Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of Mainstream, the only album by Quiet Sun, featuring Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music and including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Mainstream is a 1975 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label.
The cover is M- with one tiny corner dent. The obi is VG++ and close to M- with a tiny tear on the back. The insert is M-.
The white label promo disc is M- with one spindle mark on each label and no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare Roxy Music-related LP. Good record, too!
Background: Prior to joining Roxy Music, guitarist Phil Manzanera was in a band called Quiet Sun that did not release any records at that time. After the success of Roxy Music, Manzanera reformed the band and they released Mainstream in 1975.
The album did not chart.
Most of the group later formed the backing band for Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera’s 801.
Allmusic.com gave Mainstream a 3 star review:
Phil Manzanera’s pre-Roxy Music group never got to release their first attempt at an album, but in a break from Roxy in 1974, Manzanera regrouped the band and put out this effort, recorded at the same time as his solo extravaganza Diamond Head. Here, Manzanera disappears into the art rock group dynamic; the album is a selection of progressive jams featuring some tasty guitar work, complex rhythmic structures, and the always reliable bass work of Bill MacCormick.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1975|