Holds Up Well
Johnny Bacardi | 03/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This release has aged better than most of Phil Manzanera's solo ventures, with the exception of 801 Live. It contains some essential Eno tracks like Big Day and Miss Shapiro and showcases Manzanera as a top notch axeman, his notes drenched with sustain.
There are some throwaway tracks here (Alma, Same Time Next Week), but overall this release is pretty darn good. Frontera--with Robert Wyatt providing vocals in Spanish--is awesome, as are the instrumentals The Flex, East of Echo and the title song. Fans of Brian Eno's 'rock' phase should definitely have this one in their collection.
There rough edges and inconsistent tracks, but overall this is Manzanera's best solo effort. Many different styles coalecse into an organic whole.
You can find many of these songs in different incarnations on 801 Live and on the jazz rock fusion release Mainstream, by Quiet Sun, of which Manzanera was a member during the mid-70s. That release is worth seeking out."
How long have I been waiting...
G. Davis | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Last time I checked Phil's website, it was pending. I somehow decided to check ...and found it is out in CD. Oh, so how long I have been waiting for! It is the album of my life and I feel as if my life has another chance. Thank you, oh thank you."
Same Time Next Week
G. Davis | 07/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Interesting, but I bought this album when it came out and Same Time Next Week is still my favorite track. I think it is a classic, "undiscovered" jem and I often now include it on prime cuts cds that I burn for friends. They almost always love the song and want to know "who is that"?Now if you are focusing on the album for guitar technique, Same Time Next Week is perhaps Phil's greatest example of that, but I think it is a great song, nevertheless, and one I never get tired of listening to. Definitely NOT filler.BTW, Phil, along with Brian Eno and all of the other original Roxy members, less Brian Ferry, are coming out with a new disk entitled "6 PM" due for release in Great Britain later this month...."