“Diamond Head” (Import) is an import version of the first solo album by Phil Manzanera, issued in 1975. It was originally issued in the UK on Island (who was handling all E.G. recordings) and in US on Atco.
The sound quality on the US ATCO release left a lot to be desired, so the UK import was a popular seller in the specialty record shops who sold Roxy Music and other UK bands.
Diamond Head was Manzanera’s first solo album. Released in 1975 it featured most of the former and current members of Roxy Music, except Bryan Ferry.
Brian Eno co-wrote and sang on two tracks (“Big Day” and “Miss Shapiro”), Paul Thompson, Eddie Jobson and Andy Mackay all contributed, and Roxy’s occasional tour bassist John Wetton (ex Family, and then a member of King Crimson) played bass and duetted on vocals with Doreen Chanter on “Same Time Next Week”.
Robert Wyatt co-wrote and sang (in Spanish) on “Frontera”, and the members of Manzanera’s pre-Roxy group Quiet Sun featured on the instrumental tracks.
Import. French Pressing. Polydor 2310 511. NM*****