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3.87 | 32 ratings | 3 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. 7171-551 (11:17)
2. Codeine (7:45)
3. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (6:19)
4. Many Are Called, But Few Get Up (13:42)
5. Bananas (11:09)

Total Time: 50:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Micky Jones / guitar, vocals
- Deke Leonard / guitar, piano, vocals
- John Cipollina / guitar
- Martin Ace / bass, vocals
- Terry Williams / drums, vocals

Releases information

LP DE Electrola
LP UK Beat Goes On
CD UK Beat Goes On
CD USA Beat Goes On

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MAN Maximum Darkness ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Heptade
3 stars Wales's finest are here! Man did a couple of live albums in the early 70s (the other is not listed on this site for some reason), and since they were best appreciated, apparently, as a live act, this album really does them justice. It serves as an excellent introduction to what Man were all about. They did extended versions of their studio stuff and managed to make them interesting. The band's enthusiasticaly shrill vocals are always fun, and the sound is excellent. They were joined by Quicksilver guitarist John Cippollina on this one, and there is certainly a West Coast psychedelia feel to these long jams. The reason it works is the guitar players, while not virtuosic, have enough interesting ideas to keep you grooving. This is definitely an album fans of long solos will enjoy! Frankly, I don't think you can have enough live versions of "Bananas".

Latest members reviews

4 stars Along with Budgie,Man was the best band to come out from Wales during 70's , they toured relentessly and build strong fan base mostly through extended concerts.I always felt that their best records are live ones.Point in case,Maximum darkness is so perfect,you would think that massive studio ove ... (read more)

Report this review (#157202) | Posted by ljubaspriest | Sunday, December 30, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Live albums have always been hit and miss I think. I always think that we have not enough of them (in Man's case we are graced with plenty) There are a few cases where live releases are among a bands best (The Who and Deep Purple spring to mind) and this is no exception. Recorded during a tou ... (read more)

Report this review (#112094) | Posted by kingdhansak | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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