Phil Manzanera

Manzanera Collection

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Spanning two CDs, The Manzanera Collection sacrifices accessibility for the sake of comprehensiveness. Drawing from all stages of the eclectic guitarist's career, from Roxy Music through 801 to his solo career, the set works as a sampler, yet it doesn't do justice to his work -- there are only five Roxy Music tracks included. Instead of selecting the highlights, the collection dabbles in each phase of his career, resulting in a hodgepodge that isn't as entertaining or cohesive as any of his individual albums, even if it does give some sense of his eclecticism.

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