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3.59 | 32 ratings | 4 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Walking In Cascade (5:42)
2. By The Book (A Pop Song) (6:19)
3. Tears In The Rain (5:07)
4. Catholic Education (5:48)
5. Hushabye Mountain (3:03)
6. Lead Me Where You Will (6:52)
7. Flight 19 (5:55)
8. The Night And The Devil (5:52)
9. Owning Up (5:41)
10. The Time Of Our Lives (6:11)
11. Winter (7:35)

Total Time: 64:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Guy Manning / 6- & 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, drums, percussion, vocals, producer

- Gareth Harwood / guitar
- Neil Harris / keyboards
- Laura Fowles / sax, vocals
- Angela Goldthorpe (Gordon) / flute, recorder
- Jonathan Barrett / bass
- Simon Baskind / drums, percussion
- John Hobson / drums, percussion

Releases information

CD Cyclops ‎- CYCL 105 (2001, UK)
CD Burnside - Burn 002 (2008, UK)

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MANNING Cascade ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
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Review by kenethlevine
3 stars The followup to the breathtaking "The Cure" seems to lack much of its urgency and dramatic nuances, reflected by the somnolence of "Hushabye Mountain" and "Owning Up". It is a good collection of songs nonetheless, especially "Catholic Education", the well developed "Lead me where you will" and "Flight 19", and "The Time of Our Lives". Manning offers an appealing combination of progressive adventurousness and rock sensibility, all in a refreshingly song oriented and melodic framework. It is surprising his appeal has not cascaded down to a larger audience.
Review by kev rowland
4 stars This is the third album by Guy Manning, and is easily his best to date. Any Tull lover will immediately warm to songs such as "Tears In The Rain" where Guy accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and there is just a little background keyboards to add texture. I kept imagining that it would fit quite well on 'Minstrel In The Gallery', on side two just after "Baker St. Muse".

Although Guy provides the vast majority of the instruments, he has brought in a couple of guests to add some extra colours such as sax. Cyclops boss Malcolm Parker feels that the title cut could be a contender for prog song of the year and while I am not prepared to go that far, there are some very pleasant Floydian nuances that make it a great introduction to the album as a whole. He even manages to bring in some VDGG as well as some quite commercial pop touches to the same song.

Of course the follow-up, "By The Book" could only start by having a multi-tracked sax jazz introduction. The album would have made sense otherwise, even if it didn't come across as Gary Numan playing acoustic jazz prog!!

There are some wonderful songs on here, and I am sure that many progheads will enjoy this album that is really a slice out of time. It doesn't belong in this century.

Originally appeared in Feedback #65, Dec 01

Latest members reviews

3 stars Guy Manning returns with a more song orientated album as the follow up to "The Cure". And a pretty varied album it is. From folk-rock to pop, rock and prog. The average song length are around five and a half minutes. No songs are over eight minutes long. The songs are filled with various inf ... (read more)

Report this review (#222357) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Monday, June 22, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Maybe its not the best release by Guy Manning ,but it contains enough essential elements of his compositional style to be a good introduction to his music.Lyrically interesting, wonderful melodies which hold the listener and reward repeated plays. The Title track Cascade is immediately accessi ... (read more)

Report this review (#81894) | Posted by platform | Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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