1990 Phil Manzanera – A Million Reasons Why

A Million Reasons Why is an album by Phil Manzanera, released in 1990.

Phillip Geoffrey Targett-Adams (born 31 January 1951), known professionally as Phil Manzanera, is an English musician and record producer. He was the lead guitarist with Roxy Music, 801, and Quiet Sun. In 2006 Manzanera co-produced David Gilmour’s album On an Island and played in Gilmour’s band for tours in Europe and North America. He wrote and presented a series of 14 one-hour radio programmes for station Planet Rock entitled The A-Z of Great Guitarists.

Tracks

1  Leyenda (Kevin Dillon; Phil Manzanera) 01:37
2  Frontera 91 (Phil Manzanera) 04:32
3  Southern Cross (Live) (Phil Manzanera) 03:38
4  Sphinx (Phil Manzanera) 03:19
5  A Million Reasons Why (Gary Dyson; Tim Finn) 04:11
6  Tambor (Bill MacCormick; Phil Manzanera) 06:01
7  The Great Leveller (Phil Manzanera; Tim Finn) 05:13
8  Astrud (Tim Finn) 03:40
9 S outhern Cross II (Phil Manzanera) 04:56
10  Blood Brother (Gary Dyson; Phil Manzanera) 05:13
11  Guantanamera (Jose Fernandez Diaz; Jose Marti) 04:03
12  Rich And Poor (Phil Manzanera; Tim Finn) 05:33
13  Dance (Break This Trance) (Phil Manzanera; Tim Finn) 04:29
14  Verde (Phil Manzanera; Tim Finn) 06:50
15  Dr Fidel (Phil Manzanera; Tim Finn) 05:49
16  Vencermos (Phil Manzanera; Tim Finn) 03:25

Musicians

4 Sphinx

BassPino Palladino
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarPhil Manzanera
KeyboardsKevin Dillon
HornsThe Miami Horns
PercussionRay Cooper
PercussionJoao Bosco De Oliveira
Background VocalsBilly Nichols
Background VocalsChyna Gordon
Background VocalsCleveland Watkiss


5 A Million Reasons Why

BassChucho Merchan
Drums (programming)Keith Bessey
GuitarPhil Manzanera
KeyboardsPhil Manzanera
TiplePhil Manzanera
PercussionJoao Bosco De Oliveira
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsTim Finn
Background VocalsVal McKenna
VoicePhil Manzanera
VocalsGary Dyson


6 Tambor

BassLivingstone Brown
Drums (programming)Keith Bessey
GuitarPhil Manzanera
SaxPhil Todd
SaxChris Davis
TrumpetGuy Barker
PercussionMauricio Abello
Background VocalsSally Ann Triplett
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsVal McKenna
VocalsGary Dyson


7 The Great Leveller

DrumsLisandro Zapata
GuitarPhil Manzanera
PianoSandy Loewenthal
SaxPhil Todd
SaxChris Davis
TrumpetGuy Barker
Background VocalsJohn Wetton
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsZoe Nicholas
VocalsGary Dyson


8 Astrud

BassChucho Merchan
GuitarPhil Manzanera
Acoustic GuitarAna Maria Velez
KeyboardsSandy Loewenthal
SaxPhil Todd
PercussionJoao Bosco De Oliveira
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsVal McKenna
VocalsAna Maria Velez


9 Southern Cross II

BassPhil Manzanera
GuitarPhil Manzanera
PianoPhil Manzanera
PercussionJoao Bosco De Oliveira


10 Blood Brother

KeyboardsLivingstone Brown
DrumsMikey Sturges
GuitarPhil Manzanera
PianoSandy Loewenthal
Background VocalsSally Ann Triplett
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsVal McKenna
VocalsGary Dyson


11 Guantanamera

BassChucho Merchan
Drums (programming)Keith Bessey
GuitarPhil Manzanera
TiplePhil Manzanera
SaxPhil Todd
SaxChris Davis
TrumpetDavid Defries
VocalsAna Maria Velez


12 Rich And Poor

BassPhil Manzanera
Drums (programming)Phil Manzanera
GuitarPhil Manzanera
OrganSandy Loewenthal
PianoSandy Loewenthal
SaxChris Davis
SaxPhil Todd
TrumpetGuy Barker
VocalsTim Finn


13 Dance (Break This Trance)

BassChucho Merchan
BassPhil Manzanera
Drums (programming)Keith Bessey
Drums (programming)Phil Manzanera
GuitarPhil Manzanera
TiplePhil Manzanera
SaxChris Davis
SaxPhil Todd
TrumpetDave Defries
PercussionJoao Bosco De Oliveira
Background VocalsRebecca De Ruvo
VocalsAna Maria Velez
VocalsTim Finn


14 Verde

BassChucho Merchan
DrumsMikey Sturges
GuitarPhil Manzanera
PianoSandy Loewenthal
SaxPhil Todd
SaxChris Davis
TrumpetGuy Barker
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsVal McKenna
Background VocalsZoe Nicholas
VocalsTim Finn


15 Dr Fidel

BassLivingstone Brown
Drums (programming)Phil Manzanera
GuitarPhil Manzanera
TiplePhil Manzanera
KeyboardsPhil Manzanera
SaxMel Collins
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsVal McKenna
VocalsTim Finn


16 Vencermos

DrumsLisandro Zapata
DrumsMikey Sturges
GuitarPhil Manzanera
PianoTim Finn
Background VocalsJohn Wetton
Background VocalsSusie Webb
Background VocalsZoe Nicholas
VocalsGary Dyson

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Manzanera
Coordinator – Robin Ayling
Engineer – Keith Bessey
Engineer (Additional) – Ash Howes, John Maile, Noel Harris, Stuart Barry, Trevor Smith

Layout, Artwork – Mixed Images Ltd

Glass Mastered At Koch
Mixed At Metropolis Studios
Recorded At Gallery Studios
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