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3.63 | 58 ratings | 4 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Nanabohzo And The Rainbow (7:49)
2. Long Time, Shadow Falls (7:47)
3. The Cosmic Score (5:56)
4. Believer-Redeemer (5:48)
5. Oil Over Arabia (5:33)
6. Big Parade (4:15)
7. Madison Blue (3:12)
8. Dark Sun (13:43)

Total time 54:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Guy Manning / lead & backing vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, e-bow, percussion, composer
- Sean Timms / keyboards, banjo, backing vocals, production & mixing
- Marek Arnold / saxes, clarinet, keyboards, MIDI controller
- Daniel Mash / bass

- Phideaux / vocals (8)
- DavidB / backing vocals
- Julie King / backing vocals
- Kevin Currie / backing vocals
- Antonio Vittozzi / guitar
- Luke Machin / guitar
- Chris Catling / guitar (4)
- Nick Magnus / keyboards & arrangements (3)
- Stephen Dundon / flute (7)
- Eric 'Tooch' Santucci / trumpet (4,6)
- Alex Taylor / trombone (4,6)
- Brody Thomas Green / drums (1-6)
- Ulf Reinhardt / drums (8)
- Tim Irrgang / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Tony Lythgoe

CD Giant Electric Pea ‎- GEPCD1055 (2017, Europe)

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DAMANEK On Track ratings distribution

(58 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by kev rowland
4 stars

Damanek is a new project from Guy Manning, where he has been joined by Dan Mash (bass), Marek Arnold (sax, clarinet, keyboards) and Sean Timms (keyboards, banjo, backing vocals) and then on top of that there are quite a few guests including Nick Magnus and Phideaux. Guy had disbanded Manning, and was then invited to join a new band called United Progressive Fraternity to which he also then brought in Dan and Marek. After the release of the debut album Guy started writing for the second, only for the band to fold, so he decided to start a new one to use the songs, and asked Dan and Marek to be involved, hence the name (DAn, MANning and MarEK), with Sean joining later.

I have long been a fan of Guy's music, and spent a very pleasant evening with him in his studio some dozen years or so ago, and have enjoyed all albums he has been involved with from PO90 through Manning and The Tangent, so I knew I was going to enjoy this right from the off, and that was indeed immediately the case. Guy has an innate sense of melody, and his songs are always enjoyable on first hearing, with strong arrangements and a feeling that every note is in exactly the right place, played on the right instrument. This is commercial symphonic pop influenced classic crossover progressive rock that oozes class and confidence in equal measures. I can't pick a favourite as all eight songs are simply superb. This may be a debut release, but all the guys involved have been around the scene for some time and it shows. Let's hope it's not long until the next one.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Progressive white for everyone. The new band of the great Guy Manning follows the wake of the beautiful compositions of the author of Leeds. Good production, beautiful lyrics, delicate arrangements .... and tributes to the symphonic and progressive of the 70s, plus a slight touch of jazz. That is, ... (read more)

Report this review (#2050438) | Posted by Rickhelme | Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars When I put on this album, the first thing I thought was: "hey, this sounds like Unitopia and United Progressive Fraternity". When I looked at the personel, I saw it's the same guys. I like this kind progressive rock very much. I know Guy Manning from UPF and Marek Arnold and Sean Timms from Un ... (read more)

Report this review (#1887275) | Posted by Kingsnake | Monday, February 19, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I was very sorry to hear that Manning had been disbanded. Their last album The Root, the Leaf & the Bone was most enjoyable and Margaret's Children is high up in my favourite albums. So I was very pleased to hear that Guy Manning has returned with a new band Damanek and a new album On Track. On Tra ... (read more)

Report this review (#1817778) | Posted by CeeJayGee | Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Review Permanlink

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