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Ron Fronberg

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Phil Ryan's LP?
« on: April 25, 2008, 06:24:39 PM »
In the 1970's Mr Ryan was to release an album.
I believe it was going to be called Diamond Road.
Did it ever get released? 
If yes, is it available?



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Re: Phil Ryan's LP?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 07:00:04 PM »
I think Phil's tentative title was 'Road Of Cobras' (best intoned with an oriental accent), rather than Diamond Road (which was a Deke single). The album never got past demo sessions as I recall.

I've heard of a few samples of these being passed around privately, and imagine that some of the ideas found their way into the work Phil has done with Pete Brown over the years. Ardours Of The Lost Rake and Coals To Newcastle are CDs worth tracking down.

Faraway Conapts is one of my favourite pieces of Phil's, and I remember fondly the snippets he did for the BBC programme 'Red Shift' shortly after the Neutrons folded. A great musician, and very welcome back in the fold.
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Re: Phil Ryan's LP?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 05:09:11 PM »
I think the recording that was done was intended for release, not demos. Of course Something Is Happening was carried over to TWC. It's Deke playing guitar on that as well. I enjoyed the two days I spent at Rockfield watching them work on the album.
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