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New book: Phil Manzanera memoir (with PF/David Gilmour coverage) being published Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 December 2023

Phil Manzanera: Revolucion to Roxy book - special signed limited edition book packageThe incredible musician, songwriter and record producer Phil Manzanera has now announced his memoir, Revolucion to Roxy. The book features over 100 black & white, and colour, photographs looking at his times and adventures with not only Roxy Music but Pink Floyd and David Gilmour, Heroes del Silencio, and much more. There's apparently a lot to interest Floyd fans in the book, with a chapter devoted to 'The Gilmour Years'.

Manzanera met Gilmour when Phil was still at Dulwich College. Phil's brother Eugen was at Cambridge University and met David at gigs. Much later, Manzanera co-produced Gilmour's 2006 album On an Island, and played in Gilmour's band for tours in Europe and North America. Manzanera also co-wrote One Slip from 1987's A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, played on the Rattle That Lock album, and helped bring together the pieces of music which eventually became Pink Floyd's final album, The Endless River, which he was also co-producer for.

Phil: "I've written this memoir for my English and Colombian family, dear friends and music fans, who have followed my musical twists and turns for over half a century. We all have different memories of the same events, and these stories are my stories. It's a memoir that spans my 50's childhood in Cuba, Hawaii and Venezuela, when everything seemed in the brightest technicolor, to grey but very cool '60's London and the start of a music career that continues to enrich my life, some 50 years later. Roxy Music is an important part of the story and I will be forever thankful to the doors it opened for me to a global world of music and musical collaborations. But I hope you'll find my family history every bit as fascinating as my music adventures, I'm proud to be related to a Colombian pirate, a spy and and an Italian opera musician."

The book is available in a variety of editions; there's a signed special limited edition book in a clamshell case with a 10 track CD including five unreleased tracks, a Bug Eyes sleep mask, and a Gibson Guitars Firebird V11 guitar badge. This can be ordered from for delivery in January 2024. Alternatively, you can buy a more standard hardback, paperback, or Amazon Kindle eBook, through the following links - these are all published in March. All purchases made at Amazon after using one of our links make a small but vital contribution toward the site running costs, at no extra cost to yourself, and we really appreciate it! This is because we participate in the Amazon Affiliate program.

PHIL MANZANERA MEMOIR - HARDBACK:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
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