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Number Ten

a Studio release
by
Guy Manning

Release Year: 2009

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Produced by Andy Tillison & Guy Manning - BURNSIDE STUDIOS 2008
Artwork by Guy Manning & Phil Wilkes
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/14/2008 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 8/25/2011 8:59:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Ships (05:34)
  2. The Final Chapter (07:44)
  3. An Ordinary Day (06:03)
  4. Bloody Holiday! (05:51)
  5. Valentine's Night (06:17)
  6. A Road Less Travelled (10:34)
  7. Another Lazy Sunday (05:25)
  8. The House On The Hill (15:52)
Guy Manning
Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic 6, 12 & Classical Guitars, Electric Guitar, Bass, Mandolins, Bouzouki,Percussion
Dave Million
Electric Guitars
Phil Wilkes
Keyboards
Kris Hudson-Lee
Bass
Julie King
Vocals including the duet on VALENTINE'S NIGHT
Kev Currie
BKg. Vocals
Danny Rhodes
Additional Drums
Special Guests:
    Andy Tillison
    Drums, Keyboards
    Laura Fowles
    Alto Sax, Vocals
    Ian 'Walter' Fairbairn
    Fiddle
    Steve Dundon
    Flute, Tenor Sax
    Pav Chana
    Percussion
    Ed Neidhardt
    Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet
    Hannah Hudson-Lee
    Bkg. Vocals

Reviewed by Marc on 05 Jun 2009


Simply titled Number Ten , this is Guy Manning's tenth studio album in about eleven years. He is quite a busy musician, having also been involved in a good number of "side projects" during that period. As a reviewer and a Prog Rock fan, I have listenend to most of his solo projects and I would qualify them as being "varied - high quality - creative " music and songs. Number Ten is certainly an album that fits these standards. Perhaps not an album that will surprise the listener as much as some of his previous ones. Stylisticly, it is pretty much what one would expect from this talented musician and composer. Many of the tracks would have fitted well on other cds or even on a Parallel or 90 Degrees album. As usual, in my case, the only reservation I have with Guy Manning is his singing voice, somewhat reminding me of Ian Anderson, but without the energy or the ability to move me.

Still, Number Ten is an excellent album, showcasing some great compositions and musicianship. If you are a Guy Manning fan, buying this cd should be obvious. If you are new to Guy Manning, this is a good place to begin with him.