxtaposes its title against a bouncy "now, now, listen" chorus.

Phil Manzanera - 50 Minutes Later (2005)  

Posted by hill0 at July 22, 2015
Phil Manzanera - 50 Minutes Later (2005)

Phil Manzanera - 50 Minutes Later (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 364 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 156 MB | Scans | 60:37
Genre: Progressive Rock | Country: UK | Label: Hannibal/Rykodisc | HNCD 1503

Phil's wry sleevenotes disingenuously refer to his artistic freedom as being due to 'never being in fashion'. This from the guitarist of art rock's hippest band of 1973? Let's face it, he was always the coolest Roxy member after Eno, and 50 Minutes - made, in part, with Brian, Paul Thompson and Robert Wyatt - shows us how he's retained such status for 30 years.Manzanera's voice may not be too distinctive (except where he does a great Wyatt impersonation on ''Desparecido''!), yet this is a satisfying album compared with its lumpen predecessor, 6PM. His guitar playing was always the right side of avant garde and here it shines amidst arrangements that bounce between psychedelic rock and Argentinian ambience.

Phil Manzanera - K-Scope (1978) [Remastered 2000]  

Posted by hill0 at July 20, 2015
Phil Manzanera - K-Scope (1978) [Remastered 2000]

Phil Manzanera - K-Scope (1978) [Remastered 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 MB | Scans | 60:50
Genre: Progressive rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock | Country: UK | Label: Virgin | 7243 526310 25

Recorded in the spring of 1978 at Yes bassist Chris Squire's home studio, K-Scope featured three founding members of the Split Enz/Crowded House: Eddie Rayner (keys), Tim Finn (lead vocal) and brother Neil Finn (backing vocal). Manzanera also enlists percussion heavyweight Simon Phillips, good buddies John Wetton and Bill MacCormick (both bassists and vocalists), and saxophonist Mel Collins, among several others. The band strong arms the solid pop/rock structures and approaches the instrumentals with the same verve. The literally "coolest" tune in the set is also Manzanera's personal favorite, the breezy "Gone Flying."

Phil Manzanera - The Sound Of Blue (2015)  

Posted by SERTiL at March 23, 2015
Phil Manzanera - The Sound Of Blue (2015)

Phil Manzanera - The Sound Of Blue
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 45:05 min | 109 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2015

Musician, lead guitarist with Roxy Music and acclaimed record producer Phil Manzanera’s latest solo outing takes the form of a fascinating, multi-faceted musical memoir. Produced by Manzanera and mastered by Pink Floyd soundman, Andy Jackson it was inspired, variously, by Manzanera’s Colombian mother, ‘Magdalena’, the heady days in the 70’s of early Roxy Music, musical adventures in Spain and Sweden and days spent exploring Cornwall. ‘The Sound Of Blue’ also offers up a startling cover of the track, ‘No Church in the Wild’ by Jay Z and Kanye West, who sampled Manzanera’s guitar riff for the opening track of their 2012 smash album, ‘Watch the Throne’.
Phil Manzanera - K-Scope (1987) [VINYL] - sealed UK press - 24-bit/96kHz plus CD-compatible format -- (Split Enz associated)

Phil Manzanera - K-Scope (1987) [VINYL] - sealed UK press
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC (5% Recovery) | m3u's, md5 checksum, no cue or log (vinyl) | Filesonic + FF
815 MB (24/96) or 260 MB redbook | Artwork | Rock | 1978

Recorded in the spring of 1978 at Yes bassist Chris Squire's home studio, K-Scope featured three founding members of the Split Enz/Crowded House: Eddie Rayner (keys), Tim Finn (lead vocal) and brother Neil Finn (backing vocal).

Phil Manzanera - 6PM (2004)  

Posted by ticktuckj at Nov. 2, 2010
Phil Manzanera - 6PM (2004)

Phil Manzanera - 6PM (2004)
Label: Hannibal | MP3 320 kbps | 112.09 Mb
Genre: Progressive Rock / Art-Rock

Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951, in London, England) is a musician and record producer. He was the lead guitarist with Roxy Music.

Phil Manzanera - Listen Now (1977)  

Posted by jhoer10 at Oct. 20, 2010
Phil Manzanera - Listen Now (1977)

Phil Manzanera - Listen Now (1977)
MP3 320 kbps | 44.1 Khz | Joint Stereo | 00 h 54 min 14 sec | 127.27 Mb
Label: E.G. Records | Genre: Progressive Rock | Scans

Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951, in London, England) is a musician and record producer. He was 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 new instrumental album, Firebird V11, was released in 2008.

Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head (1975)  

Posted by jhoer10 at Oct. 18, 2010
Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head (1975)

Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head (1975)
MP3 320 kbps | 44.1 Khz | Joint Stereo | Scans | 00 h 42 min 43 sec | 101MB
Label: E.G. Records | Year Of Release: 1975 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951, in London, England) is a musician and record producer. He was the lead guitarist with Roxy Music.