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3.20 | 57 ratings | 3 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Hard Way to Die (5:22)
2 Grass Hopper (5:14)
3 Rock and Roll You Out (3:53)
4 You Don't Like Us (4:34)
5 Bedtime Bone (5:55)
6 One More Chance (4:28)
7 Rainbow Eyes (6:08)
8 Day and Night (4:06)

Total Time: 39:40

Bonus tracks on 2008 remaster:
9. Rock And Roll You Out (first Mix) (4:37)
10. A Hard Way To Live (live) (2:59)
11. Hard Way To Die (live) (5:57)
12. Somebody's Calling (live) (2:52)
13. Many Are Called, But Few Get Up (live) (13:18)
14. A Hard Way To Live (live) (3:16)

Line-up / Musicians

- Micky Jones / guitar, vocals
- Deke Leonard / guitar, piano, vocals
- Ken Whaley / bass
- Terry Williams / drums, vocals

- James Matthews / harmonica (3), jew's harp, vocals
- Chris Mercer / sax solo (3)
- Stuart Gordon / violin (7)
- The Martyn Ford Orchestra / strings (2)
- Anton Matthews / backing vocals
- David Hamilton-Smith / backing vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Rick Griffin

LP United Artists Records ‎- UAG 29675 (1974, UK)

CD BGO Records ‎- BGO CD 209 (1993, UK) Remastered
CD Esoteric Recordings ‎- ECLEC 2062 (2008, UK) Remastered by Paschal Byrne with 6 bonus tracks

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MAN Slow Motion ratings distribution

(57 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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Review by Progfan97402
2 stars Not my favorite from Man, in fact it's my least favorite. I don't know what happened, but this came out just six months after Rhinos, Whinos and Lunatic, and that was a rather good album, so I really felt Slow Motion was a letdown. I dig the Mad Magazine spoof (you can see a bit of Alfred E. Neuman's face on the upper left hand corner). Seems that Rick Griffin did the artwork, same guy responsible for the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service at the Fillmore West posters, and naturally, the Dead's Aoxomoxoa. He also designed the Neutrons band logo (as they were a Man spinoff), and even the Man logo for Maximum Darkness. I really found much of the material on Slow Motion didn't do much for me. The psychedelic and prog elements seemed to have evaporated, and same for any decent jams, so what on earth went wrong? Not one song left an impression on me, unlike the much superior Rhinos album. Call me strange, but I found their next studio album (and their last for some time), The Welsh Connection a much more enjoyable album, even if it has a reputation as being one of their worst 1970s albums (which I can't agree on). The following album to Slow Motion, Maximum Darkness was also a giant improvement, but to be fair it was live, which had them performing previously released material, plus a cover of a Buffy Ste. Marie song. To me, I give Slow Motion a pass. Love the Mad Magazine spoof, that's about it

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5 stars By the time of the release of Slow Motion, Man was riding high on the succsess of Winos Rhinos and Lunatics. By now a quartet, they followed the previous album guidelines and concentrated on well crafted shorter tunes. The opener A Hard Way to Die, one of the best songs they ever made, is foll ... (read more)

Report this review (#266579) | Posted by Dr Pripp | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Recorded not long after the brilliant Rhino's, Man slipped a little with this one IMHO. Whilst having some pleasant moments, not all selections are up to scratch. Unusual as nearly all of the previous releases have been so consistent. Certain tracks like Bedtime Bone with it's jazz like time s ... (read more)

Report this review (#112091) | Posted by kingdhansak | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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