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2.96 | 38 ratings | 5 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Romain (6:03)
2. Country Girl (3:07)
3. Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw (12:49)
4. Daughter Of The Fireplace (5:11)
5. Alchemist (20:16)

Total Time: 47:26


2001 Repertoire reissue:
1. Romain (6:12)
2. Country Girl (3:06)
3. Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw (12:57)
4. Daughter Of The Fireplace (5:19)
5. Alchemist (20:40)
6. Daughter Of The Fireplace [single version]* (2:59)
7. Country Girl [single version]* (3:05)

Total Time: 54:18


2007 Esoteric reissue:
1. Romain (6:13)
2. Country Girl (3:08)
3. Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw (13:04)
4. Daughter Of The Fireplace (5:17)
5. Alchemist (20:52)
6. Daughter Of The Fireplace [single version]* (3:09)
7. Alchemist [first version]* (24:22)

Total Time: 76:05

*bonus tracks

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Line-up / Musicians

- Micky Jones / guitars, vocals
- Deke Leonard / guitars, piano, vocals
- Terry Williams / drums, percussion
- Martin Ace / bass, acoustic guitar
- Clive John / organ, piano, guitar, harpsichord, vocals

Releases information

LP Sunset SLS 50380 (1970 UK)
LP Liberty LBG 9803 (1971 UK)
LP Liberty LST 9803 (1971 UK)
CD Repertoire Records REP 4969 (2001 UK)
LP Turning Point Music TPM 02318LP (2003 Italy)
CD Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2012 (2007 UK)

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MAN Man ratings distribution


2.96
(38 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
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Collectors/fans only (11%)
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Review by stefro
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3 stars Man were a curious beast of a band whose West Coast-inspired brand of guitar-solo heavy psych rock constantly straddled the dividing line between 'progressive rock' and 'psychedelic rock'. A bit like, say, The Grateful Dead blended carefully with Yes - when the Welsh rockers are at their very best - Man cultivated a strong live following during their early- 1970's heyday and released a succession of excellent studio albums despite their frequently-changing line-up. Efforts such as 'Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day' and 'Back Into The Future' showed a debt of gratitude to the likes of Quicksilver Messenger Service, but also shone with rambling-yet-intricate prog psych aesthetic coloured by their love of epic, bluesy guitar-driven marathons - many of their cuts break the twenty-minute mark - and a sincere love of all things musically West Coast. Some compared them to psych-folk high priests The Grateful dead, yet elements of their sound, especially in their later years, were fiendishly progressive. However, unlike many of their cohorts, Man's weakest material proved to be their earliest recordings, such as debut 'Revelations' and follow-up '2 Oz Of Plastic (With A Hole In The Middle)'. 'Man', their self-titled third album from 1970, sought to somewhat counter their early, and rather kitsch, psychedelic pop sound with a heavy dose of twangin' rock 'n' roll country, placing their new sound far from the old. Indeed, at first listen 'Man' sounds authentically American; tracks such as 'Country Girl' and 'Romain' have a vibrant, rustic and almost funk-driven quality, with steel guitars to the fore and raw, good-time feel soaking each chord. The longer songs feature more proggish ingredients mixed in with the country rock, yet at this point at least, Man had not mastered the art of transferring the epic grandeur of their live shows onto vinyl.The 22 minute long 'Alchemist' has it's moments, but it is more of a case of bad, or maybe inexperienced, musical architecture than simply weak melodies. The other, shorter epic, the punnishly-titled 'Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw', is a less ambitious affair that shares the sweaty ambience of the album's shorter, funkier tracks but again remains far too long, even at twelve minutes. 'Man' is very much a case of being half a great album - surely one of the only country prog albums? - yet also marks the passage where the boys from Wales grew up to be...well, Man. As transitional abums go, 'Man' does have much to recommend it, especially to those who enjoy the psychedelic West coast rock of Jefferson Airplane and their US counterparts Wizards From Kansas, H.P. Lovecraft and The Grateful Dead. It's certainly not their proggiest or best release(it's probably their least proggiest), but more a fun-time musical experiment that produced a couple of genuine rockers for the road. Recommended for it's uniqueness then, but 'Man' is no serious contender. STEFAN TURNER, LONDON, 2010

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Posted Friday, December 24, 2010

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
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2 stars The third album by Welsh band Man is a frustrating and inconsistent collection played by a talented group simply not knowing which direction to head in. A band known for blurring country and blues-rock with psychedelic (frequently West-Coast styled) sounds and some progressive sophistication, this self-titled album is perhaps a little too ambitious, with as many ideas as possibly thrown in together to confused results, although there's still decent music here and there throughout.

