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Lyrics to Magdalena


Album Track

Magdalena is the first track on Phil Manzanera's forthcoming album the Sound Of Blue and is a tribute to his mother Magdalena,born in Baranquilla ,Colombia and named so by her father who was a captain of a paddle steamer that travelled up the Magdalena river in the times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Phil’s mother began teaching him guitar ,aged seven , in Havana ,Cuba in 1958 and the beginning of this track was one of the first pieces of music he learnt from her.The video starts with a shot of the actual guitar.

Song Musicians

Magdalena is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums