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3.63 | 48 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Ride And The View (5:01)
2. Out Of Your Head (4:04)
3. Love Can Find A Way (5:13)
4. The Welsh Connection (7:18)
5. Something Is Happening (6:21)
6. Car Toon (6:01)
7. Born With A Future (7:07)

Total Time: 41:05

Bonus tracks on 2013 remaster:
8. I'm A Love Taker (B-Side Of Single)
9. Let The Good Times Roll (Live *)
10. 7171 551 (Live *)
11. Hard Way To Die (Live *)
12. The Welsh Connection (Live *)
13. Something Is Happening (Live *)

Bonus CD from 2013 remaster - Live At The Keystone 1976:
1. The Ride And The View (Live *)
2. Out Of Your Head (Live *)
3. Born With A Future (Live *)
4. C'mon (Live *)
5. Many Are Called, But Few Get Up (Live *)
6. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Live *)
7. A Hard Way To Live (Live *)
8. Romain (Live *)
9. Bananas (Live *)

* Live recordings from The Keystone, Berkeley, California, August 1976.

Line-up / Musicians

- Micky Jones / guitar, vocals
- Deke Leonard / guitar, vocals
- Phil Ryan / keyboards, vocals
- John McKenzie / bass, vocals
- Terry Williams / drums, vocals

- Anton Matthews / vocals (2)
- Jeffrey Hooper / vocals (2)
- Caromay Dixon / vocals (5)
- Nigel Brooke-Harte / vocals (6)
- Pete Brown / African talking drum (4,5)
- John Cipollina / guitar (Live)

Releases information

Artwork: Joe Petagno

LP MCA Records ‎- MCF 2753 (1976, UK)

CD Point ‎- PNTVP102CD (1997, Europe)
2xCD Esoteric Recordings ‎- ECLEC 22403 (2013, UK) Remastered with 6 bonus tracks plus extra disc

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MAN The Welsh Connection ratings distribution

(48 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
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Review by Nightfly
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4 stars 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.

Full of great songs including what was to become live favourite "The Ride and the View" which was to turn into a slide guitar showcase for Deke Leonard. But as much as I like Deke to be present in the Man line-up (He's come and gone a few times over the years) it's Micky Jones who really shines here with some beautiful and fluid guitar solos. This guy is so underrated!

Side 2 (on the original vinyl version) is spot on with each of the 3 tracks being up there with the best of Man, especially "Born with a Future".

Sadly the reformed 80's onward versions of man would never reach such musical heights in the studio although they continued to be an excellent live act.

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4 stars The 1976 release entitled WELSH CONNECTION is one of MAN's best efforts! If you have never heard anything by this talented and diverse group then let me help to fill you in. The sound is rocking, but with that smooth flow and heavy distictive bass line that was such a part of the sound of the 19 ... (read more)

Report this review (#71553) | Posted by bob x | Friday, March 10, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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