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All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
Phil Manzanera had no problem filling his mid-'70s downtime away from Roxy Music. His guitar graced some 20 albums, like John Cale's Fear, Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets, and Nico's The End. This outing from his all-star side group is slicker than his 1976 live debut album, but no less worthwhile; some 16 musicians are credited. The sound is sleek and sophisticated; even lyrics aren't exempt from creative twists, as shown on "Listen Now"'s glistening jazz-pop -- which cleverly juxtaposes its title against a bouncy "now, now, listen" chorus. The song also questions how people are living life in a repressive society, even as "Law and Order" and "City of Lights" ponder its ...
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All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
Phil Manzanera had no problem filling his mid-'70s downtime away from Roxy Music. His guitar graced some 20 albums, like John Cale's Fear, Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets, and Nico's The End. This outing from his all-star side group is slicker than his 1976 live debut album, but no less worthwhile; some 16 musicians are credited. The sound is sleek and sophisticated; even lyrics aren't exempt from creative twists, as shown on "Listen Now"'s glistening jazz-pop -- which cleverly juxtaposes its title against a bouncy "now, now, listen" chorus. The song also questions how people are living life in a repressive society, even as "Law and Order" and "City of Lights" ponder its breakdown. Other songs visit more personal turf. "Flight 19" details a young man's angst-filled reaction to his lover's injuries, "Postcard Love" dismisses the perils of on-road romances, and "That Falling Feeling" takes a more wistful look at how people grow apart -- over a gliding Manzanera guitar part. Yet another sly twist shifts the chorus from "Can't you feel it moving in?" to "You can feel it moving in." Three totally different instrumentals round out matters. The best one is the lilting "Island," anchored by a climbing Bill McCormick bassline, as Manzanera unleashes his full array of guitar-altering devices. "Initial Speed" and "Que?" take more of a jazz/fusion tack; they're different snapshots of Manzanera's graceful, intelligent guitar style. This album's one of the most absorbing entries of Manzanera's lengthy career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2000
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724384927622
  • Catalog Number: 8492762
  • Sales rank: 36,453

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Listen Now (7:58)
  2. 2 Flight 19 (5:33)
  3. 3 Island (5:20)
  4. 4 Law and Order (4:07)
  5. 5 ¿Que? (1:19)
  6. 6 City of Light (7:10)
  7. 7 Initial Speed (4:45)
  8. 8 Postcard Love (4:34)
  9. 9 That Falling Feeling (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Manzanera Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Eddie Jobson Piano, Keyboards
Tim Finn Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Francis Monkman Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Simon Phillips Percussion, Drums
John White Tuba
Simon Ainley Guitar, Vocals
Mel Collins Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Lol Creme Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Rhett Davies Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Animal Sounds
Eno Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Kevin Godley Percussion, Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Alan Lee Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Billy Livsey Clarinet, Keyboards, Wind, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Bill MacCormick Bass, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Wurlitzer
Ian MacCormick Harmonica, Vocals
Dave Mattacks Drums
Eddie Rayner Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Eddie Jobson Contributor
Phil Manzanera Producer
Lol Creme Contributor
Rhett Davies Engineer, Contributor
Philip Casile Cover Design
Martin Lawrence Engineer
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