Phil Manzanera

Phil Manzanera (born Jan. 31, 1951) is an English guitarist, composer, and producer who rose to prominence in the band Roxy Music, recording eight studio albums with the band during two periods of activity between 1972 and 1982. Prior to joining Roxy, he played in the band Quiet Sun, which he resurrected in 1975 for the album Mainstream. That same year, he issued his first album, Diamond Head, on Island Records. In 1976, he served as the U.K. liaison for arriving Kiki art-rockers Split Enz, producing their sophomoric release Second Thoughts for Chrysalis that year. His next two solo albums, Listen Now and K-Scope, appeared respectively in 1977 and 1978 with backing by assorted past collaborators, including Enz frontman Tim Finn and 10cc alumni Kevin Godley and Lol Creme.


  • Diamond Head (1975)
  • Listen Now (1977 • Phil Manzanera / 801)
  • K-Scope (1978)
  • Primitive Guitars (1982)
  • Wetton Manzanera (1987 • Wetton Manzanera)
  • Crack the Whip (1988 • Manzanera Mackay)
  • Mato Grosso (1990 • Phil Manzanera & Sérgio Dias)
  • Southern Cross (1990)

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