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The Man [Explicit Lyrics]

Omar Audio CD
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Omar first came to prominence more than 2 decades ago, when his debut single for indie label Kongo Dance Mr. Postman/You And Me made him a hot name on London’s underground. It was soon afterwards that the success of his Ohio Players-influenced love ballad, the much celebrated There’s Nothing Like This, led to his signing to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label. Omar ... Read more in Amazon's Omar Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Freestyle Records
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  8. High Heels (feat. Hidden Jazz Quartett) 4:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Love Being With You 3:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. There's Nothing Like This (feat. Pino Palladino) 5:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Eeni Meeni Myni Mo 4:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. When You Touch We Touch 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ordinary Day (feat. Stuart Zender) 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time waits for this man 24 Jun 2013
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Five long years since Omar's acclaimed 'Sing', we're finally blessed with 'The Man' his 7th (!) blend of soul, funk, latin and above all very British street sounds. I've followed said Man since his first releases with Kongo, Talkin Loud and the subsequent circus of labels and managers.

Whilst he's seemingly been mislead and occasionally mis-directed by some of these folks with a few of the past single releases and occasional forays into weaker covers (Golden Brown, Be Thankful) and 'pop' sounds (especially on the last album), Omar typically maintains a distinctive, timeless sound.

What makes this album so glorious is that his underlying musical integrity is demonstrated from start to finish. 'The Man' is a much stronger effort than many of his previous works because, like 'Best by Far' there is a refreshing lack of trying to be 'current' (which also means, thankfully, no half-arsed raps).

Sounding a little like a revamped 'This is not a love song', 'Simplify' kicks us off on the right trumpety note. The strolling, oboe lined, title track follows, already an Omar classic. 'Come on Speak to me' gives us the first latin-laced track with a nice vocal arrangement. 'I can listen' has a 60s soul taste; nice track which feels a little bit of a filler track. In contrast is the skip-stomp of 'Bully' which injects slick scratching and some high-pitch warbling! A gentle collaboration with legendary Caron Wheeler takes the tempo down (I don't think he'll ever better his duet with Carleen Anderson but this is still for the lovers). We move uptempo with the F**** War, make love - classy funk with solid bass, keys and trumpet that Omar and his pals do best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique Mix of Styles and Musicians. 2 Aug 2013
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Having seen Omar guesting with Mario Biondi at the Albert Hall for tracks from Sun, it was evident that "the Man" was back on top form. Further airplay on Jazz FM has confirmed the quality of the album and it has been one of the albums of Summer 2013.

Omar often turns up at Jazz festivals and seems to hang out with Jazz musicians, although the music he creates is more often characterised as Soul or R & B. For me, the most interesting tracks on this album are those where he collaborates with other musicians - like on the title track where he brings in the well-known UK Sax player Ben Castle, a bandleader in his own right.

There are also collaborations with two of the best UK bass guitarists around, in Stuart Zender (ex-Jamiroquai) and Pino Palladino(...that bass line for Paul Young on "Wherever I lay my hat"). "High Heels" features the Hidden Jazz Quartet and horn players grace most tracks - but it's not really Jazz territory, except in the extended vocabulary of chords that Omar uses.

The album is definitely focused on tight song structures - all originals - and nearly all by Omar himself with the odd co-credit. All are groove-based and there are nods to his parents' Jamaican origins - like on "Bully" - but most fit into genres that are usually described as 'urban'. There is a great sense of integrity in the music and lyrics - Omar isn't courting fame - he is producing the music he likes and collaborating with the musicians he likes - he is his own man. Maybe why the album title is so apt?

This is music that is diverse, but unique maybe to this time and place - the multicultural musical landscape of London and places like the Jazz Cafe. There are maybe links to Incognito and the Brand New Heavies, but Omar is distinctive and darker in his lyrical content and deeper into Jazz influences. Certainly worth a listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMAR - The Man, C.D. Album 27 July 2013
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I"ve enjoyed Omar"s music and singing for a great many years now. I"ve seen him and his Band many times mainly at The Camden Palace and some years ago I was fortunate enough to win a competition on a London Radio Station and the prize was to meet Omar in person which I did and he very kindly Autographed a C.D. Album and a T-Shirt for me which I cherish to this day.

Omar will always be very high on if not the top of my preferred list of Male Vocalists and the very best bit, He"s a Londoner too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMAR the man 29 Jun 2013
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everytime omar puts out music this guy never fails to deliver!!!!! its a melting pot of all things with a soul/funk/jazz/ flava!!! and with some other influences thrown into tha mix with the emphasis high on quality. he is very much a leader and not a follower with his own vibe, also like Incognito he is a pioneer and a pure genius!!!!! ESSENTIAL .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece! 24 Jun 2013
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This is a long awaited Album and its well worth the wait, Omar is in my opinion the most talented artist that this country has, this man has never conformed to fit in with the "latest trend" thus his sound is absolutely unique to him, the whole album is a delicious confection of sounds & rhythm from Jazz through to Latin vibes ( e.g" Ordinary Day " written for his daughters ) to a reggae beat ( e.g "Bully") & so much more, he also has some fabulous artists such as Pino Palladino who plays on the re-worked new version on what has become Omar's signature tune " There's Nothing like This" which is just hauntingly beautiful!
This album is a must for all die-hard fans of Omar & all lovers of great Music, it is just amazing & to date is his best album you can feel the love that went into the making of it it also proves that Omar IS " The Man"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great new A great album from Omar.
Great new A great album from Omar.
Published 1 month ago by Keith Bonnick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
geat cd
Published 1 month ago by stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best By Far...
Brilliant album! An underrated artist... This album is one of his best so far.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice cd
Published 2 months ago by Josephine Chisholm
5.0 out of 5 stars ... Omar for years simply because he always turns out great songs,...
Have been a big fan of Omar for years simply because he always turns out great songs, great music, other than that I just love his voice. Up there with the best, easily! Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Mcgrath
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb album!
If you are a fan of Omar you will not be disappointed. This album is a good mixture and well worth buying.
Published 5 months ago by Helen L
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Omar's best
A fabulous work of art, I believe it's as good as Music, if not better. Every track is fab.

Published 6 months ago by Chezzalicious
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Omar you're brilliant. High Heels is my favourite. Funky sound. Still got the same style that he started off with, which on some tracks is a bit samey but his voice is very unique. Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Jenkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars British Soul Star shows his class
One of the leading lights in British Soul Music, Omar's class shines through once again in his most recent albumn "The Man". Read more
Published 10 months ago by LGSOUL
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
very easy to listen to. good mix of songs.. ordered it after hearing recommendations of new cd on jazz fm. pleased with purchase
Published 10 months ago by di wales
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