`Romain' is a nicely played chugging slow-paced grooving boogie with a blistering electric guitar solo in the middle. Make sure to hang around for the slightly bent acoustic finale that comes out of nowhere, easily the most interesting part of the track. You sure wouldn't know the band were from Wales on `Country Girl', unsurprisingly a foot-tapping country rocker with pleasing pedal-steel guitar and soothing upbeat group harmonies. It's nothing of interest at all for prog fans, but it makes me think of the Byrds screwy space- rock/country/psych album `Dr Byrds and Mr Hyde', so I'm kind of forgiving of it. `Daughter of the Fireplace' is a blistering break-neck four minute blur of noisy blues-rock, full of howling vocals and pounding honky-tonk piano. It's punchy and energetic, but the jammy version on their live album `Live at the Padget Rooms, Penarth' wipes the floor with it.

Of much more interest to progressive fans are the two extended pieces, beginning with the 13 minute `Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes...'. Disorientating mangled guitar reverberations, plodding drumwork, spacey keyboard effects and delicate piano brings a dusty drifting haziness. By complete chance, the shimmering keys make it resemble Pink Floyd's classic `Echoes' from a couple of years later, and the uplifting main theme reprised in two spots even calls to mind German band Novalis. Some wordless crying harmonies in the final wouldn't sound out of place in a climactic western movie showdown. Truthfully it's not the most eventful of longer pieces, and there's barely anything resembling an actual tune or melody, but it sure sounds rather cool and mysterious.

The album closes on a side-long piece, `Alchemist'. A twinkling ambient synth build, crashing cymbals, deranged wailing voices with some slow-burn electric noodling briefly calls to mind `Spare Chynge' from the Jefferson Airplane or a Grateful Dead improv. Soon imposing heavy dark riffs straight off a Black Sabbath album, wavering sound effects and spiralling drumming stomps down on the listener. Halfway through the piece evolved into brooding acid-rock stroll with rambling spoken-word passages before finally wrapping on a bass hoedown with devilish accordian. Sadly the piece is really just a bunch of slightly interesting fragments and improvisations stuck together with no sense of flow or cohesion, and it seriously pushes the friendship at almost 21 minutes.

If you are wishing to investigate the Man band for the first time, I would advise staying well away from this one. The truth is, this was my first disc from them, and it nearly put me off exploring them further. Perhaps one of their numerous dynamic live albums, such as the above mentioned `Penarth' disc would be a better starting option, showing off the band's talented skill of more focused improvisations and jams while still delivering energetic performances.

Don't be alarmed by the two star rating, it's simply due to this being an inconsistent work, a clear case of multiple personalities, from a band that had several better albums to offer very soon after this one.

Two stars.

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2 stars Man's third album, and the first of theirs I have bought, is a disappointment for me. I have seen their albums for many years now, but have only heard them from video samples on the Archives. I liked the twin guitar attack on those spots and that is what I expected with this album. Sadly, it ... (read more)

Report this review (#510927) | Posted by Progosopher | Sunday, August 28, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Make a review just listening to the music and alienated by the history moment, band background, etc., can be like trying to fit together a jigsaw puzzle but missing many links. In the 70's I only had the chance to know the "Back into the future" MAN album; my friend sold me some years ago this ... (read more)

Report this review (#235887) | Posted by Prog_Veteran | Sunday, August 30, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album follows the first of many line-up changes for the band. They actually had 13 line ups in their first 8 years. This must be more that any act ever. This line up is generally regarded as the definitive. Certainly the band was in their hayday in these next couple of years. When this ... (read more)

Report this review (#110386) | Posted by kingdhansak | Friday, February 02, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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