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Undercover JULY 6, 2004 - by Paul Cashmere

ROXY MUSIC REUNITE WITHOUT THE VOICE

Phil Manzanera has reunited with former Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson for his new solo album 6PM but lead singer Bryan Ferry was not part of the session.

Ferry toured with Roxy Music in 2001 but Brian Eno wasn't part of the band. Eno was part of the original Roxy Music but left in 1973 after the For Your Pleasure album following a personality clash with Ferry. After Roxy Music, he developed the sound of Low and "Heroes" for David Bowie, gave U2 their unique sound for The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree and worked with Elvis Costello, Icehouse and Talking Heads, to name a few.

Manzanera has played down the reunion stating that it is really just his close, personal friends playing with him on the album. In addition to his Roxy Music mates, Chrissie Hynde, Dave Gilmour and Robert Wyatt also play on the album.

The relevance of the title 6PM is that it is Phil Manzanera's sixth solo album. 6PM is my sixth solo album with a direct link to my first, Diamond Head (1975) he says at his website. A lot of the same people play on it and the inspiration seems to come from 60's London, specifically from 1967 onwards when my South American adventures came to an end and London became my world. My musical influences come from that period. The meeting of Robert Wyatt and Dave Gilmour, when I was 17, informed my musical taste, as did the influence from the Maccormick brothers.

The album was recorded at Phil's Gallery Studios in London. It will be released on July 19 on Hannibal Records.

The tracklisting and credits for the album are:

1 Broken Dreams Vocals, guitars, piano: Phil Manzanera / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Drums: Paul Thompson / Enotonic: Brian Eno

2 Green Spikey Cactus Vocals, guitars: Phil Manzanera / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Drums: Paul Thompson / Harmonica: Chrissie Hynde / Backing vocals: Chrissie Hynde, Claire / Sax: Andy Mackay

3 Love Devotion Vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards : Phil Manzanera / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Drums: Paul Thompson / Backing vocals: Claire / Oboe: Andy Mackay

4 Wish You Well Vocals, acoustic guitars, organ, piano: Phil Manzanera / Bass solo: Bill MacCormick / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Drums: Paul Thompson / Harmonica: Chrissie Hynde / Backing vocals: Chrissie Hynde, Claire

5 6pm Guitars, hammond organ: Phil Manzanera / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Drums: Paul Thompson / Electric viola: Brendan Jury

6 Waiting For The Sun To Shine Vocals, guitar, piano, drum prog: Phil Manzanera / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Sax: Andy Mackay / Enotonic: Brian Eno

7 Manzra Treated guitars, drum programming: Phil Manzanera / Piano: Nigel Simpson / Double bass : Yarron Stavi / Enotonic: Brian Eno

8 Cissbury Ring Vocals, guitar, piano: Phil Manzanera / Bass: Jamie Johnson / Drums: Robert Wyatt / Trumpet: Robert Wyatt / Backing vocals: Claire / Double bass: Yarron Stavi

9 Porlock Guitar: Phil Manzanera / Trumpet: Robert Wyatt / Double bass: Yarron Stavi

10 Shoreline Vocals, guitar synths: Phil Manzanera / Oboe: Andy Mackay / Double bass: Yarron Stavi

11 Always You Vocals, guitar, piano: Phil Manzanera / Bass : Jamie Johnson / Drums, trumpet: Robert Wyatt / Backing vocals: Claire / Double bass: Yarron Stavi / Guitar: Dave Gilmour

12 Sacred Days Vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, hammond organ: Phil Manzanera / Bass Jamie Johnson / Drums: Robert Wyatt / Lead guitar: Dave Gilmour


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