Listen/now was a studio album, originally conceived for 801. It was composed while Phil was recovering from an accident. It included many guests, bandmates and friends: Tim Finn (vocals, from Split Enz, later in Crowded House), Kevin Godley & Lol Creme (vocals, from 10CC, later they formed the duo Godley & Creme), Eddie Jobson (keyboards), Billy Livsey (keyboards, from Gallagher & Lyle), Mel Collins (sax), Dave Mattacks (drums. And from different encarnations of 801 band: Simon Ainley (guitar), Bill McCormick (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Brian Eno (keyboards) and Simon Phillips (drums).
K-scope was Phil's 2nd solo album, and it included several of these same musicians. With Kevin Godley & Lol Creme (vocals), brothers Tim & Neil Finn (vocals), Simon Ainley (guitar), John Wetton (bass, vocals), Bill McCormick (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), David Skinner (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Simon Phillips (drums), Paul Thompson (drums).
Guitarissimo (1975-1982) includes tracks recorded during that period, thus Francis appearing here again.
Manzanera collection is a compilation
2CD, trying to cover all stages of Phil's career, including a few tracks
from Roxy Music. Lots of great musicians. I'll only mention the ones who
are in my Olympus: Chris Spedding (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), John
Wetton (bass, vocals), John Gustafson (bass),
Pino Palladino (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Simon Phillips (drums),
Andy Newmark (drums).
This is Darryl's first solo album, co-written and played with Francis Monkman on keyboards. Ian Mosley guests here.
In his 1st album, David Elliott, we can find there Albert Lee (guitar), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Nigel Olsson (drums, see link below), Dee Murray (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards, previously in Curved Air), Dave Mattacks (drums), Chris Karan (drums), and the whole lineup of Cochise: Mick Grabham (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Rick Wills (bass) and Roy O'Temro (drums).
This was the album released by the band after their first major change in the original lineup (no original members already here). With the superb Annie Haslam (vocals), Jon Camp (bass, guitar), John Tout (keyboards), Terence Sullivan (drums). Francis Monkman plays keyboards in one (lenghty) song, 'Rajah Khan'.
I think this was his first album. It includes appearances by: Mick Audsley (guitar, vocals), Keith Baker (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Tristan Fry (percussion, later in Sky with Francis), Robert Kirby (keyboards), Graham Preskett (violin), Danny Thompson (bass, from Pentangle), and Mike Giles (drums, from King Crimson).
He's a great artist, I love him. His albums usually have great guests. This one too. With: Isaac Guillory (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Dave Swarbrick (mandolin, from Fairport Convention), Brian Odgers (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards), Bob Sargeant (keyboards), Roger Taylor (percussion), Frank Ricotti (percussion), and most of Quiver band: Tim Renwick (guitar), Bruce Thomas (bass), Peter Wood (keyboards) and John 'Willie' Wilson (drums, previously in Cochise).
He was famous because of having been the engineer for Beatles and Pink Floyd. He started his succesful career as an artist, under the nickname Alan Parsons Project. It was really a duo, with Eric Woolfson (though, currently, Eric doesn't collaborates with Alan any more). Not forgetting about great orchestrations by Andrew Powell. As a famous engineer and producer, Alan called many of his friends to play and sing in his albums. This, their first album, was based on Edgar Allan Poe poems. Here, we can find: Arthur Brown (vocals), Orson Welles (narration. Yes! the actor!), Terry Sylvester (vocals, ex-Hollies), John Miles (vocals, guitar), Laurence Juber (guitar, later in Wings), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Andrew Powell (keyboards). From Pilot (Alan was Pilot's producer): Ian Bairnson (guitar), David Paton (bass), the late Billy Lyall (keyboards) and Stuart Tosh (drums). From Ambrosia (yes, also produced by Alan): David Pack (guitar), Joe Puerta (bass), Christopher North (keyboards), Burleigh Drummond (drums).
She has a great voice and talent. This was her second album, and although not as succesful as the 1st one, it contained great songs. Produced by Andrew Powell. With the great Ian Bairnson (guitar), David Paton (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Duncan Mackay (keyboards), Stuart Elliott (drums), Charlie Morgan (drums).
Blonde on Blonde were a female duo: Nina Carter and Frankie Ward. Great musicians list: Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Alan Jones (bass), Dave Markee (bass), Jerome Rimson (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Dave Lawson (keyboards), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Pete Van Hooke (drums), Graham Jarvis (drums), and on backing vocals: Chris Rainbow, Stephanie De Sykes and Claire Terry. It includes a rendition of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole lotta love' (it was released as a single, I also have it!), and one song, 'Woman is free', was from the soundtrack of a movie called 'Golden lady'. Recorded in the summer of 1979 in London.
Ah, I almost forgot... Not to be confused with the band of the same name that recorded in the late 60s and early 70s.
(cover of 'Whote lotta love' single)
(scans courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
A superb band. Andy Latimer, his leader and guitarist,
plays in one of Francis solo albums. This album is produced by Tony Clark
and Haydn Bendall, who also were Sky's producers. The list of musicians
is very interesting: Andy Latimer (guitar, vocals, flute), Chris Rainbow
(vocals), the fantastic Anthony Phillips (he was the original guitarist
in Genesis), Peter Bardens (keyboards), Duncan Mackay (keyboards), David
Paton (bass), Simon Phillips (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), Graham Jarvis
(drums). Francis Monkman plays in one song.
Another great artist. With Ian Bairnson (guitar),
Chris Laurence (bass), David Paton (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards),
Andrew Powell (keyboards), Mike Moran (keyboards), Stuart Elliott (drums).
I don't know if the album was credited to Family of Love (I don't have it). Can anyone tell me that, please?
This was the soundtrack from the movie starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees. As many musical movies, it has its ups and downs, as no every performer was a real singer (Steve Martin, for example). But it has its fine moments. Originally a 2LP (my copy includes a big (& ugly) poster), it has 28 tracks, all of them written by The Beatles. Arranged and produced by George Martin, it features Billy Preston, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith or Paul Nicholas. But the great thing is when you check the credits list. With great surprises there. The regular musicians team comprises:
That is, many former Jeff Beck bandmates. And the list of featured guests is: Jeff Beck (guitar), the superb Larry Carlton (guitar), Ricky Hitchcock (guitar), Ray Russell (guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Clive Chaman (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Ray Cooper (percussion), Victor Feldman (percussion), and from Toto: David Hungate (bass), David Paich (keyboards) and Jeff Porcaro (drums).Robert Ahwai (guitar)
Peter Frampton (guitar solos)
Wilbur Bascomb (bass)
Max Middleton (keyboards)
Bernard Purdie (drums)
+ Tower of Power Horn Section:
Greg Adams (trumpet)
Emilio Castilio (sax)
Mick Gillette (trombone, trumpet)
Steve Doc Kupka (sax)
Lenny Pickett (sax)
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