Manzanera, Phil / 801 - 801 Live (expanded / remastered / collectors edition in beautiful hardbound book with press clippings, texts, photos) 2 x CDs (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only)

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This is the classic by this all star project including Eno, Bill MacCormick, Simon Phillips, Francis Monkman and the never-heard-from-again Lloyd Watson. One of the great albums of the mid/late 1970s. If you were interested in progressive rock and you are of a certain age, said the man of a certain age, then this was certainly a big part of the soundtrack of your life circa 1976/1977. This is the beautiful, limited edition version that comes in a really nice hardbound book with about 40 pages of photos and etc., includes the classic original album newly remastered and also includes a never-before heard second disc of the band rehearsing on August 23, 1976! The sound on the second disc is good bootleggy - perfectly listenable if you are a fan.

"In 1976, while Roxy Music had temporarily disbanded, 801 (the name of the band was taken from the Eno song "The True Wheel", which appears on his 1974 solo album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)) got together as a temporary project. The original sextet included Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Bill MacCormick, Francis Monkman, Simon Phillips and Lloyd Watson, and after a warm up show in Cromer in Norfolk, that line-up played just two gigs - at the Reading Festival (with John Peel acclaiming them 'the musical high point of the weekend') and at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. This memorable concert was subsequently released as '801 Live'. The music consists of more or less mutated selections from albums by Manzanera, Eno, and Quiet Sun, plus a full-scale rearrangement of Lennon-McCartney's "Tomorrow Never Knows" and an off-the-wall excursion into The Kinks' 1964 hit "You Really Got Me". Released at the height of the punk rock revolution in the UK, the LP nevertheless sold well throughout the world, particularly because it received rave reviews from critics, both for the superb performances by the musicians and for its groundbreaking sound quality."


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