Man's importance in the history of Welsh rock music cannot be understated. Fusing the worlds of Psychedelia, Blues, Rock and Roll and West Coast inspired rock, they were simply one of Britain's most original groups of the 1970's. Along with label-mates Hawkwind, Man were true champions of the "underground" spirit.
Man - Revelation (1969). Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Welsh rockers' 1969 debut album including four bonus tracks. A fabulous blend of Psychedelia and Acid Rock, the set is now regarded as an early classic by the band…
The 5CD set comes in replica card LPp sleeves which some hate but I really like I because storage is so easy - each to their own I suppose. They are: "Man" (1971), "Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In?" (1971), "Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day" (1972), "Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics" (1974) and "Slow Motion" (1974). The track listing is the same as the original LPs so you may need to get out the magnifying glass to read them! Originally I said "BUT the good news is that "Man","Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In?" , and "Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day have all been remastered which may mean that people who already have a couple of the Cds may be tempted to get the improved sound and at this price it's a great buy."
Man were one of the most promising rock bands to come out of Wales in the early '70s. Along with Brinsley Schwarz, they helped establish the core of the pub rock sound, but they played louder and also had a progressive component to their work that separated them from many of their rivals…
In the summer of 1983, the world famous Marquee Club in London celebrated its silver jubilee with a two-day festival of live music. As a happy coincidence it was the same year in which Man reformed after a seven-year hiatus, and the organisers were only too happy to snap them up.
Man were one of the most promising rock bands to come out of Wales in the early '70s. Along with Brinsley Schwarz, they helped establish the core of the pub rock sound, but they played louder and also had a progressive component to their work that separated them from many of their rivals.
The Welsh rockers, led by Deke Leonard, recorded live at the Rex Theatre, Lorsch, Germany in 2005. Features both new and old material from their 40 year career, including '7171 551', 'Spunk Rock' and 'Asylum'.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day is a bit of classic in the Man catalogue, not least because it contains the classics C'mon and Bananas which have been live favourites since this release in 1972. The album only contains four tracks so there's ample opportunity for the band to stretch out on the Psychedelic west coast influenced jams much like they do live.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Man's last studio album before they split up for the first time in 1977 and fortunately they went out on a high. Sometimes criticised for it's smooth production and maybe it is a little but it works well with the material on this album.
When this live in the studio performance was taped for German television Martin Ace had only been back in the band for just over two weeks. His recall to the ranks of Man was due to the sudden departure of the previous bassist in Man, Ken Whaley who departed just before the end of the American tour…
A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man re-establishes Leonard Cohen's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen surveys the global landscape with a precise, unflinching eye: the opening "First We Take Manhattan" is an ominous fantasy of commercial success bundled in crypto-fascist imagery, while the remarkable "Everybody Knows" is a cynical catalog of the land mines littering the surface of love in the age of AIDS.