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Manning - A Matter Of Life & Death (The Journal Of Abel Mann) CD (album) cover




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4.04 | 70 ratings

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5 stars DEFINITELY HIS BEST TO DATE!! Guy is a very talented multi-instrumentalist with a wonderfully folky vocal delivery/folky style. He also plays guitars & keyboards/ backing vox in The Tangent ...

This last effort is one of his very best - and ALL of his albums are of high quality. It offers the discerning listener a great story (it continues the story of Abel Mann from Tall Stories )and wonderful hooks ... The Dream will have you tapping your feet and I couldn't get the chorus out of my head - still can't in fact. It's an epic - full of action, colour and life. the production is crystal clear - with good spacing between instruments/vox (it was a little less sharp in his earlier releases). I especially enjoy listening to this album when I'm driving - a good balance of energy and softness ... intelligence & emotion - definitely appealing to head and heart. The artwork is rather stunning as well. Good on yer Guy ... can't wait for the next album due in Oct 2005!

felona | 5/5 |


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