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Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) – Diamond Head Japan LP with obi with Eno

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Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Diamond Head, the first solo album by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Diamond Head, the first solo album by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Diamond Head is a 1977 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label of an album that was originally released in 1975.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The insert and custom inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a not-well-known and very underrated LP.

Background: Released in 1975, Diamond Head was the first solo album by Phil Manzanera, best known as the guitarist for Roxy Music.

The band was a virtual who’s who of British progressive rock, including Robert Wyatt, John Wetton, and Brian Eno.

Despite good reviews, the album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Diamond Head a 4 1/2 star review:

Phil Manzanera’s first post-Roxy foray into solo albums is a terrific all-star affair that still holds up enormously well. Calling on favors from Roxy members present and past, and those from the Cambridge/British art rock scene, Manzanera assembled a supergroup for every song. Robert Wyatt sings Spanish gibberish on the opener “Frontera,” a rewrite of his own “Team Spirit.” Brian Eno teams up for the sunny “Big Day” and the nonsensical “Miss Shapiro,” both of which would not have been out of place on his own early solo albums. John Wetton (of several groups including Family and Asia) sings a duet with Doreen Chanter (of the Chanter Sisters and the Joe Cocker Band), and Bill MacCormick of Matching Mole and Quiet Sun sings his own “Alma,” the album’s closing ballad. Fans of any of the singers above, not to mention Manzanera, whose party this is, won’t be disappointed. A majority of these tracks went on to form the set list for 801 Live.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPF 1123
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in