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Listen Now [Manzenera/801]

a Studio release
by
Phil Manzanera

Release Year: 1977

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1977 LP
Reissued in 2000 with bonus tracks

    This release has a number of guests including:
  • Kevin Godley and Lol Creme from (10cc)
  • Brian Eno
  • Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention)
  • Francis Monkman (Curved Air)
  • Eddie Jobson (UK)
  • Simon Phillips
  • Alan Lee (Propaganda)
  • Tim Finn (Split Enz)
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/12/2004 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: by:
  1. Flight 19
  2. Island
  3. Law And Order
  4. Rude Awakening
  5. Que?
  6. City Of Light
  7. Initial Speed
  8. Postcard Love
  9. That Falling Feeling

    Bonus Tracks 2000 CD Reissue:

  10. Blue Gray Uniform
  11. Remote Control
Phil Manzanera
Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals
With:
    Simon Ainley
    Guitar, Vocals
    Mel Collins
    Saxophone
    Lol Creme
    Vocals, Effects
    Rhett Davies
    Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Animal Sounds
    Brian Eno
    Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
    Tim Finn
    Vocals, Backing Vocals
    Kevin Godley
    Percussion, Vocals
    Eddie Jobson
    Piano, Keyboards
    Alan Lee
    Vocals
    Billy Livsey
    Clarinet, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
    Bill MacCormick
    Bass, Vocals, Wurlitzer
    Ian MacCormick
    Harmonica, Vocals
    Dave Mattacks
    Drums
    Francis Monkman
    Synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
    Simon Phillips
    Percussion, Drums
    Eddie Rayner
    Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
    John White
    Tuba

Reviewed by Eric on 12 Dec 2004


A milestone in ‘Art rock’ history, just check out the players involved. Eddie Jobson, Brian Eno, Tim Finn from Split Enz, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme from 10cc. A ‘who’s who?’ of classic 70’s art pop. Imagine a combination of Cafe Jacques, Roxy Music and more importantly 10cc who’s influence is hard to ignore on Listen Now, especially on Flight 19 which could have easily found a place on How Dare You! Each track is unique, highly melodic and lyrically creative. A perfect combination.
For me, outside of Roxy Music this is Manzanera’s masterwork. My highest recommendation.