801 | 801 Live | Album
801 "801 Live" (1976)
CD (NM) Near Mint - Expression Records, Europe, 1999, EXVP16CD, Insert
Artist Website: manzanera.com
Album Ratings: ARS 3.75 | Allmusic 4.50 | RYM 3.79
Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera's side project with all-star lineup of prog/art-rock players including fellow Roxy electronics wizz Brian Eno, Bill MacCormick (Quiet Sun, Matching Mole), Francis Monkman (Curved Air, Sky), Simon Phillips (Toto) and Lloyd Watson. Essentially a Manzanera solo album with lashings of Eno effects and great pumping rhythms from the MacCormick/Phillips combo. The tracklist is mainly Manzanera/Eno-penned numbers with a cover of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me". This is a live album with excellent sound quality, recorded 1976. The band also did two studio albums, of which the first, Listen Now is recommended. Manzanera was in the band Quiet Sun with Bill MacCormick, before joining Roxy Music.