David Gilmour’s solo album “sounds fantastic”, says Phil Manzanera

"People will be very happy," says the Roxy Music guitarist

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David Gilmour’s new solo album “sounds fantastic”, Phil Manzanera reveals in the new issue of Uncut, dated April 2015 and out now.

The guitarist also discusses the future of Roxy Music, and recalls working with Brian Eno, Nico, David Bowie and Bob Dylan, in the ‘audience with’ piece.

“It’s going very well,” Manzanera says of the Pink Floyd leader’s album, the follow-up to 2006’s On An Island. “I think it sounds fantastic, people will be very happy.”

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Manzanera co-produced On An Island with Gilmour and Chris Thomas, and also contributed guitar and vocals to the record.

Discussing Roxy Music and their supposed break-up in the feature, he says: “Last year, I said, ‘I think our job is done.’ “Everyone thought, ‘Roxy’s split – again.’ Not at all! If we fancied having another go, there’s no rules.

“That’s what’s great about Roxy. It’s not over ’til you’re 10 feet under…”

The new issue of Uncut, with Joni Mitchell on the cover, is out now.

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